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Who Should I Draft?

Richard Rodriguez or Taylor Rogers (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
28 of 51 experts
45%
Recommended by
23 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 80# 79
Best Rank# 39# 45
Worst Rank# 161# 162
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 206# 202
Best Rank# 192# 176
Worst Rank# 254# 259
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7273
Wins34
Saves1913
ERA3.813.39
WHIP1.191.16
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 73# 110
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 59# 99
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 39# 99
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 66# 123
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 78# 82
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 89# 116
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 87# 91
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 71# 78
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 88
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 63# 82
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 79# 88
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 101# 103
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 161# 162
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 79# 100
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 107# 122
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 83# 92
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 81# 82
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 69# 78
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 46# 54
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 62# 70
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 104# 111
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 105# 134
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 97# 110
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 59# 76
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 78# 82
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 77# 105
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 104# 108
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 71# 93
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 55# 45
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 78# 76
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 82# 77
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 82# 70
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 84# 50
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 85# 75
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 86# 47
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 88# 76
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 89# 48
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 89# 64
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 90# 71
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 90# 86
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 91# 83
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 96# 91
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 97# 85
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 100# 76
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 102# 98
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 103# 47
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 104# 90
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 108# 93
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 115# 87
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 109
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2421
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched23.220.2
   
Wins32
   
Losses24
   
Saves49
   
Blown Saves12
   
Holds22
   
Hits Allowed1526
   
Earned Runs79
   
Home Runs Allowed32
   
Strikeouts3424
   
Walks54
   
ERA2.704.05
   
WHIP0.861.50
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6462
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched63.663.0
   
Wins34
   
Losses43
   
Saves1913
   
Blown Saves80
   
Holds513
   
Hits Allowed5758
   
Earned Runs2724
   
Home Runs Allowed107
   
Strikeouts7273
   
Walks1915
   
ERA3.813.39
   
WHIP1.191.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
News 
 RHP Richard Rodriguez is on the move to Atlanta, ESPN's Jeff Passan reports.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Fri, Jul 30th
Twins LHP Taylor Rogers (finger) won't return this season, per manager Rocco Baldelli.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 11th
 Jason Mackey of the Post-Gazette reports that the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies are in talks with the Pittsburgh Pirates for right-hander Richard Rodriguez.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 27th
Twins LHP Taylor Rogers (finger) has decided to not undergo surgery.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 8th
 Jon Morosi of the MLB Network reports that the Oakland Athletics are prioritizing a bullpen upgrade and have shown interest in Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Richard Rodriguez.
Brad Camara
Mon, Jul 26th
The Twins placed LHP Taylor Rogers (finger) on the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 27th
 Richard Rodriguez converted his 14th save of the season Friday against the Giants, but allowed one run on one hit and one walk. He struck out two.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jul 24th
Twins reliever Taylor Rogers leaves with a left middle finger sprain. Rogers threw five pitches before leaving with zero innings pitched.
Corbin Young
Tue, Jul 27th
 Richard Rodriguez (4-2) took the loss and blew the save Sunday against the Mets, allowing two runs on two hits in one inning. He struck out one.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jul 18th
Twins reliever Taylor Rogers is drawing significant trade interest ahead of the trade deadline. MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports that the southpaw is "very popular on the trade market."
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Jul 25th
Notes 
 So long as he remains with the Pirates, Rodriguez is likely to be the closer after locking down four saves last year. He's been a quality reliever for a few years in a row now, including last year when he put up a 2.70 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP with plenty of strikeouts. There's been speculation that the Pirates will look to deal Rodriguez before the season begins. But until and unless they do, he's a decent late-round selection who will likely total a handful of saves until he's inevitably dealt mid-season.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Rogers has been the reliever to roster in Minnesota for the past two seasons, but he's totaled just 39 saves over that span. Even with the shortened 2020 season, that's just not the total you want to see from a reliever if you're relying on him as an RP1, especially when the Twins as a team have totaled 92 saves over the last two years. Rogers's lack of saves is all about Rocco Baldelli's philosophy, rather than Rogers's lack of effectiveness (he's totaled a 2.80 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP, and a 10.8 K/9 over the last three years). Unfortunately, Baldelli is unlikely to abandon his committee approach with the additions of Alex Colome and Hansel Robles. Rogers is still a fine RP2, but certainly don't expect him to get every save chance in Minnesota.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros