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Who Should I Draft?

Ryan Pressly or Joe Musgrove (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Joe Musgrove
SP - SD
Joe Musgrove
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
27 of 50 experts
46%
Recommended by
23 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 39
Best Rank# 16# 21
Worst Rank# 77# 77
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 130# 105
Best Rank# 115# 103
Worst Rank# 140# 131
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts15875
Wins113
Saves029
ERA3.923.28
WHIP1.191.15
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 48
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 36
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 34# 45
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 31# 40
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 43# 44
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 42
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 28# 50
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 16# 42
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 40# 48
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 42# 45
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 37
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 33# 39
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 29# 42
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 33# 36
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 40# 41
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 37# 59
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 44
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 40# 77
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 45# 47
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 37
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 26# 34
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 44# 46
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 34# 35
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 38# 41
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 38# 50
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 43# 58
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 29# 41
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 39# 21
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 30# 24
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 57# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 44# 25
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 39# 25
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 37# 29
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 40# 32
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 33# 32
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 41# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 42# 36
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 43# 37
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 61# 37
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 38# 37
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 38# 37
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 56# 37
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 55# 38
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 43# 38
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 40# 39
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 52# 45
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 55# 45
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 51# 47
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 66# 47
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 77# 68
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Joe Musgrove
SP - SD
Joe Musgrove
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played823
   
Games Started80
   
Innings Pitched40.121.0
   
Wins11
   
Losses53
   
Saves012
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed3322
   
Earned Runs179
   
Home Runs Allowed52
   
Strikeouts5529
   
Walks167
   
ERA3.863.86
   
WHIP1.241.38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Joe Musgrove
SP - SD
Joe Musgrove
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2962
   
Games Started290
   
Innings Pitched154.460.7
   
Wins113
   
Losses83
   
Saves029
   
Blown Saves014
   
Holds05
   
Hits Allowed14553
   
Earned Runs6722
   
Home Runs Allowed217
   
Strikeouts15875
   
Walks3917
   
ERA3.923.28
   
WHIP1.191.15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Joe Musgrove
SP - SD
Joe Musgrove
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
News 
 Joe Musgrove gave up 1 earned run in 4 innings pitched in the Padres' loss to the Pirates on Wednesday. Musgrove struck out 6 and walked 2 in the outing.
Matt Flipi
Thu, Apr 15th
Astros reliever Ryan Pressly took over in the eighth inning of a tie game against the Angels on Tuesday. He was solid in relief, allowing just two hits and zero runs over two innings. He struck out two batters, as well. Pressly's stability out of the bullpen allowed time for Houston to score two runs in the top of the ninth, giving the Astros the victory and Pressly his first win of the season.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Apr 6th
 Joe Musgrove will not get an extra day of rest after his no-hitter and will start on Wednesday against the Pirates.
Dan Harris
Tue, Apr 13th
Astros manager Dusty Baker says RHP Ryan Pressly is "fine" despite the fact he hasn't appeared in a game since March 11th.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 21st
 Joe Musgrove threw a no-hitter against the Rangers on Friday, and struck out 10 in the process. It was the first no-hitter in Padres' franchise history.
Matt Flipi
Fri, Apr 9th
Astros manager Dusty Baker said Ryan Pressly is “the leader” to the be closer.
Brad Camara
Sat, Feb 20th
 Joe Musgrove pitched 6 shutout innings in his Padres debut on Saturday. Musgrove also struck out 8 in the outing and got the win.
Matt Flipi
Sun, Apr 4th
 
 Jeff Passan of ESPN reports the San Diego Padres are in agreement on a deal to acquire RHP Joe Musgrove from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jan 18th
 
Notes 
 Musgrove has been a popular sleeper the last two seasons and now that he's been traded to the Padres, his ADP is surely going to rise. In 2019, Musgrove continued to improve as a pitcher, upping his strikeout rate and adding velocity. But his 2020 season looked like a step back, until he returned from the IL strong, including finishing his season with back-to-back scoreless outings while getting back some of the lost zip on his fastball. Overall, Musgrove's 2020 numbers suggest a breakout waiting to happen, as he built significantly on his gains in 2019, increasing his strikeout rate to 33.1%. His chances for wins should improve dramatically in San Diego, and he's a fine fourth starter with upside.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Pressly had his usual solid season, but got the benefit of closing for the Astros after Roberto Osuna's injury. His numbers fell off a bit from the previous two years (his 1.33 WHIP was particularly out of character), but he will almost certainly rebound from the .365 BABIP he allowed. He's slated to again be the Astros' closer, and as such, should provide plenty of saves while giving fantasy managers positive value in ratios. That makes him one of the few reliable closers worth drafting at more than a late-round price.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Over his final four starts of the 2020 season Musgrove posted an exceptional 34:5 K:BB ratio in just 22 innings. In 34 starts from the beginning of 2019 through August 2020 his swinging strike rate sat at 11.9%. In September 2020 that figure jumped to 16.3%. So here we are again. Musgrove is an annual breakout candidate among fantasy analysts, and last year's hot finish combined with the move to San Diego won't temper expectations at all. Musgrove is an upside starting pitcher option come draft day.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros