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Who Should I Draft?

Ryan Pressly or Julio Urias (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
13 of 20 experts
35%
Recommended by
7 of 20 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 47# 51
Best Rank# 31# 34
Worst Rank# 86# 78
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 115# 117
Best Rank# 99# 109
Worst Rank# 145# 133
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts75129
Wins39
Saves290
ERA3.273.84
WHIP1.171.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 53# 70
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 54
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 40# 54
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 31# 73
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 55
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 47# 49
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 52
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 44# 78
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 42# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 39# 60
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 38# 51
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 61# 72
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 51# 54
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 42
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 49# 40
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 49# 45
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 53# 43
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 57# 41
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 57
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 86# 34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2311
   
Games Started010
   
Innings Pitched21.055.1
   
Wins13
   
Losses30
   
Saves120
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed2245
   
Earned Runs920
   
Home Runs Allowed25
   
Strikeouts2945
   
Walks718
   
ERA3.863.27
   
WHIP1.381.15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6230
   
Games Started022
   
Innings Pitched60.5131.1
   
Wins39
   
Losses35
   
Saves290
   
Blown Saves140
   
Holds50
   
Hits Allowed52115
   
Earned Runs2256
   
Home Runs Allowed717
   
Strikeouts75129
   
Walks1846
   
ERA3.273.84
   
WHIP1.171.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
News 
 Astros manager Dusty Baker said Ryan Pressly is “the leader” to the be closer.
Brad Camara
Sat, Feb 20th
Julio Urias agreed to a one-year, $3.6 million deal with the Dodgers to avoid arbitration.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Jan 15th
Notes 
 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
Urias had an interesting season (other than his postseason, which was dominant). His numbers overall were very solid, with a 3.27 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. But his strikeout rate dipped dramatically as a full-time starter, and his SIERA (4.88) and xFIP (5.06) suggest he got lucky. But the bottom line is that Urias is excellent at limiting hard contact, and he's allowed just a .257 BABIP over the last two seasons, which should keep his ERA in check. The Dodgers' rotation is overflowing, so it's possible they continue to limit Urias's innings. But for now, he should be considered an SP3, and as his playoffs showed, there's plenty of room for growth with his strikeout numbers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Dodger
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports