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Who Should I Draft?

Ryan Pressly or Lance McCullers Jr. (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lance McCullers Jr.
SP - HOU
Lance McCullers Jr.
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
13 of 20 experts
35%
Recommended by
7 of 20 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 44# 47
Best Rank# 27# 31
Worst Rank# 69# 86
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 125# 115
Best Rank# 117# 99
Worst Rank# 137# 145
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts15875
Wins103
Saves029
ERA3.783.27
WHIP1.251.17
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 61
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 38# 53
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 45# 57
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 53
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 41
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 43# 47
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 43# 44
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 44# 49
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 43# 86
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 29# 39
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 36# 53
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 50# 61
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 43# 51
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 49# 31
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 35
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 69# 38
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 56# 40
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 47# 42
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 48
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 51# 49
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Lance McCullers Jr.
SP - HOU
Lance McCullers Jr.
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1123
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched55.121.0
   
Wins31
   
Losses33
   
Saves012
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4422
   
Earned Runs249
   
Home Runs Allowed52
   
Strikeouts5629
   
Walks207
   
ERA3.933.86
   
WHIP1.161.38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Lance McCullers Jr.
SP - HOU
Lance McCullers Jr.
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2762
   
Games Started270
   
Innings Pitched150.360.5
   
Wins103
   
Losses73
   
Saves029
   
Blown Saves014
   
Holds05
   
Hits Allowed13452
   
Earned Runs6322
   
Home Runs Allowed177
   
Strikeouts15875
   
Walks5418
   
ERA3.783.27
   
WHIP1.251.17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Lance McCullers Jr.
SP - HOU
Lance McCullers Jr.
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
News 
 According to Brian McTaggart, Lance McCullers Jr. and the Astros agree to a $6.5 million deal and avoid arbitration. He's coming off a solid 2020 campaign.
Corbin Young
Fri, Jan 15th
Astros manager Dusty Baker said Ryan Pressly is “the leader” to the be closer.
Brad Camara
Sat, Feb 20th
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