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Who Should I Draft?

Ryan Pressly or Patrick Corbin (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
26 of 51 experts
49%
Recommended by
25 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 44
Best Rank# 21# 17
Worst Rank# 77# 88
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 105# 125
Best Rank# 103# 95
Worst Rank# 131# 137
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts75192
Wins312
Saves290
ERA3.283.99
WHIP1.151.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 50
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 37# 48
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 49
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 51
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 83
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 36# 39
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 45# 47
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 37# 43
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 21# 48
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 41
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 37# 49
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 39# 55
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 42# 62
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 25# 81
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 36# 61
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 25# 51
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 25# 43
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 39# 46
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 37# 44
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 34# 88
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 38# 54
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 37# 55
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 35# 63
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 41# 45
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 24# 65
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 41# 88
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 29# 17
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 32# 28
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 32# 30
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 37# 31
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 38# 26
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 41# 35
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 42# 27
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 44# 39
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 44# 23
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 45# 36
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 37
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 45# 41
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 46# 38
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 46# 45
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 47# 44
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 47# 40
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 47# 46
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 37
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 48# 42
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 50# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 50# 35
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 58# 34
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 59# 32
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 68# 39
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 77# 55
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2311
   
Games Started011
   
Innings Pitched21.066.3
   
Wins12
   
Losses37
   
Saves120
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed2285
   
Earned Runs934
   
Home Runs Allowed210
   
Strikeouts2960
   
Walks718
   
ERA3.864.66
   
WHIP1.381.57
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6231
   
Games Started031
   
Innings Pitched60.7183.5
   
Wins312
   
Losses310
   
Saves290
   
Blown Saves140
   
Holds50
   
Hits Allowed53179
   
Earned Runs2281
   
Home Runs Allowed725
   
Strikeouts75192
   
Walks1754
   
ERA3.283.99
   
WHIP1.151.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
News 
 Astros closer struck out one batter while throwing a scoreless ninth inning against the Angels on Sunday. He earned the save as Houston ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 3-1.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Sep 12th
Patrick Corbin went seven innings with a quality start. Corbin gave up four hits, two earned runs, and two walks with four strikeouts. He also earned the win to go 8-14 on the year.
Corbin Young
Sun, Sep 12th
 Astros closer Ryan Pressly allowed three runs over 0.2 innings against the Mariners, breaking a critical late-game tie and eventually costing Houston the game. His final line included two hits, one walk, two strikeouts, and the loss. Houston ultimately fell to Seattle by a score of 8-5.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Sep 8th
Patrick Corbin threw a quality start yet allowed 11 hits against Mets on Monday. Corbin gave up three earned runs, one walk, and one home run with four strikeouts.
Corbin Young
Mon, Sep 6th
 Astros star closer Ryan Pressly threw a scoreless ninth inning against the Padres on Friday. He issued one walk and zero hits en route to earning the save. Houston ultimately defeated San Diego by a score of 6-3.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 4th
Patrick Corbin struggled and gave up six earned runs on Tuesday. Corbin allowed nine hits, four walks, and two home runs with four strikeouts in five innings pitched.
Corbin Young
Tue, Aug 31st
 Astros closer Ryan Pressly threw a scoreless ninth inning against the Mariners on Monday, amassing one walk and one strikeout along the way. He earned the save as Houston ultimately defeated Seattle by a score of 4-3.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Aug 31st
Patrick Corbin allowed six earned runs and took his 13th loss. Corbin also allowed four hits, two walks, and two home runs with three strikeouts.
Corbin Young
Thu, Aug 26th
 Astros closer Ryan Pressly struck out two batters while pitching a scoreless ninth inning against the Rangers on Saturday. He also surrendered a hit but was able to earn the save as Houston ultimately defeated Texas by a score of 5-2.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Aug 29th
Patrick Corbin tossed six innings of one-run ball against the Brewers. He took the no-decision yet allowed three hits and zero walks with seven strikeouts.
Corbin Young
Fri, Aug 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
Corbin had a disastrous 2020 season, during which he went 2-7 with a 4.66 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP. His strikeout rate plummeted, and his velocity dropped significantly, with his fastball seeing a dip of almost two miles per hour. Corbin leans heavily into his slider, and he needs it to be pristine to be an effective pitcher. And although it wasn't a terrible pitch in 2020, the swinging strike rate on it dropped from 28.1% to 21.2%, and the whiff rate from 52% to just 38.2%. If the loss in velocity and effectiveness of his slider were entirely due to the oddities of the shortened season, then Corbin is going to be a major value in drafts this year. But if not, then his days as a "set it and forget it" starter are likely over. Monitor Corbin's performance this spring, particularly with his velocity. If it's back up to prior levels, then push him up your board significantly.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros