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Who Should I Draft?

Ryan Pressly or Zac Gallen (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
28 of 51 experts
45%
Recommended by
23 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 41
Best Rank# 21# 10
Worst Rank# 77# 97
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 105# 83
Best Rank# 103# 58
Worst Rank# 131# 146
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts75160
Wins39
Saves290
ERA3.283.54
WHIP1.151.16
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 70
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 59
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 29# 60
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 95
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 44# 75
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 78
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 36# 59
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 32# 63
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 21# 57
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 37# 47
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 39# 56
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 42# 53
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 25# 42
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 41# 44
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 25# 44
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 44# 50
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 32# 52
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 25# 48
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 39# 41
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 37# 43
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 34# 44
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 38# 40
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 37# 92
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 45# 49
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 35# 45
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 38# 51
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 24# 97
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 41# 62
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 36# 30
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 34
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 31
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 37# 15
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 37# 29
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 37# 25
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 35
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 41# 37
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 42# 30
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 45# 16
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 45# 32
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 46# 15
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 46# 14
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 47# 15
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 47# 18
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 47# 31
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 48# 15
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 50# 17
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 50# 26
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 58# 10
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 59# 53
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 68# 22
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 77# 29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2312
   
Games Started012
   
Innings Pitched21.072.0
   
Wins13
   
Losses32
   
Saves120
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed2255
   
Earned Runs922
   
Home Runs Allowed29
   
Strikeouts2982
   
Walks725
   
ERA3.862.75
   
WHIP1.381.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6224
   
Games Started023
   
Innings Pitched60.7141.0
   
Wins39
   
Losses37
   
Saves290
   
Blown Saves140
   
Holds50
   
Hits Allowed53117
   
Earned Runs2255
   
Home Runs Allowed718
   
Strikeouts75160
   
Walks1746
   
ERA3.283.54
   
WHIP1.151.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
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
RHP Zac Gallen took the loss on Tuesday when he allowed three runs on six hits with eight strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings as the Diamondbacks lost to the Rangers 3-1.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 8th
 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
RHP Zac Gallen took a loss on Tuesday when he surrendered three runs on five hits with four walks and four strikeouts over six innings as the D-Backs lost to the Rangers.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 1st
 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
RHP Zac Gallen earned the win on Thursday when he surrendered two unearned runs on three hits with two walks and six strikeouts over five innings as the D-Backs beat the Phillies 8-7.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Aug 26th
 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
RHP Zac Gallen took a no-decision on Saturday when he allowed just three hits and one walk to go along with nine strikeouts over seven scoreless innings as the Diamondbacks lost to the Rockies 5-2.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Aug 22nd
 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
RHP Zac Gallen took the loss on Sunday when he allowed four runs on eight hits with three walks and five strikeouts over five innings in the Diamondbacks' 8-2 loss to the Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Aug 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
Gallen has a hairline stress fracture of his right forearm at the radial head. He's reportedly going to be able to continue playing catch at a "low stress level" while recovering, though there's no indication of how much time he'll miss. When healthy, he's a solid SP2. He built on his excellent 2019 season with an even more impressive 2020 campaign. Not only did he drop his ERA slightly to 2.75, but he cut way down on his walks (10.8% to 8.6%), which led to a much-improved 1.11 WHIP. Gallen has a 28.5% strikeout rate in 152 MLB innings, and an excellent fastball, curveball, and changeup. There's just not much negative you can say about him when he's healthy other than he might again struggle for wins playing for a mediocre team in a good division. Because of the injury and surrounding uncertainty, you shouldn't draft him as anything higher than an SP4, but he should perform extremely well when he does recover.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Gallen has been undergoing treatment for lateral forearm soreness since mid-March, which isn't what fantasy managers want to hear. Even worse, the young right-hander first felt the injury while swinging a bat. His timeline to return is completely up in the air, so we need to move him down the rankings until we learn more. Once healthy, Gallen has four above average pitches that he can use to flummox hitters. The WHIP won't be as pristine as most of the true SP1s, but this is a young pitcher who has a 2.81 ERA over his first 27 big league starts. Hopefully he gets right soon.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros