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Who Should I Draft?

Ryan Yarbrough or A.J. Puk (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
A.J. Puk
SP,RP - OAK
A.J. Puk
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
22 of 41 experts
46%
Recommended by
19 of 41 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 91# 97
Best Rank# 50# 30
Worst Rank# 121# 382
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 228# 229
Best Rank# 224# 202
Worst Rank# 252# 251
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4448
Wins33
Saves00
ERA4.184.14
WHIP1.231.37
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 91# 111
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 112# 133
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 100
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 70
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 96# 111
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 97# 123
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 99# 106
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 91# 95
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 82# 90
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 92# 103
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 72# 103
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 67# 177
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 50# 382
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 96# 103
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 97# 99
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 90# 111
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 105# 118
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 79# 94
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 65# 195
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 102# 135
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 93# 108
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 97# 104
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 83# 82
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 88# 75
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 95# 92
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 96# 93
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 102# 101
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 104# 53
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 104# 67
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 105# 91
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 108# 78
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 111# 96
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 112# 92
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 112# 79
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 115# 98
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 117# 102
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 118# 56
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 121# 67
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 30
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 101
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 108
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
A.J. Puk
SP,RP - OAK
A.J. Puk
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2810
   
Games Started140
   
Innings Pitched142.111.2
   
Wins112
   
Losses60
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed12110
   
Earned Runs654
   
Home Runs Allowed151
   
Strikeouts11713
   
Walks205
   
ERA4.133.18
   
WHIP1.001.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
A.J. Puk
SP,RP - OAK
A.J. Puk
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played911
   
Games Started88
   
Innings Pitched51.045.4
   
Wins33
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5043
   
Earned Runs2421
   
Home Runs Allowed87
   
Strikeouts4448
   
Walks1219
   
ERA4.184.14
   
WHIP1.231.37
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
A.J. Puk
SP,RP - OAK
A.J. Puk
News 
 Ryan Yarbrough tossed 3 and 1/3 innings of shutout baseball in an intrasquad game Wednesday. He struck out three and allowed one hit.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Thu, Jul 9th
A.J. Puk (shoulder) has reportedly been throwing bullpens for months and is now completely healed.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 28th
 Ryan Yarbrough was expected to enter the season as a traditional starting pitcher for the Rays prior to the delayed start to the season.
Blaine Blontz
Mon, Mar 23rd
A.J. Puk (shoulder) told A's reporter Susan Slusser that he has begun throwing from 120 feet.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 6th
  A.J. Puk (shoulder) could potentially resume throwing as early as Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
  A.J. Puk (shoulder) has no timetable to resume throwing, which likely takes him out of contention for an Opening Day rotation spot.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Mar 7th
  A.J. Puk was cleared of further shoulder damage and will likely begin playing catch again in a few days according to Bob Melvin.
Aaron Hudson
Thu, Mar 5th
Notes 
 Yarbrough is underrated in fantasy, but it may not be the best year to be invested in him with only 60 games.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Puk has no restrictions, but will the A's let him fly?
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Yarbrough relied on an opener plenty of times last year, and it helped his win potential, as he tallied 11 despite making just 14 starts. He greatly improved his control last year, leading to just a 1.00 WHIP, but his lack of strikeout upside and mediocre ERA should keep him as an option only in deeper mixed or AL-only leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros