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Who Should I Draft?

Ryan Yarbrough or Justus Sheffield (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
Justus Sheffield
SP - SEA
Justus Sheffield
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
13 of 19 experts
32%
Recommended by
6 of 19 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 96# 114
Best Rank# 55# 76
Worst Rank# 122# 227
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 252# 380
Best Rank# 246# 237
Worst Rank# 314# 319
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts127127
Wins98
Saves00
ERA4.214.36
WHIP1.231.41
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 93# 101
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 73
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 79# 102
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 101# 167
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 89# 101
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 99# 100
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 103# 113
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 82# 113
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 73# 159
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 64# 197
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 95# 108
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 55# 227
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 94# 111
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 77# 76
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 97# 95
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 103# 94
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 109# 101
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 112# 86
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 122# 90
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
Justus Sheffield
SP - SEA
Justus Sheffield
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1110
   
Games Started910
   
Innings Pitched56.255.1
   
Wins14
   
Losses43
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5451
   
Earned Runs2222
   
Home Runs Allowed52
   
Strikeouts4448
   
Walks1220
   
ERA3.563.58
   
WHIP1.191.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
Justus Sheffield
SP - SEA
Justus Sheffield
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2926
   
Games Started2526
   
Innings Pitched152.9142.0
   
Wins98
   
Losses99
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed151140
   
Earned Runs7169
   
Home Runs Allowed2419
   
Strikeouts127127
   
Walks3760
   
ERA4.214.36
   
WHIP1.231.41
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
Justus Sheffield
SP - SEA
Justus Sheffield
News 
 Rays LHP Ryan Yarbrough lost his arbitration case and will make $2.3 million in 2021.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Feb 13th
 
Notes 
 Yarbrough doesn't get a ton of respect in the fantasy community because he doesn't strike out a ton of batters, but he's quietly put together an excellent career. He's practically a wizard at limiting hard contact (he has allowed an average exit velocity of 84.8 MPH and an average hard hit rate of 26.3%, both remarkably low numbers), and he rarely issues free passes or home runs. In other words, it's really difficult to string together big innings against Yarbrough, especially as he's continued to use his excellent changeup more and more. The Rays will probably let him go a little more this year with their rotation, but even if they keep his usage the same, he'll be an excellent addition to the back end of a fantasy staff.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros