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Who Should I Draft?

Ryan Yarbrough or Kwang Hyun Kim (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
Kwang Hyun Kim
SP - STL
Kwang Hyun Kim
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
13 of 19 experts
32%
Recommended by
6 of 19 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 95# 101
Best Rank# 55# 86
Worst Rank# 122# 202
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 253# 239
Best Rank# 246# 217
Worst Rank# 318# 300
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts128121
Wins99
Saves00
ERA4.203.98
WHIP1.231.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 93# 96
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 78# 93
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 98
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 78# 116
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 101# 126
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 89# 122
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 97# 106
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 83# 101
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 122# 202
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 73# 89
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 95# 96
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 55# 165
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 94# 103
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 103# 98
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 103# 91
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 109# 86
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 112# 96
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 112# 100
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 97
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
Kwang Hyun Kim
SP - STL
Kwang Hyun Kim
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played118
   
Games Started97
   
Innings Pitched56.239.0
   
Wins13
   
Losses40
   
Saves01
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5428
   
Earned Runs227
   
Home Runs Allowed53
   
Strikeouts4424
   
Walks1212
   
ERA3.561.62
   
WHIP1.191.03
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
Kwang Hyun Kim
SP - STL
Kwang Hyun Kim
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2926
   
Games Started2526
   
Innings Pitched153.6148.8
   
Wins99
   
Losses98
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed152145
   
Earned Runs7266
   
Home Runs Allowed2421
   
Strikeouts128121
   
Walks3845
   
ERA4.203.98
   
WHIP1.231.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
Kwang Hyun Kim
SP - STL
Kwang Hyun Kim
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
If you want upside with a late-round pitcher, you're looking in the wrong place with Kim. Although he put up a 1.62 ERA and 1.07 WHIP last year, his xFIP and SIERA were each about three runs higher than his ERA. He also struck out just 5.54 batters per nine innings, and never showed much strikeout potential in the KBO. That said, for a pitcher who is basically free in drafts, he offers some decent stability, and is worth taking late if you have an otherwise strong staff, particularly with strikeouts.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros