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Who Should I Draft?

Ryan Yarbrough or Richard Rodriguez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Richard Rodriguez
RP - PIT
Richard Rodriguez
Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
11 of 20 experts
45%
Recommended by
9 of 20 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 92# 95
Best Rank# 64# 55
Worst Rank# 145# 122
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 207# 253
Best Rank# 177# 246
Worst Rank# 258# 318
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts71128
Wins39
Saves190
ERA3.834.20
WHIP1.211.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 107# 112
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 91# 93
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 64# 101
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 87# 89
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 90# 97
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 88
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 84# 103
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 83# 95
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 94# 112
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 75
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 90# 94
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 74# 55
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 74# 73
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 111# 78
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 84# 79
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 88# 83
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 98
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 105# 103
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 133# 109
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 145# 122
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Richard Rodriguez
RP - PIT
Richard Rodriguez
Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2411
   
Games Started09
   
Innings Pitched23.256.2
   
Wins31
   
Losses24
   
Saves40
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed1554
   
Earned Runs722
   
Home Runs Allowed35
   
Strikeouts3444
   
Walks512
   
ERA2.703.56
   
WHIP0.861.19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Richard Rodriguez
RP - PIT
Richard Rodriguez
Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6329
   
Games Started025
   
Innings Pitched63.3153.6
   
Wins39
   
Losses49
   
Saves190
   
Blown Saves80
   
Holds50
   
Hits Allowed57152
   
Earned Runs2772
   
Home Runs Allowed1024
   
Strikeouts71128
   
Walks2038
   
ERA3.834.20
   
WHIP1.211.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Richard Rodriguez
RP - PIT
Richard Rodriguez
Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
News 
 Richard Rodriguez agreed to a one-year, $1.7 million deal with the Pirates to avoid arbitration.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Jan 15th
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 
 So long as he remains with the Pirates, Rodriguez is likely to be the closer after locking down four saves last year. He's been a quality reliever for a few years in a row now, including last year when he put up a 2.70 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP with plenty of strikeouts. There's been speculation that the Pirates will look to deal Rodriguez before the season begins. But until and unless they do, he's a decent late-round selection who will likely total a handful of saves until he's inevitably dealt mid-season.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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