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Who Should I Draft?

Ryan Yarbrough or Trevor Rosenthal (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trevor Rosenthal
RP - OAK
Trevor Rosenthal
Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
13 of 19 experts
32%
Recommended by
6 of 19 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 77# 95
Best Rank# 33# 55
Worst Rank# 201# 122
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 182# 253
Best Rank# 133# 246
Worst Rank# 235# 318
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts78128
Wins39
Saves220
ERA3.784.20
WHIP1.341.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 112
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 40# 78
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 92# 103
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 98
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 51# 79
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 51# 101
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 93# 97
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 62# 103
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 33# 83
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 68# 95
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 35# 112
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 34
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 62# 94
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 119# 55
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 139# 73
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 94# 89
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 94# 93
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 115# 109
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 201# 122
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Trevor Rosenthal
RP - OAK
Trevor Rosenthal
Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2311
   
Games Started09
   
Innings Pitched24.356.2
   
Wins11
   
Losses04
   
Saves110
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed1254
   
Earned Runs522
   
Home Runs Allowed25
   
Strikeouts3844
   
Walks812
   
ERA1.903.56
   
WHIP0.851.19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Trevor Rosenthal
RP - OAK
Trevor Rosenthal
Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5929
   
Games Started025
   
Innings Pitched57.7153.6
   
Wins39
   
Losses39
   
Saves220
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds40
   
Hits Allowed42152
   
Earned Runs2472
   
Home Runs Allowed624
   
Strikeouts78128
   
Walks3538
   
ERA3.784.20
   
WHIP1.341.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Trevor Rosenthal
RP - OAK
Trevor Rosenthal
Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
News 
 The Athletics signed free agent RHP Trevor Rosenthal to a one-year, $11 million contract on Thursday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Feb 18th
Rays LHP Ryan Yarbrough lost his arbitration case and will make $2.3 million in 2021.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Feb 13th
 The New York Mets have stayed in touch with free agent reliever Trevor Rosenthal and are "clearly "in" on" him, according to Mike Puma of the NY Post.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Feb 15th
 
Notes 
 After missing the 2018 season and most of the 2019 season, Rosenthal bounced back in a huge way last year. He stepped in as the Royals' closer, notching seven saves, and then was unhittable with the Padres after a mid-year trade. He parlayed his success into a one-year contract with the A's, where all signs point to him being the undisputed closer. Rosenthal was an outstanding reliever in his prime and once had back-to-back 45-save (or better) seasons. And his raw stuff looked excellent last year, as he totaled the best strikeout rate of his career. If he stays healthy, he has a shot at being a top-5 closer, but you can draft him a little later than that and likely make a profit.
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