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Who Should I Draft?

Stephen Strasburg or Aroldis Chapman (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
30 of 51 experts
41%
Recommended by
21 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 23
Best Rank# 8# 16
Worst Rank# 122# 61
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 59# 65
Best Rank# 54# 62
Worst Rank# 74# 80
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts16985
Wins113
Saves032
ERA3.722.89
WHIP1.181.09
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 24
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 16# 30
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 8# 21
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 17# 36
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 29# 39
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 20# 37
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 18# 23
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 21# 26
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 25# 27
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 14# 24
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 24
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 20# 24
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 29# 32
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 25# 28
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 21# 23
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 51# 61
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 23# 31
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 15# 23
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 20# 23
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 36
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 20# 24
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 21# 25
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 15# 27
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 20# 24
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 20# 22
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 21# 29
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 17# 25
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 21# 23
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 18# 26
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 21# 27
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 18
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 20# 19
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 24# 22
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 24# 19
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 24# 20
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 26# 22
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 26# 25
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 27# 25
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 28# 19
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 29# 26
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 30# 19
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 30# 19
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 25
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 33# 21
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 23
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 33# 24
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 36# 16
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 24
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 45# 30
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 45# 23
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 122# 23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played213
   
Games Started20
   
Innings Pitched5.212.3
   
Wins01
   
Losses11
   
Saves03
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed86
   
Earned Runs64
   
Home Runs Allowed12
   
Strikeouts222
   
Walks14
   
ERA10.803.09
   
WHIP1.800.86
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2758
   
Games Started270
   
Innings Pitched152.856.6
   
Wins113
   
Losses72
   
Saves032
   
Blown Saves07
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed13738
   
Earned Runs6318
   
Home Runs Allowed206
   
Strikeouts16985
   
Walks4424
   
ERA3.722.89
   
WHIP1.181.09
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
News 
 Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg (neck) will undergo neurogenic thoracic outlet surgery. He will miss the rest of the 2021 season.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 27th
Aroldis Chapman struck out two batters in a perfect ninth inning and earned a save over the Rangers on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 21st
 Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg (neck) had an “uncomfortable” feeling in his neck following Wednesday’s bullpen session.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 23rd
Aroldis Chapman pitched a perfect ninth inning while striking out two to earn a save in the win over the Orioles on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 16th
 Nationals RHP Stephen Strasburg (neck) threw from the bullpen mound on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 19th
Aroldis Chapman fired a scoreless ninth inning, allowing one hit while striking out one to earn the save in the win over the Mets on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 12th
 Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg has suffered a setback after throwing a sim game recently. He felt some discomfort in his neck shortly after the outing.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Jul 17th
Aroldis Chapman lasted just 2/3 of an inning giving up a homer and walking two before being pulled on Wednesday as the Yankees lost to the Blue Jays by a 6-3 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 9th
 Nationals' starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg threw a 60-pitch bullpen session on Monday. Strasburg hasn't pitched since June 1.
Corbin Young
Tue, Jul 6th
Aroldis Chapman (5-4) took the loss Saturday, giving up one run on one hit and one walk in the ninth inning as the Yankees fell 4-3 to the Orioles. He struck out three.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 5th
Notes 
 Strasburg was limited to just five innings in 2020, with an injury that eventually required carpal tunnel syndrome. Although that's a minor surgery, the truth is that fantasy managers have very little data as to the impact and/or successful recovery rate after that surgery for pitchers. Strasburg's a tricky draft pick in any given year - he always provides strong value when he's on the mound, but has only topped 200 innings pitched twice in his career. Now entering his age-33 season, Strasburg will likely again provide excellent overall numbers assuming he is healthy. He looks great in the spring, though he's currently battling a minor calf injury, though it shouldn't keep him out for long. Draft him as an SP2, but anything more than 160 innings is gravy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Chapman missed time last year because he was diagnosed with COVID-19, but he was largely the same pitcher as always when he was on the mount. He struck out 22 batters in his 11 2/3 innings pitched and allowed just six hits. His velocity may be slightly below what it was at its peak, but it's still elite, and he appears to have plenty left in the tank heading into his age-33 season. He'll again close for one of the best teams in baseball, and although he's never had a 40-save season, he should easily surpass 30 and be one of the top closers drafted in fantasy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros