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Who Should I Draft?

Stephen Strasburg or Jose Berrios (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Jose Berrios
SP - TOR
Jose Berrios
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
33 of 51 experts
35%
Recommended by
18 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 25
Best Rank# 8# 14
Worst Rank# 122# 44
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 59# 76
Best Rank# 54# 67
Worst Rank# 74# 85
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts169184
Wins1112
Saves00
ERA3.724.00
WHIP1.181.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 27
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 16# 27
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 8# 30
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 21
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 24# 25
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 20# 22
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 18# 28
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 21# 31
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 25# 28
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 14# 34
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 24# 29
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 25
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 20# 32
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 27# 28
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 29# 37
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 29# 33
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 21# 26
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 23# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 15# 34
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 20# 35
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 29
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 20# 25
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 21# 32
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 20# 30
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 15# 29
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 20# 26
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 20# 26
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 21# 37
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 17# 44
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 21# 25
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 26# 28
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 18# 27
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 21# 38
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 17# 14
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 24# 22
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 25# 23
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 26# 19
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 28# 22
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 29# 18
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 30# 25
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 30# 26
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 29
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 33# 29
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 25
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 33# 32
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 36# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 18
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 45# 18
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 45# 28
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 51# 26
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 122# 36
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Jose Berrios
SP - TOR
Jose Berrios
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played212
   
Games Started212
   
Innings Pitched5.263.0
   
Wins05
   
Losses14
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed857
   
Earned Runs628
   
Home Runs Allowed18
   
Strikeouts268
   
Walks126
   
ERA10.804.00
   
WHIP1.801.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Jose Berrios
SP - TOR
Jose Berrios
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2730
   
Games Started2730
   
Innings Pitched152.8179.5
   
Wins1112
   
Losses79
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed137165
   
Earned Runs6380
   
Home Runs Allowed2025
   
Strikeouts169184
   
Walks4454
   
ERA3.724.00
   
WHIP1.181.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Jose Berrios
SP - TOR
Jose Berrios
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
Jose Berrios took the loss against Minnesota on Friday, pitching six innings and allowing three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out to 10.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 25th
 Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg (neck) had an “uncomfortable” feeling in his neck following Wednesday’s bullpen session.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 23rd
José Berríos allowed three runs on four hits while striking out six batters and only issued one walk over 6 2/3 innings on Sunday in a win over the Twins.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 19th
 Nationals RHP Stephen Strasburg (neck) threw from the bullpen mound on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 19th
Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo is hopeful that RHP Jose Berrios (abdomen) can make his next start.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 15th
 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
Jose Berrios was removed from his start on Tuesday against Tampa Bay due to abdominal tightness in his left side.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Sep 15th
 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
Jose Berrios allowed two runs on five hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings to earn the win over the Yankees on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 10th
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
Berrios may not ever become the dominant pitcher many projected him to be, but he offers a strong floor for fantasy managers. Ignoring his 2016 cup of coffee, Berrios has pitched to a 3.89 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a strikeout per inning in his career. And although his walk rate went up a tad and he gave up a bit harder contact in 2020's shortened season, his numbers didn't vary from his usual output significantly. Bank on around a 4.00 ERA, a WHIP somewhere around 1.25, and plenty of strikeouts. In today's fantasy game, that's more than adequate for a strong fantasy staff.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros