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Who Should I Draft?

Stephen Strasburg or Paul Sewald (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Paul Sewald
RP - SEA
Paul Sewald
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
29 of 42 experts
31%
Recommended by
13 of 42 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 86# 113
Best Rank# 33# 85
Worst Rank# 122# 323
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 275# 277
Best Rank# 239# 236
Worst Rank# 295# 307
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts81128
Wins48
Saves70
ERA3.803.99
WHIP1.181.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 106# 108
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 105# 136
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 88# 112
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 113# 192
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 55
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 102
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 75# 104
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 103# 134
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 84# 323
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 86# 123
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 103# 124
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 99
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 92# 109
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 109# 114
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 67# 125
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 115# 136
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 89
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 75
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 87# 99
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 98# 117
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 76# 99
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 33# 145
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 89# 144
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 65# 116
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 92# 93
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 77
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 119
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 89# 109
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 93# 158
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 91# 85
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 110# 85
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 120# 88
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 112# 88
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 95# 92
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 106# 94
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 98# 95
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 99# 97
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 122# 100
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 118# 101
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 116# 102
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 115# 103
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 108
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Paul Sewald
RP - SEA
Paul Sewald
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played615
   
Games Started05
   
Innings Pitched64.122.1
   
Wins91
   
Losses32
   
Saves110
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds160
   
Hits Allowed4116
   
Earned Runs1911
   
Home Runs Allowed94
   
Strikeouts10121
   
Walks2214
   
ERA2.694.57
   
WHIP0.991.38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Paul Sewald
RP - SEA
Paul Sewald
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5922
   
Games Started022
   
Innings Pitched61.9125.3
   
Wins48
   
Losses37
   
Saves70
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds120
   
Hits Allowed51111
   
Earned Runs2656
   
Home Runs Allowed1017
   
Strikeouts81128
   
Walks2243
   
ERA3.803.99
   
WHIP1.181.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Paul Sewald
RP - SEA
Paul Sewald
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
News 
 Paul Sewald earned the save on Tuesday against the Phillies, allowing one run on one hit over 1.1 innings to go along with one strikeout.
Ari Koslow
Wed, May 11th
Stephen Strasburg (neck, shoulder) threw two innings Wednesday in a simulated game. Manager Dave Martinez said that he felt good afterwards, according to MASN reporter Mark Zuckerman.
Kendall Capps
Thu, May 12th
 Paul Sewald earned the win on Sunday against the Rays, tossing a scoreless inning.
Ari Koslow
Mon, May 9th
Stephen Strasburg has yet to begin facing live hitters again, Nationals manager Dave Martinez said.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Apr 19th
 Paul Sewald blew the save on Friday against the Rays, allowing a three-run home run in the ninth inning and took the loss.
Ari Koslow
Sat, May 7th
Stephen Strasburg says that his normal routine is to take six weeks of Spring Training and that he plans to do so again this year.
Kelly Kirby
Tue, Mar 15th
 Paul Sewald struck out two Marlins hitters across 1.1 perfect innings Saturday.
Ari Koslow
Sun, May 1st
Nationals GM Mike Rizzo announced that Stephen Strasburg is currently preparing for the season rather than continuing to rehab from his shoulder injury in 2021.
Diego Sandoval
Sun, Mar 13th
 The Mariners placed Paul Sewald on the 10-day Covid IL today.
Kelly Kirby
Wed, Apr 20th
 
Notes 
 Sewald is a fine reliever and he upped his strikeout rate to an impressive 39.4% last year, one of the best marks in the majors. His expected stats (.182 xBA, .262 xWOBA) were pristine, and he offered plenty of hope that he could hold the Mariners' closer job if given the opportunity. That last part is the operative phrase, however, as Seattle is likely looking at some form of committee between Sewald, Drew Steckenrider, Diego Castillo, and Ken Giles. Sewald isn't a bad late-round candidate for his ratios alone, and he should add on at least a few saves even if he doesn't win the job outright.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Strasburg is coming back from surgery to address thoracic outlet syndrome, and we've seen that surgery derail promising careers before. He's thrown just 26.2 innings over the last two seasons, and although he's reportedly healthy and feeling good, he probably won't make his debut until May at this point. Despite his elite career numbers, fantasy managers cannot go into 2022 expecting to get anything from Strasburg as a starter. Drafting him for your bench and hoping you get 10 good starts out of him at some point is the safe way to go, but at this point, you should be rooting for Strasburg more from the standpoint of a baseball fan, not a fantasy manager.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros