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Who Should I Draft?

Steven Matz or Jameson Taillon (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Steven Matz
SP - STL
Steven Matz
Jameson Taillon
SP - NYY
Jameson Taillon
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
31 of 40 experts
23%
Recommended by
9 of 40 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 92# 107
Best Rank# 61# 84
Worst Rank# 149# 156
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 237# 296
Best Rank# 210# 275
Worst Rank# 328# 412
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts141136
Wins109
Saves00
ERA4.384.24
WHIP1.301.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL15-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 90# 94
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 91
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 95# 104
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 77
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 82# 137
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 94# 102
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 103# 105
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 88# 110
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 78# 153
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 94# 108
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 84# 97
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 82# 106
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 95# 111
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 89# 121
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 105
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 94# 110
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 102# 120
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 121
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 88# 107
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 97# 130
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 91# 109
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 100# 101
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 95
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 82# 104
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 136# 139
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 99# 102
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 92# 109
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 78
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 87# 110
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 114
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 108# 156
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 95# 86
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 100# 99
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 100# 84
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 103# 100
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 113# 108
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 113# 111
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 139# 84
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 149# 147
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 89
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Steven Matz
SP - STL
Steven Matz
Jameson Taillon
SP - NYY
Jameson Taillon
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2929
   
Games Started2929
   
Innings Pitched151.1144.0
   
Wins148
   
Losses76
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed158129
   
Earned Runs6469
   
Home Runs Allowed1824
   
Strikeouts144140
   
Walks4344
   
ERA3.824.30
   
WHIP1.331.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Steven Matz
SP - STL
Steven Matz
Jameson Taillon
SP - NYY
Jameson Taillon
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2928
   
Games Started2927
   
Innings Pitched153.2144.7
   
Wins109
   
Losses98
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed150137
   
Earned Runs7468
   
Home Runs Allowed2223
   
Strikeouts141136
   
Walks4942
   
ERA4.384.24
   
WHIP1.301.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Steven Matz
SP - STL
Steven Matz
Jameson Taillon
SP - NYY
Jameson Taillon
News 
 The Cardinals placed Steven Matz on the 15-day IL with a left shoulder impingement on Monday.
Dan Harris
Mon, May 23rd
Jameson Taillon pitched seven innings, allowing one run on five hits and one walk, while striking out seven in New York's 3-1 loss the White Sox in Game 1 of Sunday's double header.
Luke Monaldo
Mon, May 23rd
 Cardinals starter Steven Matz was removed from his Sunday start against the Pirates after throwing just four pitches. Matz appeared to tweak something after delivering a fastball that was not at his normal velocity.
Jesse Garcia
Sun, May 22nd
Jameson Taillon pitched five innings, giving up three runs on six hits and one walk, while striking out two in New York's 5-4 win in Baltimore on Tuesday night.
Luke Monaldo
Wed, May 18th
 Cardinals SP Steven Matz was solid on the mound Tuesday night, allowing two runs on three hits while also striking out seven in five innings pitched, picking up a no decision in the Cardinals' 4-3 win over the Mets.
Chris Schommer
Wed, May 18th
Jameson Taillon pitched 5 1/3 innings, gave up two runs on five hits and one walk while walking four in a 5-3 Yankees win against Toronto on Wednesday.
Luke Monaldo
Thu, May 12th
 Cardinals SP Steven Matz was solid on the mound Thursday, allowing three runs on seven hits while also striking out seven in 6 2/3 innings pitched in the Cardinals' 3-2 loss to the Orioles.
Chris Schommer
Fri, May 13th
Jameson Taillon scattered four hits across six innings, allowing one run, striking out four and walking none in a dominant 9-1 New York victory in Toronto.
Luke Monaldo
Wed, May 4th
 Per Jeff Jones on Twitter, the Cardinals have scratched Jordan Hicks and moved Steven Matz’s scheduled start to today against Baltimore.
Jesse Garcia
Thu, May 12th
Jameson Taillon pitched 4 2/3 innings, giving up seven hits, two earned runs, one walk, and striking out four in New York's 10-5 win over Baltimore on Thursday afternoon.
Kelly Kirby
Thu, Apr 28th
Notes 
 Matz had a surprisingly effective year despite moving to the AL East and Toronto, pitching 150 2/3 innings with a 3.82 ERA. We know what he is by now in his career - a strikeout rate that won't hurt you, a decent walk rate that isn't enough to keep his WHIP in check, and a ceiling of about 160 innings. Moving to St. Louis is a great thing for him, however, as he'll benefit from the Cardinals' excellent infield defense (Matz has a 47.1% ground ball rate). But he's essentially a replacement level fantasy starter at this point, and entering his age-31 season, we're probably not going to see much growth.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros