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Who Should I Draft?

Taijuan Walker or Griffin Canning (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Griffin Canning
SP - LAA
Griffin Canning
Taijuan Walker
SP - NYM
Taijuan Walker
Expert
Recommendation
74%
Recommended by
14 of 19 experts
26%
Recommended by
5 of 19 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 96# 114
Best Rank# 88# 54
Worst Rank# 137# 182
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 382# 329
Best Rank# 240# 277
Worst Rank# 368# 341
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts139116
Wins88
Saves00
ERA4.384.19
WHIP1.311.31
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 108
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 98# 108
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 119# 127
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 95# 113
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 115
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 137# 145
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 96# 106
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 96
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 105# 113
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 89# 142
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 134# 137
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 112# 114
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 100# 182
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 97# 112
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 111# 54
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 88# 73
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 92# 78
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 95# 92
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 121# 111
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Griffin Canning
SP - LAA
Griffin Canning
Taijuan Walker
SP - NYM
Taijuan Walker
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched56.253.2
   
Wins24
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5443
   
Earned Runs2516
   
Home Runs Allowed88
   
Strikeouts5650
   
Walks2319
   
ERA3.992.70
   
WHIP1.371.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Griffin Canning
SP - LAA
Griffin Canning
Taijuan Walker
SP - NYM
Taijuan Walker
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2523
   
Games Started2523
   
Innings Pitched138.7124.7
   
Wins88
   
Losses87
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed131119
   
Earned Runs6758
   
Home Runs Allowed2319
   
Strikeouts139116
   
Walks5145
   
ERA4.384.19
   
WHIP1.311.31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Griffin Canning
SP - LAA
Griffin Canning
Taijuan Walker
SP - NYM
Taijuan Walker
News 
  Andy Martino of the SNY Network is reporting that the Mets have signed free agent RHP Taijuan Walker to a two-year, $20 million contract Friday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Feb 19th
  Free Agent pitcher Taijuan Walker has been in contact with the New York Mets, according to Michael Mayer.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Feb 15th
Notes 
 It's mostly about health with Canning, who offers a great deal of stability when he's on the mound. You can expect at worst a low 4.00 ERA, about a 1.30 WHIP, and roughly a strikeout per inning. But he did close last season notably strong, pitching to a 3.14 ERA, and a 1.19 WHIP, with a 14.5% swinging strike rate and a 10.4 K/9 mark over his final five starts. That's probably his ceiling, but it shows what he's capable of when he is healthy and gets into a groove. He's a fine pick at his cost (which is minimal), but bake in some injury risk.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros