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Who Should I Draft?

Taijuan Walker or Joakim Soria (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Joakim Soria
RP - ARI
Joakim Soria
Taijuan Walker
SP - NYM
Taijuan Walker
Expert
Recommendation
72%
Recommended by
33 of 46 experts
28%
Recommended by
13 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 107# 114
Best Rank# 71# 49
Worst Rank# 165# 266
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 247# 279
Best Rank# 213# 247
Worst Rank# 324# 325
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts66118
Wins38
Saves180
ERA3.874.28
WHIP1.231.30
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 79# 111
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 95# 103
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 78# 150
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 74# 111
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 96# 116
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 104
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 102# 126
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 121# 131
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 97# 136
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 77# 266
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 92
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 84# 92
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 106# 109
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 83
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 86# 115
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 94# 128
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 84# 110
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 99# 115
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 111# 121
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 113# 125
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 142# 169
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 97
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 109# 116
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 91# 95
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 126# 154
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 126# 128
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 100
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 108# 113
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 71# 162
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 77# 123
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 105# 115
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 75# 150
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 101# 116
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 114# 49
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 93# 78
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 165# 90
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 96
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 111# 96
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 106# 102
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 104
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 110# 106
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 107
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 108
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 117# 111
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 114
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 127# 118
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Joakim Soria
RP - ARI
Joakim Soria
Taijuan Walker
SP - NYM
Taijuan Walker
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2211
   
Games Started011
   
Innings Pitched22.153.2
   
Wins24
   
Losses23
   
Saves20
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds40
   
Hits Allowed1843
   
Earned Runs716
   
Home Runs Allowed18
   
Strikeouts2450
   
Walks1019
   
ERA2.822.70
   
WHIP1.251.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Joakim Soria
RP - ARI
Joakim Soria
Taijuan Walker
SP - NYM
Taijuan Walker
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6224
   
Games Started024
   
Innings Pitched61.0125.9
   
Wins38
   
Losses38
   
Saves180
   
Blown Saves80
   
Holds70
   
Hits Allowed55121
   
Earned Runs2660
   
Home Runs Allowed819
   
Strikeouts66118
   
Walks2043
   
ERA3.874.28
   
WHIP1.231.30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Joakim Soria
RP - ARI
Joakim Soria
Taijuan Walker
SP - NYM
Taijuan Walker
News 
 Diamondbacks pitcher Joakim Soria (calf) could throw a bullpen session on Saturday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Apr 15th
Taijuan Walker walked six batters and allowed three runs (two earned), two hits, with seven strikeouts in three and two-thirds innings.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Apr 21st
 The Diamondbacks are expected to place RP Joakim Soria (calf) on the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 6th
Taijuan Walker allowed three hits, three walks, and one earned run as the Mets beat the Phillies 4-3 in extra innings.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Apr 14th
 Diamondbacks RHP Joakim Soria strained his left calf while covering first base during Sunday's game against the Padres.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 4th
Taijuan Walker went six innings, allowing two earned runs and four hits while striking out four, walking two in his season debut on Thursday.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Apr 9th
 Torey Luvullo told reporters on Sunday that he doesn't see the Diamondbacks having a slam-dunk closer right now and he's likely to favor a by-committee approach late in games.
Dan Harris
Sun, Mar 28th
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
 Relief pitcher Joakim Soria has agreed to a one-year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Feb 3rd
Free Agent pitcher Taijuan Walker has been in contact with the New York Mets, according to Michael Mayer.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Feb 15th
Notes 
 The Diamondbacks gave Soria a one-year, $3.5 million deal after his successful stint with the A's. Soria fixed his home run problem from 2019, which was an outlier for his career anyway, and his 2020 numbers looked much more in line with his typical output. Soria hasn't been named the closer, but given that he has totaled at least 16 saves in eight separate seasons, it's a strong bet that he'll begin the year in the ninth inning. The Diamondbacks aren't expected to be competitive, so if you do draft him, bank on him being traded to another team, and into another role, by mid-season.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros