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Who Should I Draft?

Taijuan Walker or Jose Leclerc (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Taijuan Walker
SP - NYM
Taijuan Walker
Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
42 of 42 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 42 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 114
Best Rank# 49
Worst Rank# 266
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 279
Best Rank# 247
Worst Rank# 325
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts11853
Wins82
Saves011
ERA4.283.26
WHIP1.301.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 111
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 107
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 103
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 150
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 111
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 116
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 49
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 104
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 102# 108
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 126
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 131
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 136
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 111# 115
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 266
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 92
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 109
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 115
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 96
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 128
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 110
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 115
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 90
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 121
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 125
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 169
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 104
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 96
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 116
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 108
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 95
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 154
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 128
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 113
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 162
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 123
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 78
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 106
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 115
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 150
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 118
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 116
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 114
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Taijuan Walker
SP - NYM
Taijuan Walker
Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played112
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched53.22.2
   
Wins40
   
Losses30
   
Saves01
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed432
   
Earned Runs161
   
Home Runs Allowed80
   
Strikeouts503
   
Walks192
   
ERA2.704.50
   
WHIP1.162.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Taijuan Walker
SP - NYM
Taijuan Walker
Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2433
   
Games Started240
   
Innings Pitched125.939.3
   
Wins82
   
Losses82
   
Saves011
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds06
   
Hits Allowed12126
   
Earned Runs6014
   
Home Runs Allowed194
   
Strikeouts11853
   
Walks4318
   
ERA4.283.26
   
WHIP1.301.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Taijuan Walker
SP - NYM
Taijuan Walker
Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
News 
 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
Jose Leclerc will undergo Tommy John surgery, according to Rangers GM Jon Daniels.
Dan Harris
Mon, Mar 29th
 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
Jose Leclerc is experiencing “elbow discomfort” and is expected to miss “an extended period of time.”
Brad Camara
Mon, Mar 22nd
 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
Rangers manager Chris Woodward acknowledged that Jose Leclerc will get save chances, though he isn't officially naming a closer just yet.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
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 
  Leclerc is dealing with elbow soreness and is now expected to miss "extended time." It's just another in the long list of things that has derailed Leclerc's career of late, after he looked like he would be the Rangers' closer for years to come after he emerged from obscurity in 2018 to become a dominant reliever and then signed a lengthy deal. After is stellar season, his walk-rate reverted to its pre-2018 numbers quickly, he lost the closer's role, and then missed almost all of last year with a shoulder injury that required surgery. With the elbow soreness, there's just no reason to draft him this year, and you can pick him up off the waiver wire when and if he returns and is named the closer.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros