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Who Should I Draft?

Taijuan Walker or Michael Kopech (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Taijuan Walker
SP - NYM
Taijuan Walker
Michael Kopech
SP - CWS
Michael Kopech
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
12 of 19 experts
37%
Recommended by
7 of 19 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 117# 130
Best Rank# 73# 96
Worst Rank# 187# 172
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 326# 316
Best Rank# 271# 246
Worst Rank# 344# 324
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts115106
Wins86
Saves00
ERA4.184.06
WHIP1.311.33
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 108
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 187
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 109
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 145# 170
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 106# 112
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 119
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 73# 120
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 137# 141
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 121# 172
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 78
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 92
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 112
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 111# 108
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 113# 96
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 114# 106
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 115# 107
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 142# 96
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 182# 148
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 109
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Taijuan Walker
SP - NYM
Taijuan Walker
Michael Kopech
SP - CWS
Michael Kopech
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played11
   
Games Started11
   
Innings Pitched53.2
   
Wins4
   
Losses3
   
Saves0
   
Blown Saves0
   
Holds0
   
Hits Allowed43
   
Earned Runs16
   
Home Runs Allowed8
   
Strikeouts50
   
Walks19
   
ERA2.70
   
WHIP1.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Taijuan Walker
SP - NYM
Taijuan Walker
Michael Kopech
SP - CWS
Michael Kopech
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2324
   
Games Started2317
   
Innings Pitched124.399.2
   
Wins86
   
Losses76
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed11890
   
Earned Runs5845
   
Home Runs Allowed1914
   
Strikeouts115106
   
Walks4543
   
ERA4.184.06
   
WHIP1.311.33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Taijuan Walker
SP - NYM
Taijuan Walker
Michael Kopech
SP - CWS
Michael Kopech
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
White Sox manager Tony La Russa says top prospect Michael Kopech will open the 2021 season pitching out of the bullpen.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Feb 26th
 Free Agent pitcher Taijuan Walker has been in contact with the New York Mets, according to Michael Mayer.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Feb 15th
Michael Kopech may have missed all of 2019 and 2020 after undergoing Tommy John surgery, but the White Sox organization still expects him to grace the top of their rotation for years to come. "Long term, we still view him as a premium starter," said general manager Rick Hahn.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Feb 17th
  Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports White Sox RHP Michael Kopech will be built up as a starter this spring.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Feb 14th
Notes 
  Kopech remains one of the top pitching prospects in the game, but he hasn't pitched competitively in about two-and-a-half year at this point. His fastball and slider are more than MLB caliber, and he had a 31.2% strikeout rate in the minors. But after missing all of 2019 with Tommy John surgery and opting out last year, it wouldn't be wise to just expect Kopech to step right back into a rotation without any growing pains. The White Sox also have depth in their rotation after trading for Lance Lynn and signing Carlos Rodon, so Chicago can, and likely will, stick Kopech in the minors to start the year to continue his development. But given their championship aspirations, he should crack the rotation at some point during the season if he show he is back to form.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros