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Who Should I Draft?

Taijuan Walker or Noah Syndergaard (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Noah Syndergaard
SP - LAA
Noah Syndergaard
Taijuan Walker
SP - NYM
Taijuan Walker
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
39 of 42 experts
7%
Recommended by
3 of 42 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 85# 120
Best Rank# 53# 65
Worst Rank# 316# 329
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 182# 340
Best Rank# 150# 248
Worst Rank# 202# 411
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts132133
Wins98
Saves00
ERA4.114.31
WHIP1.241.29
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 102
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 92# 96
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 78# 102
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 72
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 81# 121
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 91
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 65# 136
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 91# 93
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 91# 107
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 87# 107
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 78
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 316# 329
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 96# 123
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 76# 143
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 92# 120
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 81
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 67# 122
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 73
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 101
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 77# 110
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 83# 112
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 93# 127
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 57
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 101# 114
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 56
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 76# 128
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 132# 161
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 106# 182
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 78# 84
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 119# 148
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 96# 118
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 53# 101
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 209# 256
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 101# 125
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 91# 121
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 94
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 74
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 90# 117
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 98# 144
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 93# 65
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 104# 75
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 79
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Noah Syndergaard
SP - LAA
Noah Syndergaard
Taijuan Walker
SP - NYM
Taijuan Walker
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played230
   
Games Started229
   
Innings Pitched2.2159.0
   
Wins07
   
Losses111
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed3133
   
Earned Runs279
   
Home Runs Allowed126
   
Strikeouts2146
   
Walks055
   
ERA9.004.47
   
WHIP1.501.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Noah Syndergaard
SP - LAA
Noah Syndergaard
Taijuan Walker
SP - NYM
Taijuan Walker
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2527
   
Games Started2627
   
Innings Pitched144.5145.0
   
Wins98
   
Losses89
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed140135
   
Earned Runs6669
   
Home Runs Allowed2124
   
Strikeouts132133
   
Walks3952
   
ERA4.114.31
   
WHIP1.241.29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Noah Syndergaard
SP - LAA
Noah Syndergaard
Taijuan Walker
SP - NYM
Taijuan Walker
News 
 Noah Syndergaard allowed six runs (four earned) on four hits and two walks in just 2/3 of an inning in Monday's 7-4 loss to the Rangers.
Diego Sandoval
Tue, May 17th
Taijuan Walker allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks over five innings in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals. He struck out four and did not factor into the decision.
Dan Harris
Tue, May 17th
 Noah Syndergaard allowed one run on seven hits while striking out seven in 5 1/3 innings of Monday's 11-3 win over the Rays.
Diego Sandoval
Tue, May 10th
Taijuan Walker tossed seven shutout innings on Thursday against the Nationals, allowing three hits and a walk. He struck out one and earned the win, moving to 1-0.
Dan Harris
Thu, May 12th
 Noah Syndergaard allowed three runs on eight hits while striking out eight in seven innings of Tuesday's 4-0 loss to the Red Sox.
Diego Sandoval
Tue, May 3rd
Taijuan Walker allowed seven runs (six earned) on nine hits and two walks over four innings on Thursday against the Phillies. He struck out two and did not factor into the decision.
Dan Harris
Thu, May 5th
 Angels RHP Noah Syndergaard has been scratched from his scheduled start Friday against the White Sox as reported by MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger.
Luke Monaldo
Fri, Apr 29th
Taijuan Walker scattered two hits and two walks over five shutout innings against the Phillies on Saturday. The righty got a no-decision while only recording one strikeout during the 4-1 loss.
Brad Richter
Sun, May 1st
 Los Angeles Angels SP Noah Syndergaard pitched 5 2/3 innings on Saturday, striking out six, walking two, and allowing three hits for two earned runs in the Angels' 5-4 loss to the Orioles.
Josh Thiessen
Sun, Apr 24th
New York Mets SP Taijuan Walker is currently slated to throw a simulated game in St Louis on Monday, and is then expected to pitch either Friday or Saturday in Philadelphia.
Josh Thiessen
Mon, Apr 25th
Notes 
 Syndergaard has pitched two innings since 2019 after undergoing Tommy John surgery and then having setbacks last season, and he'll get a fresh start with the Angels. Fantasy managers know what he brings to the table when he's at his best. A high-90s fastball, and excellent curveball, changeup, and slider, and the ability to dominate any lineup he faces when he's on. There are obvious injury concerns, but considering his low ADP, he has more upside than any pitcher going around him. Take comfort in the fact that he took a one-year deal in an effort to rebuild his value, and accept the discount on someone who could easily be an SP2 or SP3 if he stays healthy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros