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Who Should I Draft?

Taylor Rogers or Jordan Hicks (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
32 of 51 experts
37%
Recommended by
19 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 79# 99
Best Rank# 45# 50
Worst Rank# 162# 291
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 202# 200
Best Rank# 176# 160
Worst Rank# 259# 225
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7358
Wins43
Saves1312
ERA3.393.43
WHIP1.161.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 85
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 76# 106
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 99# 148
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 99# 103
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 82# 101
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 91# 117
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 86# 93
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 76# 110
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 76# 109
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 64# 124
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 50# 72
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 47
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 78# 81
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 88# 102
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 87# 107
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 48
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 88# 291
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 83# 104
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 77# 98
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 91# 104
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 109
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 47
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 102
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 82# 92
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 90
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 78# 82
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 54# 137
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 70# 124
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 75# 103
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 70# 99
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 82# 96
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 45# 59
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 71# 70
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 76# 62
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 82# 75
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 92# 54
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 93# 59
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 93# 50
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 98# 81
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 100# 97
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 103# 83
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 105# 86
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 108# 90
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 110# 108
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 110# 95
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 111# 62
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 116# 62
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 122# 111
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 123# 79
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 134# 66
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 162# 121
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played21
   
Games Started0
   
Innings Pitched20.2
   
Wins2
   
Losses4
   
Saves9
   
Blown Saves2
   
Holds2
   
Hits Allowed26
   
Earned Runs9
   
Home Runs Allowed2
   
Strikeouts24
   
Walks4
   
ERA4.05
   
WHIP1.50
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6254
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched63.053.6
   
Wins43
   
Losses32
   
Saves1312
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds139
   
Hits Allowed5843
   
Earned Runs2420
   
Home Runs Allowed74
   
Strikeouts7358
   
Walks1524
   
ERA3.393.43
   
WHIP1.161.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
News 
 Twins LHP Taylor Rogers (finger) won't return this season, per manager Rocco Baldelli.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 11th
Jordan Hicks is unlikely to return this year because of problems with his right elbow. He could be used as a starter next year.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Aug 25th
 Twins LHP Taylor Rogers (finger) has decided to not undergo surgery.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 8th
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jordan Hicks (elbow) could be used as a starter in 2022. per general manager John Mozeliak.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 4th
 The Twins placed LHP Taylor Rogers (finger) on the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 27th
Cardinals RHP Jordan Hicks (elbow) has begun some light throwing.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 21st
 Twins reliever Taylor Rogers leaves with a left middle finger sprain. Rogers threw five pitches before leaving with zero innings pitched.
Corbin Young
Tue, Jul 27th
Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak says that a "best case" scenario would have Jordan Hicks (elbow) returning in August.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 4th
 Twins reliever Taylor Rogers is drawing significant trade interest ahead of the trade deadline. MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports that the southpaw is "very popular on the trade market."
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Jul 25th
Jordan Hicks got an injection in his elbow last week and has now begun his rehab program as of Monday. He'll have a month to recover before the Cardinals ramp him back up to major league ready condition.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, May 18th
Notes 
 Rogers has been the reliever to roster in Minnesota for the past two seasons, but he's totaled just 39 saves over that span. Even with the shortened 2020 season, that's just not the total you want to see from a reliever if you're relying on him as an RP1, especially when the Twins as a team have totaled 92 saves over the last two years. Rogers's lack of saves is all about Rocco Baldelli's philosophy, rather than Rogers's lack of effectiveness (he's totaled a 2.80 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP, and a 10.8 K/9 over the last three years). Unfortunately, Baldelli is unlikely to abandon his committee approach with the additions of Alex Colome and Hansel Robles. Rogers is still a fine RP2, but certainly don't expect him to get every save chance in Minnesota.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Hicks is likely to serve as the Cardinals' closer this year if he can show that he has fully recovered from Tommy John surgery. He totaled 20 saves from 2018-2019 before hurting his elbow, and then opted out of last season, in part because of setbacks in his recovery. Early reports from the spring are promising, and it seems that the Cardinals want him and his 100+ MPH fastball to lead the way in the ninth inning. Monitor his health in the spring, but draft him late for now and expect saves so long as he is healthy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros