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Who Should I Draft?

Taylor Rogers or Ken Giles (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
37 of 52 experts
29%
Recommended by
15 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 37
Best Rank# 17# 25
Worst Rank# 118# 88
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 101# 115
Best Rank# 94# 106
Worst Rank# 125# 141
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2931
Wins11
Saves1211
ERA3.163.17
WHIP1.121.11
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 55
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 47# 60
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 45
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 17# 28
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 35# 42
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 57
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 29# 30
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 40# 45
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 41
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 22# 42
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 33# 41
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 28
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 36# 55
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 31# 34
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 36# 44
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 27# 47
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 23# 35
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 34# 40
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 40# 43
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 38# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 37# 39
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 52
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 27# 40
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 28# 36
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 49
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 28# 35
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 46# 50
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 34# 35
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 44
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 42# 44
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 42# 88
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 31# 33
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 53# 58
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 37# 50
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 46# 48
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 33# 41
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 24# 36
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 32# 25
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 35# 34
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 35# 34
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 35# 27
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 35# 31
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 35
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 36# 34
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 37# 34
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 43# 35
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 34
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 45# 43
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 46# 38
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 54# 44
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 57# 43
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 118# 54
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6053
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched69.053.2
   
Wins22
   
Losses43
   
Saves3023
   
Blown Saves61
   
Holds100
   
Hits Allowed5836
   
Earned Runs2011
   
Home Runs Allowed85
   
Strikeouts9083
   
Walks1117
   
ERA2.611.87
   
WHIP1.001.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2423
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched24.722.7
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves1211
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed2119
   
Earned Runs98
   
Home Runs Allowed23
   
Strikeouts2931
   
Walks67
   
ERA3.163.17
   
WHIP1.121.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
News 
 Minnesota Twins closer Taylor Rogers pitched a scoreless ninth to nail down a 3-0 win over Cleveland on Saturday. Rogers struck out two in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Aug 2nd
Blue Jays closer Ken Giles got some encouraging news on Friday when he was diagnosed with a mild strain of the flexor mass in his right forearm, according to a report from Sportsnet.ca's Andrew Zwelling on Twitter. Zwelling adds that Toronto GM Ross Atkins is "Very optimistic that we'll see him pitching again soon."
Mike Maher
Fri, Jul 31st
 Minnesota Twins closer Taylor Rogers tossed a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a 4-1 win over Cleveland on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Aug 1st
Ken Giles will receive a second opinion on his strained right forearm and remains shut down, for now, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
John Aubin
Tue, Jul 28th
 Minnesota Twins closer Taylor Rogers pitched a scoreless ninth to save a 3-0 win over St. Louis on Wednesday. Rogers struck out two in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jul 29th
Ken Giles is still awaiting the results of his elbow MRI but will head to the injured list Monday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
John Aubin
Mon, Jul 27th
  Ken Giles has been diagnosed with "right elbow soreness."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 27th
  Ken Giles was removed from Sunday's game against the Rays with an apparent injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 26th
Notes 
 Rogers seems to have the trust of the Twins, and with them being the favorites in the AL Central, expect a ton of save opportunities.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Giles is the perfect candidate for your first closer if you don't want to invest heavily into the top guys. He has no competition in the pen in Toronto.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Rogers didn't have the Twins' closer role at the outset of the season, but he proved himself as Minnesota's best reliever pretty quickly. He built on his strong gains in 2018, further upping his strikeout rate and lowering his walk rate. He likely won't see all of the save chances this year for the Twins, but he should lead the way in opportunities. That, along with his strong overall numbers, makes him a reliever to target in fantasy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Giles may have had the quietest 1.87 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in the history of baseball. Add to that a a 14.09/9 strikeout rate and Giles was one of the best relievers in baseball in 2019. He'll be a free agent after this year so it seems unlikely he holds down the closer's role in Toronto all year. But he'll certainly help your overall numbers in the first half of the season at least.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros