Skip to main content

Who Should I Draft?

Taylor Rogers or Patrick Corbin (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
20 of 22 experts
9%
Recommended by
2 of 22 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 45# 64
Best Rank# 26# 36
Worst Rank# 102# 118
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 126# 169
Best Rank# 102# 131
Worst Rank# 140# 245
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts19373
Wins124
Saves014
ERA3.903.33
WHIP1.291.17
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 79
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 41
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 26# 68
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 98
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 118
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 43# 60
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 53# 56
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 61
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 44# 73
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 44# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 94
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 59# 107
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 28# 36
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 35# 72
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 54# 61
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 46# 50
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 57# 70
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 108
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 28# 77
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 45# 73
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 102# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 61# 55
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1121
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched66.320.2
   
Wins22
   
Losses74
   
Saves09
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed8526
   
Earned Runs349
   
Home Runs Allowed102
   
Strikeouts6024
   
Walks184
   
ERA4.664.05
   
WHIP1.571.50
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3161
   
Games Started310
   
Innings Pitched185.864.1
   
Wins124
   
Losses103
   
Saves014
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds012
   
Hits Allowed18258
   
Earned Runs8124
   
Home Runs Allowed267
   
Strikeouts19373
   
Walks5817
   
ERA3.903.33
   
WHIP1.291.17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
News 
There are no recent news for these players
Notes 
 Corbin had a disastrous 2020 season, during which he went 2-7 with a 4.66 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP. His strikeout rate plummeted, and his velocity dropped significantly, with his fastball seeing a dip of almost two miles per hour. Corbin leans heavily into his slider, and he needs it to be pristine to be an effective pitcher. And although it wasn't a terrible pitch in 2020, the swinging strike rate on it dropped from 28.1% to 21.2%, and the whiff rate from 52% to just 38.2%. If the loss in velocity and effectiveness of his slider were entirely due to the oddities of the shortened season, then Corbin is going to be a major value in drafts this year. But if not, then his days as a "set it and forget it" starter are likely over. Monitor Corbin's performance this spring, particularly with his velocity. If it's back up to prior levels, then push him up your board significantly.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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