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Who Should I Draft?

Taylor Rogers or Ryan Pressly (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
20 of 24 experts
17%
Recommended by
4 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 45# 63
Best Rank# 24# 36
Worst Rank# 86# 117
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 115# 170
Best Rank# 98# 133
Worst Rank# 142# 244
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7473
Wins34
Saves2913
ERA3.263.38
WHIP1.171.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 79
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 55# 76
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 57# 98
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 117
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 40# 60
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 45# 64
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 37# 48
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 28# 55
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 61
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 49# 73
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 47# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 94
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 44# 107
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 48# 71
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 39# 55
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 24# 54
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 39# 70
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 49# 109
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 61# 77
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 51# 73
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 42# 36
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 41
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 53# 50
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 86# 64
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2321
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched21.020.2
   
Wins12
   
Losses34
   
Saves129
   
Blown Saves42
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed2226
   
Earned Runs99
   
Home Runs Allowed22
   
Strikeouts2924
   
Walks74
   
ERA3.864.05
   
WHIP1.381.50
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6262
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched60.063.2
   
Wins34
   
Losses34
   
Saves2913
   
Blown Saves130
   
Holds513
   
Hits Allowed5258
   
Earned Runs2224
   
Home Runs Allowed77
   
Strikeouts7473
   
Walks1816
   
ERA3.263.38
   
WHIP1.171.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
News 
 Astros manager Dusty Baker said Ryan Pressly is “the leader” to the be closer.
Brad Camara
Sat, Feb 20th
 
Notes 
 Pressly had his usual solid season, but got the benefit of closing for the Astros after Roberto Osuna's injury. His numbers fell off a bit from the previous two years (his 1.33 WHIP was particularly out of character), but he will almost certainly rebound from the .365 BABIP he allowed. He's slated to again be the Astros' closer, and as such, should provide plenty of saves while giving fantasy managers positive value in ratios. That makes him one of the few reliable closers worth drafting at more than a late-round price.
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
 12 - 2.50 - 1.15
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports
11 - 3.00 - 1.05
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports