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Who Should I Draft?

Trevor Rosenthal or Devin Williams (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trevor Rosenthal
RP - OAK
Trevor Rosenthal
Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
Expert
Recommendation
82%
Recommended by
42 of 51 experts
18%
Recommended by
9 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 50# 65
Best Rank# 28# 41
Worst Rank# 98# 118
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 120# 159
Best Rank# 113# 134
Worst Rank# 234# 221
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7691
Wins34
Saves254
ERA3.813.14
WHIP1.311.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 61
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 105
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 47# 75
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 44# 86
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 118
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 71
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 58
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 90
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 68# 70
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 50# 107
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 57# 59
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 43# 74
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 44# 62
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 37# 75
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 71
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 72# 86
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 28# 46
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 37# 105
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 56# 63
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 46# 67
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 37# 51
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 59# 69
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 62# 91
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 50# 58
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 47# 51
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 43# 64
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 90
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 47# 51
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 40# 80
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 60# 61
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 55# 59
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 62# 67
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 39# 53
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 54# 60
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 63# 72
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 51# 72
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 36# 96
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 34# 69
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 30# 41
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 51# 65
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 41# 53
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 51# 60
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 57# 54
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 62# 51
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 74# 42
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 76# 46
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 82# 46
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 90# 66
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 92# 64
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 92# 56
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 98# 62
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Trevor Rosenthal
RP - OAK
Trevor Rosenthal
Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2322
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched24.327.0
   
Wins14
   
Losses01
   
Saves110
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds19
   
Hits Allowed128
   
Earned Runs51
   
Home Runs Allowed21
   
Strikeouts3853
   
Walks89
   
ERA1.900.33
   
WHIP0.850.63
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Trevor Rosenthal
RP - OAK
Trevor Rosenthal
Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5959
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched56.365.3
   
Wins34
   
Losses23
   
Saves254
   
Blown Saves41
   
Holds318
   
Hits Allowed4248
   
Earned Runs2423
   
Home Runs Allowed67
   
Strikeouts7691
   
Walks3229
   
ERA3.813.14
   
WHIP1.311.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Trevor Rosenthal
RP - OAK
Trevor Rosenthal
Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
News 
 Oakland Athletics pitcher Trevor Rosenthal (hip) will undergo surgery next week to repair a torn labrum in his hip and will miss the rest of the season.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 7th
Devin Williams converted the save Tuesday against the Cubs, allowing three hits and striking out two in one inning.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Aug 10th
 A's RHP Trevor Rosenthal (shoulder) is progressing "rapidly" through his strength program, per manager Bob Melvin.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 11th
Devin Williams converted the save Wednesday against the Pirates, striking out two and walking one in one inning.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 4th
 Athletics reliever Trevor Rosenthal officially underwent surgery today. The operation "involved the removal of his first rib, a pec minor release, and scalene release," according to a release from the Athletics.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Apr 8th
Devin Williams was reinstated from the IL on Tuesday.
Dan Harris
Tue, Jul 27th
 The Athletics' bullpen was dealt a major blow on Thursday as reliever Trevor Rosenthal landed on the 60-day injured list. He's been dealing with a shoulder injury. Thoracic outlet surgery seems like the most likely outcome for the 30-year-old right-hander. Such a procedure would hold him out for at least three months.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Apr 8th
Brewers RP Devin Williams (elbow) will play catch on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 20th
 A's manager Bob Melvin told reporters on Wednesday that "surgery is on the table" for Trevor Rosenthal because of his shoulder injury.
Dan Harris
Wed, Apr 7th
Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Devin Williams (elbow) was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with right elbow discomfort.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 17th
Notes 
 After missing the 2018 season and most of the 2019 season, Rosenthal bounced back in a huge way last year. He stepped in as the Royals' closer, notching seven saves, and then was unhittable with the Padres after a mid-year trade. He parlayed his success into a one-year contract with the A's, where all signs point to him being the undisputed closer. Rosenthal was an outstanding reliever in his prime and once had back-to-back 45-save (or better) seasons. And his raw stuff looked excellent last year, as he totaled the best strikeout rate of his career. If he stays healthy, he has a shot at being a top-5 closer, but you can draft him a little later than that and likely make a profit.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
You have to hand it to the Brewers - they produce relievers who put up historically great seasons. Williams wasn't just good in 2020 - he was truly beyond belief. A 0.33 ERA. One run and eight hits allowed in 27 innings. A 44% K-BB%. Williams has battled injuries for much of his career, but given what he did last year, he should be drafted among the elite fantasy relievers in the game. Even if he never gets a save chance with Josh Hader in front of him, his ratios make him more than worth it.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  In the shortened 2020 season, Williams became the first reliever to ever win Rookie of the Year without earning a single save. This was a credit to his four wins, nine holds, 0.33 ERA, and 53 strikeouts in 27 innings pitched. Williams is once again unlikely to earn many saves in 2021, but his ratios are so elite that he's worth rostering in any and all fantasy leagues. To put in perspective how dominant Williams' changeup is - the spin rate on his changeup led the No. 2 finisher by more than 400 RPM, which was a bigger gap than No. 2 to No. 69. Should anything happen to Josh Hader, Williams would arguably become my top ranked closer in fantasy baseball.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
  Devin Williams was incredible in 2020 and ended up taking home the NL Rookie Year of the Year award. He owned a 0.33 ERA, 0.63 WHIP and a 53:9 K:BB across 27 innings last season. Williams will be one of the more popular relievers off the board for upcoming fantasy drafts, especially in league formats which use the category solds (save and holds). The Brewers reportedly were looking to move on from current closer Josh Hader. Williams would have the closer job all to himself and can be considered a top-5 reliever if Hader is dealt.
Brad Camara - FantasyPros