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Who Should I Draft?

Will Smith or Taylor Rogers (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
39 of 51 experts
24%
Recommended by
12 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 72# 79
Best Rank# 25# 45
Worst Rank# 112# 162
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 162# 202
Best Rank# 146# 176
Worst Rank# 193# 259
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7773
Wins44
Saves1913
ERA3.453.39
WHIP1.111.16
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 110
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 64# 76
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 54# 99
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 70# 99
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 75# 123
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 50# 82
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 25# 116
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 98
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 53# 91
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 51# 86
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 46# 78
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 65# 88
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 43# 87
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 53# 82
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 57# 93
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 71# 88
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 56# 83
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 73# 103
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 75# 77
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 71# 162
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 85# 100
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 54# 91
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 112# 122
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 50# 109
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 80# 92
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 69# 82
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 51# 78
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 37# 54
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 68# 71
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 35# 70
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 81# 111
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 67# 134
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 46# 110
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 60# 76
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 74# 82
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 34# 45
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 99# 105
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 62# 108
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 83# 93
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 53# 50
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 82# 76
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 91# 75
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 92# 85
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 96# 76
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 97# 90
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 101# 64
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 111# 70
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 47
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 47
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 48
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1821
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched16.120.2
   
Wins22
   
Losses24
   
Saves09
   
Blown Saves12
   
Holds62
   
Hits Allowed1126
   
Earned Runs89
   
Home Runs Allowed72
   
Strikeouts1824
   
Walks44
   
ERA4.504.05
   
WHIP0.941.50
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6262
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched59.863.0
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves1913
   
Blown Saves80
   
Holds813
   
Hits Allowed4858
   
Earned Runs2324
   
Home Runs Allowed97
   
Strikeouts7773
   
Walks1915
   
ERA3.453.39
   
WHIP1.111.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
News 
 Will Smith pitched a perfect 10th inning against the Padres Saturday to collect his 34th save.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 26th
Twins LHP Taylor Rogers (finger) won't return this season, per manager Rocco Baldelli.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 11th
 Will Smith pitched the ninth inning against the Giants Sunday, striking out two batters en route to sealing a shutout and his 33rd save of the season.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 19th
Twins LHP Taylor Rogers (finger) has decided to not undergo surgery.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 8th
 Will Smith pitched the ninth inning against the Marlins Sunday, allowing a hit and a walk en route to earning his 32nd save.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 12th
The Twins placed LHP Taylor Rogers (finger) on the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 27th
 Will Smith pitched the ninth against the Nationals Tuesday, and it was a quiet seven-pitch inning en route to his 31st save.
Steve Painter
Wed, Sep 8th
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
 Will Smith pitched the ninth inning against the Rockies Thursday, allowing one hit while striking one batter out en route to earning his 30th save of the year.
Steve Painter
Fri, Sep 3rd
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
Notes 
 Smith had a rough 2020 season, losing several weeks to a bout with COVID-19 and being far less effective than usual when he did pitch. His dominant slider just wasn't the same, as batters hit .263 (after never hitting better than .193) and tallied a .398 wOBA (after never totaling higher than .282) against it. But Brian Snitker appears to be willing to throw out Smith's poor season almost entirely. Although he hasn't named Smith the closer, he has professed his confidence in him, and there's been speculation from beat writers that Smith will ultimately win the role after a battle with Chris Martin and A.J. Minter. Draft Smith as the presumptive closer unless you hear otherwise from Braves camp.
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