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Who Should I Draft?

Yu Darvish or Aroldis Chapman (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
38 of 43 experts
12%
Recommended by
5 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 22
Best Rank# 9# 15
Worst Rank# 36# 35
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 63# 71
Best Rank# 57# 64
Worst Rank# 87# 83
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7632
Wins41
Saves013
ERA4.132.77
WHIP1.211.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 24
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 26
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 25# 31
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 25
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 20# 25
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 23
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 19# 22
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 21
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 15# 35
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 28
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 17# 24
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 23
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 28
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 23# 26
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 15# 26
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 20# 27
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 16# 17
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 19# 25
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 19# 25
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 9# 32
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 16# 21
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 14# 23
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 19# 27
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 24
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 24
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 25
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 16# 22
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 25
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 24
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 17# 24
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 10# 33
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 26
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 17# 29
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 25# 31
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 16# 32
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 20# 23
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 14# 33
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 17# 23
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 32# 24
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 34# 15
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 34# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 36# 24
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 36# 31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3160
   
Games Started310
   
Innings Pitched179.257.0
   
Wins63
   
Losses82
   
Saves037
   
Blown Saves05
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed14038
   
Earned Runs7914
   
Home Runs Allowed333
   
Strikeouts22985
   
Walks5625
   
ERA3.982.21
   
WHIP1.101.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1122
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched64.721.5
   
Wins41
   
Losses31
   
Saves013
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed5615
   
Earned Runs307
   
Home Runs Allowed102
   
Strikeouts7632
   
Walks2210
   
ERA4.132.77
   
WHIP1.211.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
News 
 Yu Darvish threw his new pitch, a two-seam, splitter hybrid in Saturday's intrasquad game. Darvish called the new pitch the "Supreme."
Brad Camara
Mon, Jul 6th
Aroldis Chapman reported to Yankee Stadium for summer camp on Sunday, Marly Rivera of ESPN reports.
John Aubin
Mon, Jul 6th
 Yu Darvish is the favorite to be the Cubs' Opening Day starter, but manager David Ross is also considering Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 1st
Aroldis Chapman's spring debut has been pushed to Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 4th
 Yu Darvish (illness) is expected to pitch three innings Friday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Mar 5th
Aroldis Chapman will make his spring debut Wednesday against the Phillies, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
John Aubin
Mon, Mar 2nd
Notes 
 There's a lot of focus on the second-half performance of Yu Darvish, one in which he allowed just seven walks over his final 13 starts, but not a lot on his dreadful first three months of the season, where he was at best a streamer who was walking everyone. Maybe he figured it out, but the whole is a greater sample than selected stretches. For Darvish, you're likely looking at a player who will be somewhere in between. He'll be a strikeout artist, but he'll be an average pitcher who is fine - not great - in the other categories. If his first half of the season in 2019 happened in the second half of the season instead, we'd be looking at him as a late-round flyer at best.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Paying the premium for a closer isn't advised, because replicating that success from year to year - especially for breakout pitchers at the position - is tough to do. But when you have a closer who has been a top-tier option year after year, he's one of the few who are worth the investment. Chapman isn't the lights-out closer that he was in the past, but he's as safe of a bet that there is to finish top 3 at the position. That, alone, makes him worth the price.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Darvish's season was a tale of two halves. He was utterly unplayable to begin the season, tallying a 1.56 WHIP through May and walking roughly six batters per nine innings. But Darvish pulled out of it and then some, walking only seven batters over his final 14 starts, during which he had a 2.95 ERA and 0.83 WHIP. Can you fully trust Darvish? Probably not? But should you expect him to pitch closer to his second half than his first? For sure.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Chapman remains one of the best relievers in the game, but even his most ardent defenders have to admit there are signs of slippage. His velocity, which is still elite, continues to trend down, and he hasn't topped 60 innings since 2015. He's the unquestioned closer in the game, a top-three reliever, and will give you plenty of strikeouts. But he's no longer the top option in the fantasy game.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Which Yu Darvish will we get? If if it second half 2019 Darvish, he will blow his ADP out of the water, if it is first half 2019 Darvish, he will be a big loss of investment. Honestly know way of knowing, just depends if you want to take the risk or not.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy