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Who Should I Draft?

Yu Darvish or Josh Hader (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yu Darvish
SP - SD
Yu Darvish
Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
50 of 50 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 4# 18
Best Rank# 3# 12
Worst Rank# 11# 56
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 17# 54
Best Rank# 16# 51
Worst Rank# 19# 61
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts217104
Wins134
Saves030
ERA3.372.91
WHIP1.100.98
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 31
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 16
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 4# 26
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 6# 22
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 4# 18
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 5# 17
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 5# 16
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 4# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 20
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 5# 17
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 4# 18
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 9# 19
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 4# 24
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 5# 17
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 6# 15
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 5# 31
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 4# 16
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 16
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 7# 20
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 4# 17
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 5# 19
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 4# 19
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 5# 17
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 4# 27
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 6# 21
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 9# 18
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 5# 56
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 5# 17
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 21
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 5# 21
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 6# 19
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 10# 17
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 28
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 5# 19
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 4# 16
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 6# 16
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 5# 16
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 19
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 8# 26
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 11# 19
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 8# 12
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 4# 19
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 5# 22
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 4# 23
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 6# 17
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 4# 18
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 5# 19
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 6# 20
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 4# 17
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 4# 18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yu Darvish
SP - SD
Yu Darvish
Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1221
   
Games Started120
   
Innings Pitched76.119.1
   
Wins81
   
Losses32
   
Saves013
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed598
   
Earned Runs178
   
Home Runs Allowed53
   
Strikeouts9331
   
Walks1410
   
ERA2.013.79
   
WHIP0.960.95
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yu Darvish
SP - SD
Yu Darvish
Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3062
   
Games Started300
   
Innings Pitched178.664.6
   
Wins134
   
Losses83
   
Saves030
   
Blown Saves07
   
Holds03
   
Hits Allowed14739
   
Earned Runs6721
   
Home Runs Allowed239
   
Strikeouts217104
   
Walks5024
   
ERA3.372.91
   
WHIP1.100.98
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yu Darvish
SP - SD
Yu Darvish
Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
News 
 Yu Darvish gave up no earned runs in 7.0 innings pitched in the Padres' win over the Rockies on Monday. Darvish struck out 10 and walked 0 in the outing.
Matt Flipi
Tue, May 18th
Josh Hader allowed a run on two hits and one walk in one inning to earn the save Sunday against the Braves. He struck out two.
Connor Rooney
Sun, May 16th
 Yu Darvish gave up 0 earned runs in 4 innings pitched in the Padres' win over the Rockies in the first game of their double-header on Wednesday. Darvish struck out 2 and walked 1 in the outing.
Matt Flipi
Thu, May 13th
Josh Hader allowed one hit and one walk while striking out two in one inning to earn the save Wednesday against the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Thu, May 13th
 Yu Darvish gave up 2 earned runs in 5.2 innings pitched in the Padres' win over the Pirates on Wednesday. Darvish struck out 8 and walked 1 in the outing.
Matt Flipi
Thu, May 6th
Josh Hader pitched a clean ninth inning against the Cardinals on Tuesday. He did not allow a baserunner, and did not record a strikeout.
Connor Rooney
Wed, May 12th
 Yu Darvish gave up 1 earned run in 6.1 innings pitched in the Padres' win over the Giants on Friday. Darvish struck out 12 and walked 3 in the outing.
Matt Flipi
Sat, May 1st
Josh Hader (3-0) earned the win Sunday against the Marlins, striking out two in the ninth inning.
Connor Rooney
Sun, May 9th
 Yu Darvish gave up 1 earned run in 7 innings pitched in the Padres' win over the Dodgers on Friday. Darvish struck out 9 and walked 3 in the outing.
Matt Flipi
Sat, Apr 24th
Josh Hader allowed one hit and struck out three in a ninth-inning appearance Saturday against the Marlins.
Connor Rooney
Sun, May 9th
Notes 
 After a career year in 2020, Darvish moves to San Diego in a trade that shouldn't affect his strong 2021 outlook all that much. Despite his advancing age, Darvish built on the gains he had made over the second half of 2019, finishing with a 2.01 ER, a 0.96 WHIP, and a 31.3% strikeout rate. Darvish's walk rate has declined to a level once thought unattainable for the veteran, a mere 4.7%, which was in the top 8% of MLB in 2020. Although he'll be entering his age-35 season, there's simply nothing in Darvish's numbers, metrics, or statcast data that points to a decline. If you are desperate to find a negative, it's a move from the weak-hitting NL Central to the much stronger NL West, but that's hardly a reason to avoid Darvish. Draft him as an easy top-10 starter, and more like a top-5 option.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Hader wasn't quite as dominant as he had been the previous two years, largely due to a spike in walk rate and the slightest of declines in strikeout rate. But he still tallied 13 saves, third-best in baseball, and had a miniscule 0.95 WHIP. If you parse it closely, it was just a bizarre season for Hader, who didn't give up a run through his first nine appearances, but subsequently allowed four runs in an inning. He walked five batters in a game, but didn't allow a single walk in any game after that, a span of 11 appearances. In other words, there seems to be a lot of noise in Hader's "decline," which likely would have been ironed out over the course of a full season. Draft him as the top closer off the board with few concerns.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 In his first eight starts of 2019, Darvish allowed 33 free passes in 36 2/3 innings. Since then he has given up just 37 walks in 218 (!!) innings pitched. The key has been getting away from a slider he couldn't locate, combined with increased usage of his cutter. One of many offseason additions for the Padres this year, Darvish is a no-brainer, top-six SP entering 2021.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros