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Who Should I Draft?

Yu Darvish or Manny Machado (2021)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yu Darvish
SP - SD
Yu Darvish
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
5 of 9 experts
44%
Recommended by
4 of 9 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 26# 28
Best Rank# 15# 16
Worst Rank# 50# 78
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 16# 21
Best Rank# 16# 19
Worst Rank# 18# 23
   
Projections 
   
Runs93
Home Runs2436
RBI108
Stolen Bases10
Batting Avg.280
Strikeouts213113
Wins13
Saves0
ERA3.49
WHIP1.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 38# 78
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 49# 51
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 23
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 16# 29
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 50# 75
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 22# 18
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 25# 16
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 27# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 43# 29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yu Darvish
SP - SD
Yu Darvish
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs44
   
Home Runs516
   
RBI47
   
Stolen Bases6
   
Batting Avg.304
   
Strikeouts9337
   
Wins8
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.01
   
WHIP0.96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yu Darvish
SP - SD
Yu Darvish
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs93
   
Home Runs2436
   
RBI108
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Batting Avg.280
   
Strikeouts213113
   
Wins13
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.49
   
WHIP1.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yu Darvish
SP - SD
Yu Darvish
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
News 
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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
 
 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 - BettingPros