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Who Should I Draft?

Yu Darvish or Rafael Devers (2021)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yu Darvish
SP - SD
Yu Darvish
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
5 of 9 experts
44%
Recommended by
4 of 9 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 26# 27
Best Rank# 15# 24
Worst Rank# 50# 45
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 16# 42
Best Rank# 16# 37
Worst Rank# 18# 45
   
Projections 
   
Runs98
Home Runs2432
RBI104
Stolen Bases5
Batting Avg.286
Strikeouts213138
Wins13
Saves0
ERA3.49
WHIP1.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 43# 45
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 44
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 25# 36
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 16# 30
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 22# 38
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 27# 25
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 38# 31
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 49# 24
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 50# 26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yu Darvish
SP - SD
Yu Darvish
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs32
   
Home Runs511
   
RBI43
   
Stolen Bases0
   
Batting Avg.263
   
Strikeouts9367
   
Wins8
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.01
   
WHIP0.96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yu Darvish
SP - SD
Yu Darvish
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs98
   
Home Runs2432
   
RBI104
   
Stolen Bases5
   
Batting Avg.286
   
Strikeouts213138
   
Wins13
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.49
   
WHIP1.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yu Darvish
SP - SD
Yu Darvish
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
News 
  Rafael Devers agreed to a one-year, $4.575 million deal with the Red Sox to avoid arbitration.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Jan 15th
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