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Who Should I Draft?

Zac Gallen or Ryan Pressly (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
38 of 43 experts
12%
Recommended by
5 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 56
Best Rank# 20# 30
Worst Rank# 70# 109
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 76# 142
Best Rank# 66# 128
Worst Rank# 101# 196
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts79168
Wins49
Saves310
ERA2.994.03
WHIP1.081.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 70
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 41# 45
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 28# 55
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 32# 54
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 30# 62
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 37# 77
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 35# 70
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 37# 68
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 47
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 39# 43
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 56
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 33# 109
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 39# 46
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 31# 55
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 59
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 33# 50
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 33# 51
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 26# 44
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 37
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 28# 52
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 48
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 33# 43
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 21# 61
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 31# 102
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 30# 57
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 78
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 20# 104
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 27# 70
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 83
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 47# 67
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 20# 62
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 20# 51
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 34# 44
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 36# 77
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 27# 92
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 32# 42
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 53
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 66
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 33# 30
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 70# 30
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 39
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 41
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 52# 45
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6422
   
Games Started022
   
Innings Pitched64.1121.1
   
Wins53
   
Losses310
   
Saves260
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed49108
   
Earned Runs1658
   
Home Runs Allowed419
   
Strikeouts81139
   
Walks1349
   
ERA2.254.30
   
WHIP0.971.29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6428
   
Games Started028
   
Innings Pitched63.8157.4
   
Wins49
   
Losses39
   
Saves310
   
Blown Saves50
   
Holds30
   
Hits Allowed52139
   
Earned Runs2171
   
Home Runs Allowed623
   
Strikeouts79168
   
Walks1659
   
ERA2.994.03
   
WHIP1.081.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
News 
 Astros closer Ryan Pressly was only needed for two outs in order to pick up his sixth save.
Kendall Capps
Mon, May 23rd
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zac Gallen pitched five innings on Thursday, striking out four, walking three, and allowing two hits for one earned run in the Diamondbacks' 3-1 win over the Cubs.
Josh Thiessen
Fri, May 20th
 Ryan Pressly pitched one inning, allowing zero runs one one hit and striking out one while walking none en route to his fifth save in Houston’s 2-1 win against the Rangers.
Luke Monaldo
Sun, May 22nd
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zac Gallen pitched six innings on Saturday, striking out nine, walking one, and allowing two hits for one earned run in the Diamondbacks' 4-2 loss to the Cubs.
Josh Thiessen
Sun, May 15th
 Astros closer Ryan Pressly needed just 14 pitches to strike out the side in the 9th, without anyone reaching base.
Kendall Capps
Thu, May 19th
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zac Gallen pitched seven innings on Sunday, striking out seven, and allowing five hits for zero earned runs in the Diamondbacks' 4-0 win over the Rockies.
Josh Thiessen
Mon, May 9th
 Astros closer Ryan Pressly pitched a scoreless ninth inning Friday in a 6-1 win over the Washington Nationals.
Kendall Capps
Sat, May 14th
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zac Gallen pitched 6 2/3 innings on Monday, striking out five, and allowing five hits for two earned runs in the Diamondbacks' 5-4 win over the Marlins.
Josh Thiessen
Mon, May 2nd
 Ryan Pressly got back on track Saturday, pitching a scoreless 9th to pick up his fourth save of the season.
Kendall Capps
Sun, May 8th
Zac Gallen allowed two hits in six scoreless innings while striking out five during Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Dodgers.
Diego Sandoval
Wed, Apr 27th
Notes 
 Pressly was his usual excellent self in the bullpen last year, pitching to a 2.25 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP with a 32.4% strikeout rate, his fourth straight season with at least a 31% mark. His fantasy value was held in check by his oddly-low save total of 26, but that was hardly his fault. The Astros as a team had only 34 saves total, which was tied with the Blue Jays for the lowest mark by a .500 team or better. Houston averaged 46.5 saves over the team's previous two full seasons, so expect them to approach that mark again and for Pressly's save total to jump by at least five or more. If you can grab a discount based on his low number last year, do so.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Gallen took a major step back last year, but it's tough not to blame the injuries. He missed time with forearm, elbow, and hamstring injuries and the quality of nearly every one of his pitches declined. He looked like a prime bounce-back candidate, but he's already behind schedule because of bursitis in his shoulder. If you believe that Gallen's decline last year was due to his injuries and that he won't miss much time this year, then he should be drafted as a low-end No. 2 starter. When he's right, his fastball, changeup, and curveball are all outstanding, and he can pile on the strikeouts with ease. But you'd be foolish not to acknowledge the injury risks, and if you do draft Gallen, make sure you have a deep staff behind him.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros