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Who Should I Draft?

Zach Davies or Jameson Taillon (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jameson Taillon
SP - NYY
Jameson Taillon
Zach Davies
SP - CHC
Zach Davies
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
14 of 21 experts
33%
Recommended by
7 of 21 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 86# 94
Best Rank# 49# 70
Worst Rank# 139# 225
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 203# 217
Best Rank# 184# 187
Worst Rank# 219# 244
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts121121
Wins910
Saves00
ERA4.174.57
WHIP1.281.37
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 81# 94
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 72# 94
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 98
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 94# 107
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 128# 152
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 82# 95
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 88# 91
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 49# 82
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 74# 81
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 81# 87
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 76# 98
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 91# 93
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 112# 225
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 84# 96
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 139# 70
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 75# 73
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 75
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 82# 81
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 102# 88
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 101# 93
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 103# 97
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jameson Taillon
SP - NYY
Jameson Taillon
Zach Davies
SP - CHC
Zach Davies
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played12
   
Games Started12
   
Innings Pitched69.0
   
Wins7
   
Losses4
   
Saves0
   
Blown Saves0
   
Holds0
   
Hits Allowed55
   
Earned Runs21
   
Home Runs Allowed9
   
Strikeouts63
   
Walks19
   
ERA2.73
   
WHIP1.07
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jameson Taillon
SP - NYY
Jameson Taillon
Zach Davies
SP - CHC
Zach Davies
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2428
   
Games Started2429
   
Innings Pitched133.5157.9
   
Wins910
   
Losses710
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed134164
   
Earned Runs6280
   
Home Runs Allowed2023
   
Strikeouts121121
   
Walks3752
   
ERA4.174.57
   
WHIP1.281.37
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jameson Taillon
SP - NYY
Jameson Taillon
Zach Davies
SP - CHC
Zach Davies
News 
 Jameson Taillon plans to use more four-seamers up in the zone and reduce the usage of his sinker.
Corbin Young
Sat, Feb 20th
Zach Davies agreed to a one-year, $8.63 million deal with the Cubs to avoid arbitration.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Jan 15th
 The Pirates traded RHP Jameson Taillon to the Yankees in exchange for prospects Miguel Yajure, Roansy Conteras, Maikol Escotto and Canaan Smith.
Brad Camara
Sun, Jan 24th
 
 Jameson Taillon is rumored to be in trade talks, with the Yankees the leading candidate.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sun, Jan 24th
 
Notes 
 Taillon has undergone Tommy John surgery twice, and has totaled just 37 1/3 innings over the last two years. And really, he's had only one truly notable year, which was in 2018. But what separated Taillon that year was his outstanding slider, which not only performed exceedingly well, but also buoyed the effectiveness of the rest of his pitches. Now with the Yankees, Taillon has plenty of upside. But, as always, health remains the concern, and is the reason you shouldn't draft him until you've filled out most of your staff.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Davies has quietly put together two quality seasons, with a 3.55 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in 2019, and a 2.73 ERA and 1.07 WHIP last year. Notably, he started throwing more changeups in 2020, which led both to an increased swinging strike rate and strikeout rate. But his xERA was still 5.01, and although he routinely outperforms his expected stats, it's a reminder not to get too high on a pitcher who amounts to a command specialist. The upside is that after a trade to the Cubs, he'll face mostly weak offenses, which should help to boost his floor a bit.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros