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Who Should I Draft?

Zach Davies or Kirby Yates (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kirby Yates
RP - TOR
Kirby Yates
Zach Davies
SP - CHC
Zach Davies
Expert
Recommendation
85%
Recommended by
17 of 20 experts
15%
Recommended by
3 of 20 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 56# 92
Best Rank# 32# 70
Worst Rank# 129# 225
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 152# 215
Best Rank# 127# 186
Worst Rank# 183# 239
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts81121
Wins310
Saves260
ERA3.214.57
WHIP1.121.37
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 94
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 80
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 41# 95
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 64# 92
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 107
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 48# 107
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 32# 152
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 97
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 64# 91
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 44# 82
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 50# 81
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 54# 96
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 66# 225
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 86# 88
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 70# 81
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 45# 93
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 57# 96
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 80# 70
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 89# 87
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 129# 93
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kirby Yates
RP - TOR
Kirby Yates
Zach Davies
SP - CHC
Zach Davies
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played612
   
Games Started012
   
Innings Pitched4.169.0
   
Wins07
   
Losses14
   
Saves20
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed755
   
Earned Runs621
   
Home Runs Allowed19
   
Strikeouts863
   
Walks419
   
ERA12.462.73
   
WHIP2.541.07
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kirby Yates
RP - TOR
Kirby Yates
Zach Davies
SP - CHC
Zach Davies
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5629
   
Games Started029
   
Innings Pitched56.7158.6
   
Wins310
   
Losses310
   
Saves260
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds30
   
Hits Allowed45165
   
Earned Runs2081
   
Home Runs Allowed723
   
Strikeouts81121
   
Walks1852
   
ERA3.214.57
   
WHIP1.121.37
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kirby Yates
RP - TOR
Kirby Yates
Zach Davies
SP - CHC
Zach Davies
News 
 Kirby Yates' deal with the Toronto Blue Jays is expected to be one-year, $8.25 million plus incentives, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. The deal is still pending a physical, however.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Jan 19th
Zach Davies agreed to a one-year, $8.63 million deal with the Cubs to avoid arbitration.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Jan 15th
 Kirby Yates is in agreement with the Toronto Blue Jays, according to Ken Rosenthal from the Athletic.
Ryan Evans - Baseballogy
Tue, Jan 19th
 
 The Blue Jays are reportedly finalizing a deal with free agent RHP Kirby Yates.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jan 19th
 
Notes 
 Yates was one of the most dominant relievers in the game in 2019, but missed almost the entire 2020 season and had surgery in August to remove bone chips from his elbow. He'll now head to the Blue Jays where he'll serve as their closer. Yates is older than you think - he'll be 34 years old by Opening Day - and any pitcher coming off elbow surgery is a risk. But given that he had a 42% strikeout rate and excellent control before his lost 2020 season, he offers plenty of upside. With few reliable closers outside of a handful of top options, Yates makes an intriguing RP pick who could offer a major return on investment if he shows he's back to form in the spring.
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