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Who Should I Draft?

Zack Wheeler or Taylor Rogers (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
50 of 50 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 30# 81
Best Rank# 19# 45
Worst Rank# 54# 162
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 87# 202
Best Rank# 79# 176
Worst Rank# 102# 259
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts17273
Wins124
Saves013
ERA3.893.39
WHIP1.231.16
   
Misc 
   
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Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 85
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 110
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 28# 76
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 19# 99
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 47# 99
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 38# 123
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 28# 82
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 54# 116
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 98
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 33# 91
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 32# 86
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 27# 76
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 27# 76
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 32# 64
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 24# 50
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 21# 47
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 31# 78
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 88
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 42# 87
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 32# 82
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 34# 48
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 44# 93
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 30# 88
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 21# 83
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 26# 103
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 30# 77
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 29# 162
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 31# 100
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 26# 91
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 122
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 47# 109
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 37# 92
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 57
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 30# 82
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 90
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 35# 78
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 35# 54
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 70
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 33# 71
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 31# 75
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 36# 70
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 30# 111
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 27# 134
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 30# 110
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 22# 76
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 29# 82
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 42# 45
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 35# 105
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 31# 108
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 47# 93
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1121
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched71.220.2
   
Wins42
   
Losses24
   
Saves09
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed6626
   
Earned Runs239
   
Home Runs Allowed32
   
Strikeouts5324
   
Walks164
   
ERA2.924.05
   
WHIP1.151.50
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3062
   
Games Started300
   
Innings Pitched182.063.0
   
Wins124
   
Losses83
   
Saves013
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds013
   
Hits Allowed17758
   
Earned Runs7924
   
Home Runs Allowed237
   
Strikeouts17273
   
Walks4715
   
ERA3.893.39
   
WHIP1.231.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
News 
 Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed just three hits with no walks and no runs allowed in a complete game shutout win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Fri, May 7th
Minnesota Twins left-hander Taylor Rogers threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings in a 4-3 loss to the Rangers on Thursday. He struck out all four batters he faced.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, May 6th
 Zack Wheeler allowed four runs on seven hits and one walk, while striking out six as the Phillies lost to the Mets Saturday evening.
Andy Zimmerman
Sun, May 2nd
Minnesota Twins left-hander Taylor Rogers allowed two runs (one earned) over 1 1/3 innings in a 6-3 loss to the Rangers on Tuesday. Rogers struck out one and allowed a homer.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, May 5th
 Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed one earned run on one hit and three walks while striking out nine over eight innings in Monday's win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The win brings him to 2-2 on the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Apr 27th
Minnesota Twins left-hander Taylor Rogers allowed two runs in his lone inning of work in a 6-5 win over the Rangers on Monday. Rogers struck out one and allowed two hits.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, May 4th
 Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed four earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out six over 5 2/3 innings in Tuesday's no-decision against the San Francisco Giants.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Apr 21st
Minnesota reliever Taylor Rogers got the final two outs of a 2-0 win over the Pirates to earn his first save of the season on Friday. Rogers struck out one in the outing.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 24th
 Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed three earned runs on 10 hits and one walk while striking out six over 6 1/3 innings in Wednesday's loss to the New York Mets. The loss drops him to 1-2 on the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Apr 15th
Minnesota Twins reliever Taylor Rogers allowed one unearned run in two innings of work in a 4-3 loss to the Mariners on Saturday
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 10th
Notes 
 Wheeler's first season in Philadelphia was a success, in that he had the lowest ERA of his career (2.92) and a strong 1.17 WHIP. But his strikeout numbers plummeted, as he struck out just 18.4% of batters. The whiff rate on all of Wheeler's pitches, other than his "show me" curveball, dropped significantly, despite the fact that his velocity remained the same. If Wheeler can again excel at completely limiting hard contact like he did last season (his 85.7 MPH average exit velocity allowed ranked in the top 10% in baseball), then he can probably get away with the lack of strikeouts. Otherwise, he's unlikely to repeat his 2020 success. Given the shortened season, it's a good bet that Wheeler's strikeouts will bounce back, and you can slot him in as an SP3 without much worry.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Rogers has been the reliever to roster in Minnesota for the past two seasons, but he's totaled just 39 saves over that span. Even with the shortened 2020 season, that's just not the total you want to see from a reliever if you're relying on him as an RP1, especially when the Twins as a team have totaled 92 saves over the last two years. Rogers's lack of saves is all about Rocco Baldelli's philosophy, rather than Rogers's lack of effectiveness (he's totaled a 2.80 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP, and a 10.8 K/9 over the last three years). Unfortunately, Baldelli is unlikely to abandon his committee approach with the additions of Alex Colome and Hansel Robles. Rogers is still a fine RP2, but certainly don't expect him to get every save chance in Minnesota.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros