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Who Should I Draft? Emmanuel Clase vs. Edwin Diaz (2024 Fantasy Baseball)

Who Should I Draft? Emmanuel Clase vs. Edwin Diaz (2024 Fantasy Baseball)

In the high-stakes world of fantasy baseball, every draft pick counts, and choosing between players with similar average draft positions (ADP) can make or break your season. Welcome to our expert series, where we delve deep into the stats, performance trends, and potential of closely ranked players to guide you through these tough decisions. Leveraging insights and the Who Should I Draft tool from FantasyPros, we compare two or three players at a time, dissecting their strengths, weaknesses, and overall fantasy value to determine who deserves a spot on your roster.

Whether you’re torn between promising rookies, seasoned veterans, or players coming off a breakout year, our detailed analysis will empower you with the knowledge to draft with confidence. Stay ahead of the slurve and dominate your league by making informed choices when it matters most.

Who Should I Draft? Emmanuel Clase vs. Edwin Diaz?

Emmanuel Clase (RP – CLE) ECR 58.4

Emmanuel Clase led all of baseball with 44 saves, and he did so with a 7.93 K/9. His secret is a GB% of 56.6, which is in the 93rd percentile. His ERA, however, took a precipitous jump from 1.36 to 3.22. If you’re planning to use an early-round draft pick on a closer, there are three Tier 1 guys before Clase, who seems a bit more of a risk in 2024.

Edwin Diaz (RP – NYM): ECR 59.6

Edwin Diaz was in line for another stellar campaign when a patellar tendon tear ended his season during the World Baseball Classic. We’ll just run it back for 2024, though, as Diaz’s Statcast page shows that he leads the world in almost every pitching metric. The 29-year-old probably won’t come with much of a discount in 2024, and the latest reports are that he is fully healthy. Diaz is a minimal-risk, extremely-high reward reliever.

And the winner is…

According to the FantasyPros Who Should I Draft? tool, 57% of experts would draft Edwin Diaz.

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