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Who Should I Draft? Raisel Iglesias vs. David Bednar (2024 Fantasy Baseball)

Who Should I Draft? Raisel Iglesias vs. David Bednar (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? Raisel Iglesias vs. David Bednar?

Raisel Iglesias (RP – ATL): ECR 84.2

Raisel Iglesias finished in the Top 10 in saves with 33 last season. This number might seem low, but the Atlanta Braves didn’t have many save opportunities while routinely blowing out opponents. Iglesias remains elite in Chase% (35.4), but batters lit up his fastball and sinker more than in past seasons. Iglesias will remain a Tier 2 closer because of the team he plays for, but look out for that to continue to be a double-edged sword when it comes to saves. There are other relievers with more ratio upside later in the draft.

David Bednar (RP – PIT): ECR 87.6

David Bednar finished 2023 tied for the National League lead in saves. He struck out 80 batters in 67 1/3 innings and had a 222 ERA+, which puts him in the elite tier of relievers just behind Josh Hader, Devin Williams, and Felix Bautista. There isn’t much to dislike about Bednar, and as last year proved, a closer doesn’t have to be on a good team to rack up saves. The 29-year-old should be going higher in drafts than he is, so take advantage of the discount.

And the winner is…

According to the FantasyPros Who Should I Draft? tool, 63% of experts would draft Raisel Iglesias.

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