Who Should I Draft?

Alex Colome or Pedro Strop (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Alex Colome
RP - CWS
Alex Colome
Pedro Strop
RP - CHC
Pedro Strop
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
33 of 55 experts
40%
Recommended by
22 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 81# 84
Best Rank# 42# 43
Worst Rank# 215# 148
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 203# 226
Best Rank# 178# 193
Worst Rank# 281# 301
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6562
Wins34
Saves2014
ERA3.483.22
WHIP1.221.19
   
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  Alex Colome
RP - CWS
Alex Colome
Pedro Strop
RP - CHC
Pedro Strop
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7060
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched68.260.3
   
Wins76
   
Losses51
   
Saves1213
   
Blown Saves54
   
Holds309
   
Hits Allowed5938
   
Earned Runs2315
   
Home Runs Allowed74
   
Strikeouts7257
   
Walks2121
   
ERA3.042.26
   
WHIP1.180.99
   
  Alex Colome
RP - CWS
Alex Colome
Pedro Strop
RP - CHC
Pedro Strop
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6363
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched63.859.6
   
Wins34
   
Losses33
   
Saves2014
   
Blown Saves54
   
Holds1015
   
Hits Allowed5848
   
Earned Runs2521
   
Home Runs Allowed76
   
Strikeouts6562
   
Walks2023
   
ERA3.483.22
   
WHIP1.221.19
   
  Alex Colome
RP - CWS
Alex Colome
Pedro Strop
RP - CHC
Pedro Strop
News 
 Chicago White Sox reliever Aaron Bummer pitched a scoreless ninth inning to save a 5-4 win over the Yankees on Thursday. He struck out two in the outing.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Jun 14th
Pedro Strop pitched a scoreless ninth and struck out two for his eighth save in the Cubs' 2-1 win over the Dodgers on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
 Chicago White Sox closer Alex Colome picked up the save in a 7-5 win over the Nationals on Tuesday. It was a struggle as Colome gave up one run over 1 2/3 innings of work while walking two.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 12th
Pedro Strop got a one out save in the Cubs' 5-1 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 10th
 Chicago White Sox closer Alex Colome pitched a scoreless ninth inning to save a 2-0 win over the Royals on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 8th
Pedro Strop allowed a solo home run but hung on for his sixth save in the Cubs' 3-1 win over the Cardinals on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
 Chicago White Sox closer Alex Colome pitched a scoreless ninth to save a 2-0 win over the Indians on Sunday. Colome struck out one and allowed one hit.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 2nd
Pedro Strop pitched a perfect ninth for his fifth save in the Cubs' 6-3 win over the Rockies on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 4th
 Chicago White Sox closer Alex Colome pitched a scoreless ninth inning in an 8-7 win over the Royals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, May 30th
The Cubs activated Pedro Strop (hamstring) from the 10-day IL prior to Tuesday's game.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 4th
Notes 
 Although you may expect Herrera to be the closer battle in Chicago, some reports are suggesting that Colome has the upper-hand in the competition. This will be one to watch in spring training to see how it plays out. If Colome gets the job, he would be a top 25 closer.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Brandon Morrow is technically the Cubs' closer, but it seems as though he will miss at least a month to open the season. That makes Strop the likely replacement and for one of the best teams in baseball. Don't be surprised if Morrow misses longer or even losses the job to Strop while he is on the IL.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Colome is reportedly the favorite to see most of the saves chances, but Kelvin Herrera and Nate Jones could also factor into the ninth inning at times. Colome isn't quite the dominant pitcher he appeared to be back in 2016, but he got his strikeout rate back over a batter per inning last season and he has tended to slightly outperform his peripherals. Perhaps most importantly, he's shown he can handle the ninth inning. It's not a lock that he'll run away with the job or hold it all season, but he could be a sneaky source of saves with serviceable ratios.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Strop is currently penciled in to serve as the Cubs' closer, at least until Brandon Morrow returns from an elbow injury. With a 2.61 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and 10.1 K/9 over the last five seasons, Strop has proven to be a fantasy asset in many formats even when he isn't closing games. He could well be a top-10 closer for however long he's allowed to handle the job. That uncertainty puts a bit of a damper on Strop's draft stock, but he is still a solid selection in the middle rounds of drafts.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros