Who Should I Draft?

Archie Bradley or A.J. Minter (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Archie Bradley
RP - ARI
Archie Bradley
A.J. Minter
RP - ATL
A.J. Minter
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
34 of 57 experts
40%
Recommended by
23 of 57 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 91# 95
Best Rank# 52# 71
Worst Rank# 128# 208
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 207# 275
Best Rank# 173# 226
Worst Rank# 238# 403
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7569
Wins33
Saves1511
ERA3.523.36
WHIP1.241.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
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# 92
   
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DailyOverlay
# 95# 188
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 62# 102
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 86# 109
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 96# 110
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 83
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 87
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 86# 96
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 70
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 101# 119
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 87# 99
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 72# 99
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 52
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 72# 110
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 118# 137
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 105# 121
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 82# 88
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 62# 94
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 96# 107
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 80# 208
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 98# 121
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 97# 102
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 101# 104
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 74# 87
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 96# 104
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 69# 96
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 101
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 93# 144
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 87# 103
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 88# 94
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 101
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 85# 97
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 95# 97
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 89# 102
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 77# 76
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 90# 77
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 92# 87
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 95# 71
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 97# 82
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 98# 86
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 101# 96
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 106# 100
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 106# 105
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 106# 100
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 108# 106
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 110# 100
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 114# 95
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 114# 113
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 121# 79
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 122# 88
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 124# 99
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 125# 123
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 128# 74
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 91
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 100
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 103
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 106
   
  Archie Bradley
RP - ARI
Archie Bradley
A.J. Minter
RP - ATL
A.J. Minter
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7665
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched72.361.1
   
Wins44
   
Losses53
   
Saves315
   
Blown Saves82
   
Holds3412
   
Hits Allowed6257
   
Earned Runs2922
   
Home Runs Allowed93
   
Strikeouts7569
   
Walks2022
   
ERA3.643.23
   
WHIP1.141.29
   
  Archie Bradley
RP - ARI
Archie Bradley
A.J. Minter
RP - ATL
A.J. Minter
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6762
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched69.958.6
   
Wins33
   
Losses33
   
Saves1511
   
Blown Saves12
   
Holds914
   
Hits Allowed6251
   
Earned Runs2722
   
Home Runs Allowed76
   
Strikeouts7569
   
Walks2422
   
ERA3.523.36
   
WHIP1.241.24
   
  Archie Bradley
RP - ARI
Archie Bradley
A.J. Minter
RP - ATL
A.J. Minter
News 
 Archie Bradley picked up his 14th save of the year on Saturday versus the Reds, tossing a scoreless inning to preserve the 1-0 win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 15th
Braves reliever A.J. Minter allowed one hit over one scoreless inning to earn his fifth save of the season in Sunday's win over the Padres.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jul 15th
 Archie Bradley earned this 13th save of the year in Friday's win over the Reds, working around two hits and a walk to preserve the 7-5 victory.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 7th
A.J. Minter struck out two through 1.1 perfect innings to record a save in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jun 27th
 Archie Bradley picked up his 11th save of the year on Tuesday against the Padres, allowing a run but striking out the side to preserve the 2-1 win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 4th
The Braves have recalled A.J. Minter from Triple-A Gwinnett.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
 Archie Bradley struck out three over 1 2/3 scoreless innings to pick up the win on Friday versus the Dodgers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 31st
The Braves sent A.J. Minter to Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday.
Andrew Gould
Fri, May 10th
 Archie Bradley struck out the only batter he faced to pick up a one-out save on Monday versus the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 27th
Braves reliever A.J. Minter took the loss on Thursday, entering the game in the 10th inning against the Diamondbacks and allowing two hits and a run while not recording an out.
Mike Maher
Fri, May 10th
Notes 
 Bradley looked like the overwhelming favorite to close in the desert, but the situation became considerably cloudier when the Diamondbacks signed Greg Holland in January. Manager Torey Lovullo now expects to have "a nice little competition" for the job. Bradley's ERA ballooned to 3.64 last season, but his xFIP and SIERA suggest he was pretty much the same pitcher as he was in 2017. He just stranded fewer baserunners and surrendered more home runs. Although unlikely to be nearly as dominant as he was in 2017, he should certainly be better than Holland.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Minter was supposed to be in the heat of the competition for saves in Atlanta, and while that may happen down the road, an injury setback for him has handed the job over to Vizcaino. Unless you play in a deeper league, this should make Minter undraftable, but worth keeping an eye on in free agency.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Bradley isn't a 90 strikeout guy, nor should we expect an ERA south of 2.00, but he is the heavy favorite to get saves in Arizona, which certainly counts for something. Granted, they won't win 80 games, but even 35 saves is plenty to warrant a late-round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros