Who Should I Draft?

Archie Bradley or Dellin Betances (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Archie Bradley
RP - ARI
Archie Bradley
Dellin Betances
RP - NYY
Dellin Betances
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
34 of 56 experts
39%
Recommended by
22 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 91# 90
Best Rank# 52# 58
Worst Rank# 128# 154
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 207# 244
Best Rank# 173# 187
Worst Rank# 238# 332
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7596
Wins34
Saves154
ERA3.522.70
WHIP1.241.10
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 97# 113
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 92
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 95# 107
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 95# 100
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 62# 69
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 86# 102
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 96# 99
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 87# 98
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 86# 93
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 114# 127
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 101# 109
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 72# 86
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 106# 124
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 52# 101
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 72# 75
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 105# 124
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 82# 90
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 62# 106
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 80# 134
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 98# 105
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 101# 102
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 74# 94
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 96# 148
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 69# 98
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 101# 106
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 106# 109
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 93# 147
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 87# 94
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 77# 79
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 88# 89
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 106
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 85# 92
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 121# 154
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 90# 111
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 70# 59
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 83# 78
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 87# 80
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 89# 87
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 92# 78
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 95# 73
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 96# 95
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 97# 78
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 98# 95
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 101# 84
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 101# 85
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 108# 58
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 110# 93
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 114# 93
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 118# 114
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 122# 101
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 124# 84
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 125# 122
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 128# 71
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 79
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 103
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 105
   
  Archie Bradley
RP - ARI
Archie Bradley
Dellin Betances
RP - NYY
Dellin Betances
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7666
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched72.367.1
   
Wins44
   
Losses56
   
Saves34
   
Blown Saves83
   
Holds3420
   
Hits Allowed6244
   
Earned Runs2920
   
Home Runs Allowed97
   
Strikeouts75115
   
Walks2026
   
ERA3.642.70
   
WHIP1.141.05
   
  Archie Bradley
RP - ARI
Archie Bradley
Dellin Betances
RP - NYY
Dellin Betances
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6761
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched69.960.6
   
Wins34
   
Losses33
   
Saves154
   
Blown Saves11
   
Holds918
   
Hits Allowed6240
   
Earned Runs2718
   
Home Runs Allowed75
   
Strikeouts7596
   
Walks2427
   
ERA3.522.70
   
WHIP1.241.10
   
  Archie Bradley
RP - ARI
Archie Bradley
Dellin Betances
RP - NYY
Dellin Betances
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
Dellin Betances has a partial tear of his left Achilles tendon, Mike Mazzeo of Yahoo Sports reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
 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
Dellin Betances likely will rejoin the Yankees after making a third rehab appearance for Trenton at Bowie on Friday night in Game 3 of the Eastern League championship series.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 12th
 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
Dellin Betances pitched two innings in a simulated game on Wednesday.
Brandon Plutner
Thu, Aug 22nd
 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
Dellin Betances (lat) could advance to mound work next week, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Jul 28th
 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
Dellin Betances (shoulder, lat) is expected to begin a throwing program on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 12th
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
Betances is merely a closer in waiting, but besides Josh Hader, the best in the game. He is a sure bet for 90+ Ks, with upside ranging to nearly 130. Likewise, his ratios will be terrific each year and you can even rely on a handful of wins and saves too.
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
Betances could work his way into save chances if something happens to Aroldis Chapman. But even if Chapman remains healthy and effective, Betances is worth owning in leagues where non-closing relievers are rostered as a source of elite strikeouts and ratios.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros