Who Should I Draft?

Archie Bradley or Pedro Strop (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Archie Bradley
RP - ARI
Archie Bradley
Pedro Strop
RP - CHC
Pedro Strop
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
33 of 59 experts
44%
Recommended by
26 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 91# 85
Best Rank# 52# 43
Worst Rank# 128# 148
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 207# 226
Best Rank# 173# 193
Worst Rank# 238# 301
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7562
Wins34
Saves1514
ERA3.523.22
WHIP1.241.19
   
Misc 
   
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Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 92# 102
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 95# 110
   
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DailyOverlay
# 95# 113
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 62# 67
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 86# 96
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 96# 108
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 87# 105
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 86# 109
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 70
   
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Beast Dome
# 98# 99
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 108
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 87# 102
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 72# 98
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 92# 100
   
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BretskyBall
# 52# 93
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 105# 111
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
# 62# 84
   
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The Fake Baseball
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Sporfolio
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Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
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RotoBaller
# 98# 116
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 74# 107
   
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RotoBaller
# 69# 128
   
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Razzball
# 93# 145
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 77
   
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# 88# 108
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 106# 115
   
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# 85# 102
   
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Fake Teams
# 121# 148
   
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Pitcher List
# 90
   
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The Fantasy Fix
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The Athletic
# 72# 67
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 83# 77
   
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FanGraphs
# 95# 87
   
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Razzball
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Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 97# 84
   
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The Athletic
# 97# 88
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 101# 43
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 101# 91
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 101# 75
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 101# 96
   
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CBS Sports
# 101# 88
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 106# 89
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 106# 89
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 110# 102
   
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The Athletic
# 114# 94
   
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CBS Sports
# 114# 94
   
Joe Bond
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# 118# 58
   
Nick Pollack
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 124# 60
   
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Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 59
   
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Fantrax
# 67
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 73
   
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Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 94
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 100
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 127
   
  Archie Bradley
RP - ARI
Archie Bradley
Pedro Strop
RP - CHC
Pedro Strop
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7660
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched72.360.3
   
Wins46
   
Losses51
   
Saves313
   
Blown Saves84
   
Holds349
   
Hits Allowed6238
   
Earned Runs2915
   
Home Runs Allowed94
   
Strikeouts7557
   
Walks2021
   
ERA3.642.26
   
WHIP1.140.99
   
  Archie Bradley
RP - ARI
Archie Bradley
Pedro Strop
RP - CHC
Pedro Strop
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6763
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched69.959.6
   
Wins34
   
Losses33
   
Saves1514
   
Blown Saves14
   
Holds915
   
Hits Allowed6248
   
Earned Runs2721
   
Home Runs Allowed76
   
Strikeouts7562
   
Walks2423
   
ERA3.523.22
   
WHIP1.241.19
   
  Archie Bradley
RP - ARI
Archie Bradley
Pedro Strop
RP - CHC
Pedro Strop
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
Pedro Strop secured the save Sunday against the Reds, walking one and striking out one in the ninth inning.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 11th
 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
Pedro Strop pitched his a perfect ninth inning for his ninth save in the Cubs' 5-3 win over the Mets on Sunday. He struck out two.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 23rd
 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
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
 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
Pedro Strop got a one out save in the Cubs' 5-1 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 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
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
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
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
 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
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