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Who Should I Draft?

Aroldis Chapman or Edwin Diaz (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
38 of 43 experts
12%
Recommended by
5 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 23# 34
Best Rank# 15# 19
Worst Rank# 57# 73
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 71# 112
Best Rank# 64# 103
Worst Rank# 83# 132
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3237
Wins11
Saves1310
ERA2.843.32
WHIP1.131.08
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 41
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 41
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 41
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 25# 47
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 15# 19
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 29
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 22# 27
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 35# 42
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 28# 41
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 34
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 27
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 26# 47
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 24# 34
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 27# 43
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 17# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 24# 73
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 25# 39
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 25# 37
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 50
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 21# 45
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 23# 48
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 27# 47
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 40
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 31# 56
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 31# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 24# 28
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 22# 42
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 43
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 47
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 24# 30
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 42
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 29# 39
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 31# 33
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 32# 39
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 23# 34
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 33# 39
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 24# 42
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 23# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 25# 24
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 31# 24
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 32# 31
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 45# 35
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 40
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6066
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched57.058.1
   
Wins32
   
Losses27
   
Saves3726
   
Blown Saves57
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed3858
   
Earned Runs1436
   
Home Runs Allowed315
   
Strikeouts8599
   
Walks2522
   
ERA2.215.59
   
WHIP1.111.38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2223
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched21.623.9
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves1310
   
Blown Saves22
   
Holds11
   
Hits Allowed1518
   
Earned Runs79
   
Home Runs Allowed23
   
Strikeouts3237
   
Walks108
   
ERA2.843.32
   
WHIP1.131.08
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
News 
 Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has tested positive for COVID-19.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 11th
Edwin Diaz has yet to be formally named the Mets' closer heading into the start of the regular season. Manager Luis Rojas declined to commit to Diaz as the team's closer, admitting "I don't know yet. We'll get there at some point."
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jul 5th
 Aroldis Chapman reported to Yankee Stadium for summer camp on Sunday, Marly Rivera of ESPN reports.
John Aubin
Mon, Jul 6th
Mets reliever Edwin Diaz did not a allow a baserunner or strike out a batter over the course of a scoreless inning in Wednesday's win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 12th
 Aroldis Chapman's spring debut has been pushed to Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 4th
 
 Aroldis Chapman will make his spring debut Wednesday against the Phillies, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
John Aubin
Mon, Mar 2nd
 
Notes 
 It was announced that Chapman tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, July 11th. With less than two weeks left until the regular season, it seems unlikely that he'll begin the year on the active roster. With that said, it remains unclear exactly how long he'll miss and given Chapman's potential, he shouldn't slip beyond the top 10 closers in drafts.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Jarred Kelenic was traded for Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano. Diaz will get another shot to make this trade seem a little less bad than it was, but with Dellin Betances waiting in the wings, the leash won't be long.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Paying the premium for a closer isn't advised, because replicating that success from year to year - especially for breakout pitchers at the position - is tough to do. But when you have a closer who has been a top-tier option year after year, he's one of the few who are worth the investment. Chapman isn't the lights-out closer that he was in the past, but he's as safe of a bet that there is to finish top 3 at the position. That, alone, makes him worth the price.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Diaz's season was an unmitigated disaster. While his strikeout rate remained strong, his ERA ballooned to 5.59, his home run rate rose to comical levels, and his control waned. By the end of the season, he had ceded save opportunities to Seth Lugo and was relegated to mopup duty. Diaz's slider went from being unhittable in 2018 (.129 BAA) to getting crushed in 2019 (.297 BAA). He'll enter 2020 as the closer for the Mets, and reliever volatility is well-known, so don't be surprised to see Diaz rebound big-time in 2020. But just don't go into your season banking on it.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Diaz is clearly an exceptional talent as demonstrated by his insane 2018 campaign, but we are talking about a 10th round pick who didn't even manage to finish among the top 50 relievers last season. Sure, the 5.59 ERA and 1.38 WHIP are likely to come down but will it happen long enough to hold onto the closer job all year?
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros