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Aroldis Chapman or Felipe Vazquez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Felipe Vazquez
RP - PIT
Felipe Vazquez
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
48 of 56 experts
14%
Recommended by
8 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 30
Best Rank# 14# 14
Worst Rank# 39# 66
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 70# 86
Best Rank# 63# 78
Worst Rank# 81# 106
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts9285
Wins34
Saves3433
ERA2.632.84
WHIP1.091.15
   
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The Fantasy Fix
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  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Felipe Vazquez
RP - PIT
Felipe Vazquez
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5570
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched51.070.1
   
Wins34
   
Losses02
   
Saves3237
   
Blown Saves25
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed2463
   
Earned Runs1421
   
Home Runs Allowed24
   
Strikeouts9389
   
Walks3024
   
ERA2.452.70
   
WHIP1.051.24
   
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Felipe Vazquez
RP - PIT
Felipe Vazquez
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5969
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched58.269.1
   
Wins34
   
Losses23
   
Saves3433
   
Blown Saves44
   
Holds22
   
Hits Allowed3756
   
Earned Runs1722
   
Home Runs Allowed56
   
Strikeouts9285
   
Walks2724
   
ERA2.632.84
   
WHIP1.091.15
   
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Felipe Vazquez
RP - PIT
Felipe Vazquez
News 
 Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in three batters during the ninth inning to record the save in a 6-3 victory against the Rays on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
Felipe Vazquez notched a four-out save in the Pirates' 5-4 win over the Marlins on Sunday. He allowed one hit and struck out one while picking up save number 16.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
 Aroldis Chapman pitched one scoreless inning giving up a hit and striking out one on Saturday as the Yankees beat the White Sox by an 8-4 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
Felipe Vazquez appeared in a tie game and struck out three batters while allowing a walk in a scoreless inning of work.
Blaine Blontz
Thu, Jun 13th
 Aroldis Chapman (1-1) gave up one run (no earned) on one hit and one walk while striking out one through one inning to take the win over the Indians on Sunday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
Felipe Vazquez picked up a four-out save in the Pirates' 6-1 win over the Braves on Thursday. He allowed one hit, two walks, and struck out one.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
 Aroldis Chapman retired all three batters he faced in the ninth inning on Thursday to save the game for the Yankees as the beat the Blue Jays by a 6-2 score.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 7th
Felipe Vazquez registered his 14th save Monday in an 8-5 win over the Reds. He allowed a run on two hits over 1 1/3 innings while striking out a pair of batters.
Blaine Blontz
Tue, May 28th
 Aroldis Chapman gave up one hit and one walk in a scoreless ninth inning to secure the save in Saturday's win versus the Red Sox.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 2nd
Felipe Vazquez struck out three and allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning on Sunday, earning the save in the 6-4 win over San Diego.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 20th
Notes 
 Aroldis Chapman was his typical dominant self last season and enters 2019 as the clear closer in the Bronx. This shapes up as arguably the best bullpen in baseball, however, so the Yankees will have no shortage of potential replacements should Chapman struggle or get hurt.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Vazquez's surface numbers weren't quite as dominant last year as they were in 2017, but his FIP and xFIP were nearly identical, and his overall numbers as the Pirates' closer were still quite good. He should have plenty of job security after signing a four-year contract extension last year and is easily a top-10 fantasy closer this season.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Chapman still delivers strikeouts in spades. Yet he has tossed just 50.1 and 51.1 innings over the last two seasons, capping the edge over pitchers like Brad Hand who worked 72 frames last year. He also struggled mightily with control, issuing 30 walks (5.26 BB/9) in 2018. Although one of baseball's few locked-in closers, there's a slimmer margin of error than the other top-tier arms with Dellin Betances and Adam Ottavino looking over his shoulder. Wait a little longer for a closer like Hand or Felipe Vazquez.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
You may not expect the Pirates to be great, but Vasquez is durable and has no competition for saves. Lock him in for 85 Ks, stellar ratios and enough save opportunities to warrant being selected as one of the top 10 closers in 2019.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Chapman has been exceptional for nearly a decade now. It may surprise you to learn that he hasn't struck out 100 batters since 2015, though. Edwin Diaz, meanwhile, had 123 last year to go with 25 more saves than Aroldis. Chapman is obviously one of the top closers in baseball still, but doesn't deserve any consideration as a top 50 fantasy pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
One of baseball's hardest throwers, Vazquez has accrued a 2.17 ERA, 2.45 FIP, and 10.96 K/9 over the past two seasons combined. The 27-year-old is locked into Pittsburgh's closer gig after collecting 37 saves last year. A perfect blend of job stability and elite strikeout upside makes him closer to target after waiting out the more expensive top tier.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros