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Aroldis Chapman or Roberto Osuna (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Expert
Recommendation
81%
Recommended by
48 of 59 experts
19%
Recommended by
11 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 24# 29
Best Rank# 14# 19
Worst Rank# 39# 53
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 70# 77
Best Rank# 63# 69
Worst Rank# 81# 92
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts9267
Wins34
Saves3436
ERA2.633.11
WHIP1.091.04
   
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  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5538
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched51.038.2
   
Wins32
   
Losses02
   
Saves3221
   
Blown Saves21
   
Holds12
   
Hits Allowed2433
   
Earned Runs1410
   
Home Runs Allowed21
   
Strikeouts9332
   
Walks304
   
ERA2.452.37
   
WHIP1.050.97
   
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5962
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched58.262.4
   
Wins34
   
Losses23
   
Saves3436
   
Blown Saves47
   
Holds22
   
Hits Allowed3753
   
Earned Runs1722
   
Home Runs Allowed57
   
Strikeouts9267
   
Walks2712
   
ERA2.633.11
   
WHIP1.091.04
   
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
News 
 Aroldis Chapman was called upon to get the final two outs and earned a save in the win against the Tigers on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 13th
Roberto Osuna pitched a perfect inning while striking out two to earn the save in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 18th
 Aroldis Chapman pitched one inning in relief to close out a 5-1 win against the Red Sox. In that inning he allowed one run on a solo home run by J.D Martinez.
Brandon Plutner
Sat, Sep 7th
Roberto Osuna allowed a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning in Friday's 4-1 win over the Royals. He earned his 33rd save of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth inning as the Yankees defeated the A’s 4-3.
Brandon Plutner
Sun, Sep 1st
Roberto Osuna struck out one through a perfect inning to earn the save in Friday's 7-4 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 7th
 Aroldis Chapman picked up the save against the Mariners on Monday, posting a pair of strikeouts without allowing a baserunner in a scoreless ninth inning to close out the Yankees' 5-4 victory.
John Aubin
Tue, Aug 27th
Roberto Osuna surrendered a game-tying home run in the ninth inning to blow the save in Monday's 4-3 extra-inning win over the Brewers. He did pick up his fourth win of the season.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 3rd
 Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a 5-1 victory over the Dodgers.
Brandon Plutner
Sun, Aug 25th
Roberto Osuna allowed two runs on one hit and a walk through one inning in Wednesday's 8-6 win over the Rays. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 29th
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
Astros manager A.J. Hinch has affirmed that Osuna will again serve as the team's closer, a role he inherited last year upon returning from a 75-game suspension and getting traded from the Blue Jays. Osuna was a dominant closer from 2015-2017, but his K/9 rate alarmingly fell to 7.58 between Toronto and Houston last year. The good news is that he maintained an above-average 14.7 percent swinging-strike rate, indicating that he should return to striking out over a batter per inning while maintaining elite control. Save opportunities should also be plentiful on the World Series-contending Astros, so it makes sense for Osuna to get drafted as one of the first 10, if not five, closers off the board.
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
After serving a suspension for a domestic violence charge, Osuna got traded to the Astros and was closing within a month. Those still comfortable drafting the 24-year-old should expect his 21.3% strikeout rate to rise back to his career 28.4% clip. A smaller sample size isn't as trustworthy, but he also maintained a 14.7% swinging-strike rate during that time. While there's fear that Ryan Pressly and a deep Astros bullpen will give him competition, Ken Giles had to pitch his way out of the ninth inning. Osuna, who owns a career 2.78 ERA and 0.97 WHIP, shouldn't lose the job for any on-field reasons.
Andrew Gould - 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
Osuna didn't accomplish much last year because of his legal issues and the time missed as a result, but he as still extremely efficient, driving a 2.37 ERA with a 0.97 WHIP. Assuming he stays on the field, you can bank on 30 saves and plenty of strikeouts on top of the strong ratios.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros