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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
80%
Recommended by
45 of 56 experts
20%
Recommended by
11 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 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 (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
Roberto Osuna recorded one out on Sunday against Baltimore to pick up a save.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 10th
 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
Roberto Osuna allowed one run on one hit and one walk through 1 2/3 innings on Thursday against the Mariners. He blew a save in the outing.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, Jun 6th
 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
Roberto Osuna threw a perfect inning on Friday against Oakland. He earned a save int he win.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 1st
 Aroldis Chapman struck out two batters during his 16th save of the season in a 4-1 victory against the Red Sox on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 1st
Roberto Osuna threw a perfect inning on Tuesday against the Cubs to earn a save. He struck out one in the outing.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, May 29th
 Aroldis Chapman allowed one hit but still recorded his 15th save of the year in a 5-2 victory against the Padres on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, May 28th
Roberto Osuna allowed two runs on three hits and two strikeouts through one inning on Monday against the Cubs.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, May 28th
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