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Who Should I Draft?

Aroldis Chapman or Roberto Osuna (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
26 of 51 experts
49%
Recommended by
25 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 26# 29
Best Rank# 12# 15
Worst Rank# 60# 84
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 88# 73
Best Rank# 72# 64
Worst Rank# 97# 93
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2629
Wins11
Saves1312
ERA3.282.83
WHIP1.031.12
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 40
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 22# 31
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 14# 15
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 57
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 24# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 27# 41
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 19# 53
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 23# 34
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 22
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 12# 17
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 33# 34
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 29
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 24# 25
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 43# 59
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 39# 48
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 18# 31
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 38# 74
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 28# 51
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 21# 32
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 29# 30
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 46# 53
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 23# 31
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 41# 84
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 23# 29
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 44# 47
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 22# 25
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 24# 19
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 24# 21
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 22
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 25# 23
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 23
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 23
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 26# 23
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 24
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 24
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 31# 24
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 25
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 36# 25
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 27# 25
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 29# 26
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 29# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 27
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 33# 28
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 32# 29
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 30
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 38# 32
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 33
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 36# 33
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 60# 35
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 44# 36
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6660
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched65.257.0
   
Wins43
   
Losses32
   
Saves3837
   
Blown Saves65
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4538
   
Earned Runs1914
   
Home Runs Allowed83
   
Strikeouts7385
   
Walks1225
   
ERA2.632.21
   
WHIP0.881.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2220
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched22.119.6
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves1312
   
Blown Saves32
   
Holds11
   
Hits Allowed1813
   
Earned Runs86
   
Home Runs Allowed32
   
Strikeouts2629
   
Walks59
   
ERA3.282.83
   
WHIP1.031.12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
News 
 Astros manager Dusty Baker says Roberto Osuna (elbow) could return this season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 12th
Aroldis Chapman (COVID-19) is scheduled to make another simulated game appearance on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 12th
 The Astros transferred RHP Roberto Osuna to the 45-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 10th
Aroldis Chapman (illness) completed a bullpen session Saturday and is expected to face hitters this week, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Aug 9th
 Roberto Osuna has reportedly received a diagnosis that he needs to undergo Tommy John surgery to address his injured elbow.
Dan Harris
Tue, Aug 4th
Aroldis Chapman (COVID-19) is set to throw another bullpen session on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 6th
 Astros manager Dusty Baker says he isn’t optimistic about the outlook for Roberto Osuna (elbow) moving forward.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 4th
Yankees manager Aaron Boone says he doesn't expect Aroldis Chapman (COVID-19) to be activated "anytime soon."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 5th
 Roberto Osuna was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with right arm soreness.
Brad Camara
Sun, Aug 2nd
Aroldis Chapman (COVID-19) appears to be headed to the Yankees' alternate training site in Moosic, Pennsylvania.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 3rd
Notes 
 If you want to invest in a closer but don't want one of the top-priced guys, you could do far worse than Roberto Osuna, who is my No. 1 reliever. He's done that thing that managers love where he's "proven himself" able to handle the late-inning work, and he pitches for one of the best teams in the league, which means the saves should be there. This is a great spot to dip your toes into the saves category.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 Osuna may not be quite the pitcher he was in his absolute prime, but he's not far off. He has yet to have a season in the majors with a WHIP above 1.00, and his strikeout rate has rebounded to above-average, if not elite, levels. He has immense job security on an excellent team and should once again provide all the numbers you could want from a closer. Draft him with confidence.
Dan Harris - 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
 Still just 25 years old, a top-four option for saves in fantasy
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Not as dominant as he once was but closer role remains safe
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros