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Who Should I Draft?

Aroldis Chapman or Trevor Bauer (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
26 of 43 experts
40%
Recommended by
17 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 25
Best Rank# 15# 10
Worst Rank# 35# 41
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 72# 78
Best Rank# 64# 63
Worst Rank# 85# 89
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3383
Wins15
Saves130
ERA2.864.08
WHIP1.131.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 32
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 25# 26
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 15# 26
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 22# 37
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 28# 29
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 24# 30
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 25
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 26# 31
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 27# 32
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 17# 41
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 24# 33
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 25# 32
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 25# 26
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 21# 41
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 23# 36
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 31# 38
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 32
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 25# 37
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 22# 23
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 32
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 27
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 24# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 28
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 31# 35
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 23# 24
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 23# 38
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 17
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 22
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 24# 10
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 25# 20
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 19
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 23
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 24
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 21
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 27# 25
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 22
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 29# 28
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 31# 30
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 30
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 32# 19
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 33# 24
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 33# 23
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 35# 23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6034
   
Games Started034
   
Innings Pitched57.0213.0
   
Wins311
   
Losses213
   
Saves370
   
Blown Saves50
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed38185
   
Earned Runs14107
   
Home Runs Allowed334
   
Strikeouts85253
   
Walks2582
   
ERA2.214.52
   
WHIP1.111.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2312
   
Games Started012
   
Innings Pitched21.772.7
   
Wins15
   
Losses14
   
Saves130
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed1566
   
Earned Runs733
   
Home Runs Allowed211
   
Strikeouts3383
   
Walks1026
   
ERA2.864.08
   
WHIP1.131.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
News 
 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 
 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
For someone who thinks he's the best player on the planet and an innovative genius, Trevor Bauer really only has one good season under his belt. If you're in a league that counts innings pitched, he has increased value, but outside of that, the strikeouts aren't worth the over-hyped price that comes with drafting Bauer."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Chapman remains one of the best relievers in the game, but even his most ardent defenders have to admit there are signs of slippage. His velocity, which is still elite, continues to trend down, and he hasn't topped 60 innings since 2015. He's the unquestioned closer in the game, a top-three reliever, and will give you plenty of strikeouts. But he's no longer the top option in the fantasy game.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Bauer may be one of the most talented pitchers in baseball, but he has exactly one season with an ERA below 4.18, a WHIP below 1.25, or more than 12 wins. Even on an improved Cincinnati team, there's little reason to expect him to do much better than those numbers. Bauer will give you innings and plenty of strikeouts, but fantasy owners would do well to largely forget 2018, and draft him with closer to a 4.00 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in mind.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros