Who Should I Draft?

Blake Parker or Corey Knebel (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Corey Knebel
RP - MIL
Corey Knebel
Blake Parker
RP - MIN
Blake Parker
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
34 of 50 experts
32%
Recommended by
16 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 108# 118
Best Rank# 34# 69
Worst Rank# 232# 205
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 193# 382
Best Rank# 135# 319
Worst Rank# 224# 372
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6167
Wins23
Saves1414
ERA2.853.77
WHIP1.121.22
   
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Injury AlertIL60-
   
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  Corey Knebel
RP - MIL
Corey Knebel
Blake Parker
RP - MIN
Blake Parker
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5767
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched55.166.0
   
Wins42
   
Losses31
   
Saves1614
   
Blown Saves33
   
Holds76
   
Hits Allowed3863
   
Earned Runs2224
   
Home Runs Allowed712
   
Strikeouts8870
   
Walks2219
   
ERA3.583.26
   
WHIP1.081.24
   
  Corey Knebel
RP - MIL
Corey Knebel
Blake Parker
RP - MIN
Blake Parker
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3863
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched39.461.9
   
Wins23
   
Losses22
   
Saves1414
   
Blown Saves52
   
Holds511
   
Hits Allowed2756
   
Earned Runs1226
   
Home Runs Allowed49
   
Strikeouts6167
   
Walks1820
   
ERA2.853.77
   
WHIP1.121.22
   
  Corey Knebel
RP - MIL
Corey Knebel
Blake Parker
RP - MIN
Blake Parker
News 
 Corey Knebel has officially chosen to receive Tommy John surgery. This comes after Knebel pitched with a partially torn UCL for several years. The recovery process will surely see him miss the 2019 season. Knebel's return, in a best case scenario, will be Spring Training 2020.
Garett Thomas
Fri, Mar 29th
Minnesota Twins reliever Blake Parker pitched a scoreless ninth inning to save a 6-3 win over the Tigers on Friday. Parker made things interesting by walking two batters, but he was able to escape the inning unscathed.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 8th
 Corey Knebel (elbow) says he will decide on Friday whether or not to undergo Tommy John surgery.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 28th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Blake Parker pitched a scoreless ninth inning in a 5-2 win over the Rays on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 1st
 Corey Knebel (elbow) has been diagnosed with a partial UCL tear. He is going to seek opinions from multiple specialists before deciding on rehab or surgery.
Elliott Baas
Fri, Mar 22nd
Minnesota Twins closer Blake Parker pitched a scoreless inning in an 8-1 win over the White Sox on Saturday. He struck out two in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 25th
 Brewers manager Craig Counsell says Corey Knebel’s elbow injury is UCL related and the right-hander will seek a second opinion.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 21st
Minnesota Twins closer Blake Parker pitched a scoreless ninth inning to nail down a 3-1 win over the Angels on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, May 21st
 Brewers manager Craig Counsell says Corey Knebel is dealing with an elbow issue and that there is “reason for concern”.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 21st
Minnesota Twins right-hander Blake Parker pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings to preserve a 4-3 win over the Angels on Tuesday. Parker made it interesting as he gave up two hits and walked a batter before nailing down the save.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, May 15th
Notes 
 An intriguing bounce-back selection, Knebel is dealing with a UCL injury that has Brewers manager Craig Counsell concerned. Although one of the game's elite strikeout artists over the last two seasons, late drafters should avoid him in case the worst scenario is confirmed. Josh Hader could see more save opportunities, but the Brewers could still sign Craig Kimbrel or put someone else into the ninth-inning role so their best reliever can keep working in high-leverage spots.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
After Parker signed with the Twins, many assumed he will be the closer, but it seems as though Trevor May is the favorite. In fact, Parker is likely the third-best reliever in this bullpen behind May and Rogers so beware on draft day.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Knebel entered 2018 as the Brewers' obvious closer, but between injuries and inconsistency, he barely edged out Jeremy Jeffress and Josh Hader for the team lead in saves. All three relievers have dominant stuff and a proven ability to succeed in the ninth inning, but it remains to be seen whether manager Craig Counsell will deploy any of them as the regular closer following last season's success with a committee approach. Until we hear otherwise, consider Knebel the favorite to serve as the head of a committee. Even if he isn't the exclusive closer, Knebel can help enough in other areas (Ks, ERA, WHIP) to be well worth rostering.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 
 Knebel was injured and had a rough year, but still tallied up 88 strikeouts in 55 innings with a killer WHIP. Expect the ERA to improve closer to that 1.78 rate from 2017, and with that and a full bill of health should come a bounceback to 30 or even 40 saves.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros