Who Should I Draft?

Blake Parker or Ross Stripling (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Blake Parker
RP - PHI
Blake Parker
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
48 of 56 experts
14%
Recommended by
8 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 76# 120
Best Rank# 35# 69
Worst Rank# 216# 205
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 192# 382
Best Rank# 184# 319
Worst Rank# 212# 372
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts11867
Wins83
Saves014
ERA3.553.77
WHIP1.201.22
   
Misc 
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 57# 115
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 60
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 93
   
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DailyOverlay
# 63# 121
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 97
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 82
   
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RotoChamp
# 96# 109
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 90
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 60# 145
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 66
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 76# 92
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 78# 123
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 53
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 62# 116
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 71
   
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FantasyPros
# 59# 139
   
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Razzball
# 93# 148
   
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BretskyBall
# 111# 112
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 64# 122
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 120
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 69# 127
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 68# 146
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 59# 147
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 99
   
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Pitcher List
# 59
   
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RotoBaller
# 46# 194
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 57# 158
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 66# 144
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 45
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 97# 100
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 79
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 66# 109
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 61# 99
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 68# 141
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 50
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 60
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 62
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 75# 117
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 82
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 81
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 77# 113
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 41# 92
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 56
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 65# 202
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 58# 161
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 35# 97
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 56# 121
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 72# 69
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 99# 70
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 105# 83
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 112# 88
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 88
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 116# 90
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 91
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 216# 205
   
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Blake Parker
RP - PHI
Blake Parker
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3367
   
Games Started210
   
Innings Pitched122.266.0
   
Wins82
   
Losses61
   
Saves014
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds36
   
Hits Allowed12363
   
Earned Runs4124
   
Home Runs Allowed1812
   
Strikeouts13670
   
Walks2219
   
ERA3.023.26
   
WHIP1.191.24
   
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Blake Parker
RP - PHI
Blake Parker
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3663
   
Games Started170
   
Innings Pitched116.361.9
   
Wins83
   
Losses62
   
Saves014
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds111
   
Hits Allowed11156
   
Earned Runs4626
   
Home Runs Allowed159
   
Strikeouts11867
   
Walks2820
   
ERA3.553.77
   
WHIP1.201.22
   
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Blake Parker
RP - PHI
Blake Parker
News 
 Ross Stripling started and went three innings on Wednesday versus the Padres, giving up three runs on four hits while striking out seven.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 26th
Free agent reliever Blake Parker has agreed to a major league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, according to a report from MLB insider Ken Rosenthal.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jul 30th
 Ross Stripling pitched three innings in Wednesday's start in Baltimore, allowing one run on three hits while striking out two.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 12th
Minnesota Twins reliever Blake Parker pitched a scoreless inning in a 5-3 loss to Oakland on Friday. Parker struck out one in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jul 20th
 Ross Stripling threw three shutout inning on Sunday versus the Diamondbacks, allowing just two hits while striking out two.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 2nd
Blake Parker was placed on the paternity list Friday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 5th
 Ross Stripling (neck discomfort) has been shut down for an additional week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 10th
Minnesota Twins reliever Blake Parker pitched two scoreless innings in a 4-3 win over the A's on Wednesday. Parker struck out three and walked two in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jul 4th
 Ross Stripling was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with right biceps tightness.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 27th
Minnesota Twins reliever Blake Parker threw a scoreless inning in a 5-2 loss to the Rays on Thursday. Parker gave up two hits, walked one, and struck out one in the 18-inning game.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 27th
Notes 
 Let's not forget how awesome Stripling was to start the season. He posted a 2.39 ERA with an MLB-high 11.38 BB/K ratio before the All-Star break. Despite finishing with a 3.02 ERA, he underperformed a .266 xwOBA that finished ninth among all starters. A potential top-25 starter if provided a secure job, he's instead a dicey top-50 choice with the Dodgers likely to give Kenta Maeda the fifth spot after Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler, Rich Hill, and Hyun-Jin Ryu. He'll earn some starts eventually, potentially to start the season if Kershaw (shoulder inflammation) and/or Buehler (arm) aren't ready, but Stripling may not significantly exceed last year's 122 innings. The skills make him worth a plunge at the right spot, especially with injuries already beginning to pile up for the NL champs.
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
 Stripling had a big breakthrough in 2018, as exemplified by his terrific 6.18 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He made 21 starts and also pitched out of the bullpen, excelling in both roles. Stripling isn't guaranteed a rotation spot on Opening Day, but with the way the Dodgers handle their injury-prone starters, he's likely to make quite a few starts when it is all said and done. He should also be useful in long relief in formats where non-closing relievers have value.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 
 Stripling may have faded toward the end of the season, but his start to the season was so absurd that he still managed to finish top five in xFIP among all starting pitchers with at least 120 innings. Stripling is like Mike Clevinger this time last year in that his dominant sample size is large enough to assume he can be a top 30 starting pitcher with a full season worth of work.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros