Who Should I Draft?

Blake Parker or Ross Stripling (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Blake Parker
RP - MIN
Blake Parker
Expert
Recommendation
85%
Recommended by
45 of 53 experts
15%
Recommended by
8 of 53 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 77# 118
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
   
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The Athletic
# 57# 115
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 60
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 93
   
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Going For 2
# 63# 121
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 97
   
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USA Today
# 82
   
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# 96# 109
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 90
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 60# 145
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 66
   
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CBS Sports
# 76# 92
   
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CBS Sports
# 78# 123
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 53
   
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# 62# 116
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 71
   
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# 59# 139
   
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Razzball
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BretskyBall
# 111# 112
   
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The Athletic
# 64# 122
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 120
   
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The Athletic
# 69# 127
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 68# 146
   
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Fake Teams
# 59# 147
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 99
   
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Athlon Sports
# 83
   
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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
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 79
   
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Razzball
# 66# 109
   
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FantasyPros
# 61# 99
   
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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
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 81
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 41# 92
   
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 - MIN
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 - MIN
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 - MIN
Blake Parker
News 
 The Dodgers announced Ross Stripling will start on Tuesday versus the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 24th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Blake Parker pitched a scoreless ninth to save a 5-3 win over the Royals on Saturday. He struck out two in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Ross Stripling received a no-decision on Thursday versus the Cubs, throwing 4 2/3 shutout innings while striking out six.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 25th
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
 Ross Stripling lasted just 4 2/3 innings on Friday versus the Brewers, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out eight.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 20th
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
 Ross Stripling picked up the win on Sunday versus Milwaukee, throwing eight innings of one-run ball as the Dodgers went on to win 7-1.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 14th
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
 Ross Stripling allowed four runs on four hits in five innings of work in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals, striking out seven and walking three in the outing.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 9th
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
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