Who Should I Draft?

Blake Treinen or Aroldis Chapman (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
43 of 59 experts
27%
Recommended by
16 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 24
Best Rank# 13# 14
Worst Rank# 36# 39
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 62# 70
Best Rank# 57# 63
Worst Rank# 71# 81
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8392
Wins43
Saves3234
ERA2.662.63
WHIP1.121.09
   
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  Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6855
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched80.251.0
   
Wins93
   
Losses20
   
Saves3832
   
Blown Saves52
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed4624
   
Earned Runs714
   
Home Runs Allowed22
   
Strikeouts10093
   
Walks2130
   
ERA0.782.45
   
WHIP0.831.05
   
  Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6959
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched73.758.2
   
Wins43
   
Losses32
   
Saves3234
   
Blown Saves74
   
Holds22
   
Hits Allowed5937
   
Earned Runs2217
   
Home Runs Allowed55
   
Strikeouts8392
   
Walks2427
   
ERA2.662.63
   
WHIP1.121.09
   
  Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
News 
 Blake Treinen will not pitch again this season due to a stress reaction in his back.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
Aroldis Chapman was called upon to get the final two outs and earned a save in the win against the Tigers on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 13th
 Blake Treinen (6-5) allowed two runs on three hits and a walk while failing to record a out. He was charged with his fifth loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 29th
Aroldis Chapman pitched one inning in relief to close out a 5-1 win against the Red Sox. In that inning he allowed one run on a solo home run by J.D Martinez.
Brandon Plutner
Sat, Sep 7th
 Blake Treinen allowed one hit and no walks while striking out two in a scoreless inning in Friday's 3-2 win over the Astros.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 17th
Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth inning as the Yankees defeated the A’s 4-3.
Brandon Plutner
Sun, Sep 1st
 Blake Treinen (6-3) allowed one hit through a scoreless inning in Thursday’s 5-3 win over the Brewers. He picked up his sixth win of the season.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 1st
Aroldis Chapman picked up the save against the Mariners on Monday, posting a pair of strikeouts without allowing a baserunner in a scoreless ninth inning to close out the Yankees' 5-4 victory.
John Aubin
Tue, Aug 27th
 Blake Treinen (4-3) issued one walk while striking out two in a scoreless inning in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Rangers. He picked up his fourth win of the season.
Brad Camara
Mon, Jul 29th
Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a 5-1 victory over the Dodgers.
Brandon Plutner
Sun, Aug 25th
Notes 
 Treinen was simply phenomenal for Oakland last season, and he enters 2019 neck-and-neck with Edwin Diaz for the title of fantasy's number one closer.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Aroldis Chapman was his typical dominant self last season and enters 2019 as the clear closer in the Bronx. This shapes up as arguably the best bullpen in baseball, however, so the Yankees will have no shortage of potential replacements should Chapman struggle or get hurt.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Drafters should know better than to expect another 0.78 ERA from Treinen, but his ascension into an elite stopper was legit. He posted 100 punchouts with the third-highest swinging-strike rate (18.2%) behind Edwin Diaz and Josh Hader, and no reliever got opponents to chase outside the zone more often. Yet paying for any reliever's career year is dicey, especially a 30-year-old who had never struck out a batter per inning before 2018.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Chapman still delivers strikeouts in spades. Yet he has tossed just 50.1 and 51.1 innings over the last two seasons, capping the edge over pitchers like Brad Hand who worked 72 frames last year. He also struggled mightily with control, issuing 30 walks (5.26 BB/9) in 2018. Although one of baseball's few locked-in closers, there's a slimmer margin of error than the other top-tier arms with Dellin Betances and Adam Ottavino looking over his shoulder. Wait a little longer for a closer like Hand or Felipe Vazquez.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Treinen was magical last season, floating a 0.78 ERA and 0.834 WHIP to go with 100 Ks and 38 saves. That made him the number two fantasy closer behind only Edwin Diaz, and that is precisely how he should be drafted this year. With that said, no closer taken in the first five rounds ever returns enough value so be patient.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Chapman has been exceptional for nearly a decade now. It may surprise you to learn that he hasn't struck out 100 batters since 2015, though. Edwin Diaz, meanwhile, had 123 last year to go with 25 more saves than Aroldis. Chapman is obviously one of the top closers in baseball still, but doesn't deserve any consideration as a top 50 fantasy pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros