Who Should I Draft?

Blake Treinen or Felipe Vazquez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
Felipe Vazquez
RP - PIT
Felipe Vazquez
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
52 of 56 experts
7%
Recommended by
4 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 30
Best Rank# 13# 14
Worst Rank# 36# 66
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 62# 86
Best Rank# 57# 78
Worst Rank# 71# 106
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8385
Wins44
Saves3233
ERA2.662.84
WHIP1.121.15
   
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  Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
Felipe Vazquez
RP - PIT
Felipe Vazquez
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6870
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched80.270.1
   
Wins94
   
Losses22
   
Saves3837
   
Blown Saves55
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4663
   
Earned Runs721
   
Home Runs Allowed24
   
Strikeouts10089
   
Walks2124
   
ERA0.782.70
   
WHIP0.831.24
   
  Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
Felipe Vazquez
RP - PIT
Felipe Vazquez
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6969
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched73.769.1
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves3233
   
Blown Saves74
   
Holds22
   
Hits Allowed5956
   
Earned Runs2222
   
Home Runs Allowed56
   
Strikeouts8385
   
Walks2424
   
ERA2.662.84
   
WHIP1.121.15
   
  Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
Felipe Vazquez
RP - PIT
Felipe Vazquez
News 
 Blake Treinen threw a perfect inning on Monday against Baltimore to pick up a save. He struck out one in the outing.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 18th
Felipe Vazquez notched a four-out save in the Pirates' 5-4 win over the Marlins on Sunday. He allowed one hit and struck out one while picking up save number 16.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
 Blake Treinen allowed one run on one hit, one walk, and one strikeout through one inning against Tampa Bay on Tuesday to earn a save.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 12th
Felipe Vazquez appeared in a tie game and struck out three batters while allowing a walk in a scoreless inning of work.
Blaine Blontz
Thu, Jun 13th
 Blake Treinen allowed one earned run on three hits, one walk, and one strikeout through one inning on Sunday against Texas.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 10th
Felipe Vazquez picked up a four-out save in the Pirates' 6-1 win over the Braves on Thursday. He allowed one hit, two walks, and struck out one.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
 Blake Treinen threw a perfect inning on Tuesday against the Angels to earn a save. He struck out two in the outing.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 5th
Felipe Vazquez registered his 14th save Monday in an 8-5 win over the Reds. He allowed a run on two hits over 1 1/3 innings while striking out a pair of batters.
Blaine Blontz
Tue, May 28th
 Blake Treinen allowed no runs on one hit and three walks through two innings on Sunday against Houston.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 3rd
Felipe Vazquez struck out three and allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning on Sunday, earning the save in the 6-4 win over San Diego.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 20th
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
Vazquez's surface numbers weren't quite as dominant last year as they were in 2017, but his FIP and xFIP were nearly identical, and his overall numbers as the Pirates' closer were still quite good. He should have plenty of job security after signing a four-year contract extension last year and is easily a top-10 fantasy closer this season.
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
You may not expect the Pirates to be great, but Vasquez is durable and has no competition for saves. Lock him in for 85 Ks, stellar ratios and enough save opportunities to warrant being selected as one of the top 10 closers in 2019.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
One of baseball's hardest throwers, Vazquez has accrued a 2.17 ERA, 2.45 FIP, and 10.96 K/9 over the past two seasons combined. The 27-year-old is locked into Pittsburgh's closer gig after collecting 37 saves last year. A perfect blend of job stability and elite strikeout upside makes him closer to target after waiting out the more expensive top tier.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros