Who Should I Draft?

Blake Treinen or Jameson Taillon (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jameson Taillon
SP - PIT
Jameson Taillon
Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 19
Best Rank# 11# 13
Worst Rank# 40# 36
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 66# 62
Best Rank# 54# 57
Worst Rank# 72# 71
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts17383
Wins124
Saves032
ERA3.652.66
WHIP1.231.12
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 22
   
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USA Today
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The Fake Baseball
# 19# 23
   
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# 20# 25
   
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# 22# 17
   
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# 20# 17
   
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Freeze Stats
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# 26# 18
   
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RotoBaller
# 24# 19
   
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The Athletic
# 29# 20
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 21# 20
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 28# 20
   
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# 37# 20
   
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# 26# 21
   
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The Athletic
# 31# 21
   
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# 28# 24
   
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Bobby Sylvester
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  Jameson Taillon
SP - PIT
Jameson Taillon
Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3268
   
Games Started320
   
Innings Pitched191.280.2
   
Wins149
   
Losses102
   
Saves038
   
Blown Saves05
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed17946
   
Earned Runs687
   
Home Runs Allowed202
   
Strikeouts179100
   
Walks4621
   
ERA3.200.78
   
WHIP1.180.83
   
  Jameson Taillon
SP - PIT
Jameson Taillon
Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3269
   
Games Started320
   
Innings Pitched186.773.7
   
Wins124
   
Losses103
   
Saves032
   
Blown Saves07
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed18159
   
Earned Runs7622
   
Home Runs Allowed215
   
Strikeouts17383
   
Walks4824
   
ERA3.652.66
   
WHIP1.231.12
   
  Jameson Taillon
SP - PIT
Jameson Taillon
Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
News 
 In order to make room on the 40-man roster for Jake Elmore, the Pirates have moved Jameson Taillon to the 60-day injured list.
Andrew Seifter
Mon, May 13th
The Athletics placed Blake Treinen on the 10-day injured list with a right shoulder strain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
 The Pirates placed Jameson Taillon on the 10-day IL with a right elbow flexor strain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 4th
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
 Jameson Taillon allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits over 6.1 innings in the Pirates' 7-5 win over the Rangers on Wednesday. He walked two and struck out five while improving to 2-3.
Elliott Baas
Wed, May 1st
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
 Jameson Taillon allowed five runs on six hits over five innings in the Pirates' 5-0 loss to the Diamondbacks on Thursday. He walked none and struck out five while falling to 1-3.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Apr 25th
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
 Jameson Taillon improved to 1-2 after allowed one run on four hits over five innings in the Pirates' 4-1 rain-shortened win over the Giants on Saturday. He walked one and struck out three.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Apr 21st
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
Notes 
 If you look at Taillon's second half, it may seem as though he broke out into an ace, but the underlying metrics tell a different story. Rather, he was propped up by a great deal of BABIP and HR/FB ratio luck. Most likely, he will continue to pitch like a good #3 this season for Pittsburgh.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
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
 Finally healthy after dealing with injuries and a cancer diagnosis, Taillon established himself in 2018 as a pitcher who can provide solid ratios, albeit it with a middling strikeout rate. He benefits from a very pitcher-friendly environment in Pittsburgh, boosting his fantasy floor, but he simply doesn't belong among the top-25 fantasy starters until he begins to pile up the Ks.
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
 Taillon quietly developed into an ace late in 2018, posting a 2.63 ERA over his last 21 starts. That's not an entirely arbitrary endpoint, as he unleashed a slider-one of three pitches to net a double-digit swinging-strike rate-in June. The pitch could help him unlock a few more punchouts, but the 27-year-old has the look of a polished SP2 who can at least post a mid-threes ERA with a steady WHIP and 8.5 K/9.
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