Who Should I Draft?

Blake Treinen or Jose Berrios (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
36 of 59 experts
39%
Recommended by
23 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 25
Best Rank# 13# 6
Worst Rank# 36# 47
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 62# 73
Best Rank# 57# 66
Worst Rank# 71# 79
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts83192
Wins413
Saves320
ERA2.663.90
WHIP1.121.23
   
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  Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6832
   
Games Started032
   
Innings Pitched80.2192.0
   
Wins912
   
Losses211
   
Saves380
   
Blown Saves50
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed46159
   
Earned Runs782
   
Home Runs Allowed225
   
Strikeouts100202
   
Walks2161
   
ERA0.783.84
   
WHIP0.831.14
   
  Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6932
   
Games Started032
   
Innings Pitched73.7189.5
   
Wins413
   
Losses310
   
Saves320
   
Blown Saves70
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed59171
   
Earned Runs2282
   
Home Runs Allowed524
   
Strikeouts83192
   
Walks2462
   
ERA2.663.90
   
WHIP1.121.23
   
  Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
News 
 Blake Treinen will not pitch again this season due to a stress reaction in his back.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in a 5-3 win over the White Sox on Monday. Berrios allowed just two runs over 7 1/3 innings while striking out eight.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Sep 17th
 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
Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in a 5-0 win over the Nationals on Tuesday. Berrios threw seven scoreless innings while striking out four and walking one.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 11th
 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
Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios struggled in a 6-2 loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday. Berrios allowed six runs over five innings while striking out six.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 5th
 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
Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in a 10-5 win over the White Sox on Thursday. Berrios allowed three runs over six innings while striking out eight.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Aug 29th
 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
Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios cruised through the first five innings of a 9-6 loss to the Tigers on Friday. The sixth inning didn't go so well as he allowed five runs, punctuated by a grand slam off the bat of Ronny Rodriguez. Berrios wound up pitching 5 1/3 innings while striking out five.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Aug 24th
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
Berrios' 2018 season was pretty similar to 2017. He made some strides in strikeout rate and WHIP, but it didn't help his ERA much thanks to a spike in home runs allowed. Berrios is a good but not great strikeout pitcher and his walk rate is just ok, so he'll need to make further improvements to live up to the hype he had as a prospect. That could certainly happen in his age-24 season, but it isn't guaranteed.
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
There is a chance Berrios has another level of potential yet to be seen, but more likely, he has settled in as a third tier pitcher that will produce above average ratios with about 200 strikeouts. That is perfectly sufficient for an 8th round pick. He may not have finished the season strong on paper, but his underlying metrics showed no reason for lingering concern.
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
His ERA only improved slightly from 3.89 to 3.84, but Berrios made major strides last season. His swinging-strike rate lunged from 9.4 to 11.2%, leading to 202 punchouts in a career-high 192.1 frames. Although his walk rate (2.85 BB/9) also improved just slightly, he upped his first-pitch strike % significantly from 59.1 to 64.5. Berrios could take a major leap in his age-25 season, but the ERA estimators (3.90 FP, 4.29 SIERA) and career 5.31 road ERA urge some caution.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros