Who Should I Draft?

Blake Treinen or Roberto Osuna (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
51 of 56 experts
9%
Recommended by
5 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 29
Best Rank# 13# 19
Worst Rank# 36# 53
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 62# 77
Best Rank# 57# 69
Worst Rank# 71# 92
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8367
Wins44
Saves3236
ERA2.663.11
WHIP1.121.04
   
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Injury AlertIL10-
   
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# 28# 20
   
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# 36# 30
   
  Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6838
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched80.238.2
   
Wins92
   
Losses22
   
Saves3821
   
Blown Saves51
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed4633
   
Earned Runs710
   
Home Runs Allowed21
   
Strikeouts10032
   
Walks214
   
ERA0.782.37
   
WHIP0.830.97
   
  Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6962
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched73.762.4
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves3236
   
Blown Saves77
   
Holds22
   
Hits Allowed5953
   
Earned Runs2222
   
Home Runs Allowed57
   
Strikeouts8367
   
Walks2412
   
ERA2.663.11
   
WHIP1.121.04
   
  Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
News 
 The Athletics placed Blake Treinen on the 10-day injured list with a right shoulder strain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
Roberto Osuna blew his third save of the season on Wednesday against the Reds, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits. He struck out two.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 20th
 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
Roberto Osuna recorded one out on Sunday against Baltimore to pick up a save.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 10th
 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
Roberto Osuna allowed one run on one hit and one walk through 1 2/3 innings on Thursday against the Mariners. He blew a save in the outing.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, Jun 6th
 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
Roberto Osuna threw a perfect inning on Friday against Oakland. He earned a save int he win.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 1st
 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
Roberto Osuna threw a perfect inning on Tuesday against the Cubs to earn a save. He struck out one in the outing.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, May 29th
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
Astros manager A.J. Hinch has affirmed that Osuna will again serve as the team's closer, a role he inherited last year upon returning from a 75-game suspension and getting traded from the Blue Jays. Osuna was a dominant closer from 2015-2017, but his K/9 rate alarmingly fell to 7.58 between Toronto and Houston last year. The good news is that he maintained an above-average 14.7 percent swinging-strike rate, indicating that he should return to striking out over a batter per inning while maintaining elite control. Save opportunities should also be plentiful on the World Series-contending Astros, so it makes sense for Osuna to get drafted as one of the first 10, if not five, closers off the board.
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
After serving a suspension for a domestic violence charge, Osuna got traded to the Astros and was closing within a month. Those still comfortable drafting the 24-year-old should expect his 21.3% strikeout rate to rise back to his career 28.4% clip. A smaller sample size isn't as trustworthy, but he also maintained a 14.7% swinging-strike rate during that time. While there's fear that Ryan Pressly and a deep Astros bullpen will give him competition, Ken Giles had to pitch his way out of the ninth inning. Osuna, who owns a career 2.78 ERA and 0.97 WHIP, shouldn't lose the job for any on-field reasons.
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
Osuna didn't accomplish much last year because of his legal issues and the time missed as a result, but he as still extremely efficient, driving a 2.37 ERA with a 0.97 WHIP. Assuming he stays on the field, you can bank on 30 saves and plenty of strikeouts on top of the strong ratios.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros