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
90%
Recommended by
53 of 59 experts
10%
Recommended by
6 of 59 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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  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 
 Blake Treinen will not pitch again this season due to a stress reaction in his back.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
Roberto Osuna allowed a hit while striking out two through a scoreless inning to earn the save in Friday's 6-4 win over the Angels. He notched his 36th save of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 21st
 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
Roberto Osuna allowed one hit and one walk while striking out one through a scoreless inning to record his 35th save in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
 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
Roberto Osuna pitched a perfect inning while striking out two to earn the save in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 18th
 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
Roberto Osuna allowed a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning in Friday's 4-1 win over the Royals. He earned his 33rd save of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 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
Roberto Osuna struck out one through a perfect inning to earn the save in Friday's 7-4 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 7th
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