Who Should I Draft?

Brandon Morrow or Blake Parker (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brandon Morrow
RP - CHC
Brandon Morrow
Blake Parker
RP - PHI
Blake Parker
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
37 of 54 experts
31%
Recommended by
17 of 54 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 104# 120
Best Rank# 66# 69
Worst Rank# 218# 205
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 278# 382
Best Rank# 232# 319
Worst Rank# 305# 372
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4567
Wins23
Saves1814
ERA3.283.77
WHIP1.221.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
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# 101
   
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# 100
   
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# 80# 109
   
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# 101# 145
   
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# 90
   
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# 84
   
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# 66# 90
   
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# 80# 83
   
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# 90
   
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# 101# 116
   
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# 96
   
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# 123# 139
   
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# 111# 122
   
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# 110# 146
   
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# 112# 147
   
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# 90# 91
   
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# 105
   
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# 97
   
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# 127# 158
   
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# 118# 144
   
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# 106
   
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# 154
   
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# 125# 141
   
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# 104
   
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# 143
   
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# 104# 117
   
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# 80
   
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# 84
   
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# 103# 113
   
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# 89
   
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# 70
   
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# 104# 202
   
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# 150# 161
   
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# 66# 97
   
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# 109# 121
   
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# 73# 70
   
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# 102# 88
   
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# 106# 99
   
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# 117# 88
   
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# 121# 109
   
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# 122# 120
   
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# 128# 92
   
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# 132# 121
   
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# 133# 127
   
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# 138# 123
   
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# 184# 148
   
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# 218# 205
   
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# 69
   
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# 92
   
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# 93
   
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# 112
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 115
   
  Brandon Morrow
RP - CHC
Brandon Morrow
Blake Parker
RP - PHI
Blake Parker
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3567
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched31.166.0
   
Wins02
   
Losses01
   
Saves2214
   
Blown Saves23
   
Holds06
   
Hits Allowed2463
   
Earned Runs524
   
Home Runs Allowed212
   
Strikeouts3170
   
Walks919
   
ERA1.473.26
   
WHIP1.081.24
   
  Brandon Morrow
RP - CHC
Brandon Morrow
Blake Parker
RP - PHI
Blake Parker
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played4463
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched44.461.9
   
Wins23
   
Losses22
   
Saves1814
   
Blown Saves42
   
Holds411
   
Hits Allowed4056
   
Earned Runs1626
   
Home Runs Allowed59
   
Strikeouts4567
   
Walks1420
   
ERA3.283.77
   
WHIP1.221.22
   
  Brandon Morrow
RP - CHC
Brandon Morrow
Blake Parker
RP - PHI
Blake Parker
News 
 Brandon Morrow received an injection in his elbow and won't throw for 2-3 weeks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 30th
Free agent reliever Blake Parker has agreed to a major league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, according to a report from MLB insider Ken Rosenthal.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jul 30th
 Cubs manager Joe Maddon says the team is going to "slow things down" with Brandon Morrow after he felt elbow discomfort in a recent throwing session.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 20th
Minnesota Twins reliever Blake Parker pitched a scoreless inning in a 5-3 loss to Oakland on Friday. Parker struck out one in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jul 20th
 Brandon Morrow (elbow) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Mar 21st
Blake Parker was placed on the paternity list Friday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 5th
 Brandon Morrow (elbow) is scheduled for his first bullpen session on March 25.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Mar 5th
Minnesota Twins reliever Blake Parker pitched two scoreless innings in a 4-3 win over the A's on Wednesday. Parker struck out three and walked two in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jul 4th
 Brandon Morrow (elbow) has been permitted to build up his throwing distance to 90 feet on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 13th
Minnesota Twins reliever Blake Parker threw a scoreless inning in a 5-2 loss to the Rays on Thursday. Parker gave up two hits, walked one, and struck out one in the 18-inning game.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 27th
Notes 
 Morrow is working his way back from an elbow injury that should cost him the first month of the season. He was very good last season and will earn $9 million this year, so it's certainly possible he regains the closer job even if Pedro Strop is handling it well in his absence. He's a smart DL stash.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
After Parker signed with the Twins, many assumed he will be the closer, but it seems as though Trevor May is the favorite. In fact, Parker is likely the third-best reliever in this bullpen behind May and Rogers so beware on draft day.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 It sounds as though Morrow is going to miss the start of the season. That could very well turn into multiple months as we've seen with "minor" pitching injuries many times before. It is a dangerous game to draft based on injury optimism, even if the closer does have considerable upside.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros