Who Should I Draft?

Brandon Morrow or Hunter Strickland (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Hunter Strickland
RP - SEA
Hunter Strickland
Brandon Morrow
RP - CHC
Brandon Morrow
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
29 of 55 experts
47%
Recommended by
26 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 112# 107
Best Rank# 44# 66
Worst Rank# 244# 218
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 219# 278
Best Rank# 193# 232
Worst Rank# 436# 305
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5145
Wins32
Saves2518
ERA4.053.28
WHIP1.371.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 91
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 86
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 63
   
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USA Today
# 84
   
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Razzball
# 100# 102
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 89
   
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Beast Dome
# 44# 84
   
Scott White
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# 82# 128
   
Heath Cummings
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# 102# 138
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 81
   
Andrew Gould
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# 98# 123
   
Wayne Bretsky
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# 102
   
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The Athletic
# 98# 111
   
Joe Bond
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# 102# 122
   
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The Athletic
# 115# 133
   
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Fake Teams
# 91# 112
   
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# 60# 90
   
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# 139# 218
   
Paul Sporer
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# 72# 117
   
Nick Pollack
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# 75# 97
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 88# 127
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 112# 118
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 85# 106
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 114# 154
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 95# 121
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 71# 106
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 73
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 70
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 90# 109
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 122# 66
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 66
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 73
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 76
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 80
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 88# 80
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 84
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 87
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 90
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 90
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 92
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 96
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 100
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 110# 101
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 101
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 138# 101
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 244# 104
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 104
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 112# 104
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 105
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 119# 110
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 186# 125
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 138# 132
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 143
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 155# 150
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 203# 184
   
  Hunter Strickland
RP - SEA
Hunter Strickland
Brandon Morrow
RP - CHC
Brandon Morrow
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played4935
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched45.031.1
   
Wins30
   
Losses50
   
Saves1422
   
Blown Saves42
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4324
   
Earned Runs205
   
Home Runs Allowed52
   
Strikeouts3731
   
Walks219
   
ERA3.971.47
   
WHIP1.411.08
   
  Hunter Strickland
RP - SEA
Hunter Strickland
Brandon Morrow
RP - CHC
Brandon Morrow
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6044
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched57.544.4
   
Wins32
   
Losses32
   
Saves2518
   
Blown Saves84
   
Holds74
   
Hits Allowed5540
   
Earned Runs2616
   
Home Runs Allowed75
   
Strikeouts5145
   
Walks2414
   
ERA4.053.28
   
WHIP1.371.22
   
  Hunter Strickland
RP - SEA
Hunter Strickland
Brandon Morrow
RP - CHC
Brandon Morrow
News 
 Hunter Strickland successfully completed a 20-pitch bullpen session on Monday as he continues to progress is his recovery from a right lat strain.
Andrew Seifter
Mon, Jun 3rd
Brandon Morrow received an injection in his elbow and won't throw for 2-3 weeks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 30th
 Seattle Mariners reliever Hunter Strickland has been placed on the 60-day IL with a Grade 2 lat strain. Strickland does not currently have a timeline for his recovery, and placing him on the 60-day IL opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for the recently-acquired right-hander Connor Sadzeck.
Mike Maher
Mon, Apr 1st
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
 An MRI revealed a grade 2 lat strain for Mariners closer Hunter Strickland.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 31st
Brandon Morrow (elbow) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Mar 21st
 The Mariners have officially placed Hunter Strickland on the 10-day Injured List with a right lat strain.
Dan Tursky
Sat, Mar 30th
Brandon Morrow (elbow) is scheduled for his first bullpen session on March 25.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Mar 5th
 Hunter Strickland allowed three runs on two hits through 1/3 of an inning against the Red Sox on Friday night. He blew a save and took the loss.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Mar 30th
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
Notes 
 Strickland recorded two saves before any other MLB team could win a game. Guess he's the 2019 fantasy MVP, right? Not quite, but this is a case that demands swift attention, as the Tokyo games confirmed his status as Seattle's closer. He also started 2018 strong in the same role for San Francisco before winding up with a 3.97 ERA and 1.41 WHIP, so don't get too carried away.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
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
 You might not love Strickland's pure stuff or his sky-high WHIP, but he is one of the few closers who you can get late that isn't going to face any competition for the job. If you are in need for saves, don't hesitate to plug your nose and add Strickland.
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
 The Mariners are in the midst of a complete rebuild, but one under-the-radar move they made this offseason was signing Hunter Strickland away from the Giants on a one-year deal. Strickland took a step backward last year while also suffering a broken hand, but he posted some solid numbers the previous three years. Mariners manager Scott Servais has indicated that the team may not have a "set closer," but Seattle may have an incentive to settle on Strickland as the closer to inflate his trade value. As such, Strickland could be a decent late-round option for saves, even though the chance he's eventually traded to a contender is fairly high.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros