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Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Rodon or Edwin Diaz (2023)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Carlos Rodon
SP - NYY
Carlos Rodon
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
21 of 24 experts
13%
Recommended by
3 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 15
Best Rank# 3# 4
Worst Rank# 24# 23
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 40# 42
Best Rank# 23# 31
Worst Rank# 71# 48
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 16
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 16
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 8# 20
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 4# 15
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 11
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 11
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 5# 16
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 8# 23
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 10# 19
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 3# 19
   
Pierre Camus
Fantasy Endgame
# 15# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 6# 16
   
Jacob W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy
# 5# 19
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 6# 16
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 11# 21
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 5# 16
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 6# 16
   
Jesse Garcia
FantasyPros
# 4# 19
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 12
   
Kelly Kirby
FantasyPros
# 6# 16
   
Blake Meyer
Sports Gambling Podcast Network
# 6# 16
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 4
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 10# 5
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 24# 13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Carlos Rodon
SP - NYY
Carlos Rodon
2022 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6131
   
Games Started031
   
Innings Pitched62.0178.0
   
Wins314
   
Losses18
   
Saves320
   
Blown Saves30
   
Holds40
   
Hits Allowed34131
   
Earned Runs957
   
Home Runs Allowed312
   
Strikeouts118237
   
Walks1852
   
ERA1.312.88
   
WHIP0.841.03
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Carlos Rodon
SP - NYY
Carlos Rodon
News 
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Notes 
 Yes, that is Timmy Trumpet you're hearing as Edwin Diaz enters the chat. He may have just brought his Statcast page to contract negotiations before signing his five-year, $102 million deal to return to New York. The 28-year-old was in the 100th percentile in xBA, K%, Whiff%, xSLG, and xERA/xOBA, which is exactly what you are looking for from a fantasy closer while racking up 32 saves. His xFIP was a ridiculous 1.04, and he stranded 90.4% of runners on base. While chances are good Diaz will not repeat these numbers in 2023, there is nothing to suggest that he won't return as an elite closer option with job security on a team that should win plenty of games. He'll probably cost you a second-round pick, but there isn't much downside if you're willing to pay for saves.
Kelly Kirby - FantasyPros
Carlos Rodon celebrated turning 30 by signing a six-year, $162 million contract with the Yankees, and it's not hard to see why New York was willing to pay him. In 2022, Rodon threw a career-high 178 innings, struck out 237 batters, and ended with a sparkling ERA of 2.88 and WHIP of 1.03. Fantasy players need to note two important things: (1) The change from pitcher-friendly Oracle Park to hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium will have some elevated effect to his ERA; and (2) Beware of drafting an oft-injured pitcher coming off a career year. Rodon is a great pitcher who will help any fantasy staff but don't overpay on draft day.
Kelly Kirby - FantasyPros