Who Should I Draft?

Charlie Morton or Sean Doolittle (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
33 of 56 experts
41%
Recommended by
23 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 37
Best Rank# 19# 21
Worst Rank# 80# 62
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 114# 102
Best Rank# 97# 89
Worst Rank# 117# 130
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts17670
Wins123
Saves029
ERA3.412.81
WHIP1.210.95
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 33# 42
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 56
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 43
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 24# 59
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 32# 41
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 47
   
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RotoChamp
# 29# 41
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 41# 46
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 27# 30
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 34# 42
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 38
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 46# 62
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 28# 46
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 36# 39
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 36# 40
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 40# 44
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 28# 29
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 39
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 23# 45
   
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Fake Teams
# 36# 57
   
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Sporfolio
# 32# 36
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 34# 41
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 30# 33
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 24# 32
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 37# 38
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 33
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 43# 53
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 41
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 19# 34
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 30# 42
   
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FanGraphs
# 25# 39
   
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Pitcher List
# 44# 48
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 42
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 36# 35
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 36# 29
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 37# 36
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 38# 31
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 38# 21
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 38# 37
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 40# 36
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 40# 35
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 39
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 41# 31
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 42# 36
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 43# 29
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 44# 37
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 46# 36
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 46# 40
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 50# 44
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 51# 27
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 41
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 57# 47
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 58# 33
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 66# 46
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 69# 23
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 80# 38
   
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3043
   
Games Started300
   
Innings Pitched167.245.0
   
Wins153
   
Losses33
   
Saves025
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed13021
   
Earned Runs588
   
Home Runs Allowed183
   
Strikeouts20160
   
Walks646
   
ERA3.131.60
   
WHIP1.160.60
   
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2756
   
Games Started270
   
Innings Pitched157.355.6
   
Wins123
   
Losses72
   
Saves029
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds03
   
Hits Allowed13241
   
Earned Runs6017
   
Home Runs Allowed167
   
Strikeouts17670
   
Walks5812
   
ERA3.412.81
   
WHIP1.210.95
   
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
News 
 Charlie Morton gave up four runs on five hits while walking two and striking out nine batters through six innings and was charged with a loss to the Angels on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle recorded one out to earn his 14th save of the season in Saturday's win over the San Diego Padres.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 9th
 Charlie Morton allowed two hits and two walks while firing seven scoreless innings Monday, striking out seven batters and earning the win over the Athletics.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 11th
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle allowed two runs on three hits and no walks while striking out two batters in two-thirds of an inning in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Padres. The blown save was his third of the season, and the loss drops him to 4-2 on the year.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
 Charlie Morton picked up the win Wednesday, allowing five hits over seven scoreless innings while striking out eight as the Rays handed the Tigers a 4-0 defeat.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 6th
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle earned his fourth win over the season in Wednesday's win over the Chicago White Sox, tossing a scoreless inning before Washington walked things off in the bottom of the ninth.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jun 6th
 Charlie Morton (6-0) earned the win Thursday against the Twins by allowing two runs on four hits and no walks across seven innings. He struck out six.
John Aubin
Fri, May 31st
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle earned his 12th save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in Sunday's win over the Cincinnati Reds. He struck out one.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 3rd
 Charlie Morton struck out 10 and allowed just one run on three hits over six innings in the Rays’ 6-2 victory over the Indians on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, May 26th
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle struck out one over a perfect ninth inning to earn his 11th save of the season in Saturday’s win over the Cincinnati Reds.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 2nd
Notes 
 After nearly a decade of mediocrity, the Astros turned Morton into a high-end starter in 2017, and he was even better in 2018. At this point, he feels relatively safe to pencil in for a mid-3.00s ERA, 10.0 K/9 rate, and WHIP in the 1.15-1.20 range. The concerns are his advancing age and durability -- he's never thrown more than 172 innings in a season. The move to Tampa Bay is also a mild concern, less so for the change of division than for the move away from a Houston team that seemingly knew how to get the best out of him.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Doolittle is firmly established as the Nationals' closer heading into 2019, and he's proven to be an elite one when healthy. Unfortunately, injuries have been a frequent concern for Doolittle, which helps explain why the Nationals acquired two other relievers with closing experience in Trever Rosenthal and Kyle Barraclough.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Morton followed an improbable late-career renaissance with an even better 2018. In his most innings pitched (167) since 2011, he etched out a 3.13 ERA and 201 strikeouts. Yet he wore down as the season transpired, as his K rate dropped seven points to 24.2% after the All-Star break. Given his durability concerns and struggles when facing a batting order for the third time, the Rays will likely keep limiting him to five innings per start (or even have him follow an opener). Morton will perform on a per-inning basis, but investors should probably expect results closer to 2017's 3.62 ERA and 163 strikeouts in 146.2 innings.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Doolittle could be a top-five closer in a full season. He posted a 1.60 ERA, 60 strikeouts, six walks, and 25 saves in 45 innings. Anyone will need a microscope to see his 0.60 WHIP. Yet injuries are par for the course, as the 32-year-old has averaged 37 innings over the past four seasons. The elite skills-and steady ninth-inning role on a playoff contender-make Doolittle a borderline top-10 closer despite the likelihood of missed time.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
  Doolittle only had 25 saves and 60 strikeouts last year, but he had an absurd 0.600 WHIP. That isn't a typo. With a full season, don't be surprised when Doolittle finishes in the elite tier of fantasy closers.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros