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
35 of 59 experts
41%
Recommended by
24 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 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
   
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Brandon Funston
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# 33# 42
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 56
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 43
   
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DailyOverlay
# 24# 59
   
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The Athletic
# 32# 41
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 47
   
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# 29# 41
   
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Razzball
# 41# 46
   
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The Athletic
# 27# 30
   
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CBS Sports
# 34# 42
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 38
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 46# 62
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 28# 46
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 36# 39
   
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The Athletic
# 28# 29
   
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The Athletic
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# 32# 36
   
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# 34# 41
   
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RotoBaller
# 30# 33
   
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# 24# 32
   
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# 37# 38
   
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# 28# 33
   
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Razzball
# 43# 53
   
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# 38# 41
   
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FantasyPros
# 19# 34
   
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# 40# 41
   
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# 30# 42
   
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# 27# 36
   
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# 25# 39
   
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Pitcher List
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The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 42
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 31
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 36# 35
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 36# 29
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 37# 36
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 38# 31
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 38# 21
   
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
   
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CBS Sports
# 43# 29
   
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Pitcher List
# 44# 37
   
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Razzball
# 46# 36
   
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Razzball
# 46# 40
   
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# 50# 44
   
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# 51# 27
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 53# 41
   
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# 55# 34
   
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RotoBaller
# 57# 47
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 58# 33
   
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# 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 earned the win Friday, holding the Angels to three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out four across six innings.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
The Nationals placed Sean Doolittle on the 10-day injured list with knee tendinitis.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 18th
 Charlie Morton struck out 10 while allowing three runs on five hits with two walks across six innings during a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 8th
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle allowed one walk and struck out one over one inning to earn his 28th save of the season in Friday's win over the Brewers.
Mike Maher
Sat, Aug 17th
 Charlie Morton gave up one earned run on four hits and three walks with eight strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings as he earned his 14th win of the year.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 2nd
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle earned his 27th save of the season in Monday's win over the Reds, but he allowed two earned runs on three hits and a walk in the process.
Mike Maher
Tue, Aug 13th
 Charlie Morton gave up six runs on seven hits with two walks and four strikeouts in four innings as the Rays lost to the Astros on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 28th
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle struck out one over a perfect ninth inning to convert his 26th save of the season in Sunday's win over the Mets.
Mike Maher
Mon, Aug 12th
 Charlie Morton gave up three runs on four hits with two walks and three strikeouts over five innings Wednesday in a no-decision against Seattle.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 21st
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle allowed four earned runs on six hits over 2/3 of an inning to blow his fifth save of the season and take the loss in Friday's game against the Mets.
Mike Maher
Sat, Aug 10th
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