Who Should I Draft?

Chris Archer or Raisel Iglesias (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
32 of 59 experts
46%
Recommended by
27 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 44# 45
Best Rank# 13# 22
Worst Rank# 78# 76
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 124# 125
Best Rank# 96# 92
Worst Rank# 128# 130
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts19880
Wins113
Saves031
ERA3.773.29
WHIP1.261.18
   
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  Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2766
   
Games Started270
   
Innings Pitched148.172.0
   
Wins62
   
Losses85
   
Saves030
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed15552
   
Earned Runs7119
   
Home Runs Allowed1912
   
Strikeouts16280
   
Walks4925
   
ERA4.312.38
   
WHIP1.381.07
   
  Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3164
   
Games Started310
   
Innings Pitched179.770.3
   
Wins113
   
Losses103
   
Saves031
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed16958
   
Earned Runs7526
   
Home Runs Allowed229
   
Strikeouts19880
   
Walks5825
   
ERA3.773.29
   
WHIP1.261.18
   
  Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
News 
 Chris Archer was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with right shoulder inflammation, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 21st
Raisel Iglesias pitched a perfect ninth inning while striking out two to earn the save against the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 16th
 Chris Archer exited Tuesday's game after one inning because of right shoulder discomfort.
Andrew Gould
Tue, Aug 20th
Raisel Iglesias earned the save against the Diamondbacks Friday, allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
 Chris Archer was removed from Tuesday's game versus the Nationals with an apparent injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 20th
Raisel Iglesias (3-11) picked up the win Sunday against Arizona. He walked one in one inning.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 8th
 Chris Archer allowed four runs (three earned) over five innings as the Pirates fell to the Angels 7-4.
Brandon Plutner
Thu, Aug 15th
Raisel Iglesias struck out two in a clean inning Thursday against the Phillies.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 5th
 Chris Archer did not factor into the decision in Friday's loss to the Cardinals, allowing two runs on seven hits and no walks across six innings. He struck out nine.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Aug 9th
Raisel Iglesias struck out one in a perfect ninth inning to record his 29th save Wednesday against the Phillies.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 5th
Notes 
 Archer has proven to be a pitcher who consistently posts a higher ERA than his advanced metrics suggest he deserves. At this point, we should no longer be expecting that to suddenly change. Until we see otherwise, expect Archer to post an ERA around 4.00, a WHIP in the 1.20s, and a fairly strong strikeout rate.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
New Reds manager David Bell has indicated that Iglesias is "going to pitch in the most important spots in the game," whether it is the ninth inning or earlier. Bell added that "[a] lot of times it's going to be in that closing role." In actuality, that may not be much of a change from past seasons for Iglesias, who has entered in the eighth inning in 43 of his 129 appearances (33 percent) over the last two seasons. He didn't amass more than 30 saves either year, but still finished as a top-12 reliever in standard 5
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, well, look at all those strikeouts. Fool me three times … but his FIP is still lower. Even though he missed over a month with an abdominal strain last year, Archer has amassed the sixth-most strikeouts (644) over the last three seasons. He has collected a 3.64 FIP and 3.54 SIERA during that span. His ERA also ballooned above 4.00 each year. How many times can we keep putting our hand on the hot stove? Archer's fastball has ceded a slugging percentage above .500 in each campaign, so he wields no other effective pitch beyond his slider. He's an elite source of strikeouts, but don't expect a positive ERA contribution.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Reds manager David Bell said he wants to use Iglesias when a high-leverage situation arises rather than limiting his best reliever to the ninth. He could serve a role reminiscent to Josh Hader, which makes the southpaw unlikely to record another 30 saves. Yet he can still contribute if scattering some saves and wins with a high strikeout tally and low ERA over 70-75 frames. Move him down the rankings in standard-scoring leagues, but don't dismiss him entirely.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
  Iglesias has been one of the better closers over the past two seasons with 58 saves and 172 Ks, but the Reds have been suggesting that he might not be the every day closer this year. The Ks and ratios would still be good enough to own even if he didn't get any saves, but this undoubtedly causes a hit in his overall fantasy value.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros