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Cody Allen or Arodys Vizcaino (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cody Allen
RP - LAA
Cody Allen
Arodys Vizcaino
RP - ATL
Arodys Vizcaino
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
49 of 56 experts
13%
Recommended by
7 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 60# 75
Best Rank# 26# 50
Worst Rank# 110# 152
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 156# 182
Best Rank# 145# 175
Worst Rank# 206# 204
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7963
Wins33
Saves3023
ERA3.863.51
WHIP1.241.25
   
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Injury AlertDFAIL60
   
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# 70# 121
   
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# 68# 95
   
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# 59# 92
   
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# 74# 90
   
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# 82# 98
   
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# 73# 81
   
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# 33# 114
   
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# 110# 65
   
  Cody Allen
RP - LAA
Cody Allen
Arodys Vizcaino
RP - ATL
Arodys Vizcaino
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7039
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched67.138.2
   
Wins42
   
Losses62
   
Saves2716
   
Blown Saves52
   
Holds71
   
Hits Allowed5830
   
Earned Runs359
   
Home Runs Allowed114
   
Strikeouts8040
   
Walks3315
   
ERA4.702.11
   
WHIP1.361.17
   
  Cody Allen
RP - LAA
Cody Allen
Arodys Vizcaino
RP - ATL
Arodys Vizcaino
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6657
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched65.557.5
   
Wins33
   
Losses33
   
Saves3023
   
Blown Saves65
   
Holds37
   
Hits Allowed5548
   
Earned Runs2822
   
Home Runs Allowed96
   
Strikeouts7963
   
Walks2723
   
ERA3.863.51
   
WHIP1.241.25
   
  Cody Allen
RP - LAA
Cody Allen
Arodys Vizcaino
RP - ATL
Arodys Vizcaino
News 
 The Angels designated Cody Allen for assignment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
The Seattle Mariners have acquired relievers Arodys Vizcaino and Jesse Biddle in exchange for Anthony Swarzak.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 20th
 Cody Allen threw a scoreless inning on Friday against the Orioles. He allowed a walk and struck out two in the win.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, May 11th
Arodys Vizcaino will miss the remainder of the 2019 season following shoulder surgery.
Kari Thomas
Wed, Apr 17th
 Allen hasn't pitched since going on the injured list April 26 with a back ailment.
James Bisson
Tue, May 7th
The Braves have placed Arodys Vizcaino (shoulder inflammation) on the 10-day IL retroactive to April 11th.
John Pritchard
Sun, Apr 14th
 Cody Allen was placed on the 10-day injured list with a back injury, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Apr 26th
Braves reliever Arodys Vizcaino blew his first save of the season on Sunday, allowing a solo home run to Curtis Granderson in the ninth inning of a one-run game. Atlanta went on to score a run in the bottom of the ninth for a walk-off victory, giving Vizcaino the win.
Mike Maher
Mon, Apr 8th
 Angels manager Brad Ausmus says Cody Allen is not currently the team's closer.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 24th
Braves reliever Arodys Vizcaino earned his first save of the season on Wednesday, walking one and striking out two to close out a win over the Braves.
Mike Maher
Thu, Apr 4th
Notes 
 Allen had accrued a sub-3.00 ERA and K/9 above 11.0 in four straight seasons before his ERA ballooned to 4.75 with 80 strikeouts in 67 frames (10.75 K/9) last season. A massive 50.6% fly-ball rate led to a career-high 11 home runs surrendered. Here's the good news: He still found a ninth-inning gig with the Angels. The gopheritis and alarming walk increase (4.42 BB/9) make him a ratio risk, but Allen offers a rare source of affordable saves.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Reports were suggesting that Vizcaino was in a closer battle with A.J. Minter, but now that Minter is banged up, it seems as though Vizcaino will open the season as the closer for a playoff contending team. That should make him worthwhile to draft, but that doesn't exactly mean he will hang onto the job for long if he slips up.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Allen's last year in Cleveland turned out to be his worst, but that didn't stop the Angels from signing him as their new ninth-inning man. Allen's strikeout rate fell of a bit last season, but the bigger concerns were his ballooning walk rate, declining velocity, and the high amount of hard contact allowed. Allen has plenty of job security and should be a serviceable closer on an above-average team, but it would be unwise to expect a return to a sub-3.00 ERA, sub-1.20 WHIP, or 12+ K/9. He's a mid-tier closing option for 2019.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Braves manager Brian Snitker recently suggested that the team could play matchups in the eighth and ninth innings, which means that both the right-handed Vizcaino and left-handed A.J. Minter could see plenty of save opportunities in 2019. Most major league hitters are right-handed, so Vizcaino is the favorite to again lead Atlanta in saves when all is said and done. His walk rate is higher than you'd like, but he's outperformed his peripherals for most of his career, so it wouldn't be shocking if he managed another sub-3.00 ERA.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 It seemed as though Ty Buttrey, Bedrosian and Anderson were going to compete for saves in LA, but then they signed Allen who figures to get the job. Don't be surprised if he losses the gig early, however, if he struggles like we saw last season. Don't consider him a lock for 25 saves again.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros