Who Should I Draft?

Cody Allen or Mychal Givens (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
52 of 59 experts
12%
Recommended by
7 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 59# 80
Best Rank# 26# 54
Worst Rank# 110# 142
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 156# 255
Best Rank# 145# 204
Worst Rank# 206# 273
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7977
Wins33
Saves3025
ERA3.863.63
WHIP1.241.22
   
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Injury AlertFA-
   
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# 70# 104
   
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# 68# 99
   
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  Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7069
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched67.177.2
   
Wins40
   
Losses67
   
Saves279
   
Blown Saves54
   
Holds715
   
Hits Allowed5861
   
Earned Runs3534
   
Home Runs Allowed114
   
Strikeouts8079
   
Walks3330
   
ERA4.703.99
   
WHIP1.361.19
   
  Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6667
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched65.569.8
   
Wins33
   
Losses33
   
Saves3025
   
Blown Saves66
   
Holds32
   
Hits Allowed5558
   
Earned Runs2828
   
Home Runs Allowed98
   
Strikeouts7977
   
Walks2727
   
ERA3.863.63
   
WHIP1.241.22
   
  Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
News 
 Cody Allen is signing a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
Mychal Givens pitched one inning on Saturday giving up three runs on two hits and walked one batter as the Orioles lost to the Mariners in extra innings.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Cody Allen was released by the Angels Tuesday after being designated for assignment Saturday.
Jonathan Limehouse - Jonathan Limehouse Fantasy Pros
Tue, Jun 18th
Mychal Givens took a loss in relief after giving up four runs (three earned) in the ninth Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
 The Angels designated Cody Allen for assignment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
Mychal Givens pitched the ninth inning and gave up a solo home run to blow the lead for the Orioles and the team lost in extra-innings to the Tigers by an 8-4 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 15th
 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
Mychal Givens got out all three batters he faced in the ninth inning with two strikeouts during his 11th save in a 2-0 victory against the Nationals on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 28th
 Allen hasn't pitched since going on the injured list April 26 with a back ailment.
James Bisson
Tue, May 7th
Mychal Givens gave up one hit and struck out a batter in an inning of work to pick up the save against the Royals on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 21st
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
Although Baltimore may only win 50 games, Givens is one of the closers who has no competition for saves on his team. Even 25 save opportunities is better than what someone like Josh Hader or Zach Britton will get. Pair that with another 80 strikeouts and respectable ratios and we are looking at a top 30 fantasy reliever.
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
 
 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