Who Should I Draft?

Cody Allen or Rick Porcello (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Cody Allen
RP - LAA
Cody Allen
Rick Porcello
SP - BOS
Rick Porcello
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 60# 62
Best Rank# 26# 37
Worst Rank# 110# 145
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 156# 148
Best Rank# 145# 135
Worst Rank# 206# 158
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts79173
Wins313
Saves300
ERA3.864.12
WHIP1.241.23
   
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# 70# 62
   
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# 68# 47
   
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  Cody Allen
RP - LAA
Cody Allen
Rick Porcello
SP - BOS
Rick Porcello
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7033
   
Games Started033
   
Innings Pitched67.1191.2
   
Wins417
   
Losses67
   
Saves270
   
Blown Saves50
   
Holds70
   
Hits Allowed58177
   
Earned Runs3591
   
Home Runs Allowed1127
   
Strikeouts80190
   
Walks3348
   
ERA4.704.28
   
WHIP1.361.18
   
  Cody Allen
RP - LAA
Cody Allen
Rick Porcello
SP - BOS
Rick Porcello
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6632
   
Games Started032
   
Innings Pitched65.5187.4
   
Wins313
   
Losses310
   
Saves300
   
Blown Saves60
   
Holds30
   
Hits Allowed55186
   
Earned Runs2886
   
Home Runs Allowed927
   
Strikeouts79173
   
Walks2745
   
ERA3.864.12
   
WHIP1.241.23
   
  Cody Allen
RP - LAA
Cody Allen
Rick Porcello
SP - BOS
Rick Porcello
News 
 The Angels designated Cody Allen for assignment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
Rick Porcello allowed just two runs on five hits with no walks and struck out six over 6 2/3 innings on Wednesday, but didn't factor in the decision against the Rangers.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 12th
 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
Wednesday's game between the Rangers and host Red Sox was moved up to 4:05 p.m. ET.
James Bisson
Mon, Jun 10th
 Allen hasn't pitched since going on the injured list April 26 with a back ailment.
James Bisson
Tue, May 7th
Rick Porcello gave up four runs on eight hits with one walk and four strikeouts in six innings in a loss to the Rays on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 8th
 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
Rick Porcello (4-5) took the loss Saturday against the Yankees by allowing five runs on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings. He struck out five and walked one.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 2nd
 Angels manager Brad Ausmus says Cody Allen is not currently the team's closer.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 24th
Rick Porcello (4-4) gave up five runs (three earned) on eight hits and three walks while striking out four through 6 2/3 innings to get the win against the Indians on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, May 28th
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
 
 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