Who Should I Draft?

Cody Allen or Rick Porcello (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rick Porcello
SP - BOS
Rick Porcello
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
30 of 59 experts
49%
Recommended by
29 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 62# 59
Best Rank# 37# 26
Worst Rank# 145# 110
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 148# 156
Best Rank# 135# 145
Worst Rank# 158# 206
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts17379
Wins133
Saves030
ERA4.123.86
WHIP1.231.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-FA
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 62# 70
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 68
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 53# 59
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 54# 74
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 42# 82
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 61# 73
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 58# 71
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 58# 68
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 50# 63
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 57
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 53# 60
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 63# 65
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 57# 62
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 60# 88
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 55# 60
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 76# 78
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 37# 110
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 70# 73
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 51# 62
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 51# 63
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 59# 93
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 71# 73
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 59# 71
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 73# 88
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 61# 63
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 64# 71
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 68# 83
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 74# 78
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 62# 99
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 80# 92
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 50# 26
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 46# 33
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 61# 49
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 73# 49
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 68# 53
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 90# 53
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 68# 55
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 56# 55
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 70# 55
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 75# 57
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 71# 58
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 71# 59
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 91# 59
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 64# 60
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 73# 61
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 62# 61
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 115# 61
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 74# 61
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 67# 63
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 72# 64
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 145# 64
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 95# 65
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 68
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 99# 68
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 79# 70
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 110# 72
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 81# 77
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 84# 77
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 121# 81
   
  Rick Porcello
SP - BOS
Rick Porcello
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3370
   
Games Started330
   
Innings Pitched191.267.1
   
Wins174
   
Losses76
   
Saves027
   
Blown Saves05
   
Holds07
   
Hits Allowed17758
   
Earned Runs9135
   
Home Runs Allowed2711
   
Strikeouts19080
   
Walks4833
   
ERA4.284.70
   
WHIP1.181.36
   
  Rick Porcello
SP - BOS
Rick Porcello
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3266
   
Games Started320
   
Innings Pitched187.465.5
   
Wins133
   
Losses103
   
Saves030
   
Blown Saves06
   
Holds03
   
Hits Allowed18655
   
Earned Runs8628
   
Home Runs Allowed279
   
Strikeouts17379
   
Walks4527
   
ERA4.123.86
   
WHIP1.231.24
   
  Rick Porcello
SP - BOS
Rick Porcello
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
News 
 Rick Porcello gave up six runs in four innings against the Yankees on Sunday, allowing seven hits and striking out one batter.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 9th
Cody Allen is signing a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Rick Porcello allowed six earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out five across four innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Twins.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 4th
Cody Allen was released by the Angels Tuesday after being designated for assignment Saturday.
Jonathan Limehouse - Jonathan Limehouse Fantasy Pros
Tue, Jun 18th
 Rick Porcello earned the win against Colorado on Tuesday, pitching five innings and giving up two runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out five.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 28th
The Angels designated Cody Allen for assignment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 Rick Porcello took the loss Wednesday, giving up three runs on three hits and four walks over five innings while striking out three as the Red Sox fell 5-2 to the Phillies.
John Aubin
Thu, Aug 22nd
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
 Rick Porcello picked up the win in Friday's 9-1 victory over the Orioles, allowing one run on four hits and two walks over six innings while striking out two.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 17th
Allen hasn't pitched since going on the injured list April 26 with a back ailment.
James Bisson
Tue, May 7th
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