Who Should I Draft?

Corey Knebel or Adam Ottavino (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Corey Knebel
RP - MIL
Corey Knebel
Adam Ottavino
RP - NYY
Adam Ottavino
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
38 of 49 experts
22%
Recommended by
11 of 49 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 108# 128
Best Rank# 34# 69
Worst Rank# 232# 175
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 193# 287
Best Rank# 135# 255
Worst Rank# 224# 407
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6187
Wins24
Saves143
ERA2.853.45
WHIP1.121.22
   
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  Corey Knebel
RP - MIL
Corey Knebel
Adam Ottavino
RP - NYY
Adam Ottavino
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5775
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched55.178.3
   
Wins46
   
Losses34
   
Saves166
   
Blown Saves35
   
Holds734
   
Hits Allowed3841
   
Earned Runs2221
   
Home Runs Allowed75
   
Strikeouts88112
   
Walks2236
   
ERA3.582.43
   
WHIP1.080.99
   
  Corey Knebel
RP - MIL
Corey Knebel
Adam Ottavino
RP - NYY
Adam Ottavino
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3865
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched39.465.1
   
Wins24
   
Losses23
   
Saves143
   
Blown Saves51
   
Holds518
   
Hits Allowed2748
   
Earned Runs1225
   
Home Runs Allowed48
   
Strikeouts6187
   
Walks1832
   
ERA2.853.45
   
WHIP1.121.22
   
  Corey Knebel
RP - MIL
Corey Knebel
Adam Ottavino
RP - NYY
Adam Ottavino
News 
 Corey Knebel has officially chosen to receive Tommy John surgery. This comes after Knebel pitched with a partially torn UCL for several years. The recovery process will surely see him miss the 2019 season. Knebel's return, in a best case scenario, will be Spring Training 2020.
Garett Thomas
Fri, Mar 29th
Adam Ottavino earned his 28th hold of the season while pitching a scoreless sixth inning to help the Yankees defeat the Rangers 4-1.
Brandon Plutner
Wed, Sep 4th
 Corey Knebel (elbow) says he will decide on Friday whether or not to undergo Tommy John surgery.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 28th
Adam Ottavino pitched a scoreless ninth inning and earned the win as the Yankees came back in the bottom of the frame to defeat the A’s 5-4.
Brandon Plutner
Sun, Sep 1st
 Corey Knebel (elbow) has been diagnosed with a partial UCL tear. He is going to seek opinions from multiple specialists before deciding on rehab or surgery.
Elliott Baas
Fri, Mar 22nd
Adam Ottavino gave up one hit and struck out one through a scoreless 2/3 of an inning to record his second save in an 11-8 win over the Orioles on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, Aug 13th
 Brewers manager Craig Counsell says Corey Knebel’s elbow injury is UCL related and the right-hander will seek a second opinion.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 21st
Adam Ottavino came in looking for the save versus the Twins. The bottom of the 10th inning saw Ottavino allowed three walks in only 2/3 of an inning.
Andy Zimmerman
Wed, Jul 24th
 Brewers manager Craig Counsell says Corey Knebel is dealing with an elbow issue and that there is “reason for concern”.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 21st
Adam Ottavino picked up a hold in the Yankees' 6-2 Friday victory over the Royals, striking out one and walking one over one scoreless inning.
John Aubin
Sat, Apr 20th
Notes 
 An intriguing bounce-back selection, Knebel is dealing with a UCL injury that has Brewers manager Craig Counsell concerned. Although one of the game's elite strikeout artists over the last two seasons, late drafters should avoid him in case the worst scenario is confirmed. Josh Hader could see more save opportunities, but the Brewers could still sign Craig Kimbrel or put someone else into the ninth-inning role so their best reliever can keep working in high-leverage spots.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Ottavino might be stuck behind Chapman, Betances, Britton and Chad Green for the closer job, but he is a force of nature who could strike out 100 batters this season to go with sparkling ratios and a handful of wins. Don't hesitate to add him late in drafts to boost you in three categories.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Knebel entered 2018 as the Brewers' obvious closer, but between injuries and inconsistency, he barely edged out Jeremy Jeffress and Josh Hader for the team lead in saves. All three relievers have dominant stuff and a proven ability to succeed in the ninth inning, but it remains to be seen whether manager Craig Counsell will deploy any of them as the regular closer following last season's success with a committee approach. Until we hear otherwise, consider Knebel the favorite to serve as the head of a committee. Even if he isn't the exclusive closer, Knebel can help enough in other areas (Ks, ERA, WHIP) to be well worth rostering.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 
 Knebel was injured and had a rough year, but still tallied up 88 strikeouts in 55 innings with a killer WHIP. Expect the ERA to improve closer to that 1.78 rate from 2017, and with that and a full bill of health should come a bounceback to 30 or even 40 saves.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros