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Corey Knebel or Collin McHugh (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Collin McHugh
RP,SP - HOU
Collin McHugh
Corey Knebel
RP - MIL
Corey Knebel
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
35 of 57 experts
39%
Recommended by
22 of 57 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 88# 108
Best Rank# 35# 34
Worst Rank# 131# 232
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 210# 193
Best Rank# 161# 135
Worst Rank# 245# 224
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts14261
Wins102
Saves014
ERA3.872.85
WHIP1.241.12
   
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  Collin McHugh
RP,SP - HOU
Collin McHugh
Corey Knebel
RP - MIL
Corey Knebel
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5857
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched72.055.1
   
Wins64
   
Losses23
   
Saves016
   
Blown Saves13
   
Holds127
   
Hits Allowed4538
   
Earned Runs1622
   
Home Runs Allowed67
   
Strikeouts9488
   
Walks2122
   
ERA1.993.58
   
WHIP0.911.08
   
  Collin McHugh
RP,SP - HOU
Collin McHugh
Corey Knebel
RP - MIL
Corey Knebel
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2538
   
Games Started240
   
Innings Pitched137.739.4
   
Wins102
   
Losses72
   
Saves014
   
Blown Saves05
   
Holds05
   
Hits Allowed13027
   
Earned Runs5912
   
Home Runs Allowed174
   
Strikeouts14261
   
Walks4218
   
ERA3.872.85
   
WHIP1.241.12
   
  Collin McHugh
RP,SP - HOU
Collin McHugh
Corey Knebel
RP - MIL
Corey Knebel
News 
 The Houston Astros have activated Collin McHugh from the 10-day injured list.
John Pritchard
Tue, Jun 25th
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
 McHugh will join Houston's Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock on Friday as he works his way back from elbow discomfort.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 14th
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
 Astros manager A.J. Hinch says Colin McHugh is being moved to the bullpen for now.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 11th
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
 Collin McHugh allowed eight runs on seven hits, three walks, and three strikeouts through three innings pitched on Tuesday against Kansas City.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, May 8th
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
 Collin McHugh allowed four runs on five hits, one walk, and two strikeouts through six innings pitched on Wednesday against the Twins.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, May 2nd
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
Notes 
 McHugh was terrific in relief for the Astros last season and is now slated for a return to the starting rotation. This is a pitcher capable of helping in ERA, WHIP, and strikeouts, and the win potential is certainly there as well. He's a nice sleeper.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
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
  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