Who Should I Draft?

Corey Knebel or Jeremy Jeffress (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Corey Knebel
RP - MIL
Corey Knebel
Jeremy Jeffress
RP - MIL
Jeremy Jeffress
Expert
Recommendation
72%
Recommended by
36 of 50 experts
28%
Recommended by
14 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 108# 131
Best Rank# 34# 67
Worst Rank# 232# 172
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 193# 286
Best Rank# 135# 265
Worst Rank# 224# 355
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6158
Wins23
Saves146
ERA2.853.13
WHIP1.121.25
   
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  Corey Knebel
RP - MIL
Corey Knebel
Jeremy Jeffress
RP - MIL
Jeremy Jeffress
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5773
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched55.177.2
   
Wins48
   
Losses31
   
Saves1615
   
Blown Saves35
   
Holds718
   
Hits Allowed3849
   
Earned Runs2211
   
Home Runs Allowed75
   
Strikeouts8889
   
Walks2227
   
ERA3.581.29
   
WHIP1.080.99
   
  Corey Knebel
RP - MIL
Corey Knebel
Jeremy Jeffress
RP - MIL
Jeremy Jeffress
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3852
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched39.454.5
   
Wins23
   
Losses22
   
Saves146
   
Blown Saves51
   
Holds513
   
Hits Allowed2747
   
Earned Runs1219
   
Home Runs Allowed44
   
Strikeouts6158
   
Walks1821
   
ERA2.853.13
   
WHIP1.121.25
   
  Corey Knebel
RP - MIL
Corey Knebel
Jeremy Jeffress
RP - MIL
Jeremy Jeffress
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
Jeremy Jeffress allowed a run on two hits Monday, striking out one and earning the save against the Reds.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Jul 2nd
 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
Jeremy Jeffress allowed one run on one hit and one walk in one inning Friday. He struck out one and was saddled with the loss.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jun 29th
 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
Jeremy Jeffress pitched two scoreless innings in the Brewers' 11-6 loss to the Rockies on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Fri, May 3rd
 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
The Brewers reinstated Jeremy Jeffress (shoulder) from the 10-day injured list on Tuesday.
Dan Harris
Tue, Apr 16th
 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
Jeremy Jeffress pitched for the Triple-A San Antonio Missions on Tuesday, and could complete his rehab assignment after pitching for the Missions again on Wednesday.
Andrew Seifter
Tue, Apr 9th
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
Jeffress could again see save opportunities in Milwaukee this season, but Corey Knebel is the favorite to lead the closer committee. Regardless, Jeffress can help enough in other areas (Ks, ERA, WHIP) to be worth rostering in many formats even if he isn't closing. If you're skeptical, consider this: Josh Hader and Jeffress finished as the third and fourth most-valuable relievers in standard 5
Andrew Seifter - 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