Who Should I Draft?

Corey Knebel or Kelvin Herrera (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Corey Knebel
RP - MIL
Corey Knebel
Kelvin Herrera
RP - CWS
Kelvin Herrera
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
38 of 46 experts
17%
Recommended by
8 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 108# 116
Best Rank# 34# 85
Worst Rank# 232# 231
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 193# 306
Best Rank# 135# 273
Worst Rank# 224# 386
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6157
Wins23
Saves1410
ERA2.853.72
WHIP1.121.24
   
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Injury AlertIL60-
   
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  Corey Knebel
RP - MIL
Corey Knebel
Kelvin Herrera
RP - CWS
Kelvin Herrera
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5748
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched55.144.2
   
Wins42
   
Losses33
   
Saves1617
   
Blown Saves32
   
Holds72
   
Hits Allowed3843
   
Earned Runs2212
   
Home Runs Allowed76
   
Strikeouts8838
   
Walks2210
   
ERA3.582.44
   
WHIP1.081.20
   
  Corey Knebel
RP - MIL
Corey Knebel
Kelvin Herrera
RP - CWS
Kelvin Herrera
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3859
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched39.459.0
   
Wins23
   
Losses23
   
Saves1410
   
Blown Saves52
   
Holds512
   
Hits Allowed2756
   
Earned Runs1224
   
Home Runs Allowed48
   
Strikeouts6157
   
Walks1817
   
ERA2.853.72
   
WHIP1.121.24
   
  Corey Knebel
RP - MIL
Corey Knebel
Kelvin Herrera
RP - CWS
Kelvin Herrera
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
The White Sox have signed reliever Kelvin Herrera to a two-year deal worth $18M.
Kevin Freiheit - Buffalo Hockey Central
Tue, Jan 8th
 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
Kelvin Herrera has agreed to a two-year, $18 million deal with the White Sox. The deal has a third-year vesting option.
Dan Harris
Mon, Jan 7th
 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
 
 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
 
 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 
 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
Herrera was presumably signed to close for the White Sox, but they also added Alex Colome who has closing experience. This one is too close to call for now so you may want to add both in a late round just to make sure you get some saves.
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