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Craig Kimbrel or Raisel Iglesias (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
43 of 59 experts
27%
Recommended by
16 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 45
Best Rank# 15# 22
Worst Rank# 110# 76
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 93# 125
Best Rank# 74# 92
Worst Rank# 102# 130
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8980
Wins43
Saves2731
ERA2.693.29
WHIP1.041.18
   
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USA Today
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  Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6366
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched62.272.0
   
Wins52
   
Losses15
   
Saves4230
   
Blown Saves54
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed3152
   
Earned Runs1919
   
Home Runs Allowed712
   
Strikeouts9680
   
Walks3125
   
ERA2.742.38
   
WHIP0.991.07
   
  Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6164
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched59.170.3
   
Wins43
   
Losses23
   
Saves2731
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed3658
   
Earned Runs1826
   
Home Runs Allowed69
   
Strikeouts8980
   
Walks2525
   
ERA2.693.29
   
WHIP1.041.18
   
  Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
News 
 Craig Kimbrel (0-4) allowed two runs on two hits and one walk in 0.2 innings Saturday against the Cardinals, blowing the save.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 21st
Raisel Iglesias pitched a clean ninth inning Saturday against the Pirates, issuing no walks and striking out none.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 29th
 Craig Kimbrel was saddled with the loss Thursday against the Cardinals, allowing one run on one hit in 0.2 innings. He struck out two.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 20th
Raisel Iglesias (3-12) allowed two runs on two hits while recording two outs during the ninth inning in a blown save against the Pirates on Friday.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 28th
 Craig Kimbrel (elbow) will throw a simulated game Tuesday, and is eyeing a return to the Cubs for their weekend series against the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 17th
Raisel Iglesias struck out the side in order Saturday against the Mets, earning his 34th save of the season.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Craig Kimbrel will be placed on the injured list Thursday with elbow inflammation.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 5th
Raisel Iglesias allowed a hit and struck out two in a scoreless 10th inning to record his 33rd save of the season Wednesday against the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 19th
 Craig Kimbrel allowed three runs on two hits and one walk over 0.2 innings Sunday, striking out one.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 1st
Raisel Iglesias picked up his 32nd save Tuesday against the Cubs, striking out two in a clean ninth inning.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 18th
Notes 
 Although still unsigned, it's safe to assume Kimbrel won't settle for a setup role. After all, no reliever in MLB history holsters a lower career FIP than his 1.96. Despite a concerning walk uptick (4.48 BB/9), he posted a 2.74 ERA with 96 strikeouts and 42 saves in 2018. Somewhat surprisingly, his ADP hasn't suffered from a disastrous postseason and drawn-out free agency. That should change now that he remains a free agent in mid-March. Drafters must now consider the higher the likelihood of a delayed or rusty start to the season. Or worse, maybe he actually follows through on his threat to sit out 2019.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
New Reds manager David Bell has indicated that Iglesias is "going to pitch in the most important spots in the game," whether it is the ninth inning or earlier. Bell added that "[a] lot of times it's going to be in that closing role." In actuality, that may not be much of a change from past seasons for Iglesias, who has entered in the eighth inning in 43 of his 129 appearances (33 percent) over the last two seasons. He didn't amass more than 30 saves either year, but still finished as a top-12 reliever in standard 5
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Kimbrel still hasn't signed so wherever he plays will obviously impact his fantasy upside. Boston would offer plenty more save opportunities, of course, than somewhere like San Diego. You can bank on excellent ratios with nearly 100 Ks regardless, however, so don't hesitate to grab him toward the end of the top tier of closers once again.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Reds manager David Bell said he wants to use Iglesias when a high-leverage situation arises rather than limiting his best reliever to the ninth. He could serve a role reminiscent to Josh Hader, which makes the southpaw unlikely to record another 30 saves. Yet he can still contribute if scattering some saves and wins with a high strikeout tally and low ERA over 70-75 frames. Move him down the rankings in standard-scoring leagues, but don't dismiss him entirely.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
  Iglesias has been one of the better closers over the past two seasons with 58 saves and 172 Ks, but the Reds have been suggesting that he might not be the every day closer this year. The Ks and ratios would still be good enough to own even if he didn't get any saves, but this undoubtedly causes a hit in his overall fantasy value.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros