Who Should I Draft?

David Robertson or Cody Allen (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
41 of 59 experts
31%
Recommended by
18 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 57# 59
Best Rank# 30# 26
Worst Rank# 153# 110
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 145# 156
Best Rank# 125# 145
Worst Rank# 242# 206
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8979
Wins43
Saves2230
ERA3.043.86
WHIP1.101.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60FA
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 49# 70
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 68
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 68
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 54# 59
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 60# 64
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 51# 74
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 64# 82
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 50# 73
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 33# 71
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 56# 63
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 53# 59
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 55# 61
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 57# 61
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 64# 68
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 30# 49
   
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The Athletic
# 50# 81
   
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# 52# 60
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 58# 60
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 64# 65
   
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Razzball
# 48# 62
   
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The Athletic
# 45# 55
   
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# 47# 55
   
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The Athletic
# 83# 88
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 57# 60
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 68# 78
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 43# 65
   
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Pitcher List
# 56# 61
   
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RotoBaller
# 53# 62
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 40# 63
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 73# 93
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 73
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 51# 71
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 72# 77
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 41# 55
   
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Razzball
# 53# 70
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 42# 63
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 63# 64
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 65# 71
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 69# 83
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 50# 78
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 99
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 51# 26
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 54# 49
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 57# 33
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 58# 57
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 57
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 62# 61
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 64# 59
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 67# 63
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 71# 53
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 74# 53
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 78# 68
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 79# 73
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 80# 58
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 82# 72
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 96# 92
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 96# 77
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 108# 88
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 153# 110
   
  David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6970
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched70.167.1
   
Wins84
   
Losses36
   
Saves527
   
Blown Saves45
   
Holds217
   
Hits Allowed4658
   
Earned Runs2535
   
Home Runs Allowed711
   
Strikeouts9180
   
Walks2633
   
ERA3.234.70
   
WHIP1.031.36
   
  David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6566
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched66.265.5
   
Wins43
   
Losses33
   
Saves2230
   
Blown Saves106
   
Holds93
   
Hits Allowed4855
   
Earned Runs2228
   
Home Runs Allowed79
   
Strikeouts8979
   
Walks2527
   
ERA3.043.86
   
WHIP1.101.24
   
  David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
News 
 Phillies reliever David Robertson is out for the season and is expected to need surgery to repair the flexor tendon. He may also require Tommy John Surgery at some point, according to a report from Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jul 31st
Cody Allen is signing a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Phillies reliever David Robertson saw orthopedist James Andrews on Monday and will not throw for another three weeks, according to beat writer Matt Gelb on Twitter. Rest has been recommended for his ailing elbow.
Mike Maher
Mon, May 13th
Cody Allen was released by the Angels Tuesday after being designated for assignment Saturday.
Jonathan Limehouse - Jonathan Limehouse Fantasy Pros
Tue, Jun 18th
 David Robertson (elbow) will be evaluated when the team returns home later this week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 22nd
The Angels designated Cody Allen for assignment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 David Robertson has been placed on the IL for 10 days, due to elbow soreness. Righty Drew Anderson will be called up from Triple-A. The relief man is scheduled to undergo a MRI on Tuesday, but is not currently concerned about his long-term status.
Garett Thomas
Mon, Apr 15th
Cody Allen threw a scoreless inning on Friday against the Orioles. He allowed a walk and struck out two in the win.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, May 11th
 Phillies reliever David Robertson pitched in the eighth inning of Sunday's win over the Twins, recording two outs and earning a hold before giving way to lefty Adam Morgan. Hector Neris pitched the ninth inning to earn the save.
Mike Maher
Mon, Apr 8th
Allen hasn't pitched since going on the injured list April 26 with a back ailment.
James Bisson
Tue, May 7th
Notes 
 Phillies manager Gabe Kapler refused to commit to a single closer in 2018, and that will reportedly happen again in 2019, even after Philadelphia spent $23 million this offseason to bring in Robertson on a two-year contract. Robertson and Seranthony Dominguez are the two logical candidates to share the closer's role, but further late-inning shenanigans simply can't be ruled out from Kapler.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Allen had accrued a sub-3.00 ERA and K/9 above 11.0 in four straight seasons before his ERA ballooned to 4.75 with 80 strikeouts in 67 frames (10.75 K/9) last season. A massive 50.6% fly-ball rate led to a career-high 11 home runs surrendered. Here's the good news: He still found a ninth-inning gig with the Angels. The gopheritis and alarming walk increase (4.42 BB/9) make him a ratio risk, but Allen offers a rare source of affordable saves.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Robertson, the owner of a 2.88 ERA and 2.81 FIP, has posted a K/9 of 10.4 or higher in each of his 11 MLB seasons. In most leagues, it's not the end of the world if he isn't Philadelphia's full-time closer, the likely outcome given Gabe Kapler's diversified ninth-inning usage last season. He should at least be in line for some saves alongside Seranthony Dominguez and Hector Neris, making him an intriguing speculative pick once the sturdier choices (there aren't many) fall off the board.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Allen's last year in Cleveland turned out to be his worst, but that didn't stop the Angels from signing him as their new ninth-inning man. Allen's strikeout rate fell of a bit last season, but the bigger concerns were his ballooning walk rate, declining velocity, and the high amount of hard contact allowed. Allen has plenty of job security and should be a serviceable closer on an above-average team, but it would be unwise to expect a return to a sub-3.00 ERA, sub-1.20 WHIP, or 12+ K/9. He's a mid-tier closing option for 2019.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 It was easy to forget how great Robertson is since he only managed 19 saves over the past two seasons. He has racked up 88 Ks per season and excellent ratios over the last 8 years, however. With plenty of save opportunities in store, we could see him return to being a top 10 closer this year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
It seemed as though Ty Buttrey, Bedrosian and Anderson were going to compete for saves in LA, but then they signed Allen who figures to get the job. Don't be surprised if he losses the gig early, however, if he struggles like we saw last season. Don't consider him a lock for 25 saves again.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros