Who Should I Draft?

Dellin Betances or Pedro Strop (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Dellin Betances
RP - NYY
Dellin Betances
Pedro Strop
RP - CHC
Pedro Strop
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
30 of 59 experts
49%
Recommended by
29 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 90# 85
Best Rank# 58# 43
Worst Rank# 154# 148
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 244# 226
Best Rank# 187# 193
Worst Rank# 332# 301
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts9662
Wins44
Saves414
ERA2.703.22
WHIP1.101.19
   
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  Dellin Betances
RP - NYY
Dellin Betances
Pedro Strop
RP - CHC
Pedro Strop
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6660
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched67.160.3
   
Wins46
   
Losses61
   
Saves413
   
Blown Saves34
   
Holds209
   
Hits Allowed4438
   
Earned Runs2015
   
Home Runs Allowed74
   
Strikeouts11557
   
Walks2621
   
ERA2.702.26
   
WHIP1.050.99
   
  Dellin Betances
RP - NYY
Dellin Betances
Pedro Strop
RP - CHC
Pedro Strop
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6163
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched60.659.6
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves414
   
Blown Saves14
   
Holds1815
   
Hits Allowed4048
   
Earned Runs1821
   
Home Runs Allowed56
   
Strikeouts9662
   
Walks2723
   
ERA2.703.22
   
WHIP1.101.19
   
  Dellin Betances
RP - NYY
Dellin Betances
Pedro Strop
RP - CHC
Pedro Strop
News 
 Dellin Betances likely will rejoin the Yankees after making a third rehab appearance for Trenton at Bowie on Friday night in Game 3 of the Eastern League championship series.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 12th
Pedro Strop secured the save Sunday against the Reds, walking one and striking out one in the ninth inning.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 11th
 Dellin Betances pitched two innings in a simulated game on Wednesday.
Brandon Plutner
Thu, Aug 22nd
Pedro Strop pitched his a perfect ninth inning for his ninth save in the Cubs' 5-3 win over the Mets on Sunday. He struck out two.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 23rd
 Dellin Betances (lat) could advance to mound work next week, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Jul 28th
Pedro Strop pitched a scoreless ninth and struck out two for his eighth save in the Cubs' 2-1 win over the Dodgers on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
 Dellin Betances (shoulder, lat) is expected to begin a throwing program on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 12th
Pedro Strop got a one out save in the Cubs' 5-1 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 10th
 Dellin Betances has been shut down again Tuesday with a low-grade strain in his right lat, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 11th
Pedro Strop allowed a solo home run but hung on for his sixth save in the Cubs' 3-1 win over the Cardinals on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
Notes 
 Betances is merely a closer in waiting, but besides Josh Hader, the best in the game. He is a sure bet for 90+ Ks, with upside ranging to nearly 130. Likewise, his ratios will be terrific each year and you can even rely on a handful of wins and saves too.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Brandon Morrow is technically the Cubs' closer, but it seems as though he will miss at least a month to open the season. That makes Strop the likely replacement and for one of the best teams in baseball. Don't be surprised if Morrow misses longer or even losses the job to Strop while he is on the IL.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Betances could work his way into save chances if something happens to Aroldis Chapman. But even if Chapman remains healthy and effective, Betances is worth owning in leagues where non-closing relievers are rostered as a source of elite strikeouts and ratios.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Strop is currently penciled in to serve as the Cubs' closer, at least until Brandon Morrow returns from an elbow injury. With a 2.61 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and 10.1 K/9 over the last five seasons, Strop has proven to be a fantasy asset in many formats even when he isn't closing games. He could well be a top-10 closer for however long he's allowed to handle the job. That uncertainty puts a bit of a damper on Strop's draft stock, but he is still a solid selection in the middle rounds of drafts.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros