Who Should I Draft?

Dellin Betances or Pedro Strop (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Dellin Betances
RP - NYY
Dellin Betances
Pedro Strop
RP - CHC
Pedro Strop
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 88# 84
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
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
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The Athletic
# 113# 88
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 102
   
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# 69# 67
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 78# 77
   
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# 127# 94
   
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CBS Sports
# 109# 88
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 73
   
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FantasyPros
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The Athletic
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FantasyPros
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Expand The Boxscore
# 90# 118
   
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# 93# 109
   
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The Athletic
# 93# 94
   
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# 93# 102
   
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# 94# 107
   
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The Fake Baseball
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# 95# 99
   
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# 98# 105
   
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# 99# 108
   
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# 100# 113
   
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Staff Rankings
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# 107# 110
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 111
   
  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 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 got a one out save in the Cubs' 5-1 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 10th
 Yankees transferred RHP Dellin Betances from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list.
John Aubin
Thu, May 9th
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
 Dellin Betances (shoulder) will receive a cortisone shot to deal with a spur in the back of his shoulder.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 12th
Pedro Strop pitched a perfect ninth for his fifth save in the Cubs' 6-3 win over the Rockies on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 4th
 Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Betances' simulated game Thursday "did not go well" but did not elaborate.
James Bisson
Fri, Apr 12th
The Cubs activated Pedro Strop (hamstring) from the 10-day IL prior to Tuesday's game.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 4th
 Dellin Betances (shoulder) threw to hitters on Monday and it reportedly went well.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 9th
Pedro Strop (hamstring) will make the second of two scheduled Triple-A rehab appearances on Thursday, and barring any issues, he should return to the Cubs' bullpen this weekend.
Andrew Seifter
Tue, May 28th
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