Who Should I Draft?

Drew Steckenrider or Corey Knebel (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Corey Knebel
RP - MIL
Corey Knebel
Drew Steckenrider
RP - MIA
Drew Steckenrider
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
32 of 50 experts
36%
Recommended by
18 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 108# 109
Best Rank# 34# 75
Worst Rank# 232# 155
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 193# 305
Best Rank# 135# 264
Worst Rank# 224# 371
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6175
Wins23
Saves1417
ERA2.853.58
WHIP1.121.28
   
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Injury AlertIL60IL60
   
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# 63# 109
   
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# 49# 106
   
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# 88
   
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  Corey Knebel
RP - MIL
Corey Knebel
Drew Steckenrider
RP - MIA
Drew Steckenrider
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5771
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched55.165.2
   
Wins44
   
Losses34
   
Saves165
   
Blown Saves35
   
Holds719
   
Hits Allowed3855
   
Earned Runs2228
   
Home Runs Allowed77
   
Strikeouts8874
   
Walks2227
   
ERA3.583.90
   
WHIP1.081.27
   
  Corey Knebel
RP - MIL
Corey Knebel
Drew Steckenrider
RP - MIA
Drew Steckenrider
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3865
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched39.462.8
   
Wins23
   
Losses23
   
Saves1417
   
Blown Saves56
   
Holds56
   
Hits Allowed2753
   
Earned Runs1225
   
Home Runs Allowed47
   
Strikeouts6175
   
Walks1827
   
ERA2.853.58
   
WHIP1.121.28
   
  Corey Knebel
RP - MIL
Corey Knebel
Drew Steckenrider
RP - MIA
Drew Steckenrider
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 Marlins placed Steckenrider on the 10-day injured list with inflammation in his throwing elbow.
James Bisson
Wed, May 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
Marlins reliever Drew Steckenrider walked one and struck out one over 2/3 innings in Friday's win over the Nationals to earn his first hold of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Apr 20th
 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
Marlins reliever Drew Steckenrider allowed two solo home runs in one inning of work against the Reds on Wednesday, earning his first blown save and second loss of the season in the process.
Mike Maher
Wed, Apr 10th
 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
Marlins reliever Drew Steckenrider appeared in the seventh inning of a tie game against the Braves on Saturday, striking out two batters while not allowing a baserunner. He did not factor in the decision.
Mike Maher
Sun, Apr 7th
 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
Marlins reliever Drew Steckenrider entered a tied game in the ninth inning on Monday but gave up four runs to earn the loss against the Mets.
Mike Maher
Mon, Apr 1st
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
The Marlins likely won't win 70 games, but even so, there will be saves to be found on the roster and Steckenrider is the early favorite to get the job done. How long the role stays his is anyone's guess, but saves are saves so add him late if you are desperate.
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