Who Should I Draft?

Drew Steckenrider or Ross Stripling (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Drew Steckenrider
RP - MIA
Drew Steckenrider
Expert
Recommendation
82%
Recommended by
46 of 56 experts
18%
Recommended by
10 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 77# 109
Best Rank# 35# 75
Worst Rank# 216# 155
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 192# 305
Best Rank# 184# 264
Worst Rank# 212# 371
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts11875
Wins83
Saves017
ERA3.553.58
WHIP1.201.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
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The Athletic
# 57# 112
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 60
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 58
   
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Going For 2
# 63# 110
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 97# 106
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 72
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 82
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 112# 115
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 99
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 60# 102
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 66# 82
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 116# 134
   
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CBS Sports
# 76# 111
   
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CBS Sports
# 78# 137
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 53
   
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# 62# 96
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 71# 105
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 59# 102
   
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Razzball
# 93# 127
   
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BretskyBall
# 111
   
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The Athletic
# 64# 92
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 133
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 69# 125
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 68# 107
   
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# 59# 116
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 99# 113
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 83# 102
   
Nick Pollack
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# 59
   
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RotoBaller
# 46# 119
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 57# 155
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 66# 79
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 45# 112
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 79# 112
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 66# 125
   
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FantasyPros
# 61# 114
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 68# 101
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 50
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 60
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 62# 148
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 75# 109
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 81# 111
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 41# 99
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 65# 122
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 58# 106
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 35
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 56
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 97# 75
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 105# 79
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 90# 84
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 96# 87
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 100
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 102
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 109
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 112
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 122
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 216# 135
   
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Drew Steckenrider
RP - MIA
Drew Steckenrider
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3371
   
Games Started210
   
Innings Pitched122.265.2
   
Wins84
   
Losses64
   
Saves05
   
Blown Saves05
   
Holds319
   
Hits Allowed12355
   
Earned Runs4128
   
Home Runs Allowed187
   
Strikeouts13674
   
Walks2227
   
ERA3.023.90
   
WHIP1.191.27
   
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Drew Steckenrider
RP - MIA
Drew Steckenrider
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3665
   
Games Started170
   
Innings Pitched116.362.8
   
Wins83
   
Losses63
   
Saves017
   
Blown Saves06
   
Holds16
   
Hits Allowed11153
   
Earned Runs4625
   
Home Runs Allowed157
   
Strikeouts11875
   
Walks2827
   
ERA3.553.58
   
WHIP1.201.28
   
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Drew Steckenrider
RP - MIA
Drew Steckenrider
News 
 Ross Stripling received a no-decision on Thursday versus the Cubs, throwing 4 2/3 shutout innings while striking out six.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 25th
The Marlins placed Steckenrider on the 10-day injured list with inflammation in his throwing elbow.
James Bisson
Wed, May 8th
 Ross Stripling lasted just 4 2/3 innings on Friday versus the Brewers, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out eight.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 20th
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
 Ross Stripling picked up the win on Sunday versus Milwaukee, throwing eight innings of one-run ball as the Dodgers went on to win 7-1.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 14th
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
 Ross Stripling allowed four runs on four hits in five innings of work in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals, striking out seven and walking three in the outing.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 9th
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
 Ross Stripling took a no-decision on Wednesday versus the Giants, allowing three runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 4th
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 
 Let's not forget how awesome Stripling was to start the season. He posted a 2.39 ERA with an MLB-high 11.38 BB/K ratio before the All-Star break. Despite finishing with a 3.02 ERA, he underperformed a .266 xwOBA that finished ninth among all starters. A potential top-25 starter if provided a secure job, he's instead a dicey top-50 choice with the Dodgers likely to give Kenta Maeda the fifth spot after Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler, Rich Hill, and Hyun-Jin Ryu. He'll earn some starts eventually, potentially to start the season if Kershaw (shoulder inflammation) and/or Buehler (arm) aren't ready, but Stripling may not significantly exceed last year's 122 innings. The skills make him worth a plunge at the right spot, especially with injuries already beginning to pile up for the NL champs.
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
 Stripling had a big breakthrough in 2018, as exemplified by his terrific 6.18 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He made 21 starts and also pitched out of the bullpen, excelling in both roles. Stripling isn't guaranteed a rotation spot on Opening Day, but with the way the Dodgers handle their injury-prone starters, he's likely to make quite a few starts when it is all said and done. He should also be useful in long relief in formats where non-closing relievers have value.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 
 Stripling may have faded toward the end of the season, but his start to the season was so absurd that he still managed to finish top five in xFIP among all starting pitchers with at least 120 innings. Stripling is like Mike Clevinger this time last year in that his dominant sample size is large enough to assume he can be a top 30 starting pitcher with a full season worth of work.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros