Who Should I Draft?

Eduardo Rodriguez or Ken Giles (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
31 of 59 experts
47%
Recommended by
28 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 52# 54
Best Rank# 24# 38
Worst Rank# 97# 124
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 150# 144
Best Rank# 133# 134
Worst Rank# 158# 157
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts15574
Wins103
Saves030
ERA3.943.60
WHIP1.271.18
   
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  Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2755
   
Games Started230
   
Innings Pitched130.150.2
   
Wins130
   
Losses53
   
Saves026
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed11954
   
Earned Runs5526
   
Home Runs Allowed166
   
Strikeouts14653
   
Walks457
   
ERA3.824.65
   
WHIP1.261.21
   
  Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2663
   
Games Started260
   
Innings Pitched142.963.1
   
Wins103
   
Losses73
   
Saves030
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed13157
   
Earned Runs6325
   
Home Runs Allowed197
   
Strikeouts15574
   
Walks5018
   
ERA3.943.60
   
WHIP1.271.18
   
  Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
News 
 Eduardo Rodriguez allowed three runs on four hits with two walks and eight strikeouts across seven innings during a no-decision against the Orioles on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 30th
Ken Giles threw a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout against the Rays on Saturday to pick up his 23rd save of the season.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 29th
 Eduardo Rodriguez gave up seven runs on 11 hits, three walks, and six strikeouts over five innings as the Red Sox beat the Rangers by a 12-10 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 25th
Ken Giles didn't allow a baserunner and struck out two during the ninth inning in a save against the Yankees on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
 Eduardo Rodriguez allowed just an unearned run on two hits and walked two batters over six innings and fanned 10 to beat the Giants on Thursday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
Ken Giles gave up a solo homer before finishing off the Orioles in the ninth inning Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
 Eduardo Rodriguez struck out 12 batters over 6 2/3 innings Saturday against the Phillies, allowing just a single run on four hits and a walk.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 15th
Ken Giles allowed one hit and a walk but struck out two during the ninth to nail down his 19th save in a 4-3 victory against the Red Sox on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 11th
 Eduardo Rodriguez gave up one run on five hits and one walk while striking out nine through six innings to take the loss against the Yankees on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 10th
Ken Giles gave up a two-run home run in the ninth inning and took a loss against the Astros on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 2nd
Notes 
 An intriguing option when healthy, Rodriguez took another step forward with a 3.82 ERA, 3.65 FIP, and 10.13 K/9 in 2018. Good luck getting a full season out of the lefty. Knee and ankle injuries contained him to 129.2 frames, so he has yet to make 25 starts for more than 137.1 frames in a single season. He flaunted a high ceiling by mixing in fewer four-seamers in favor of a cutter, and he has reportedly spent the offseason working on his slider with help from Chris Sale and Pedro Martinez. Drafters must prepare to make up the lost innings elsewhere, but he's nevertheless the type of high-strikeout hurler worth targeting after locking down sturdier rotation anchors.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
The Blue Jays took on Ken Giles in the Osuna trade last year. Although Giles' 2018 stats don't look pretty at first glance, his underlying numbers - including a terrific 53-to-7 strikeout-to-walk ratio - weren't too bad. Giles actually makes for a decent bounce-back candidate and potential draft-day value if your leaguemates are scared off by last year's 4.65 ERA.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  After holding down Houston's closing gig in 2017, Giles garnered a 3.08 FIP and 7.57 K/BB rate in 2018. He also posted a 4.65 ERA and got shipped to Toronto after losing the ninth-inning gig. It's the second time in three years his ERA has soared over 4.00 despite excellent peripherals, so drafters can never get too comfortable with the erratic righty. There's still a lot to like. His strikeouts dropped despite an elite 16.0% swinging-strike rate, and he closed the season with 10 scoreless outings as the Blue Jays' closer, a role he'll hold to start the season. He's not far off from the guy who recorded a 2.30 ERA, 11.9 K/9, and 34 saves in 2017.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
  Giles may have been an elite closer in 2015 and 2017, but his other two seasons have been disappointing for fantasy owners. Although he straightened is out with Toronto in his final 20 innings, we were still looking at a low K-rate and an ERA over 4.00. Plus, it isn't like there will be a ton of save opportunities in Toronto like he saw in Houston the past few years.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros