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
54%
Recommended by
30 of 56 experts
46%
Recommended by
26 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 53# 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 gave up five runs on six hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings Monday, striking out four batters and taking the no-decision in the win over the White Sox.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 25th
Ken Giles gave up a walk and a hit but was able to shut down the Red Sox in the ninth inning on Saturday, preserving a lead to earn his 12th save of the season.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Eduardo Rodriguez gave up four runs and three walks while striking out nine through seven innings, taking the win over the Twins on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 20th
Giles was activated from the 10-day injured list prior to Toronto's game against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.
James Bisson
Thu, Jun 20th
 Eduardo Rodriguez gave up just one run on six hits and struck out four over seven innings Friday in a 13-2 win over the Orioles.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
Ken Giles who is on the injured list with elbow issues threw 22 pitches to hitters Wednesday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 20th
 Eduardo Rodriguez gave up four runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out seven batters over 5 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Rays.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
Giles was placed on the 10-day injured list prior to Wednesday's game against the Baltimore Orioles with right elbow inflammation.
James Bisson
Wed, Jun 12th
 Eduardo Rodriguez gave up three runs on six hits, did not give up a walk and struck out seven batters as the Red Sox beat the Royals on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 5th
Ken Giles recorded a four-out save with three strikeouts and two walks during a 4-3 victory against the Yankees on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 5th
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