Who Should I Draft?

Edwin Diaz or Blake Treinen (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
52 of 56 experts
7%
Recommended by
4 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 19
Best Rank# 5# 13
Worst Rank# 23# 36
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 50# 62
Best Rank# 46# 57
Worst Rank# 53# 71
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts10383
Wins34
Saves3832
ERA2.432.66
WHIP0.971.12
   
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  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7368
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched73.180.2
   
Wins09
   
Losses42
   
Saves5738
   
Blown Saves45
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4146
   
Earned Runs167
   
Home Runs Allowed52
   
Strikeouts124100
   
Walks1721
   
ERA1.960.78
   
WHIP0.790.83
   
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6769
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched67.773.7
   
Wins34
   
Losses33
   
Saves3832
   
Blown Saves37
   
Holds22
   
Hits Allowed4559
   
Earned Runs1822
   
Home Runs Allowed65
   
Strikeouts10383
   
Walks2124
   
ERA2.432.66
   
WHIP0.971.12
   
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
News 
 Mets closer Edwin Diaz allowed one run on three hits but managed to convert his 15th save of the season in Saturday's win over the Cardinals.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 16th
Blake Treinen threw a perfect inning on Monday against Baltimore to pick up a save. He struck out one in the outing.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 18th
 Mets closer Edwin Diaz allowed two earned runs on two hits and one walk while striking out one over one inning to blow the save in Thursday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. The game was suspended in the ninth inning at 4-4 and is scheduled to be completed on Friday.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 14th
Blake Treinen allowed one run on one hit, one walk, and one strikeout through one inning against Tampa Bay on Tuesday to earn a save.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 12th
 Mets closer Edwin Diaz allowed one hit and no walks while striking out two en route to earning his 14th save of the season in Saturday's win over the Rockies.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 9th
Blake Treinen allowed one earned run on three hits, one walk, and one strikeout through one inning on Sunday against Texas.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 10th
 Edwin Diaz allowed four runs on five hits and a walk over just 1/3 of an inning against the Dodgers on Wednesday night. He was credited with a loss and a blown save.
Dan Harris
Thu, May 30th
Blake Treinen threw a perfect inning on Tuesday against the Angels to earn a save. He struck out two in the outing.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 5th
 Mets closer Edwin Diaz allowed one hit and one walk while striking out three to earn the save in Sunday's win over the Detroit Tigers. The save was his 13th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, May 27th
Blake Treinen allowed no runs on one hit and three walks through two innings on Sunday against Houston.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 3rd
Notes 
 The Mets acquired Diaz to serve as their new closer, and he should be one of the first two closers off the board in all fantasy leagues following his dominant 2018 in Seattle.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Treinen was simply phenomenal for Oakland last season, and he enters 2019 neck-and-neck with Edwin Diaz for the title of fantasy's number one closer.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Diaz won't record another 57 saves, tied for the second-most ever in a single season. Yet he's the top fantasy closer after cementing a 1.91 ERA with a nasty 124 strikeouts in 73.1 innings. He fixed 2017's walk woes, cutting his walk rate from 11.6 to 6.1%. Those elite numbers are going to cost a bounty on draft day, so investors can't afford much regression if he keeps going around the top 50.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Drafters should know better than to expect another 0.78 ERA from Treinen, but his ascension into an elite stopper was legit. He posted 100 punchouts with the third-highest swinging-strike rate (18.2%) behind Edwin Diaz and Josh Hader, and no reliever got opponents to chase outside the zone more often. Yet paying for any reliever's career year is dicey, especially a 30-year-old who had never struck out a batter per inning before 2018.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 There is a top tier of three or four closers, but among them, Diaz is likely the best. He racked up 124 Ks in 73 innings last year, and while you can't bank on 57 saves again, 40 is well within question for a surprisingly good Mets team this year. His ratios will surely be stellar, but even so, with only 70 innings, they won't help you enough to warrant using a fifth or even earlier pick on him or any other closer.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Treinen was magical last season, floating a 0.78 ERA and 0.834 WHIP to go with 100 Ks and 38 saves. That made him the number two fantasy closer behind only Edwin Diaz, and that is precisely how he should be drafted this year. With that said, no closer taken in the first five rounds ever returns enough value so be patient.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros