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Edwin Diaz or Eduardo Rodriguez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
26 of 39 experts
33%
Recommended by
13 of 39 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 35# 38
Best Rank# 20# 16
Worst Rank# 73# 86
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 116# 122
Best Rank# 104# 104
Worst Rank# 132# 134
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts95186
Wins313
Saves260
ERA3.244.04
WHIP1.081.30
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 50
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 24# 50
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 60
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 20# 46
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 43
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 28
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 41# 47
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 42
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 38
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 47# 54
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 32# 39
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 25# 42
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 39# 42
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 50# 61
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 45# 49
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 47# 71
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 44
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 42# 69
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 28
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 40# 81
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 42# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 35# 41
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 33# 50
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 36# 86
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 34# 43
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 39# 46
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 26
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 39# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 34
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 42# 26
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 42# 26
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 43# 33
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 31
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 43# 38
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 47# 39
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 47# 37
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 47# 32
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 56# 37
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 73# 16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6634
   
Games Started034
   
Innings Pitched58.1203.2
   
Wins219
   
Losses76
   
Saves260
   
Blown Saves70
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed58194
   
Earned Runs3685
   
Home Runs Allowed1524
   
Strikeouts99213
   
Walks2275
   
ERA5.593.76
   
WHIP1.381.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6130
   
Games Started030
   
Innings Pitched61.3178.6
   
Wins313
   
Losses39
   
Saves260
   
Blown Saves30
   
Holds30
   
Hits Allowed46167
   
Earned Runs2280
   
Home Runs Allowed823
   
Strikeouts95186
   
Walks2165
   
ERA3.244.04
   
WHIP1.081.30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
News 
 Mets reliever Edwin Diaz did not a allow a baserunner or strike out a batter over the course of a scoreless inning in Wednesday's win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher
Thu, Mar 12th
Eduardo Rodriguez gave up six hits and struck out 10 batters over four scoreless innings against the Rays on Wednesday in his Grapefruit League start.
John Aubin
Thu, Mar 12th
  Eduardo Rodriguez allowed two hits and struck out six over three scoreless innings Saturday against the Yankees.
John Aubin
Sun, Mar 1st
  Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) is making his Grapefruit League debut on Saturday against the Yankees.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Feb 29th
  Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) has been scratched from Sunday's Grapefruit League start.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Feb 22nd
Notes 
 Diaz's season was an unmitigated disaster. While his strikeout rate remained strong, his ERA ballooned to 5.59, his home run rate rose to comical levels, and his control waned. By the end of the season, he had ceded save opportunities to Seth Lugo and was relegated to mopup duty. Diaz's slider went from being unhittable in 2018 (.129 BAA) to getting crushed in 2019 (.297 BAA). He'll enter 2020 as the closer for the Mets, and reliever volatility is well-known, so don't be surprised to see Diaz rebound big-time in 2020. But just don't go into your season banking on it.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Other than finally staying (almost entirely) healthy, Rodriguez didn't make many gains in 2019. His ERA remained in the high-3.00s, his WHIP and walk rate were career worsts, and his strikeout rate dipped. His 19 wins mask what was an otherwise mediocre season. There's plenty of room for Rodriguez on a fantasy staff. But not at the front end.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Diaz is clearly an exceptional talent as demonstrated by his insane 2018 campaign, but we are talking about a 10th round pick who didn't even manage to finish among the top 50 relievers last season. Sure, the 5.59 ERA and 1.38 WHIP are likely to come down but will it happen long enough to hold onto the closer job all year?
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 
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