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Who Should I Draft?

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
76%
Recommended by
39 of 51 experts
24%
Recommended by
12 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 45
Best Rank# 11# 23
Worst Rank# 56# 106
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 117# 128
Best Rank# 104# 105
Worst Rank# 132# 160
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3761
Wins14
Saves110
ERA3.284.19
WHIP1.071.34
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 83
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 59
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 24# 50
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 58
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 18# 36
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 43
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 52
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 43
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 36# 61
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 34# 39
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 11# 61
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 38# 58
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 54
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 47# 65
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 37# 56
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 25# 42
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 50# 79
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 32# 46
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 39# 42
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 37# 40
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 46# 56
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 45# 49
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 44
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 36# 106
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 25# 76
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 38# 77
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 39# 60
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 45# 51
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 48
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 59
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 38# 56
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 38# 51
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 39# 41
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 46# 80
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 34# 43
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 39# 46
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 30# 46
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 26
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 34# 28
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 37# 23
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 39# 25
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 40# 29
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 42# 41
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 43# 33
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 31
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 47# 37
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 49# 41
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 53# 28
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 56# 37
   
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 Played2410
   
Games Started010
   
Innings Pitched24.058.2
   
Wins14
   
Losses13
   
Saves110
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed1856
   
Earned Runs927
   
Home Runs Allowed38
   
Strikeouts3761
   
Walks821
   
ERA3.284.19
   
WHIP1.071.34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
News 
 Edwin Diaz threw a scoreless seventh inning on Sunday against the Braves, allowing one walk and striking out one.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 3rd
Eduardo Rodriguez will not play for the rest of this season after suffering from myocarditis during his recovery from a COVID-19 infection.
Dave Kluge
Sat, Aug 1st
 After allowed an earned run, walking two, and only retiring one of the five batters he faced against the Red Sox on Thursday, Mets manager Luis Rojas admitted that the team is going to talk about whether or not to continue using Diaz in high-leverage situations going forward.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jul 31st
Eduardo Rodriguez (illness) was examined by the Red Sox's medical staff Thursday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Jul 31st
 Mets reliever Edwin Diaz allowed struck out two over an inning of work on Saturday but blew the save when he served up a game-tying home run to Marcell Ozuna with two outs in the ninth inning.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jul 25th
Rob Bradford of WEEI reports Eduardo Rodriguez (COVID-19) is dealing with heart complications.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 24th
 Mets closer Edwin Diaz allowed one walk and struck out two over a scoreless inning to earn the save in Friday's opening day win over the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jul 25th
The Red Sox discovered "minor complications" and have decided to shut Rodriguez down from baseball activities.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Thu, Jul 23rd
 Edwin Diaz has yet to be formally named the Mets' closer heading into the start of the regular season. Manager Luis Rojas declined to commit to Diaz as the team's closer, admitting "I don't know yet. We'll get there at some point."
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jul 5th
Eduardo Rodriguez (illness) could build up to a full workload during major-league games, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Jul 22nd
Notes 
 Jarred Kelenic was traded for Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano. Diaz will get another shot to make this trade seem a little less bad than it was, but with Dellin Betances waiting in the wings, the leash won't be long.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Rodriguez has tested positive for COVID-19, and Ron Roenicke has admitted that it's unlikely the Red Sox will have him ready for Opening Day. He's reportedly asymptomatic, however, which hopefully means he'll be able to have two positive tests and return to the team sometime after the first few days.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 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
Rodríguez' biggest attribute last year was that he won a ton of games. You can't bet on that, so you can't bet on a repeat season for him, at least to the same level.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros