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Who Should I Draft?

Edwin Diaz or Hector Neris (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Hector Neris
RP - PHI
Hector Neris
Expert
Recommendation
89%
Recommended by
39 of 44 experts
11%
Recommended by
5 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 35# 51
Best Rank# 18# 24
Worst Rank# 73# 128
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 118# 142
Best Rank# 103# 118
Worst Rank# 132# 157
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3730
Wins11
Saves109
ERA3.323.69
WHIP1.081.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-MiLB
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 51
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 55
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 24# 48
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 65
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 47# 56
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 18# 47
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 58
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 33
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 59
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 42# 56
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 41# 58
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 35# 55
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 34# 50
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 48
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 47# 66
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 34# 47
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 43# 57
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 39# 55
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 37# 47
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 50# 60
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 45# 52
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 48# 54
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 46# 51
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 58
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 128
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 27# 44
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 42# 50
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 58
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 47# 59
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 63
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 31# 52
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 42# 55
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 39# 57
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 46# 55
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 39# 69
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 34# 63
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 39# 65
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 42# 57
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 34# 50
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 25# 24
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 39# 37
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 53# 44
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 56# 49
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 73# 68
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Hector Neris
RP - PHI
Hector Neris
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6668
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched58.168.2
   
Wins23
   
Losses76
   
Saves2628
   
Blown Saves76
   
Holds12
   
Hits Allowed5845
   
Earned Runs3622
   
Home Runs Allowed1510
   
Strikeouts9989
   
Walks2224
   
ERA5.592.93
   
WHIP1.381.02
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Hector Neris
RP - PHI
Hector Neris
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2323
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched23.922.7
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves109
   
Blown Saves23
   
Holds11
   
Hits Allowed1818
   
Earned Runs99
   
Home Runs Allowed34
   
Strikeouts3730
   
Walks88
   
ERA3.323.69
   
WHIP1.081.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Hector Neris
RP - PHI
Hector Neris
News 
 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
Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports the four Phillies who were placed on the injured list this week were in fact placed on the COVID-19 IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 2nd
 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 - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 12th
The Phillies placed Hector Neris on the 10-day IL with an undisclosed injury.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Thu, Jul 2nd
  The Phillies and closer Hector Neris avoided arbitration by reaching an agreement on a one-year $4.6 million deal. The contract includes a $7 million option for 2021.
Blaine Blontz
Fri, Feb 21st
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
Neris tested positive for COVID-19 but is back in camp and looks good to go for the regular season. He morphed into a reliable option in the ninth inning for the Phillies last year, and should be so again assuming his health permits.
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
If Neris is the guy in Philly, he'll finish a lot higher than the 153rd player.
Michael Waterloo - 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