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Who Should I Draft?

Edwin Diaz or Ken Giles (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Expert
Recommendation
81%
Recommended by
35 of 43 experts
19%
Recommended by
8 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 41
Best Rank# 19# 29
Worst Rank# 73# 89
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 111# 128
Best Rank# 103# 106
Worst Rank# 132# 141
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3631
Wins11
Saves1111
ERA3.343.21
WHIP1.101.12
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 56
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 45
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 24# 60
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 47
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 19# 29
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 57
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 30
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 40
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 42# 55
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 41# 49
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 31# 38
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 34# 41
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 46
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 47# 55
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 32# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 43# 44
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 25# 47
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 39# 43
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 37# 48
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 52
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 24# 52
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 40# 43
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 42# 45
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 49
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 47# 52
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 38
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 32# 34
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 43# 45
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 39# 89
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 33# 37
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 39# 58
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 34# 38
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 39# 50
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 42# 50
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 34# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 45# 38
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 45# 35
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 47# 35
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 47# 44
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 48# 30
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 50# 46
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 56# 40
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 73# 48
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6653
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched58.153.2
   
Wins22
   
Losses73
   
Saves2623
   
Blown Saves71
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed5836
   
Earned Runs3611
   
Home Runs Allowed155
   
Strikeouts9983
   
Walks2217
   
ERA5.591.87
   
WHIP1.381.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2424
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched23.422.7
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves1111
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed1819
   
Earned Runs98
   
Home Runs Allowed33
   
Strikeouts3631
   
Walks87
   
ERA3.343.21
   
WHIP1.101.12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
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 - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 12th
Ken Giles pitched a scoreless inning and struck out one batter on Wednesday in the Blue Jays' Grapefruit League win over the Orioles.
John Aubin
Thu, Mar 12th
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
Giles is the perfect candidate for your first closer if you don't want to invest heavily into the top guys. He has no competition in the pen in Toronto.
Michael Waterloo - 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
Giles may have had the quietest 1.87 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in the history of baseball. Add to that a a 14.09/9 strikeout rate and Giles was one of the best relievers in baseball in 2019. He'll be a free agent after this year so it seems unlikely he holds down the closer's role in Toronto all year. But he'll certainly help your overall numbers in the first half of the season at least.
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