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Who Should I Draft?

Edwin Diaz or Raisel Iglesias (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
39 of 43 experts
9%
Recommended by
4 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 49
Best Rank# 19# 32
Worst Rank# 73# 68
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 112# 136
Best Rank# 103# 124
Worst Rank# 132# 166
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3730
Wins11
Saves1011
ERA3.323.99
WHIP1.081.21
   
Misc 
   
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Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 54
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 50
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 24# 45
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 57
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 19# 33
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 50
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 32
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 53
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 42# 67
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 41# 55
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 35# 58
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 34# 51
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 58
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 47# 58
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 34# 45
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 25# 51
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 39# 52
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 37# 59
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 50# 67
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 45# 68
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 48# 63
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 46# 56
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 61
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 46# 53
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 24# 58
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 28# 43
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 42# 55
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 50
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 47# 50
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 60
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 31# 41
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 42# 43
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 39# 56
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 33# 45
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 39# 64
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 34# 41
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 39# 55
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 42# 56
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 34# 51
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 43# 39
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 47# 42
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 56# 52
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 73# 59
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6668
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched58.167.1
   
Wins23
   
Losses712
   
Saves2634
   
Blown Saves76
   
Holds13
   
Hits Allowed5861
   
Earned Runs3631
   
Home Runs Allowed1512
   
Strikeouts9989
   
Walks2221
   
ERA5.594.16
   
WHIP1.381.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2324
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched23.924.4
   
Wins11
   
Losses12
   
Saves1011
   
Blown Saves22
   
Holds11
   
Hits Allowed1821
   
Earned Runs911
   
Home Runs Allowed34
   
Strikeouts3730
   
Walks88
   
ERA3.323.99
   
WHIP1.081.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
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
 
 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
 
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
The Reds have messed around with Iglesias in the past as far as keeping him in the closer's role, but all signs point to him staying there this year. He's a nice value pick.
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
Iglesias walked fewer and struck out more batters than ever, winding up with 34 saves last year. And yet it always felt like he was on the precipice of losing his job as the closer, particularly in light of his whopping 12 losses. Iglesias is still under control for two more seasons and, so long as he can continue to pitch relatively effectively, should be able to hold down the ninth-inning job in 2020. But there should be at least some trepidation among fantasy owners in light of his ups and downs last year.
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