Who Should I Draft?

Edwin Diaz or Roberto Osuna (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
58 of 59 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 29
Best Rank# 5# 19
Worst Rank# 24# 53
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 50# 77
Best Rank# 46# 69
Worst Rank# 53# 92
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts10367
Wins34
Saves3836
ERA2.433.11
WHIP0.971.04
   
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  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7338
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched73.138.2
   
Wins02
   
Losses42
   
Saves5721
   
Blown Saves41
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed4133
   
Earned Runs1610
   
Home Runs Allowed51
   
Strikeouts12432
   
Walks174
   
ERA1.962.37
   
WHIP0.790.97
   
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6762
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched67.762.4
   
Wins34
   
Losses33
   
Saves3836
   
Blown Saves37
   
Holds22
   
Hits Allowed4553
   
Earned Runs1822
   
Home Runs Allowed67
   
Strikeouts10367
   
Walks2112
   
ERA2.433.11
   
WHIP0.971.04
   
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
News 
 Mets reliever Edwin Diaz allowed two earned runs on two hits and no walks while striking out three over an inning of work against the Phillies on Friday. He suffered his seventh blown save of the season but was able to escape with the win.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 7th
Roberto Osuna allowed a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning in Friday's 4-1 win over the Royals. He earned his 33rd save of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 Edwin Diaz (1-7) allowed two earned runs on two hits without recording an out to blow the save in Tuesday’s 11-10 loss to the Nationals. He took his seventh loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 4th
Roberto Osuna struck out one through a perfect inning to earn the save in Friday's 7-4 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 7th
 Mets reliever Edwin Diaz struck out the only batter he faced to close out Monday's win over the Nationals. He did not record a save in the 7-3 win.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 3rd
Roberto Osuna surrendered a game-tying home run in the ninth inning to blow the save in Monday's 4-3 extra-inning win over the Brewers. He did pick up his fourth win of the season.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 3rd
 Mets reliever Edwin Diaz struck out all three batters he faced in a scoreless inning during Wednesday's loss to the Chicago Cubs.
Mike Maher
Thu, Aug 29th
Roberto Osuna allowed two runs on one hit and a walk through one inning in Wednesday's 8-6 win over the Rays. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 29th
 Edwin Diaz was removed from the Mets' game against the Braves on Saturday night with an apparent injury.
Dan Harris
Sat, Aug 24th
Roberto Osuna struck out one across a perfect ninth inning in Friday's 5-4 win over the Angels. He earned his 31st save of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 24th
Notes 
 The Mets acquired Diaz to serve as their new closer, and he should be one of the first two closers off the board in all fantasy leagues following his dominant 2018 in Seattle.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Astros manager A.J. Hinch has affirmed that Osuna will again serve as the team's closer, a role he inherited last year upon returning from a 75-game suspension and getting traded from the Blue Jays. Osuna was a dominant closer from 2015-2017, but his K/9 rate alarmingly fell to 7.58 between Toronto and Houston last year. The good news is that he maintained an above-average 14.7 percent swinging-strike rate, indicating that he should return to striking out over a batter per inning while maintaining elite control. Save opportunities should also be plentiful on the World Series-contending Astros, so it makes sense for Osuna to get drafted as one of the first 10, if not five, closers off the board.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Diaz won't record another 57 saves, tied for the second-most ever in a single season. Yet he's the top fantasy closer after cementing a 1.91 ERA with a nasty 124 strikeouts in 73.1 innings. He fixed 2017's walk woes, cutting his walk rate from 11.6 to 6.1%. Those elite numbers are going to cost a bounty on draft day, so investors can't afford much regression if he keeps going around the top 50.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
After serving a suspension for a domestic violence charge, Osuna got traded to the Astros and was closing within a month. Those still comfortable drafting the 24-year-old should expect his 21.3% strikeout rate to rise back to his career 28.4% clip. A smaller sample size isn't as trustworthy, but he also maintained a 14.7% swinging-strike rate during that time. While there's fear that Ryan Pressly and a deep Astros bullpen will give him competition, Ken Giles had to pitch his way out of the ninth inning. Osuna, who owns a career 2.78 ERA and 0.97 WHIP, shouldn't lose the job for any on-field reasons.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 There is a top tier of three or four closers, but among them, Diaz is likely the best. He racked up 124 Ks in 73 innings last year, and while you can't bank on 57 saves again, 40 is well within question for a surprisingly good Mets team this year. His ratios will surely be stellar, but even so, with only 70 innings, they won't help you enough to warrant using a fifth or even earlier pick on him or any other closer.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Osuna didn't accomplish much last year because of his legal issues and the time missed as a result, but he as still extremely efficient, driving a 2.37 ERA with a 0.97 WHIP. Assuming he stays on the field, you can bank on 30 saves and plenty of strikeouts on top of the strong ratios.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros