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
55 of 56 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 29
Best Rank# 5# 19
Worst Rank# 23# 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 closer Edwin Diaz allowed one run on three hits but managed to convert his 15th save of the season in Saturday's win over the Cardinals.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 16th
Roberto Osuna recorded one out on Sunday against Baltimore to pick up a save.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 10th
 Mets closer Edwin Diaz allowed two earned runs on two hits and one walk while striking out one over one inning to blow the save in Thursday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. The game was suspended in the ninth inning at 4-4 and is scheduled to be completed on Friday.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 14th
Roberto Osuna allowed one run on one hit and one walk through 1 2/3 innings on Thursday against the Mariners. He blew a save in the outing.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, Jun 6th
 Mets closer Edwin Diaz allowed one hit and no walks while striking out two en route to earning his 14th save of the season in Saturday's win over the Rockies.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 9th
Roberto Osuna threw a perfect inning on Friday against Oakland. He earned a save int he win.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 1st
 Edwin Diaz allowed four runs on five hits and a walk over just 1/3 of an inning against the Dodgers on Wednesday night. He was credited with a loss and a blown save.
Dan Harris
Thu, May 30th
Roberto Osuna threw a perfect inning on Tuesday against the Cubs to earn a save. He struck out one in the outing.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, May 29th
 Mets closer Edwin Diaz allowed one hit and one walk while striking out three to earn the save in Sunday's win over the Detroit Tigers. The save was his 13th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, May 27th
Roberto Osuna allowed two runs on three hits and two strikeouts through one inning on Monday against the Cubs.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, May 28th
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