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Who Should I Draft?

Edwin Diaz or Taylor Rogers (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
26 of 51 experts
49%
Recommended by
25 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 35
Best Rank# 11# 17
Worst Rank# 56# 118
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 117# 101
Best Rank# 104# 94
Worst Rank# 132# 125
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3729
Wins11
Saves1112
ERA3.283.16
WHIP1.071.12
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 49
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 24# 47
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 47# 54
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 48
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 29
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 27# 35
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 37# 45
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 40
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 34# 36
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 11# 22
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 25# 27
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 32# 34
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 39# 40
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 37# 38
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 41
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 57
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 25# 37
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 46
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 45# 46
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 34
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 118
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 38# 42
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 39# 42
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 39# 53
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 34# 46
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 40# 46
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 18# 17
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 26
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 30# 24
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 34# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 36# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 36# 35
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 37# 31
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 38# 28
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 38# 36
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 38# 33
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 39# 37
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 39# 28
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 36
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 35
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 42# 38
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 43# 36
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 45# 43
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 46# 31
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 46# 37
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 47# 36
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 49# 35
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 43
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 50# 23
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 53# 35
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 56# 27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6660
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched58.169.0
   
Wins22
   
Losses74
   
Saves2630
   
Blown Saves76
   
Holds110
   
Hits Allowed5858
   
Earned Runs3620
   
Home Runs Allowed158
   
Strikeouts9990
   
Walks2211
   
ERA5.592.61
   
WHIP1.381.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2424
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched24.024.7
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves1112
   
Blown Saves22
   
Holds11
   
Hits Allowed1821
   
Earned Runs99
   
Home Runs Allowed32
   
Strikeouts3729
   
Walks86
   
ERA3.283.16
   
WHIP1.071.12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
News 
 Edwin Diaz threw a scoreless seventh inning on Sunday against the Braves, allowing one walk and striking out one.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 3rd
Minnesota Twins closer Taylor Rogers blew his first save of the season in a 6-5 loss to the Pirates on Thursday. Rogers allowed two runs on three hits in 1/3 of an inning.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Aug 6th
 After allowed an earned run, walking two, and only retiring one of the five batters he faced against the Red Sox on Thursday, Mets manager Luis Rojas admitted that the team is going to talk about whether or not to continue using Diaz in high-leverage situations going forward.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jul 31st
Minnesota Twins closer Taylor Rogers pitched a scoreless ninth to nail down a 3-0 win over Cleveland on Saturday. Rogers struck out two in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Aug 2nd
 Mets reliever Edwin Diaz allowed struck out two over an inning of work on Saturday but blew the save when he served up a game-tying home run to Marcell Ozuna with two outs in the ninth inning.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jul 25th
Minnesota Twins closer Taylor Rogers tossed a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a 4-1 win over Cleveland on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Aug 1st
 Mets closer Edwin Diaz allowed one walk and struck out two over a scoreless inning to earn the save in Friday's opening day win over the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jul 25th
Minnesota Twins closer Taylor Rogers pitched a scoreless ninth to save a 3-0 win over St. Louis on Wednesday. Rogers struck out two in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jul 29th
 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
 
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
Rogers seems to have the trust of the Twins, and with them being the favorites in the AL Central, expect a ton of save opportunities.
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
Rogers didn't have the Twins' closer role at the outset of the season, but he proved himself as Minnesota's best reliever pretty quickly. He built on his strong gains in 2018, further upping his strikeout rate and lowering his walk rate. He likely won't see all of the save chances this year for the Twins, but he should lead the way in opportunities. That, along with his strong overall numbers, makes him a reliever to target in fantasy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros