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Who Should I Draft?

Edwin Diaz or Zack Wheeler (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
27 of 51 experts
47%
Recommended by
24 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 39
Best Rank# 11# 24
Worst Rank# 56# 90
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 117# 110
Best Rank# 104# 91
Worst Rank# 132# 150
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3762
Wins14
Saves110
ERA3.284.17
WHIP1.071.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 90
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 24# 41
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 18# 75
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 38
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 27# 53
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 68
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 37# 57
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 36# 40
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 11# 43
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 61
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 37# 49
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 25# 40
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 50# 66
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 32# 56
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 45# 47
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 36# 51
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 60
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 25# 54
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 38# 81
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 39# 65
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 57
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 31
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 38# 40
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 38# 39
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 46# 90
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 30# 31
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 34# 33
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 34# 32
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 34# 31
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 37# 36
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 36
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 38# 31
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 39# 31
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 39# 28
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 39# 37
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 39# 30
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 38
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 30
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 40# 25
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 42# 24
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 43# 28
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 30
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 45# 39
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 46# 24
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 47# 34
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 47# 34
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 49# 38
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 28
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 53# 43
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 56# 41
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6631
   
Games Started031
   
Innings Pitched58.1195.0
   
Wins211
   
Losses78
   
Saves260
   
Blown Saves70
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed58196
   
Earned Runs3685
   
Home Runs Allowed1522
   
Strikeouts99195
   
Walks2250
   
ERA5.593.92
   
WHIP1.381.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2411
   
Games Started011
   
Innings Pitched24.064.2
   
Wins14
   
Losses13
   
Saves110
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed1863
   
Earned Runs930
   
Home Runs Allowed39
   
Strikeouts3762
   
Walks819
   
ERA3.284.17
   
WHIP1.071.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
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
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed three earned runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out two over 5 2/3 innings in Tuesday's no-decision against the Baltimore Orioles.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 12th
 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
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed one earned run on five hits and two walks while striking out four over seven innings in a win over the Miami Marlins in his debut with the team on Saturday.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jul 26th
 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
Zack Wheeler is scheduled to make his Phillies debut and first start of 2020 on Saturday agains the Miami Marlins.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Jul 22nd
 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
Phillies manager Joe Girardi says there is a chance Zack Wheeler (paternity) might not be available for the start of the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
 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
Zack Wheeler could miss one or two starts at the beginning of the season with his wife expecting a baby sometime in July.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Jun 26th
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
Wheeler's had a fine career so far, and he parlayed a solid year with the Mets into a long-term deal with the Phillies. He's not that attractive of a fantasy asset, but he'll offer the volume you want this year.
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
Wheeler's numbers declined from his breakout 2018 season but, overall, there were plenty of gains. He upped his strikeout rate and velocity, cut his walk rate, and set a career high in innings. Now with the Phillies, he'll see a downgrade in park, but because he's been able to avoid home runs over the last two seasons, the move should not have too much of an impact. Wheeler probably won't develop into a fantasy ace, but he's, at worst, a strong third fantasy starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Probably doesn't have the upside many still believe he possesses, but he's a perfect SP3 for fantasy purposes
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros