Who Should I Draft?

Felipe Vazquez or Charlie Morton (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Felipe Vazquez
RP - PIT
Felipe Vazquez
Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
43 of 59 experts
27%
Recommended by
16 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 30# 36
Best Rank# 14# 19
Worst Rank# 66# 80
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 86# 114
Best Rank# 78# 97
Worst Rank# 106# 117
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts85176
Wins412
Saves330
ERA2.843.41
WHIP1.151.21
   
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  Felipe Vazquez
RP - PIT
Felipe Vazquez
Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7030
   
Games Started030
   
Innings Pitched70.1167.2
   
Wins415
   
Losses23
   
Saves370
   
Blown Saves50
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed63130
   
Earned Runs2158
   
Home Runs Allowed418
   
Strikeouts89201
   
Walks2464
   
ERA2.703.13
   
WHIP1.241.16
   
  Felipe Vazquez
RP - PIT
Felipe Vazquez
Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6927
   
Games Started027
   
Innings Pitched69.1157.3
   
Wins412
   
Losses37
   
Saves330
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed56132
   
Earned Runs2260
   
Home Runs Allowed616
   
Strikeouts85176
   
Walks2458
   
ERA2.843.41
   
WHIP1.151.21
   
  Felipe Vazquez
RP - PIT
Felipe Vazquez
Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
News 
 Felipe Vazquez has been arrested and charged with one count of computer pornography, soliciting a child, and one count of providing obscene material to minors.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 17th
Rays manager Kevin Cash announced Charlie Morton will start Wednesday's American League Wild Card game versus the Athletics.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 28th
 Felipe Vazquez picked up the save Monday against the Giants, striking out two and allowing one baserunner in the ninth inning.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 10th
Charlie Morton gave up just one hit with three walks and nine strikeouts as he pitched six innings combined with four relievers on a one-hit shutout of the Yankees on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 26th
 Felipe Vazquez allowed two hits and no walks across 1.1 innings Friday against the Cardinals, earning the save. He struck out three.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 7th
Charlie Morton allowed two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out eight over 6 1/3 innings Friday against the Red Sox. He didn't factor into the decision.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
 Felipe Vazquez allowed one run on one hit with one strikeout during a blown save in the ninth inning Tuesday against the Marlins.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 4th
Charlie Morton earned the win Friday, holding the Angels to three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out four across six innings.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
 Felipe Vazquez struck out two in a clean ninth inning en route to a victory Sunday against the Rockies.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 2nd
Charlie Morton struck out 10 while allowing three runs on five hits with two walks across six innings during a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 8th
Notes 
 Vazquez's surface numbers weren't quite as dominant last year as they were in 2017, but his FIP and xFIP were nearly identical, and his overall numbers as the Pirates' closer were still quite good. He should have plenty of job security after signing a four-year contract extension last year and is easily a top-10 fantasy closer this season.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
After nearly a decade of mediocrity, the Astros turned Morton into a high-end starter in 2017, and he was even better in 2018. At this point, he feels relatively safe to pencil in for a mid-3.00s ERA, 10.0 K/9 rate, and WHIP in the 1.15-1.20 range. The concerns are his advancing age and durability -- he's never thrown more than 172 innings in a season. The move to Tampa Bay is also a mild concern, less so for the change of division than for the move away from a Houston team that seemingly knew how to get the best out of him.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 You may not expect the Pirates to be great, but Vasquez is durable and has no competition for saves. Lock him in for 85 Ks, stellar ratios and enough save opportunities to warrant being selected as one of the top 10 closers in 2019.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Morton followed an improbable late-career renaissance with an even better 2018. In his most innings pitched (167) since 2011, he etched out a 3.13 ERA and 201 strikeouts. Yet he wore down as the season transpired, as his K rate dropped seven points to 24.2% after the All-Star break. Given his durability concerns and struggles when facing a batting order for the third time, the Rays will likely keep limiting him to five innings per start (or even have him follow an opener). Morton will perform on a per-inning basis, but investors should probably expect results closer to 2017's 3.62 ERA and 163 strikeouts in 146.2 innings.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 One of baseball's hardest throwers, Vazquez has accrued a 2.17 ERA, 2.45 FIP, and 10.96 K/9 over the past two seasons combined. The 27-year-old is locked into Pittsburgh's closer gig after collecting 37 saves last year. A perfect blend of job stability and elite strikeout upside makes him closer to target after waiting out the more expensive top tier.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros