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
41 of 56 experts
27%
Recommended by
15 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 30# 34
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 notched a four-out save in the Pirates' 5-4 win over the Marlins on Sunday. He allowed one hit and struck out one while picking up save number 16.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
Charlie Morton gave up four runs on five hits while walking two and striking out nine batters through six innings and was charged with a loss to the Angels on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
 Felipe Vazquez appeared in a tie game and struck out three batters while allowing a walk in a scoreless inning of work.
Blaine Blontz
Thu, Jun 13th
Charlie Morton allowed two hits and two walks while firing seven scoreless innings Monday, striking out seven batters and earning the win over the Athletics.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 11th
 Felipe Vazquez picked up a four-out save in the Pirates' 6-1 win over the Braves on Thursday. He allowed one hit, two walks, and struck out one.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
Charlie Morton picked up the win Wednesday, allowing five hits over seven scoreless innings while striking out eight as the Rays handed the Tigers a 4-0 defeat.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 6th
 Felipe Vazquez registered his 14th save Monday in an 8-5 win over the Reds. He allowed a run on two hits over 1 1/3 innings while striking out a pair of batters.
Blaine Blontz
Tue, May 28th
Charlie Morton (6-0) earned the win Thursday against the Twins by allowing two runs on four hits and no walks across seven innings. He struck out six.
John Aubin
Fri, May 31st
 Felipe Vazquez struck out three and allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning on Sunday, earning the save in the 6-4 win over San Diego.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 20th
Charlie Morton struck out 10 and allowed just one run on three hits over six innings in the Rays’ 6-2 victory over the Indians on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, May 26th
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