Who Should I Draft?

Felipe Vazquez or David Price (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Felipe Vazquez
RP - PIT
Felipe Vazquez
David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
31 of 56 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 30# 31
Best Rank# 14# 19
Worst Rank# 66# 66
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 86# 84
Best Rank# 78# 79
Worst Rank# 106# 99
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts85176
Wins413
Saves330
ERA2.843.78
WHIP1.151.21
   
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  Felipe Vazquez
RP - PIT
Felipe Vazquez
David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7030
   
Games Started030
   
Innings Pitched70.1176.2
   
Wins416
   
Losses27
   
Saves370
   
Blown Saves50
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed63151
   
Earned Runs2170
   
Home Runs Allowed425
   
Strikeouts89177
   
Walks2450
   
ERA2.703.58
   
WHIP1.241.14
   
  Felipe Vazquez
RP - PIT
Felipe Vazquez
David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6929
   
Games Started030
   
Innings Pitched69.1176.9
   
Wins413
   
Losses38
   
Saves330
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed56164
   
Earned Runs2274
   
Home Runs Allowed623
   
Strikeouts85176
   
Walks2450
   
ERA2.843.78
   
WHIP1.151.21
   
  Felipe Vazquez
RP - PIT
Felipe Vazquez
David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
News 
 Felipe Vazquez pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 17th save in the Pirates' 8-7 win over the Tigers on Wednesday. He recorded one strikeout.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 20th
David Price gave up one run on four hits with no walks and two strikeouts over five innings Tuesday against the Twins.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
 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
David Price lasted just 1 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Rangers on Thursday, giving up six earned runs on five hits, striking out two and walking one as the Red Sox eventually pulled out a 7-6 victory.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 14th
 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
David Price went six innings giving up one run on five hits with a walk and 10 strikeouts on Saturday in a 5-1 victory over the Rays in game two of a doubleheader.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
 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
David Price (3-2) earned the win Sunday over by holding the Yankees to two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out six through 6 1/3 innings of work.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 3rd
 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
David Price pitched six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out six in a no-decision against the Indians on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, May 29th
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
Price isn't going to thrill anyone as a workhorse ace anymore, but he still posts plenty of Ks to go with useful ratios each and every season. With Boston's lineup behind him, we can expect plenty of wins as well, making him one of the most appealing third-tier starting pitchers this year.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
In 2018, Price completed his ninth straight season with a sub-4.00 ERA and WHIP of 1.20 or better. He's also averaged right around a strikeout per inning over the last five seasons, and his win potential in Boston is always good. While he's not the dominant fantasy ace it once looked like he would become, Price is a perfectly solid second or third fantasy starter.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Despite posting a 3.58 ERA and 177 strikeouts in 176 innings, Price showed some alarming signs of decline. His average fastball velocity dropped over a full tick, leading to his worst swinging-strike rate (9.6%) since 2013. His expected run-prevention metrics (4.02 FIP, 3.82 SIERA) also say he's no longer an ace. Yet he also recorded a 2.25 ERA after the All-Star break before vanquishing his postseason demons. The public seems well aware of the warning signs, so he won't make the worst SP2/3 if snagged beyond the top-20 starters.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros