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
56%
Recommended by
33 of 59 experts
44%
Recommended by
26 of 59 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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Injury AlertRST-
   
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The Fantasy Fix
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# 66# 30
   
  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 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
David Price (wrist) underwent successful surgery to have a cyst removed from his left wrist, Guerin Austin of NESN reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 26th
 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
David Price will undergo surgery on Thursday to remove a cyst from his ailing wrist.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
 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
David Price, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season, will visit a hand/wrist specialist, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
 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
David Price (wrist) could be shut down for the season, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
 Felipe Vazquez struck out two in a clean ninth inning en route to a victory Sunday against the Rockies.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 2nd
David Price (wrist) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 12th
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