Who Should I Draft?

Felipe Vazquez or German Marquez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Felipe Vazquez
RP - PIT
Felipe Vazquez
German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 30# 32
Best Rank# 14# 11
Worst Rank# 66# 96
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 86# 82
Best Rank# 78# 73
Worst Rank# 106# 112
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts85200
Wins413
Saves330
ERA2.843.88
WHIP1.151.26
   
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USA Today
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The Athletic
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# 28# 31
   
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# 27# 36
   
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# 30# 31
   
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# 46# 38
   
Donkey Teeth
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  Felipe Vazquez
RP - PIT
Felipe Vazquez
German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7033
   
Games Started033
   
Innings Pitched70.1196.1
   
Wins414
   
Losses211
   
Saves370
   
Blown Saves50
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed63179
   
Earned Runs2182
   
Home Runs Allowed424
   
Strikeouts89230
   
Walks2457
   
ERA2.703.77
   
WHIP1.241.20
   
  Felipe Vazquez
RP - PIT
Felipe Vazquez
German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6932
   
Games Started032
   
Innings Pitched69.1185.7
   
Wins413
   
Losses310
   
Saves330
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed56179
   
Earned Runs2280
   
Home Runs Allowed624
   
Strikeouts85200
   
Walks2455
   
ERA2.843.88
   
WHIP1.151.26
   
  Felipe Vazquez
RP - PIT
Felipe Vazquez
German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
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
German Marquez earned the win despite giving up seven earned runs on Saturday versus the Padres.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
 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
German Marquez received a no-decision on Monday versus the Cubs, striking out seven while allowing four runs over six innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
 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
German Marquez took the loss on Wednesday versus the Cubs, giving up eight runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
 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
German Marquez earned the win on Friday versus Toronto, throwing seven innings of two-run ball while striking out seven.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 1st
 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
German Marquez received a no-decision on Sunday versus Baltimore, giving up four runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 27th
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
Marquez had a terrific strikeout-to-walk ratio last season, but still finished with an ERA of 3.77, which feels like a best-case scenario for a pitcher who calls Coors Field home. Marquez should provide plenty of innings and strikeouts and his fair share of wins, but he's not likely to be of much help when it comes to ERA and WHIP.
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
Marquez discovered top-tier ace form during 14 second-half starts, during which he recorded a 2.61 ERA and 2.25 FIP with the fourth-best K-BB% (28.4) behind Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, and Jacob deGrom. So why isn't he a consensus top-20 starter? Opponents tattooed his four-seam fastball (.315/.390/.508) last season, so his curveball and slider would have to remain other-worldly elite in elevated usage rates. Oh yeah, he pitches for the Rockies. He's an attractive upside selection if Coors Field tempers his price.
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