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
56%
Recommended by
33 of 59 experts
44%
Recommended by
26 of 59 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
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertRSTIL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 27# 31
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 54
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 41
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 37# 57
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 35# 47
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 27# 32
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 14# 35
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 34# 37
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 33
   
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Beast Dome
# 45# 96
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 39
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 24# 77
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 31# 32
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 18# 21
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 29# 55
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 25# 46
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 66# 85
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 27# 48
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 35# 48
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 22# 32
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 30
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 27# 30
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 29# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 36# 40
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 30# 66
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 23# 25
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 37# 38
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 36
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 28# 31
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 33# 42
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 23# 35
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 27# 36
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 31
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 26# 14
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 28# 27
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 28# 27
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 29# 26
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 29# 23
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 30# 25
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 28
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 30# 29
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 31# 19
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 32# 19
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 32# 22
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 26
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 23
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 33# 23
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 25
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 35# 24
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 36# 23
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 37# 21
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 37# 17
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 38# 19
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 39# 22
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 39# 19
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 39# 32
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 40# 22
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 46# 38
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 47# 11
   
  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 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
The Rockies placed German Marquez on the 10-day IL with right arm inflammation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 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
German Marquez improved to 12-5 on Saturday versus Miami, striking out eight while allowing two runs over five innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 18th
 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
German Marquez improved to 11-5 on Sunday against the Padres, allowing just three runs on five hits while striking out nine over eight innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 12th
 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
German Marquez received a no-decision on Tuesday in Houston, surrendering five runs on eight hits over five innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 6th
 Felipe Vazquez struck out two in a clean ninth inning en route to a victory Sunday against the Rockies.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 2nd
Rockies pitcher German Marquez left Wednesday's start against the Dodgers with what was later described as "full-body cramping," according to Nick Groke of The Athletic. He had struck out 10 batters over six shutout innings prior to exiting.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jul 31st
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