Who Should I Draft?

Felipe Vazquez or Sean Doolittle (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Felipe Vazquez
RP - PIT
Felipe Vazquez
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
44 of 56 experts
21%
Recommended by
12 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 30# 37
Best Rank# 14# 21
Worst Rank# 66# 62
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 86# 102
Best Rank# 78# 89
Worst Rank# 106# 130
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8570
Wins43
Saves3329
ERA2.842.81
WHIP1.150.95
   
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The Fantasy Fix
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  Felipe Vazquez
RP - PIT
Felipe Vazquez
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7043
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched70.145.0
   
Wins43
   
Losses23
   
Saves3725
   
Blown Saves51
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed6321
   
Earned Runs218
   
Home Runs Allowed43
   
Strikeouts8960
   
Walks246
   
ERA2.701.60
   
WHIP1.240.60
   
  Felipe Vazquez
RP - PIT
Felipe Vazquez
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6956
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched69.155.6
   
Wins43
   
Losses32
   
Saves3329
   
Blown Saves42
   
Holds23
   
Hits Allowed5641
   
Earned Runs2217
   
Home Runs Allowed67
   
Strikeouts8570
   
Walks2412
   
ERA2.842.81
   
WHIP1.150.95
   
  Felipe Vazquez
RP - PIT
Felipe Vazquez
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
News 
 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
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle recorded one out to earn his 14th save of the season in Saturday's win over the San Diego Padres.
Mike Maher
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
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle allowed two runs on three hits and no walks while striking out two batters in two-thirds of an inning in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Padres. The blown save was his third of the season, and the loss drops him to 4-2 on the year.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
 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
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle earned his fourth win over the season in Wednesday's win over the Chicago White Sox, tossing a scoreless inning before Washington walked things off in the bottom of the ninth.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jun 6th
 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
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle earned his 12th save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in Sunday's win over the Cincinnati Reds. He struck out one.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 3rd
 Felipe Vazquez allowed two runs on two hits over one inning in the Pirates' 5-3 win over the Padres on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, May 18th
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle struck out one over a perfect ninth inning to earn his 11th save of the season in Saturday’s win over the Cincinnati Reds.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 2nd
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
Doolittle is firmly established as the Nationals' closer heading into 2019, and he's proven to be an elite one when healthy. Unfortunately, injuries have been a frequent concern for Doolittle, which helps explain why the Nationals acquired two other relievers with closing experience in Trever Rosenthal and Kyle Barraclough.
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
Doolittle could be a top-five closer in a full season. He posted a 1.60 ERA, 60 strikeouts, six walks, and 25 saves in 45 innings. Anyone will need a microscope to see his 0.60 WHIP. Yet injuries are par for the course, as the 32-year-old has averaged 37 innings over the past four seasons. The elite skills-and steady ninth-inning role on a playoff contender-make Doolittle a borderline top-10 closer despite the likelihood of missed time.
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
Doolittle only had 25 saves and 60 strikeouts last year, but he had an absurd 0.600 WHIP. That isn't a typo. With a full season, don't be surprised when Doolittle finishes in the elite tier of fantasy closers.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros