Who Should I Draft?

German Marquez or Sean Doolittle (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
44 of 59 experts
25%
Recommended by
15 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 37
Best Rank# 11# 21
Worst Rank# 96# 62
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 82# 102
Best Rank# 73# 89
Worst Rank# 112# 130
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts20070
Wins133
Saves029
ERA3.882.81
WHIP1.260.95
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 31# 42
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 56
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 43
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 22# 44
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 57# 59
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 47
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 32# 36
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 35# 41
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 19# 46
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 41
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 24# 27
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 35
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 27# 35
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 19# 29
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 32# 42
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 14# 62
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 23# 46
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 32# 39
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 25# 40
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 21# 36
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 39
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 19# 45
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 27# 36
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 57
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 17# 46
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 39
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 29# 37
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 22# 33
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 23# 33
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 32# 38
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 33
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 11# 53
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 34# 41
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 40# 47
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 25# 36
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 19# 40
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 41
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 31# 42
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 23# 34
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 25# 36
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 21# 31
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 36# 39
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 22# 48
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 42
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 30# 21
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 31
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 38# 30
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 38# 29
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 38
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 42# 31
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 46# 29
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 47# 41
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 48# 32
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 48# 41
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 55# 44
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 66# 34
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 77# 38
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 85# 36
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 96# 23
   
  German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3343
   
Games Started330
   
Innings Pitched196.145.0
   
Wins143
   
Losses113
   
Saves025
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed17921
   
Earned Runs828
   
Home Runs Allowed243
   
Strikeouts23060
   
Walks576
   
ERA3.771.60
   
WHIP1.200.60
   
  German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3256
   
Games Started320
   
Innings Pitched185.755.6
   
Wins133
   
Losses102
   
Saves029
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds03
   
Hits Allowed17941
   
Earned Runs8017
   
Home Runs Allowed247
   
Strikeouts20070
   
Walks5512
   
ERA3.882.81
   
WHIP1.260.95
   
  German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
News 
 The Rockies placed German Marquez on the 10-day IL with right arm inflammation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 26th
The Nationals placed Sean Doolittle on the 10-day injured list with knee tendinitis.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 18th
 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
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle allowed one walk and struck out one over one inning to earn his 28th save of the season in Friday's win over the Brewers.
Mike Maher
Sat, Aug 17th
 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
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle earned his 27th save of the season in Monday's win over the Reds, but he allowed two earned runs on three hits and a walk in the process.
Mike Maher
Tue, Aug 13th
 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
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle struck out one over a perfect ninth inning to convert his 26th save of the season in Sunday's win over the Mets.
Mike Maher
Mon, Aug 12th
 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
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle allowed four earned runs on six hits over 2/3 of an inning to blow his fifth save of the season and take the loss in Friday's game against the Mets.
Mike Maher
Sat, Aug 10th
Notes 
 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
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
 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
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
  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