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
42 of 56 experts
25%
Recommended by
14 of 56 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 Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 31# 42
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 56
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 43
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 22# 44
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 57# 59
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 47
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 32# 36
   
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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
   
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CBS Sports
# 32# 42
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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FantasyPros
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Razzball
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 39
   
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The Athletic
# 19# 45
   
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
# 26# 57
   
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# 17# 46
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 26# 39
   
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Athlon Sports
# 33# 37
   
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
   
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FantasyPros
# 34# 41
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 40# 47
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 25# 36
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 19# 40
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 31# 42
   
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
   
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
Sports Illustrated
# 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 
 German Marquez earned the win despite giving up seven earned runs on Saturday versus the Padres.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
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
 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
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
 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
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
 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
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
 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
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 
 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