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Who Should I Draft?

Hansel Robles or Sean Doolittle (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
Hansel Robles
RP - LAA
Hansel Robles
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
22 of 43 experts
49%
Recommended by
21 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 64# 61
Best Rank# 35# 43
Worst Rank# 158# 105
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 188# 155
Best Rank# 154# 146
Worst Rank# 206# 186
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2326
Wins11
Saves89
ERA3.873.80
WHIP1.161.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 65
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 62# 71
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 50# 72
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 84# 85
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 46
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 74
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 64# 71
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 53# 58
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 47# 70
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 53# 56
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 63# 76
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 70# 71
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 61# 90
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 77# 92
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 44# 52
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 67
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 73# 74
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 63# 74
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 51# 68
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 55# 76
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 84# 105
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 47# 68
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 72# 43
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 82# 46
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 107# 48
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 87# 54
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 62# 54
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 73# 57
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 158# 58
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 72# 58
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 63# 60
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 79# 60
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 67# 60
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 81# 61
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 68# 61
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 70# 63
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 88# 63
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 67# 64
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 69# 65
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 67# 65
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 85# 70
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 83# 75
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 93# 89
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
Hansel Robles
RP - LAA
Hansel Robles
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6371
   
Games Started01
   
Innings Pitched60.073.1
   
Wins65
   
Losses51
   
Saves2923
   
Blown Saves64
   
Holds22
   
Hits Allowed6358
   
Earned Runs2720
   
Home Runs Allowed116
   
Strikeouts6675
   
Walks1516
   
ERA4.052.48
   
WHIP1.301.02
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
Hansel Robles
RP - LAA
Hansel Robles
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2124
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched20.824.5
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves89
   
Blown Saves22
   
Holds11
   
Hits Allowed1922
   
Earned Runs910
   
Home Runs Allowed43
   
Strikeouts2326
   
Walks58
   
ERA3.873.80
   
WHIP1.161.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
Hansel Robles
RP - LAA
Hansel Robles
News 
 Sean Doolittle said on Sunday that he's "planning on playing" in 2020, but if he starts "to feel unsafe," he may decide to opt out.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jul 6th
Angels manager Joe Maddon told reporters that it's a "safe bet" to expect Hansel Robles to be the team's closer to start the 2020 season.
Blaine Blontz
Mon, Feb 24th
 Nationals closer Sean Doolittle allowed three earned runs on three hits and one walk in Thursday's matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 5th
 
Notes 
 Doolittle doesn't have a tight grasp on the closer's gig, but people seem to be overreacting slightly about him not getting the first crack at saves.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Robles seems like the guy in Anaheim, but he's not in the tier of relievers where you feel super comfortable about it.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Doolittle should likely close for the Nationals again in 2020, though Daniel Hudson's emergence in the late- and post-season last year could throw a wrench in Davey Martinez's plans. More concerning is Doolittle's dip in performance, as his ERA and WHIP were by far the worst of his career. A free agent next year, Doolittle's job security should be minimal, so don't target him as a closer in your fantasy drafts.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
The regression never came for Robles last year, as he somehow managed to avoid walks despite struggling with them his entire career. He'll enter the year as the Angels' closer but it's a big gamble to think lightning will strike twice with such a mercurial pitcher. The safer bet is that Robles' walk and home run rates will return to his career levels, making him a closer unlikely to hold his job all year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Doolittle came on strong during the playoffs and we've seen him dominate before but the full picture of his 2019 season was one of mediocrity. Should he return to that rate, he may be the first closer to lose his job with Daniel Hudson closely lurking behind.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros