Who Should I Draft?

Hunter Strickland or Blake Parker (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Hunter Strickland
RP - SEA
Hunter Strickland
Blake Parker
RP - MIN
Blake Parker
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
33 of 45 experts
27%
Recommended by
12 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 112# 118
Best Rank# 44# 69
Worst Rank# 244# 205
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 219# 382
Best Rank# 193# 319
Worst Rank# 436# 372
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5167
Wins33
Saves2514
ERA4.053.77
WHIP1.371.22
   
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Injury AlertIL60-
   
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# 91# 115
   
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  Hunter Strickland
RP - SEA
Hunter Strickland
Blake Parker
RP - MIN
Blake Parker
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played4967
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched45.066.0
   
Wins32
   
Losses51
   
Saves1414
   
Blown Saves43
   
Holds06
   
Hits Allowed4363
   
Earned Runs2024
   
Home Runs Allowed512
   
Strikeouts3770
   
Walks2119
   
ERA3.973.26
   
WHIP1.411.24
   
  Hunter Strickland
RP - SEA
Hunter Strickland
Blake Parker
RP - MIN
Blake Parker
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6063
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched57.561.9
   
Wins33
   
Losses32
   
Saves2514
   
Blown Saves82
   
Holds711
   
Hits Allowed5556
   
Earned Runs2626
   
Home Runs Allowed79
   
Strikeouts5167
   
Walks2420
   
ERA4.053.77
   
WHIP1.371.22
   
  Hunter Strickland
RP - SEA
Hunter Strickland
Blake Parker
RP - MIN
Blake Parker
News 
 Hunter Strickland successfully completed a 20-pitch bullpen session on Monday as he continues to progress is his recovery from a right lat strain.
Andrew Seifter
Mon, Jun 3rd
Minnesota Twins reliever Blake Parker pitched a scoreless ninth inning to save a 6-3 win over the Tigers on Friday. Parker made things interesting by walking two batters, but he was able to escape the inning unscathed.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 8th
 Seattle Mariners reliever Hunter Strickland has been placed on the 60-day IL with a Grade 2 lat strain. Strickland does not currently have a timeline for his recovery, and placing him on the 60-day IL opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for the recently-acquired right-hander Connor Sadzeck.
Mike Maher
Mon, Apr 1st
Minnesota Twins right-hander Blake Parker pitched a scoreless ninth inning in a 5-2 win over the Rays on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 1st
 An MRI revealed a grade 2 lat strain for Mariners closer Hunter Strickland.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 31st
Minnesota Twins closer Blake Parker pitched a scoreless inning in an 8-1 win over the White Sox on Saturday. He struck out two in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 25th
 The Mariners have officially placed Hunter Strickland on the 10-day Injured List with a right lat strain.
Dan Tursky
Sat, Mar 30th
Minnesota Twins closer Blake Parker pitched a scoreless ninth inning to nail down a 3-1 win over the Angels on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, May 21st
 Hunter Strickland allowed three runs on two hits through 1/3 of an inning against the Red Sox on Friday night. He blew a save and took the loss.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Mar 30th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Blake Parker pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings to preserve a 4-3 win over the Angels on Tuesday. Parker made it interesting as he gave up two hits and walked a batter before nailing down the save.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, May 15th
Notes 
 Strickland recorded two saves before any other MLB team could win a game. Guess he's the 2019 fantasy MVP, right? Not quite, but this is a case that demands swift attention, as the Tokyo games confirmed his status as Seattle's closer. He also started 2018 strong in the same role for San Francisco before winding up with a 3.97 ERA and 1.41 WHIP, so don't get too carried away.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
After Parker signed with the Twins, many assumed he will be the closer, but it seems as though Trevor May is the favorite. In fact, Parker is likely the third-best reliever in this bullpen behind May and Rogers so beware on draft day.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 You might not love Strickland's pure stuff or his sky-high WHIP, but he is one of the few closers who you can get late that isn't going to face any competition for the job. If you are in need for saves, don't hesitate to plug your nose and add Strickland.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 
 The Mariners are in the midst of a complete rebuild, but one under-the-radar move they made this offseason was signing Hunter Strickland away from the Giants on a one-year deal. Strickland took a step backward last year while also suffering a broken hand, but he posted some solid numbers the previous three years. Mariners manager Scott Servais has indicated that the team may not have a "set closer," but Seattle may have an incentive to settle on Strickland as the closer to inflate his trade value. As such, Strickland could be a decent late-round option for saves, even though the chance he's eventually traded to a contender is fairly high.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros