Who Should I Draft?

Hunter Strickland or Brad Boxberger (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Hunter Strickland
RP - SEA
Hunter Strickland
Brad Boxberger
RP - KC
Brad Boxberger
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
34 of 44 experts
23%
Recommended by
10 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 112# 130
Best Rank# 44# 90
Worst Rank# 244# 273
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 219# 300
Best Rank# 193# 270
Worst Rank# 436# 441
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5168
Wins33
Saves2520
ERA4.054.24
WHIP1.371.38
   
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Injury AlertIL60-
   
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# 91# 100
   
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# 89
   
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# 103
   
Bill Dubiel
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# 273
   
  Hunter Strickland
RP - SEA
Hunter Strickland
Brad Boxberger
RP - KC
Brad Boxberger
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played4960
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched45.053.2
   
Wins33
   
Losses57
   
Saves1432
   
Blown Saves48
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed4344
   
Earned Runs2026
   
Home Runs Allowed59
   
Strikeouts3771
   
Walks2132
   
ERA3.974.39
   
WHIP1.411.43
   
  Hunter Strickland
RP - SEA
Hunter Strickland
Brad Boxberger
RP - KC
Brad Boxberger
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6057
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched57.556.0
   
Wins33
   
Losses34
   
Saves2520
   
Blown Saves84
   
Holds75
   
Hits Allowed5549
   
Earned Runs2626
   
Home Runs Allowed78
   
Strikeouts5168
   
Walks2429
   
ERA4.054.24
   
WHIP1.371.38
   
  Hunter Strickland
RP - SEA
Hunter Strickland
Brad Boxberger
RP - KC
Brad Boxberger
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
Kansas City Royals reliever Brad Boxberger allowed two runs in the ninth inning, allowing the White Sox to win 5-4 on Monday. Boxberger walked one in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Apr 16th
 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
Kansas City Royals closer Brad Boxberger's struggles continued in a 7-6 loss to the Mariners on Thursday. Boxberger blew the save, allowing Seattle to score twice in the ninth inning to tie up the game. He allowed three hits and struck out one.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Apr 11th
 An MRI revealed a grade 2 lat strain for Mariners closer Hunter Strickland.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 31st
Brad Boxberger took the loss on Wednesday versus the Mariners, giving up a homer in the ninth inning as the Royals dropped this one, 6-5.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 11th
 The Mariners have officially placed Hunter Strickland on the 10-day Injured List with a right lat strain.
Dan Tursky
Sat, Mar 30th
Kansas City Royals reliever Brad Boxberger pitched a scoreless inning against the Tigers on Thursday. He struck out two in his team's 5-4 loss to Detroit.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Apr 4th
 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
Kansas City Royals reliever Brad Boxberger got the final out on Thursday to earn a save in a 5-3 win over the White Sox.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Mar 28th
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
Boxberger is expected to hold off Peralta for the Royals' closer job, and while it may not be the most envied role, he should still be able to compile 20 to 25 saves if he can hang onto the job. His ratios won't be ideal, but he does offer some K-upside as we've seen before.
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