Who Should I Draft?

Hunter Strickland or Ross Stripling (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Hunter Strickland
RP - SEA
Hunter Strickland
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
45 of 54 experts
17%
Recommended by
9 of 54 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 77# 112
Best Rank# 35# 44
Worst Rank# 216# 244
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 192# 219
Best Rank# 184# 193
Worst Rank# 212# 436
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts11851
Wins83
Saves025
ERA3.554.05
WHIP1.201.37
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 57# 91
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 60
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 86
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 63# 138
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 97
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 82# 84
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 99
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 60# 110
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 66
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 116# 122
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 76# 82
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 78# 102
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 81
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 105
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 62# 138
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 71
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 59# 98
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 93# 203
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 64# 98
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 102
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 69# 115
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 68# 119
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 59# 91
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 99
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 83
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 59# 75
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 46
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 57# 88
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 66# 112
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 45# 85
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 97
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 79# 114
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 66# 95
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 61# 71
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 68# 186
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 50# 73
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 60
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 62
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 75# 112
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 81
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 41# 70
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 65# 244
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 58# 155
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 35
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 56# 90
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 44
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 60
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 72# 63
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 72
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 96# 88
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 90# 89
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 112# 100
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 111# 102
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 216# 139
   
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Hunter Strickland
RP - SEA
Hunter Strickland
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3349
   
Games Started210
   
Innings Pitched122.245.0
   
Wins83
   
Losses65
   
Saves014
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds30
   
Hits Allowed12343
   
Earned Runs4120
   
Home Runs Allowed185
   
Strikeouts13637
   
Walks2221
   
ERA3.023.97
   
WHIP1.191.41
   
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Hunter Strickland
RP - SEA
Hunter Strickland
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3660
   
Games Started170
   
Innings Pitched116.357.5
   
Wins83
   
Losses63
   
Saves025
   
Blown Saves08
   
Holds17
   
Hits Allowed11155
   
Earned Runs4626
   
Home Runs Allowed157
   
Strikeouts11851
   
Walks2824
   
ERA3.554.05
   
WHIP1.201.37
   
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Hunter Strickland
RP - SEA
Hunter Strickland
News 
 Ross Stripling received a no-decision on Thursday versus the Cubs, throwing 4 2/3 shutout innings while striking out six.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 25th
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
 Ross Stripling lasted just 4 2/3 innings on Friday versus the Brewers, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out eight.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 20th
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
 Ross Stripling picked up the win on Sunday versus Milwaukee, throwing eight innings of one-run ball as the Dodgers went on to win 7-1.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 14th
An MRI revealed a grade 2 lat strain for Mariners closer Hunter Strickland.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 31st
 Ross Stripling allowed four runs on four hits in five innings of work in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals, striking out seven and walking three in the outing.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 9th
The Mariners have officially placed Hunter Strickland on the 10-day Injured List with a right lat strain.
Dan Tursky
Sat, Mar 30th
 Ross Stripling took a no-decision on Wednesday versus the Giants, allowing three runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
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
Notes 
 Let's not forget how awesome Stripling was to start the season. He posted a 2.39 ERA with an MLB-high 11.38 BB/K ratio before the All-Star break. Despite finishing with a 3.02 ERA, he underperformed a .266 xwOBA that finished ninth among all starters. A potential top-25 starter if provided a secure job, he's instead a dicey top-50 choice with the Dodgers likely to give Kenta Maeda the fifth spot after Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler, Rich Hill, and Hyun-Jin Ryu. He'll earn some starts eventually, potentially to start the season if Kershaw (shoulder inflammation) and/or Buehler (arm) aren't ready, but Stripling may not significantly exceed last year's 122 innings. The skills make him worth a plunge at the right spot, especially with injuries already beginning to pile up for the NL champs.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
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
 Stripling had a big breakthrough in 2018, as exemplified by his terrific 6.18 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He made 21 starts and also pitched out of the bullpen, excelling in both roles. Stripling isn't guaranteed a rotation spot on Opening Day, but with the way the Dodgers handle their injury-prone starters, he's likely to make quite a few starts when it is all said and done. He should also be useful in long relief in formats where non-closing relievers have value.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 Stripling may have faded toward the end of the season, but his start to the season was so absurd that he still managed to finish top five in xFIP among all starting pitchers with at least 120 innings. Stripling is like Mike Clevinger this time last year in that his dominant sample size is large enough to assume he can be a top 30 starting pitcher with a full season worth of work.
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