Who Should I Draft?

J.A. Happ or David Robertson (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 52# 56
Best Rank# 27# 30
Worst Rank# 111# 153
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 131# 145
Best Rank# 118# 125
Worst Rank# 139# 242
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts16889
Wins134
Saves022
ERA3.853.04
WHIP1.231.10
   
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Injury Alert-IL60
   
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# 47# 54
   
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# 56# 40
   
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# 56# 48
   
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# 57# 50
   
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# 58# 53
   
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# 64# 57
   
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The Athletic
# 65# 45
   
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# 67# 64
   
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# 69# 51
   
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# 72# 53
   
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# 74# 49
   
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# 82# 41
   
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The Athletic
# 94# 64
   
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The Athletic
# 110# 50
   
Joe E Gentile
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# 111# 82
   
  J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3169
   
Games Started310
   
Innings Pitched178.170.1
   
Wins178
   
Losses63
   
Saves05
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds021
   
Hits Allowed15046
   
Earned Runs7225
   
Home Runs Allowed277
   
Strikeouts19391
   
Walks5126
   
ERA3.653.23
   
WHIP1.131.03
   
  J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2965
   
Games Started290
   
Innings Pitched167.666.2
   
Wins134
   
Losses83
   
Saves022
   
Blown Saves010
   
Holds09
   
Hits Allowed15348
   
Earned Runs7222
   
Home Runs Allowed247
   
Strikeouts16889
   
Walks5225
   
ERA3.853.04
   
WHIP1.231.10
   
  J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
News 
 J.A. Happ did not factor into the decision in Thursday's loss to the White Sox, allowing four runs on four hits and four walks while striking out two through five innings.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 14th
Phillies reliever David Robertson saw orthopedist James Andrews on Monday and will not throw for another three weeks, according to beat writer Matt Gelb on Twitter. Rest has been recommended for his ailing elbow.
Mike Maher
Mon, May 13th
 J.A. Happ gave up just one run on four hits and struck out four batters in seven innings and earned a win over the Blue Jays on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 7th
David Robertson (elbow) will be evaluated when the team returns home later this week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 22nd
 J.A. Happ (5-3) allowed one run on three hits with five strikeouts and two walks across five innings to earn a victory against the Red Sox on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 1st
David Robertson has been placed on the IL for 10 days, due to elbow soreness. Righty Drew Anderson will be called up from Triple-A. The relief man is scheduled to undergo a MRI on Tuesday, but is not currently concerned about his long-term status.
Garett Thomas
Mon, Apr 15th
 Thursday's game between the Yankees and Red Sox was postponed due to rain; it will be made up Aug. 3.
James Bisson
Thu, May 30th
Phillies reliever David Robertson pitched in the eighth inning of Sunday's win over the Twins, recording two outs and earning a hold before giving way to lefty Adam Morgan. Hector Neris pitched the ninth inning to earn the save.
Mike Maher
Mon, Apr 8th
 J.A. Happ (4-3) picked up the win in Saturday's 7-3 victory over the Royals, giving up three runs on four hits over six innings while striking out 10.
John Aubin
Sat, May 25th
Phillies reliever David Robertson had a rough outing on Wednesday against the Nationals, allowing a run on three walks and a hit to take the loss without getting an out in the ninth inning.
Mike Maher
Wed, Apr 3rd
Notes 
 The undervalued Happ massively out-performed his 2018 draft pick despite posting his highest ERA (3.65) since 2014. He now owns a 3.49 ERA and 8.45 K/9 over those past four seasons, and yet many drafters have scoffed at him going around the pick-150 range. Seems like a reasonable price for someone who accompanied his career-high 193 strikeouts with a career-high 10.3% swinging-strike rate and career-low 78.3% contact rate. He looked comfortable in pinstripes (2.69 ERA, 1.05 WHIP) and could once again reap the rewards of run support to a crooked wins tally. Don't run away just because the southpaw is 36.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Phillies manager Gabe Kapler refused to commit to a single closer in 2018, and that will reportedly happen again in 2019, even after Philadelphia spent $23 million this offseason to bring in Robertson on a two-year contract. Robertson and Seranthony Dominguez are the two logical candidates to share the closer's role, but further late-inning shenanigans simply can't be ruled out from Kapler.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  Robertson, the owner of a 2.88 ERA and 2.81 FIP, has posted a K/9 of 10.4 or higher in each of his 11 MLB seasons. In most leagues, it's not the end of the world if he isn't Philadelphia's full-time closer, the likely outcome given Gabe Kapler's diversified ninth-inning usage last season. He should at least be in line for some saves alongside Seranthony Dominguez and Hector Neris, making him an intriguing speculative pick once the sturdier choices (there aren't many) fall off the board.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
  It was easy to forget how great Robertson is since he only managed 19 saves over the past two seasons. He has racked up 88 Ks per season and excellent ratios over the last 8 years, however. With plenty of save opportunities in store, we could see him return to being a top 10 closer this year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros