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Jameson Taillon or Aroldis Chapman (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jameson Taillon
SP - PIT
Jameson Taillon
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
36 of 59 experts
39%
Recommended by
23 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 24
Best Rank# 11# 14
Worst Rank# 40# 39
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 66# 70
Best Rank# 54# 63
Worst Rank# 72# 81
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts17392
Wins123
Saves034
ERA3.652.63
WHIP1.231.09
   
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Injury AlertIL60-
   
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  Jameson Taillon
SP - PIT
Jameson Taillon
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3255
   
Games Started320
   
Innings Pitched191.251.0
   
Wins143
   
Losses100
   
Saves032
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed17924
   
Earned Runs6814
   
Home Runs Allowed202
   
Strikeouts17993
   
Walks4630
   
ERA3.202.45
   
WHIP1.181.05
   
  Jameson Taillon
SP - PIT
Jameson Taillon
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3259
   
Games Started320
   
Innings Pitched186.758.2
   
Wins123
   
Losses102
   
Saves034
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed18137
   
Earned Runs7617
   
Home Runs Allowed215
   
Strikeouts17392
   
Walks4827
   
ERA3.652.63
   
WHIP1.231.09
   
  Jameson Taillon
SP - PIT
Jameson Taillon
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
News 
 Jameson Taillion underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 14th
Aroldis Chapman was called upon to get the final two outs and earned a save in the win against the Tigers on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 13th
 Jameson Taillon acknowledged Thursday that his 2019 season is likely over, after experiencing a setback in recovering from a strained right elbow.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jul 25th
Aroldis Chapman pitched one inning in relief to close out a 5-1 win against the Red Sox. In that inning he allowed one run on a solo home run by J.D Martinez.
Brandon Plutner
Sat, Sep 7th
 Jamison Taillon (elbow) will start playing catch Thursday or Friday of this week.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jul 4th
Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth inning as the Yankees defeated the A’s 4-3.
Brandon Plutner
Sun, Sep 1st
 In order to make room on the 40-man roster for Jake Elmore, the Pirates have moved Jameson Taillon to the 60-day injured list.
Andrew Seifter
Mon, May 13th
Aroldis Chapman picked up the save against the Mariners on Monday, posting a pair of strikeouts without allowing a baserunner in a scoreless ninth inning to close out the Yankees' 5-4 victory.
John Aubin
Tue, Aug 27th
 The Pirates placed Jameson Taillon on the 10-day IL with a right elbow flexor strain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 4th
Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a 5-1 victory over the Dodgers.
Brandon Plutner
Sun, Aug 25th
Notes 
 If you look at Taillon's second half, it may seem as though he broke out into an ace, but the underlying metrics tell a different story. Rather, he was propped up by a great deal of BABIP and HR/FB ratio luck. Most likely, he will continue to pitch like a good #3 this season for Pittsburgh.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Aroldis Chapman was his typical dominant self last season and enters 2019 as the clear closer in the Bronx. This shapes up as arguably the best bullpen in baseball, however, so the Yankees will have no shortage of potential replacements should Chapman struggle or get hurt.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Finally healthy after dealing with injuries and a cancer diagnosis, Taillon established himself in 2018 as a pitcher who can provide solid ratios, albeit it with a middling strikeout rate. He benefits from a very pitcher-friendly environment in Pittsburgh, boosting his fantasy floor, but he simply doesn't belong among the top-25 fantasy starters until he begins to pile up the Ks.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Chapman still delivers strikeouts in spades. Yet he has tossed just 50.1 and 51.1 innings over the last two seasons, capping the edge over pitchers like Brad Hand who worked 72 frames last year. He also struggled mightily with control, issuing 30 walks (5.26 BB/9) in 2018. Although one of baseball's few locked-in closers, there's a slimmer margin of error than the other top-tier arms with Dellin Betances and Adam Ottavino looking over his shoulder. Wait a little longer for a closer like Hand or Felipe Vazquez.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Taillon quietly developed into an ace late in 2018, posting a 2.63 ERA over his last 21 starts. That's not an entirely arbitrary endpoint, as he unleashed a slider-one of three pitches to net a double-digit swinging-strike rate-in June. The pitch could help him unlock a few more punchouts, but the 27-year-old has the look of a polished SP2 who can at least post a mid-threes ERA with a steady WHIP and 8.5 K/9.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Chapman has been exceptional for nearly a decade now. It may surprise you to learn that he hasn't struck out 100 batters since 2015, though. Edwin Diaz, meanwhile, had 123 last year to go with 25 more saves than Aroldis. Chapman is obviously one of the top closers in baseball still, but doesn't deserve any consideration as a top 50 fantasy pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros