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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
59%
Recommended by
33 of 56 experts
41%
Recommended by
23 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 25
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 
 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 (1-1) gave up one run (no earned) on one hit and one walk while striking out one through one inning to take the win over the Indians on Sunday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
 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 retired all three batters he faced in the ninth inning on Thursday to save the game for the Yankees as the beat the Blue Jays by a 6-2 score.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 7th
 Jameson Taillon allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits over 6.1 innings in the Pirates' 7-5 win over the Rangers on Wednesday. He walked two and struck out five while improving to 2-3.
Elliott Baas
Wed, May 1st
Aroldis Chapman gave up one hit and one walk in a scoreless ninth inning to secure the save in Saturday's win versus the Red Sox.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 2nd
 Jameson Taillon allowed five runs on six hits over five innings in the Pirates' 5-0 loss to the Diamondbacks on Thursday. He walked none and struck out five while falling to 1-3.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Apr 25th
Aroldis Chapman struck out two batters during his 16th save of the season in a 4-1 victory against the Red Sox on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 1st
 Jameson Taillon improved to 1-2 after allowed one run on four hits over five innings in the Pirates' 4-1 rain-shortened win over the Giants on Saturday. He walked one and struck out three.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Apr 21st
Aroldis Chapman allowed one hit but still recorded his 15th save of the year in a 5-2 victory against the Padres on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, May 28th
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