Who Should I Draft?

Jose Alvarado or Arodys Vizcaino (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Alvarado
RP - TB
Jose Alvarado
Arodys Vizcaino
RP - ATL
Arodys Vizcaino
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
45 of 59 experts
24%
Recommended by
14 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 67# 74
Best Rank# 34# 50
Worst Rank# 136# 152
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 166# 182
Best Rank# 157# 175
Worst Rank# 195# 204
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7563
Wins33
Saves2723
ERA3.043.51
WHIP1.231.25
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 85# 121
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 75# 95
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 61# 92
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 75# 88
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 89# 90
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 52# 98
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 76# 81
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 76# 114
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 55# 73
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 47
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 63# 80
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 55# 91
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 43# 85
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 75
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 38# 85
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 96# 119
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 64# 92
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 68# 84
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 60# 88
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 70# 86
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 50# 62
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 67
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 59# 119
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 71# 83
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 52# 97
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 47# 100
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 48# 65
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 56# 70
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 77# 89
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 66# 93
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 45# 111
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 54# 78
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 56# 81
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 50# 73
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 59# 65
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 91# 94
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 65# 78
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 90# 92
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 66# 68
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 34# 74
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 67# 90
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 83# 95
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 68# 152
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 69# 89
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 74# 82
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 68# 63
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 73# 50
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 74# 73
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 87# 67
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 90# 54
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 97# 80
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 106# 64
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 108# 94
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 113# 106
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 121# 111
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 136# 134
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 86
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 93
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 94
   
  Jose Alvarado
RP - TB
Jose Alvarado
Arodys Vizcaino
RP - ATL
Arodys Vizcaino
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7039
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched64.138.2
   
Wins12
   
Losses62
   
Saves816
   
Blown Saves42
   
Holds311
   
Hits Allowed4230
   
Earned Runs179
   
Home Runs Allowed14
   
Strikeouts8040
   
Walks2915
   
ERA2.392.11
   
WHIP1.111.17
   
  Jose Alvarado
RP - TB
Jose Alvarado
Arodys Vizcaino
RP - ATL
Arodys Vizcaino
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6357
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched62.057.5
   
Wins33
   
Losses33
   
Saves2723
   
Blown Saves105
   
Holds77
   
Hits Allowed4748
   
Earned Runs2122
   
Home Runs Allowed46
   
Strikeouts7563
   
Walks2923
   
ERA3.043.51
   
WHIP1.231.25
   
  Jose Alvarado
RP - TB
Jose Alvarado
Arodys Vizcaino
RP - ATL
Arodys Vizcaino
News 
 Jose Alvarado was placed on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation after Saturday's loss at Baltimore, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Aug 25th
The Seattle Mariners have acquired relievers Arodys Vizcaino and Jesse Biddle in exchange for Anthony Swarzak.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 20th
 Jose Alvarado pitched the ninth inning on Sunday walking two batters and striking out one for the win as the Rays beat the Tigers by a 5-4 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Aug 18th
Arodys Vizcaino will miss the remainder of the 2019 season following shoulder surgery.
Kari Thomas
Wed, Apr 17th
 The Rays activated Jose Alvarado (oblique) off the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 13th
The Braves have placed Arodys Vizcaino (shoulder inflammation) on the 10-day IL retroactive to April 11th.
John Pritchard
Sun, Apr 14th
 Jose Alvarado (oblique) could join the Rays during their current series against the Padres that lasts through Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
John Aubin
Tue, Aug 13th
Braves reliever Arodys Vizcaino blew his first save of the season on Sunday, allowing a solo home run to Curtis Granderson in the ninth inning of a one-run game. Atlanta went on to score a run in the bottom of the ninth for a walk-off victory, giving Vizcaino the win.
Mike Maher
Mon, Apr 8th
 Jose Alvarado (oblique) is expected to miss 6-8 weeks after leaving Saturday‚Äôs game with an injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 8th
Braves reliever Arodys Vizcaino earned his first save of the season on Wednesday, walking one and striking out two to close out a win over the Braves.
Mike Maher
Thu, Apr 4th
Notes 
 The Rays appear to be in no hurry to name a closer, and they may not assign the job to a single pitcher. But the early frontrunner should be Jose Alvarado, who earned eight handshakes last year while posting helpful ratios.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Reports were suggesting that Vizcaino was in a closer battle with A.J. Minter, but now that Minter is banged up, it seems as though Vizcaino will open the season as the closer for a playoff contending team. That should make him worthwhile to draft, but that doesn't exactly mean he will hang onto the job for long if he slips up.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Searching for this year's Blake Treinen? While Alvarado doesn't tout the same job security, he also rode elite strikeout (30.4%) and ground-ball (55.0%) rates to a 2.39 ERA and 2.27 FIP in 2018. If he can improve his BB/9 from 4.08 into the 3.00-3.50 range, we're looking at a top-tier reliever. Unfortunately for most fantasy players, the Rays are hardly bothered by defying bullpen conventions. They might not ever pick a set closer, but Alvarado is by far the best bet to thrive if given the role. He's worth targeting when all of the stable save sources are gone in a draft, which will happen sooner than you think.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Braves manager Brian Snitker recently suggested that the team could play matchups in the eighth and ninth innings, which means that both the right-handed Vizcaino and left-handed A.J. Minter could see plenty of save opportunities in 2019. Most major league hitters are right-handed, so Vizcaino is the favorite to again lead Atlanta in saves when all is said and done. His walk rate is higher than you'd like, but he's outperformed his peripherals for most of his career, so it wouldn't be shocking if he managed another sub-3.00 ERA.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 With a full season as the Rays' closer, Alvarado could end up one of the top 10 closers in baseball. There is some more risk with him than the guys who have done it for years, but we could be looking at 90 Ks with excellent ratios and 35 saves which makes him a total steal late in drafts.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros