Who Should I Draft?

Jose Leclerc or David Robertson (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Leclerc
RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
42 of 56 experts
25%
Recommended by
14 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 47# 56
Best Rank# 26# 30
Worst Rank# 87# 153
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 118# 145
Best Rank# 106# 125
Worst Rank# 142# 242
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8789
Wins34
Saves2922
ERA3.163.04
WHIP1.211.10
   
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Injury Alert-IL60
   
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# 48# 54
   
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# 53# 60
   
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# 50# 51
   
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# 41# 50
   
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# 40# 57
   
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# 46# 56
   
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# 43# 53
   
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# 38# 64
   
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The Athletic
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# 52# 53
   
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# 58# 65
   
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# 48# 62
   
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# 35# 82
   
Austin Bristow II
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# 49# 96
   
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# 33# 80
   
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# 47# 43
   
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FanGraphs
# 49# 42
   
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# 52# 40
   
Joe Bond
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# 52# 47
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 52# 51
   
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# 54# 33
   
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# 56# 50
   
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# 56# 42
   
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The Athletic
# 59# 49
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 40
   
KJ
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# 70# 30
   
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Beast Dome
# 71# 51
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 72# 57
   
  Jose Leclerc
RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5969
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched58.170.1
   
Wins28
   
Losses33
   
Saves125
   
Blown Saves44
   
Holds1521
   
Hits Allowed2446
   
Earned Runs1025
   
Home Runs Allowed17
   
Strikeouts8591
   
Walks2526
   
ERA1.563.23
   
WHIP0.851.03
   
  Jose Leclerc
RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6265
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched62.866.2
   
Wins34
   
Losses33
   
Saves2922
   
Blown Saves1010
   
Holds29
   
Hits Allowed4248
   
Earned Runs2222
   
Home Runs Allowed67
   
Strikeouts8789
   
Walks3425
   
ERA3.163.04
   
WHIP1.211.10
   
  Jose Leclerc
RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
News 
 Rangers manager Chris Woodward said Wednesday night that Jose Leclerc is close to regaining the closer role.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 6th
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
 Jose Leclerc will start ahead of Drew Smyly Wednesday and act as an opener for the Rangers.
Clinton Ho - FantasyPros
Wed, May 29th
David Robertson (elbow) will be evaluated when the team returns home later this week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 22nd
 Jose Leclerc left Monday's appearance versus Seattle with cramping in both of his calves.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 28th
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
 Jose Leclerc was removed from Monday's game versus the Mariners with an apparent injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 27th
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
 Rangers manager Chris Woodward says Jose Leclerc will function as the team's "opener" on Friday versus the Cardinals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 16th
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 
 Leclerc emerged from relative obscurity in 2018 to become a dominant closer, producing a 1.56 ERA, 0.85 WHIP, and 13.27 K/9. That performance clearly impressed manager Chris Woodward, who has left no doubt that Leclerc will be the Rangers' closer again in 2019. He could be one of the better fantasy closers in the league even if Texas doesn't win a ton of games.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 Essentially the Blake Snell of relievers down the stretch, Leclerc allowed just nine hits and two runs-both on July 28-over his final 28 innings. If going two entire months without allowing a run wasn't impressive enough, he yielded one extra-base hit (a double) while stockpiling 29 strikeouts and six walks in his final 20 frames. The Rangers have accordingly committed to the 25-year-old as their Opening Day closer. If he can sustain last season's late command improvements, he could keep the role all year as a top-five stud with 100-strikeout capabilities. A career 16.0% walk rate and a lackluster Rangers squad present some significant pitfalls, but the sky-high upside makes him an alluring second-tier breakout option.
Andrew Gould - 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
 Don't look now, but Leclerc may already be the most dominant reliever in baseball. His ERA last year was 1.56 with a 0.850 WHIP and 13.3 K/9. The saves could triple to 35+ this season so don't hesitate to reach a few rounds to secure a stud on draft day.
Bobby Sylvester - 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