Who Should I Draft?

Jose Leclerc or Wade Davis (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Leclerc
RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
40 of 56 experts
29%
Recommended by
16 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 47# 49
Best Rank# 26# 24
Worst Rank# 87# 84
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 118# 121
Best Rank# 106# 101
Worst Rank# 142# 151
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8775
Wins33
Saves2934
ERA3.163.66
WHIP1.211.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 48# 55
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 53# 65
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 50# 65
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 53
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 41# 53
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 46# 54
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 43# 67
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 37# 43
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 72# 84
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 36# 44
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 48
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 47# 48
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 55# 61
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 51# 53
   
Andrew Gould
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Razzball
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BretskyBall
# 53# 54
   
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The Athletic
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Joe Bond
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# 52# 57
   
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
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The Fake Baseball
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Paul Sporer
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# 52# 68
   
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# 52# 57
   
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# 49# 66
   
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Razzball
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RotoBaller
# 37# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
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Razzball
# 52# 69
   
Kyle Richardson
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# 56# 57
   
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# 48# 55
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 35# 45
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 49# 70
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 49# 62
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 50
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 38# 37
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 40# 24
   
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# 43# 36
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 52# 41
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 54# 44
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 54# 50
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 55# 54
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 49
   
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# 57# 56
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 58# 54
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 59# 58
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 59# 55
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 43
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 70# 64
   
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Beast Dome
# 71# 31
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 87# 73
   
  Jose Leclerc
RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5969
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched58.165.2
   
Wins23
   
Losses36
   
Saves1243
   
Blown Saves46
   
Holds150
   
Hits Allowed2443
   
Earned Runs1030
   
Home Runs Allowed18
   
Strikeouts8578
   
Walks2526
   
ERA1.564.13
   
WHIP0.851.06
   
  Jose Leclerc
RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6263
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched62.862.2
   
Wins33
   
Losses33
   
Saves2934
   
Blown Saves104
   
Holds21
   
Hits Allowed4250
   
Earned Runs2225
   
Home Runs Allowed68
   
Strikeouts8775
   
Walks3427
   
ERA3.163.66
   
WHIP1.211.22
   
  Jose Leclerc
RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
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
Wade Davis suffered his second blown save of the weekend on Sunday versus San Diego, giving up four runs in 2/3 of an inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 17th
 Jose Leclerc will start ahead of Drew Smyly Wednesday and act as an opener for the Rangers.
Clinton Ho - FantasyPros
Wed, May 29th
Wade Davis blew his first save of the year on Friday versus San Diego, giving up two runs on three hits and a walk in 2/3 of an inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 Jose Leclerc left Monday's appearance versus Seattle with cramping in both of his calves.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 28th
Wade Davis allowed a solo homer in the ninth inning of Thursday's 9-6 win over the Padres.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
 Jose Leclerc was removed from Monday's game versus the Mariners with an apparent injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 27th
Wade Davis allowed a hit and recorded a strikeout to earn the save in Monday's 6-5 win over the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
 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
Davis was activated off the 10-day DL prior to Friday's game against the New York Mets.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 7th
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
You may feel comfortable with the fact that Wade Davis is incredible, but beware of Coors. The saves will come, but chances are high that his ratios will lag behind what you are looking for in a closer. At his current ADP, you will almost certainly be able to wait and snag a better option.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Davis was shaky at times in his first season in Colorado, but he led the National League with 43 saves, and a strong 10.74 K/9 and 1.06 WHIP offset his bloated 4.13 ERA. Expect his ERA and WHIP to move closer to his career marks of 3.50 and 1.25, respectively, though each may be a bit higher because of the Coors Field effect. Barring a total collapse, Davis should have plenty of job security and again be a top-20 fantasy closer.
Andrew Seifter - 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 only takes one bad week to torpedo a reliever's season. Davis relinquished eight runs in three outings from Aug. 2-9, raising his ERA from 4.20 to 5.51. He recovered back to 4.13 by allowing one run over his last 18 innings, but the final line remains far too high for a pricey reliever. Despite looking more like his dominant self down the stretch, diminished velocity and a putrid 49.4% first-pitch strike rate pose major problems. The Rockies kept him in the ninth all season over the clearly superior Adam Ottavino, who signed with the Yankees, so job security makes Davis one of few "saves are saves" picks still left on the table.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros