Who Should I Draft?

Josh Hader or Chris Archer (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
30 of 56 experts
46%
Recommended by
26 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 42# 43
Best Rank# 19# 13
Worst Rank# 117# 78
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 105# 124
Best Rank# 101# 96
Worst Rank# 129# 128
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts115198
Wins411
Saves130
ERA2.693.77
WHIP1.041.26
   
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  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5527
   
Games Started027
   
Innings Pitched81.0148.1
   
Wins66
   
Losses18
   
Saves120
   
Blown Saves50
   
Holds210
   
Hits Allowed36155
   
Earned Runs2271
   
Home Runs Allowed919
   
Strikeouts143162
   
Walks3049
   
ERA2.434.31
   
WHIP0.811.38
   
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6031
   
Games Started031
   
Innings Pitched73.0179.7
   
Wins411
   
Losses310
   
Saves130
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds150
   
Hits Allowed46169
   
Earned Runs2275
   
Home Runs Allowed922
   
Strikeouts115198
   
Walks3058
   
ERA2.693.77
   
WHIP1.041.26
   
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
News 
 Josh Hader pitched a scoreless ninth for his 16th save in the Brewers' 5-2 win over the Pirates on Sunday. He walked one and struck out three.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 10th
Chris Archer allowed seven runs on six hits over six innings in the Pirates' 7-5 loss to the Braves on Tuesday. He walked two and struck out eight while falling to 3-6.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 12th
 Josh Hader pitched a perfect ninth and struck out the side to pick up his 15th save in the Brewers' 5-3 win over the Pirates on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 9th
Chris Archer allowed one run on six hits over six innings in the Pirates' 6-1 win over the Braves on Thursday. He walked two and struck out six while improving to 3-5.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
 Josh Hader picked up a four-out save in the Brewers' 5-1 win over the Marlins on Thursday. He allowed no hits, one walk, and struck out four.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
Chris Archer allowed four runs on five hits over seven innings in the Pirates' 9-4 win over the Brewers on Friday. He walked two and struck out seven while improving to 2-5.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 1st
 Josh Hader struck out five over two innings of relief, but gave up a three-run blast to Starling Marte and was charged with a blown save in the Brewers' 12-10 win over the Pirates on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 2nd
Chris Archer allowed four runs on six hits over five innings in the Pirates' 11-7 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday. He walked six and struck out three while falling to 1-5.
Elliott Baas
Sun, May 26th
 Josh Hader pitched two scoreless innings and picked up his 13th save in the Brewers' 5-4 win over the Twins on Monday. He allowed two hits, walked one, and struck out two.
Elliott Baas
Mon, May 27th
Chris Archer allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits over five innings in the Pirates' 4-0 loss to the Rockies on Tuesday. He walked two and struck out three while falling to 1-4.
Elliott Baas
Tue, May 21st
Notes 
 Hader registered three fewer strikeouts (143) than Miles Mikolas last season and eight more than Kenley Jansen and Ken Giles combined. Although not Milwaukee's full-time closer, he notched 12 saves and six wins with a 2.43 ERA and 0.81 WHIP. He led all relievers in strikeout % (46.7) and swinging-strike rate (19.0%). As a result, he's an anomaly who should get drafted above middling closers even in standard five-by-five leagues. Despite his clear dominance, it's awfully tough paying such a steep price for a middle reliever who's no guarantee to vulture as many saves and wins. With a consensus ADP above Sean Doolittle, Kirby Yates, and Jose Leclerc, drafters should instead try to find the next Hader in the final rounds or on the waiver wire. This could all change, however, if injuries to Jeremy Jeffress and Corey Knebel clear a path to saves. (The Brewers have also been linked to Craig Kimbrel.) Hader is a top-five stud in saves-plus-holds format who'd garner that same elite status in all leagues if given the closer's role.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Archer has proven to be a pitcher who consistently posts a higher ERA than his advanced metrics suggest he deserves. At this point, we should no longer be expecting that to suddenly change. Until we see otherwise, expect Archer to post an ERA around 4.00, a WHIP in the 1.20s, and a fairly strong strikeout rate.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Hader has dominant stuff and a proven ability to succeed in the ninth inning, but it remains to be seen whether he'll see as many save opportunities as he did last season. Regardless, he can help enough in other areas (Ks, ERA, WHIP) to be worth rostering in many formats even if he isn't closing. If you're skeptical, consider this: Hader and Jeffress finished as the third and fourth most-valuable relievers in standard 5
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, well, look at all those strikeouts. Fool me three times … but his FIP is still lower. Even though he missed over a month with an abdominal strain last year, Archer has amassed the sixth-most strikeouts (644) over the last three seasons. He has collected a 3.64 FIP and 3.54 SIERA during that span. His ERA also ballooned above 4.00 each year. How many times can we keep putting our hand on the hot stove? Archer's fastball has ceded a slugging percentage above .500 in each campaign, so he wields no other effective pitch beyond his slider. He's an elite source of strikeouts, but don't expect a positive ERA contribution.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 You may not get a dozen saves out of Hader again, but the 143 strikeouts and lights out ratios are here to stay. Those video game numbers make him a top 10 fantasy relief pitcher, as you won't find anyone more apt to help you in those three big categories.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros