Who Should I Draft?

Josh Hader or David Robertson (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
53 of 59 experts
10%
Recommended by
6 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 42# 57
Best Rank# 19# 30
Worst Rank# 117# 153
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 105# 145
Best Rank# 101# 125
Worst Rank# 129# 242
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts11589
Wins44
Saves1322
ERA2.693.04
WHIP1.041.10
   
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Injury Alert-IL60
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 44# 49
   
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# 19# 40
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 50
   
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# 36# 54
   
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DailyOverlay
# 42# 60
   
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The Athletic
# 40# 51
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 64
   
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USA Today
# 39# 50
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 38# 56
   
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# 52# 53
   
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# 38# 55
   
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The Athletic
# 32# 57
   
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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# 41# 59
   
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# 35# 51
   
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# 51# 53
   
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# 35# 42
   
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# 49# 63
   
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# 52# 65
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 44# 54
   
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FanGraphs
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Pitcher List
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The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 80
   
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Razzball
# 39# 33
   
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Beast Dome
# 59# 51
   
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# 61# 57
   
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FanGraphs
# 62# 43
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 82# 64
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 116# 50
   
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5569
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched81.070.1
   
Wins68
   
Losses13
   
Saves125
   
Blown Saves54
   
Holds2121
   
Hits Allowed3646
   
Earned Runs2225
   
Home Runs Allowed97
   
Strikeouts14391
   
Walks3026
   
ERA2.433.23
   
WHIP0.811.03
   
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6065
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched73.066.2
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves1322
   
Blown Saves210
   
Holds159
   
Hits Allowed4648
   
Earned Runs2222
   
Home Runs Allowed97
   
Strikeouts11589
   
Walks3025
   
ERA2.693.04
   
WHIP1.041.10
   
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
News 
 Josh Hader picked up his 33rd save of the season Sunday against the Cardinals, allowing two runs on one hit and one walk in one inning. He struck out two.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
Phillies reliever David Robertson is out for the season and is expected to need surgery to repair the flexor tendon. He may also require Tommy John Surgery at some point, according to a report from Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jul 31st
 Josh Hader earned the save Saturday against the Cardinals, striking out one in a clean ninth inning.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
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
 Josh Hader earned his 29th save Sunday against the Cubs, striking out both of the batters he faced.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 8th
David Robertson (elbow) will be evaluated when the team returns home later this week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 22nd
 Josh Hader (3-5) struck out four in two scoreless frames Saturday against the Cubs, allowing no hits and one walk.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 8th
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
 Josh Hader earned his 28th save Tuesday against the Astros, striking out two in a perfect ninth inning.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 4th
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
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
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
 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
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
 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
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