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Josh Hader or Raisel Iglesias (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 42# 45
Best Rank# 19# 22
Worst Rank# 117# 76
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 105# 125
Best Rank# 101# 92
Worst Rank# 129# 130
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts11580
Wins43
Saves1331
ERA2.693.29
WHIP1.041.18
   
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  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5566
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched81.072.0
   
Wins62
   
Losses15
   
Saves1230
   
Blown Saves54
   
Holds210
   
Hits Allowed3652
   
Earned Runs2219
   
Home Runs Allowed912
   
Strikeouts14380
   
Walks3025
   
ERA2.432.38
   
WHIP0.811.07
   
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6064
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched73.070.3
   
Wins43
   
Losses33
   
Saves1331
   
Blown Saves23
   
Holds151
   
Hits Allowed4658
   
Earned Runs2226
   
Home Runs Allowed99
   
Strikeouts11580
   
Walks3025
   
ERA2.693.29
   
WHIP1.041.18
   
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
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
Raisel Iglesias fell to 1-6 after allowing the winning run in the Reds' 2-1 extra innings loss to the Indians on Tuesday.
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
Raisel Iglesias picked up a four-out save in the Reds' 4-3 win over the Phillies on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 10th
 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
Raisel Iglesias logged a scoreless inning of relief on Wednesday, allowing two hits while striking out two batters.
Blaine Blontz
Thu, May 30th
 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
Raisel Iglesias allowed one hit over a scoreless ninth for his tenth save in the Reds' 3-0 win over the Brewers on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, May 21st
 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
Raisel Iglesias pitched 1 and 2/3 scoreless innings of scoreless ball in a tie game in the Reds' 6-5 win over the Cubs on Wednesday. He allowed two hits with no walks or strikeouts.
Elliott Baas
Wed, May 15th
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
New Reds manager David Bell has indicated that Iglesias is "going to pitch in the most important spots in the game," whether it is the ninth inning or earlier. Bell added that "[a] lot of times it's going to be in that closing role." In actuality, that may not be much of a change from past seasons for Iglesias, who has entered in the eighth inning in 43 of his 129 appearances (33 percent) over the last two seasons. He didn't amass more than 30 saves either year, but still finished as a top-12 reliever in standard 5
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
Reds manager David Bell said he wants to use Iglesias when a high-leverage situation arises rather than limiting his best reliever to the ninth. He could serve a role reminiscent to Josh Hader, which makes the southpaw unlikely to record another 30 saves. Yet he can still contribute if scattering some saves and wins with a high strikeout tally and low ERA over 70-75 frames. Move him down the rankings in standard-scoring leagues, but don't dismiss him entirely.
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
Iglesias has been one of the better closers over the past two seasons with 58 saves and 172 Ks, but the Reds have been suggesting that he might not be the every day closer this year. The Ks and ratios would still be good enough to own even if he didn't get any saves, but this undoubtedly causes a hit in his overall fantasy value.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros