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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
54%
Recommended by
32 of 59 experts
46%
Recommended by
27 of 59 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 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
Raisel Iglesias picked up his 32nd save Tuesday against the Cubs, striking out two in a clean ninth inning.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 18th
 Josh Hader earned the save Saturday against the Cardinals, striking out one in a clean ninth inning.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
Raisel Iglesias pitched a perfect ninth inning while striking out two to earn the save against the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 16th
 Josh Hader earned his 29th save Sunday against the Cubs, striking out both of the batters he faced.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 8th
Raisel Iglesias earned the save against the Diamondbacks Friday, allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
 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
Raisel Iglesias (3-11) picked up the win Sunday against Arizona. He walked one in one inning.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 8th
 Josh Hader earned his 28th save Tuesday against the Astros, striking out two in a perfect ninth inning.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 4th
Raisel Iglesias struck out two in a clean inning Thursday against the Phillies.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 5th
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