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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Hader or Trevor Bauer (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
46 of 51 experts
10%
Recommended by
5 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 24
Best Rank# 4# 11
Worst Rank# 27# 49
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 56# 74
Best Rank# 44# 63
Worst Rank# 56# 94
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4683
Wins15
Saves120
ERA2.784.04
WHIP0.961.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 22
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 21
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 9# 30
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 26
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 10# 25
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 22# 26
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 18# 37
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 23
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 18# 22
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 25
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 19# 28
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 25
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 4# 28
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 20# 24
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 31
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 20# 33
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 18# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 25# 32
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 6# 41
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 20# 26
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 21# 30
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 21# 32
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 20# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 23# 29
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 17# 41
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 16# 34
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 22
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 9# 38
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 23# 41
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 13# 49
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 17# 22
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 32
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 11# 30
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 28
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 15# 26
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 15# 36
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 16# 19
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 28
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 19# 43
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 12# 28
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 12# 35
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 15# 19
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 21# 24
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 22# 24
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 20# 38
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 19# 26
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 20# 19
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 18
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 18
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 17
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 27# 11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6134
   
Games Started034
   
Innings Pitched76.1213.0
   
Wins311
   
Losses513
   
Saves370
   
Blown Saves70
   
Holds60
   
Hits Allowed41185
   
Earned Runs22107
   
Home Runs Allowed1534
   
Strikeouts138253
   
Walks2082
   
ERA2.624.52
   
WHIP0.811.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2412
   
Games Started012
   
Innings Pitched27.373.1
   
Wins15
   
Losses14
   
Saves120
   
Blown Saves30
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed1766
   
Earned Runs833
   
Home Runs Allowed411
   
Strikeouts4683
   
Walks1027
   
ERA2.784.04
   
WHIP0.961.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
News 
 Josh Hader struck out one across a perfect inning to earn the save in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the White Sox.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 6th
Trevor Bauer (2-0) allowed one run on three hits and one walk while striking out 12 across six innings Friday's 8-3 win over the Brewers on Friday. He earned his second victory of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 8th
 Josh Hader threw a perfect inning while striking out one to earn his first save of the season.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 30th
Trevor Bauer (1-0) allowed two hits and two walks while striking out seven across seven scoreless innings in Sunday's 4-0 Game 2 win over the Tigers. He picked up his first win of the season.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 3rd
 Josh Hader lost his arbitration case and will make $4.1 million in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Feb 14th
Trevor Bauer is slated to start Game 2 of Sunday's double-header against the Detroit Tigers per the Cincinnati Reds.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Aug 2nd
  Saturday's game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Detroit Tigers has been postponed due to rain.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Aug 1st
  Trevor Bauer allowed one run on two hits and one walk while striking out 13 in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Tigers. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Sun, Jul 26th
Notes 
 In a regular season, Hader would be the first reliever taken. However, with just 60 games this year and a less-than-good rotation, the Brewers could deploy Hader in a swing-man role in the seventh and eighth inning, and turn to Corey Knebel in the ninth.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
I like the strkeouts and I think Cincy wins a lot of games this year. He is imperfect in ratios and the park is unkind, but as my #2 or 33 SP I am ok with the flaws because I am high on the Ks.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Hader throws his fastball about 83 percent of the time and batters just can't hit it. They bat .167 against with a miniscule .275 wOBA and there's just no reason to expect that to change. Thus, his nearly 50 percent strikeout rate is likely here to stay, and that makes Hader the top reliever to draft in fantasy, even if his occasional multi-inning role means he won't get every save chance.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
For someone who thinks he's the best player on the planet and an innovative genius, Trevor Bauer really only has one good season under his belt. If you're in a league that counts innings pitched, he has increased value, but outside of that, the strikeouts aren't worth the over-hyped price that comes with drafting Bauer."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 If you play in a league where saves are at a premium it make sense to be aggressive on Hader, who struck out 138 batters last year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Bauer may be one of the most talented pitchers in baseball, but he has exactly one season with an ERA below 4.18, a WHIP below 1.25, or more than 12 wins. Even on an improved Cincinnati team, there's little reason to expect him to do much better than those numbers. Bauer will give you innings and plenty of strikeouts, but fantasy owners would do well to largely forget 2018, and draft him with closer to a 4.00 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in mind.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Piled up a whopping 253 strikeouts in a down season. Reasonable to expect 4.48 ERA to drop a bit
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros