Who Should I Draft?

Josh Hader or Wade Davis (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
45 of 59 experts
24%
Recommended by
14 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 42# 49
Best Rank# 19# 24
Worst Rank# 117# 84
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 105# 121
Best Rank# 101# 101
Worst Rank# 129# 151
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts11575
Wins43
Saves1334
ERA2.693.66
WHIP1.041.22
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 44# 58
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 43
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 49
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 36# 55
   
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DailyOverlay
# 42# 65
   
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The Athletic
# 40# 65
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 53
   
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USA Today
# 39# 53
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 39# 44
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 38# 54
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 52# 67
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 38# 43
   
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The Athletic
# 32# 84
   
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
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KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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Andrew Gould
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Razzball
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The Athletic
# 32# 39
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
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The Athletic
# 34# 62
   
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
# 45# 47
   
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The Fake Baseball
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RotoBaller
# 38# 56
   
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RotoBaller
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FantasyPros
# 38# 68
   
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FanGraphs
# 46# 57
   
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# 41# 66
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
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Freeze Stats
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Razzball
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# 52# 54
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
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# 23# 55
   
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# 45# 54
   
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Fake Teams
# 34# 45
   
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FanGraphs
# 35# 70
   
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Pitcher List
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The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 50
   
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# 48# 46
   
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CBS Sports
# 48# 44
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
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# 53# 42
   
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RotoBaller
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# 55# 36
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 56# 37
   
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Beast Dome
# 59# 31
   
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RotoChamp
# 61# 24
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 62# 57
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 82# 54
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 116# 48
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 117# 73
   
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5569
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched81.065.2
   
Wins63
   
Losses16
   
Saves1243
   
Blown Saves56
   
Holds210
   
Hits Allowed3643
   
Earned Runs2230
   
Home Runs Allowed98
   
Strikeouts14378
   
Walks3026
   
ERA2.434.13
   
WHIP0.811.06
   
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6063
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched73.062.2
   
Wins43
   
Losses33
   
Saves1334
   
Blown Saves24
   
Holds151
   
Hits Allowed4650
   
Earned Runs2225
   
Home Runs Allowed98
   
Strikeouts11575
   
Walks3027
   
ERA2.693.66
   
WHIP1.041.22
   
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
News 
 Josh Hader picked up his 35th save of the season Sunday against the Pirates, allowing one hit and striking out three in 1.1 innings pitched.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 23rd
Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies are removing Wade Davis from the closer role.
John Aubin
Fri, Aug 2nd
 Josh Hader converted his 34th save of the season Thursday against the Padres, striking out one in a clean ninth inning.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 19th
Wade Davis was hit hard on Wednesday versus the Dodgers, giving up five runs (via two homers) and recording just one out.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 1st
 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
Wade Davis picked up his 15th save of the year on Thursday against the Nationals, striking out the side to secure the 8-7 Rockies win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 25th
 Josh Hader earned the save Saturday against the Cardinals, striking out one in a clean ninth inning.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
Wade Davis allowed four runs (three earned) on two hits and two walks in just 1/3 of an inning on Tuesday versus the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 17th
 Josh Hader earned his 29th save Sunday against the Cubs, striking out both of the batters he faced.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 8th
Wade Davis threw a scoreless ninth on Friday versus Cincinnati to earn his 13th save of the year.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 13th
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
You may feel comfortable with the fact that Wade Davis is incredible, but beware of Coors. The saves will come, but chances are high that his ratios will lag behind what you are looking for in a closer. At his current ADP, you will almost certainly be able to wait and snag a better option.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Davis was shaky at times in his first season in Colorado, but he led the National League with 43 saves, and a strong 10.74 K/9 and 1.06 WHIP offset his bloated 4.13 ERA. Expect his ERA and WHIP to move closer to his career marks of 3.50 and 1.25, respectively, though each may be a bit higher because of the Coors Field effect. Barring a total collapse, Davis should have plenty of job security and again be a top-20 fantasy closer.
Andrew Seifter - 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 only takes one bad week to torpedo a reliever's season. Davis relinquished eight runs in three outings from Aug. 2-9, raising his ERA from 4.20 to 5.51. He recovered back to 4.13 by allowing one run over his last 18 innings, but the final line remains far too high for a pricey reliever. Despite looking more like his dominant self down the stretch, diminished velocity and a putrid 49.4% first-pitch strike rate pose major problems. The Rockies kept him in the ninth all season over the clearly superior Adam Ottavino, who signed with the Yankees, so job security makes Davis one of few "saves are saves" picks still left on the table.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros