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
79%
Recommended by
44 of 56 experts
21%
Recommended by
12 of 56 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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The Athletic
# 44# 58
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 43
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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# 36# 55
   
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Going For 2
# 42# 65
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 40# 65
   
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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
# 35# 48
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
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# 42# 61
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 49# 53
   
Andrew Gould
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Razzball
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The Athletic
# 32# 39
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 57
   
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The Athletic
# 34# 62
   
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
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The Fake Baseball
# 21# 53
   
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# 46# 50
   
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RotoBaller
# 38# 56
   
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RotoBaller
# 38# 41
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 38# 68
   
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FanGraphs
# 46# 57
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 66
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 35# 41
   
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Razzball
# 57# 61
   
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Freeze Stats
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Razzball
# 51# 69
   
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# 35# 57
   
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SportsLine
# 52# 54
   
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# 23# 55
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 34# 45
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 35# 70
   
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Pitcher List
# 47# 62
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 50
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 48# 44
   
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FantasyPros
# 53# 42
   
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RotoBaller
# 55# 46
   
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# 55# 36
   
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The Athletic
# 56# 37
   
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Beast Dome
# 59# 31
   
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# 61# 24
   
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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 fired two perfect innings to secure his 17th save in the Brewers' 5-3 win over the Giants on Sunday. He struck out three.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 17th
Wade Davis suffered his second blown save of the weekend on Sunday versus San Diego, giving up four runs in 2/3 of an inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 17th
 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
Wade Davis blew his first save of the year on Friday versus San Diego, giving up two runs on three hits and a walk in 2/3 of an inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Wade Davis allowed a solo homer in the ninth inning of Thursday's 9-6 win over the Padres.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
 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
Wade Davis allowed a hit and recorded a strikeout to earn the save in Monday's 6-5 win over the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
 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
Davis was activated off the 10-day DL prior to Friday's game against the New York Mets.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 7th
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