Who Should I Draft?

Ken Giles or David Robertson (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
36 of 59 experts
39%
Recommended by
23 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 54# 57
Best Rank# 38# 30
Worst Rank# 124# 153
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 144# 145
Best Rank# 134# 125
Worst Rank# 157# 242
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7489
Wins34
Saves3022
ERA3.603.04
WHIP1.181.10
   
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Injury Alert-IL60
   
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# 48# 50
   
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  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5569
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched50.270.1
   
Wins08
   
Losses33
   
Saves265
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds121
   
Hits Allowed5446
   
Earned Runs2625
   
Home Runs Allowed67
   
Strikeouts5391
   
Walks726
   
ERA4.653.23
   
WHIP1.211.03
   
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6365
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched63.166.2
   
Wins34
   
Losses33
   
Saves3022
   
Blown Saves210
   
Holds19
   
Hits Allowed5748
   
Earned Runs2522
   
Home Runs Allowed77
   
Strikeouts7489
   
Walks1825
   
ERA3.603.04
   
WHIP1.181.10
   
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
News 
 Ken Giles gave up a solo homer before finishing off the Orioles in the ninth inning Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
Phillies reliever David Robertson is out for the season and is expected to need surgery to repair the flexor tendon. He may also require Tommy John Surgery at some point, according to a report from Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jul 31st
 Ken Giles allowed one hit and a walk but struck out two during the ninth to nail down his 19th save in a 4-3 victory against the Red Sox on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 11th
Phillies reliever David Robertson saw orthopedist James Andrews on Monday and will not throw for another three weeks, according to beat writer Matt Gelb on Twitter. Rest has been recommended for his ailing elbow.
Mike Maher
Mon, May 13th
 Ken Giles gave up a two-run home run in the ninth inning and took a loss against the Astros on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 2nd
David Robertson (elbow) will be evaluated when the team returns home later this week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 22nd
 Ken Giles saved the game against his former club on Saturday night, working a scoreless ninth inning to protect a two-run lead against the Astros.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 1st
David Robertson has been placed on the IL for 10 days, due to elbow soreness. Righty Drew Anderson will be called up from Triple-A. The relief man is scheduled to undergo a MRI on Tuesday, but is not currently concerned about his long-term status.
Garett Thomas
Mon, Apr 15th
 Ken Giles allowed one hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning to record the save Tuesday against the Braves.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 28th
Phillies reliever David Robertson pitched in the eighth inning of Sunday's win over the Twins, recording two outs and earning a hold before giving way to lefty Adam Morgan. Hector Neris pitched the ninth inning to earn the save.
Mike Maher
Mon, Apr 8th
Notes 
 The Blue Jays took on Ken Giles in the Osuna trade last year. Although Giles' 2018 stats don't look pretty at first glance, his underlying numbers - including a terrific 53-to-7 strikeout-to-walk ratio - weren't too bad. Giles actually makes for a decent bounce-back candidate and potential draft-day value if your leaguemates are scared off by last year's 4.65 ERA.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Phillies manager Gabe Kapler refused to commit to a single closer in 2018, and that will reportedly happen again in 2019, even after Philadelphia spent $23 million this offseason to bring in Robertson on a two-year contract. Robertson and Seranthony Dominguez are the two logical candidates to share the closer's role, but further late-inning shenanigans simply can't be ruled out from Kapler.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 After holding down Houston's closing gig in 2017, Giles garnered a 3.08 FIP and 7.57 K/BB rate in 2018. He also posted a 4.65 ERA and got shipped to Toronto after losing the ninth-inning gig. It's the second time in three years his ERA has soared over 4.00 despite excellent peripherals, so drafters can never get too comfortable with the erratic righty. There's still a lot to like. His strikeouts dropped despite an elite 16.0% swinging-strike rate, and he closed the season with 10 scoreless outings as the Blue Jays' closer, a role he'll hold to start the season. He's not far off from the guy who recorded a 2.30 ERA, 11.9 K/9, and 34 saves in 2017.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Robertson, the owner of a 2.88 ERA and 2.81 FIP, has posted a K/9 of 10.4 or higher in each of his 11 MLB seasons. In most leagues, it's not the end of the world if he isn't Philadelphia's full-time closer, the likely outcome given Gabe Kapler's diversified ninth-inning usage last season. He should at least be in line for some saves alongside Seranthony Dominguez and Hector Neris, making him an intriguing speculative pick once the sturdier choices (there aren't many) fall off the board.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Giles may have been an elite closer in 2015 and 2017, but his other two seasons have been disappointing for fantasy owners. Although he straightened is out with Toronto in his final 20 innings, we were still looking at a low K-rate and an ERA over 4.00. Plus, it isn't like there will be a ton of save opportunities in Toronto like he saw in Houston the past few years.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
It was easy to forget how great Robertson is since he only managed 19 saves over the past two seasons. He has racked up 88 Ks per season and excellent ratios over the last 8 years, however. With plenty of save opportunities in store, we could see him return to being a top 10 closer this year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros