Who Should I Draft?

Luis Severino or Felipe Vazquez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Luis Severino
SP - NYY
Luis Severino
Felipe Vazquez
RP - PIT
Felipe Vazquez
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
39 of 56 experts
30%
Recommended by
17 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 26# 30
Best Rank# 7# 14
Worst Rank# 65# 66
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 68# 86
Best Rank# 55# 78
Worst Rank# 121# 106
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts17885
Wins134
Saves033
ERA3.322.84
WHIP1.131.15
   
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Injury AlertIL60-
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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The Fake Baseball
# 27# 34
   
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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CBS Sports
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CBS Sports
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Fantasy Team Advice
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The Athletic
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FantasyPros
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Freeze Stats
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The Fantasy Headliners
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Fake Teams
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# 20# 27
   
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The Fantasy Fix
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The Athletic
# 25# 24
   
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Razzball
# 31# 18
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 31# 30
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 33# 30
   
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Fake Teams
# 34# 29
   
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Pitcher List
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RotoChamp
# 34# 14
   
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The Athletic
# 35# 27
   
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FantasyPros
# 37# 29
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 33
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 41# 28
   
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RotoBaller
# 43# 36
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 43# 27
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 33
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
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Fantrax
# 56# 33
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
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  Luis Severino
SP - NYY
Luis Severino
Felipe Vazquez
RP - PIT
Felipe Vazquez
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3270
   
Games Started320
   
Innings Pitched191.270.1
   
Wins194
   
Losses82
   
Saves037
   
Blown Saves05
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed17363
   
Earned Runs7221
   
Home Runs Allowed194
   
Strikeouts22089
   
Walks4624
   
ERA3.392.70
   
WHIP1.141.24
   
  Luis Severino
SP - NYY
Luis Severino
Felipe Vazquez
RP - PIT
Felipe Vazquez
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2769
   
Games Started260
   
Innings Pitched155.969.1
   
Wins134
   
Losses63
   
Saves033
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed13656
   
Earned Runs5822
   
Home Runs Allowed196
   
Strikeouts17885
   
Walks4024
   
ERA3.322.84
   
WHIP1.131.15
   
  Luis Severino
SP - NYY
Luis Severino
Felipe Vazquez
RP - PIT
Felipe Vazquez
News 
 Luis Severino (shoulder) again threw from a distance of 60 feet on Tuesday according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 11th
Felipe Vazquez pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 17th save in the Pirates' 8-7 win over the Tigers on Wednesday. He recorded one strikeout.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 20th
 Luis Severino (lat) was throwing off flat ground again Friday, Coley Harvey of ESPN.com reports.
John Aubin
Fri, May 31st
Felipe Vazquez notched a four-out save in the Pirates' 5-4 win over the Marlins on Sunday. He allowed one hit and struck out one while picking up save number 16.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
 Luis Severino (shoulder) is hoping to be cleared for throwing workouts after a checkup with a team doctor on Monday according to Lindsey Adler of the Athletic.
John Aubin
Mon, May 27th
Felipe Vazquez appeared in a tie game and struck out three batters while allowing a walk in a scoreless inning of work.
Blaine Blontz
Thu, Jun 13th
 Yankees GM Brian Cashman says Luis Severino (shoulder) won't pitch until after the All-Star break.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 5th
Felipe Vazquez picked up a four-out save in the Pirates' 6-1 win over the Braves on Thursday. He allowed one hit, two walks, and struck out one.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
 Luis Severino (lat) was transferred to the 60-day injured list by the Yankees on Thursday.
John Aubin
Thu, Apr 25th
Felipe Vazquez registered his 14th save Monday in an 8-5 win over the Reds. He allowed a run on two hits over 1 1/3 innings while striking out a pair of batters.
Blaine Blontz
Tue, May 28th
Notes 
 A Cy Young Award contender though June, Severino imploded with a 5.20 ERA over the final three months. That inconsistency is perilous for a staff headliner, but he still finished 2018 with a 3.39 ERA, 2.95 FIP, and 220 strikeouts. Despite his start-by-start inconsistency, he has delivered on a macro level in consecutive seasons. However, he will miss at least all of April with a shoulder injury, Previously a viable top-10 candidate, he's now too risky to draft as a top-25 starter.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Vazquez's surface numbers weren't quite as dominant last year as they were in 2017, but his FIP and xFIP were nearly identical, and his overall numbers as the Pirates' closer were still quite good. He should have plenty of job security after signing a four-year contract extension last year and is easily a top-10 fantasy closer this season.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 At first glance, Severino's 2018 numbers look just about as good as his excellent 2017 season, but the real story is that he was completely dominant in the first half and completely awful in the second half. That kind of inconsistency is a red flag, as is the rotator cuff inflammation that could cause him to miss the first month of the season or more. The sky is the limit for Severino in terms of long-term upside, but he's shaping up as a boom-or-bust pick for 2019.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
You may not expect the Pirates to be great, but Vasquez is durable and has no competition for saves. Lock him in for 85 Ks, stellar ratios and enough save opportunities to warrant being selected as one of the top 10 closers in 2019.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Over the past two seasons, only Scherzer, Sale, Verlander, deGrom and Kluber have a better ERA and more strikeouts than Severino, who is quickly becoming a true durable ace. He doesn't belong in that first tier, but may already lead the next group.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
One of baseball's hardest throwers, Vazquez has accrued a 2.17 ERA, 2.45 FIP, and 10.96 K/9 over the past two seasons combined. The 27-year-old is locked into Pittsburgh's closer gig after collecting 37 saves last year. A perfect blend of job stability and elite strikeout upside makes him closer to target after waiting out the more expensive top tier.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros