Who Should I Draft?

Masahiro Tanaka or Sean Doolittle (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Masahiro Tanaka
SP - NYY
Masahiro Tanaka
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
30 of 59 experts
49%
Recommended by
29 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 35# 37
Best Rank# 20# 21
Worst Rank# 60# 62
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 120# 102
Best Rank# 97# 89
Worst Rank# 129# 130
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts16670
Wins123
Saves029
ERA3.802.81
WHIP1.170.95
   
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# 37# 42
   
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# 31# 56
   
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# 27# 43
   
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# 43# 44
   
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# 32# 59
   
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# 37# 41
   
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# 32# 47
   
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# 20# 23
   
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# 23# 38
   
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# 27# 46
   
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# 40# 30
   
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# 41# 39
   
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# 41# 29
   
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# 42# 33
   
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# 44# 42
   
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# 45# 40
   
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The Athletic
# 53# 29
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 54# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 39
   
  Masahiro Tanaka
SP - NYY
Masahiro Tanaka
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2743
   
Games Started270
   
Innings Pitched156.045.0
   
Wins123
   
Losses63
   
Saves025
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed14121
   
Earned Runs658
   
Home Runs Allowed253
   
Strikeouts15960
   
Walks356
   
ERA3.751.60
   
WHIP1.130.60
   
  Masahiro Tanaka
SP - NYY
Masahiro Tanaka
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2856
   
Games Started280
   
Innings Pitched165.055.6
   
Wins123
   
Losses82
   
Saves029
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds03
   
Hits Allowed15641
   
Earned Runs7017
   
Home Runs Allowed247
   
Strikeouts16670
   
Walks3812
   
ERA3.802.81
   
WHIP1.170.95
   
  Masahiro Tanaka
SP - NYY
Masahiro Tanaka
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
News 
 Masahiro Tanaka picked up the win against the Angels on Thursday, giving up one earned run on four hits over seven innings, striking out six and walking none as the Yankees won by a 9-1 score.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 20th
The Nationals placed Sean Doolittle on the 10-day injured list with knee tendinitis.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 18th
 Masahiro Tanaka allowed four runs on eight hits with no walks and six strikeouts across five innings during a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Friday
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle allowed one walk and struck out one over one inning to earn his 28th save of the season in Friday's win over the Brewers.
Mike Maher
Sat, Aug 17th
 Masahiro Tanaka did not factor into the decision against Boston on Sunday, pitching four innings and giving up four runs on eight hits while striking out two. He did not walk a batter.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 9th
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle earned his 27th save of the season in Monday's win over the Reds, but he allowed two earned runs on three hits and a walk in the process.
Mike Maher
Tue, Aug 13th
 Masahiro Tanaka took the loss Monday as the Yankees were blanked 7-0 by the Rangers, giving up two runs on seven hits and two walks over six innings while striking out five.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 3rd
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle struck out one over a perfect ninth inning to convert his 26th save of the season in Sunday's win over the Mets.
Mike Maher
Mon, Aug 12th
 Masahiro Tanaka got the win against the Mariners on Tuesday, giving up no runs on three hits over seven strong innings, striking out seven and walking one as the Yankees won by a 7-0 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 28th
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle allowed four earned runs on six hits over 2/3 of an inning to blow his fifth save of the season and take the loss in Friday's game against the Mets.
Mike Maher
Sat, Aug 10th
Notes 
 Tanaka was basically the same pitcher last year as he was in 2017, but he shaved a run off of his ERA thanks to slight improvements in BABIP allowed, home runs allowed, and left-on-base percentage. Still, home runs remain an issue for Tanaka, which explains why his ERA generally lags behind his WHIP. He's also never made it to 200 innings, so he's not exactly a workhorse. At this point we should just accept Tanaka for what he is: a solid third or fourth fantasy starter.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Doolittle is firmly established as the Nationals' closer heading into 2019, and he's proven to be an elite one when healthy. Unfortunately, injuries have been a frequent concern for Doolittle, which helps explain why the Nationals acquired two other relievers with closing experience in Trever Rosenthal and Kyle Barraclough.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Tanaka's xFIP (3.42) and SIERA (3.50) dropped 0.02 points apiece, but his ERA plunged nearly a full run from 4.74 to 3.75. That works just fine when paired with a 1.13 WHIP and 9.17 K/9. His elite skills support last season's approved ERA if he can avoid home-run catastrophe in Yankee Stadium. Just prepare to assume some added volatility when his splitter isn't clicking, and he's more likely to work 160 innings than 190. Those risks are all factored into his reasonable SP3 price.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Doolittle could be a top-five closer in a full season. He posted a 1.60 ERA, 60 strikeouts, six walks, and 25 saves in 45 innings. Anyone will need a microscope to see his 0.60 WHIP. Yet injuries are par for the course, as the 32-year-old has averaged 37 innings over the past four seasons. The elite skills-and steady ninth-inning role on a playoff contender-make Doolittle a borderline top-10 closer despite the likelihood of missed time.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
  Doolittle only had 25 saves and 60 strikeouts last year, but he had an absurd 0.600 WHIP. That isn't a typo. With a full season, don't be surprised when Doolittle finishes in the elite tier of fantasy closers.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros