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Mike Clevinger or Aroldis Chapman (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
38 of 59 experts
36%
Recommended by
21 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 24
Best Rank# 11# 14
Worst Rank# 62# 39
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 58# 70
Best Rank# 50# 63
Worst Rank# 78# 81
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts19192
Wins133
Saves034
ERA3.692.63
WHIP1.251.09
   
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  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3255
   
Games Started320
   
Innings Pitched200.251.0
   
Wins133
   
Losses80
   
Saves032
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed16424
   
Earned Runs6714
   
Home Runs Allowed212
   
Strikeouts20793
   
Walks6730
   
ERA3.022.45
   
WHIP1.161.05
   
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3059
   
Games Started300
   
Innings Pitched180.158.2
   
Wins133
   
Losses92
   
Saves034
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed15737
   
Earned Runs7417
   
Home Runs Allowed225
   
Strikeouts19192
   
Walks6827
   
ERA3.692.63
   
WHIP1.251.09
   
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
News 
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger pitched well in a 2-0 loss to the Twins in the first game of a Saturday doubleheader. Clevinger allowed two runs over eight innings while striking out 10.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 14th
Aroldis Chapman was called upon to get the final two outs and earned a save in the win against the Tigers on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 13th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger allowed two runs over 6 1/3 innings in a 5-2 win over the Twins on Sunday. He struck out seven in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 9th
Aroldis Chapman pitched one inning in relief to close out a 5-1 win against the Red Sox. In that inning he allowed one run on a solo home run by J.D Martinez.
Brandon Plutner
Sat, Sep 7th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger pitched well in a 6-5 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday. Clevinger allowed two runs over seven innings while striking out nine and walking four.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 4th
Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth inning as the Yankees defeated the A’s 4-3.
Brandon Plutner
Sun, Sep 1st
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger tossed a gem in a 2-0 win over the Tigers on Thursday. Clevinger pitched eight shutout innings while striking out 10.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Aug 29th
Aroldis Chapman picked up the save against the Mariners on Monday, posting a pair of strikeouts without allowing a baserunner in a scoreless ninth inning to close out the Yankees' 5-4 victory.
John Aubin
Tue, Aug 27th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger picked up eight strikeouts in a 4-2 win over the Royals on Saturday. Clevinger allowed just one run over 5 2/3 innings of work.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Aug 25th
Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a 5-1 victory over the Dodgers.
Brandon Plutner
Sun, Aug 25th
Notes 
 After dominating in a smaller 2017 sample size, Clevinger took it up another notch in 2018, this time with 200 innings of proof. He might not win 16 games or strikeout 240 batters like some of the top tier aces, but his ratios and 200 Ks put him firmly in the 6th-8th rounds of this season's drafts
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Aroldis Chapman was his typical dominant self last season and enters 2019 as the clear closer in the Bronx. This shapes up as arguably the best bullpen in baseball, however, so the Yankees will have no shortage of potential replacements should Chapman struggle or get hurt.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Clevinger took the gains he made in 2017 and translated them to a full season as a starter i 2018. The one difference was that he trimmed his walk rate from nearly 4.5 per nine to barely 3.0 per nine, thereby dropping his WHIP all the way down to 1.16. Clevinger was particularly dominant in the second half, posting a 2.31 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and 10.27 K/9 rate after the All Star break. The projection systems expect a little bit of regression due to his low BABIP allowed and left-on-base percentage, but it's also possible Clevinger can further improve on his strikeout rate and WHIP.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Chapman still delivers strikeouts in spades. Yet he has tossed just 50.1 and 51.1 innings over the last two seasons, capping the edge over pitchers like Brad Hand who worked 72 frames last year. He also struggled mightily with control, issuing 30 walks (5.26 BB/9) in 2018. Although one of baseball's few locked-in closers, there's a slimmer margin of error than the other top-tier arms with Dellin Betances and Adam Ottavino looking over his shoulder. Wait a little longer for a closer like Hand or Felipe Vazquez.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Clevinger rose to the next level in the second half, posting a 2.31 ERA and 89 strikeouts in 78 innings. While he outperformed his overall 3.52 FIP and 3.86 SIERA with a 3.02 ERA, 2018 marked the second straight year he defied the peripherals. A high infield-fly rate (11.2%) and low barrel rate (5.8%) led him to a .280 xwOBA, so don't expect severe regression from the borderline top-20 starter.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Chapman has been exceptional for nearly a decade now. It may surprise you to learn that he hasn't struck out 100 batters since 2015, though. Edwin Diaz, meanwhile, had 123 last year to go with 25 more saves than Aroldis. Chapman is obviously one of the top closers in baseball still, but doesn't deserve any consideration as a top 50 fantasy pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros