Who Should I Draft?

Michael Pineda or Hunter Strickland (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Hunter Strickland
RP - WSH
Hunter Strickland
Michael Pineda
SP - MIN
Michael Pineda
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
31 of 48 experts
35%
Recommended by
17 of 48 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 111# 124
Best Rank# 44# 55
Worst Rank# 244# 203
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 219# 329
Best Rank# 193# 296
Worst Rank# 436# 375
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts51120
Wins38
Saves250
ERA4.054.21
WHIP1.371.30
   
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Injury AlertMiLBSUS
   
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Brandon Funston
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# 91# 128
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 86
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 63
   
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# 84
   
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# 88# 123
   
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# 100# 135
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 89
   
Jeff Boggis
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# 110# 130
   
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# 44
   
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# 82
   
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# 102# 128
   
Andrew Gould
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# 98# 127
   
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# 102# 116
   
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# 98# 118
   
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# 102# 124
   
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# 119# 131
   
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# 91
   
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# 60# 87
   
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# 139
   
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# 72
   
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# 75# 112
   
Nick Mariano
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# 88# 134
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 85
   
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Razzball
# 95# 183
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 71# 120
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 73
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 112# 116
   
Bart Wheeler
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# 78# 117
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 70
   
Michael Petropoulos
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# 95
   
Todd D Clark
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# 90
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 115# 55
   
Bobby Sylvester
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# 112# 62
   
Joe E Gentile
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# 244# 64
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 75
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 81# 78
   
Jacob Gibbs
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# 82
   
Brad Richter
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# 138# 86
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 100
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 103
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 110
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 114# 111
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 203# 114
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 122# 114
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 138# 117
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 155# 118
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 186# 122
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 203
   
  Hunter Strickland
RP - WSH
Hunter Strickland
Michael Pineda
SP - MIN
Michael Pineda
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played49
   
Games Started0
   
Innings Pitched45.0
   
Wins3
   
Losses5
   
Saves14
   
Blown Saves4
   
Holds0
   
Hits Allowed43
   
Earned Runs20
   
Home Runs Allowed5
   
Strikeouts37
   
Walks21
   
ERA3.97
   
WHIP1.41
   
  Hunter Strickland
RP - WSH
Hunter Strickland
Michael Pineda
SP - MIN
Michael Pineda
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6021
   
Games Started022
   
Innings Pitched57.5125.6
   
Wins38
   
Losses37
   
Saves250
   
Blown Saves80
   
Holds70
   
Hits Allowed55130
   
Earned Runs2659
   
Home Runs Allowed717
   
Strikeouts51120
   
Walks2433
   
ERA4.054.21
   
WHIP1.371.30
   
  Hunter Strickland
RP - WSH
Hunter Strickland
Michael Pineda
SP - MIN
Michael Pineda
News 
 The Nationals have acquired Hunter Strickland from the Mariners in exchange for Aaron Fletcher.
Dan Harris
Wed, Jul 31st
Michael Pineda has been suspended for 60 games for a drug violation, according to Jeff Passan.
Dan Harris
Sat, Sep 7th
 Hunter Strickland successfully completed a 20-pitch bullpen session on Monday as he continues to progress is his recovery from a right lat strain.
Andrew Seifter
Mon, Jun 3rd
Minnesota Twins right-hander Michael Pineda was excellent in a 6-2 loss to the Indians on Friday. Pineda allowed one run over six innings while striking out 10.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 7th
 Seattle Mariners reliever Hunter Strickland has been placed on the 60-day IL with a Grade 2 lat strain. Strickland does not currently have a timeline for his recovery, and placing him on the 60-day IL opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for the recently-acquired right-hander Connor Sadzeck.
Mike Maher
Mon, Apr 1st
Minnesota Twins right-hander Michael Pineda was excellent in an 8-3 win over the Tigers on Sunday. Pineda allowed just two runs over six innings while striking out nine.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 2nd
 An MRI revealed a grade 2 lat strain for Mariners closer Hunter Strickland.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 31st
Minnesota Twins right-hander Michael Pineda pitched five innings of one-run ball in a 3-1 win over the White Sox on Tuesday. Pineda struck out eight on the way to his 10th win.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Aug 28th
 The Mariners have officially placed Hunter Strickland on the 10-day Injured List with a right lat strain.
Dan Tursky
Sat, Mar 30th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Michael Pineda picked up a win in a 14-4 victory over the White Sox on Tuesday. Pineda allowed four runs over seven innings while striking out four.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Aug 21st
Notes 
 Strickland recorded two saves before any other MLB team could win a game. Guess he's the 2019 fantasy MVP, right? Not quite, but this is a case that demands swift attention, as the Tokyo games confirmed his status as Seattle's closer. He also started 2018 strong in the same role for San Francisco before winding up with a 3.97 ERA and 1.41 WHIP, so don't get too carried away.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 
 You might not love Strickland's pure stuff or his sky-high WHIP, but he is one of the few closers who you can get late that isn't going to face any competition for the job. If you are in need for saves, don't hesitate to plug your nose and add Strickland.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 
 The Mariners are in the midst of a complete rebuild, but one under-the-radar move they made this offseason was signing Hunter Strickland away from the Giants on a one-year deal. Strickland took a step backward last year while also suffering a broken hand, but he posted some solid numbers the previous three years. Mariners manager Scott Servais has indicated that the team may not have a "set closer," but Seattle may have an incentive to settle on Strickland as the closer to inflate his trade value. As such, Strickland could be a decent late-round option for saves, even though the chance he's eventually traded to a contender is fairly high.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros