Who Should I Draft?

Mychal Givens or Andrew Miller (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Andrew Miller
RP - STL
Andrew Miller
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
35 of 56 experts
38%
Recommended by
21 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 76# 79
Best Rank# 42# 54
Worst Rank# 164# 142
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 214# 255
Best Rank# 162# 204
Worst Rank# 247# 273
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7877
Wins33
Saves1125
ERA2.933.63
WHIP1.121.22
   
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# 65# 104
   
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# 64# 99
   
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# 58# 64
   
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# 84# 99
   
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USA Today
# 94# 106
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 72# 74
   
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Brewer Rat
# 95
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 79# 87
   
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The Athletic
# 63# 86
   
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# 81# 94
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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FantasyPros
# 42
   
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# 90# 142
   
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# 72# 85
   
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# 75# 103
   
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# 117# 126
   
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# 75# 93
   
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# 102# 125
   
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# 68# 91
   
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# 57# 54
   
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# 128# 59
   
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# 77# 60
   
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# 89# 63
   
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# 94# 66
   
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# 88# 67
   
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The Athletic
# 107# 67
   
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# 93# 69
   
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# 81# 70
   
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# 77# 76
   
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# 88
   
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# 92
   
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# 164# 120
   
  Andrew Miller
RP - STL
Andrew Miller
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3769
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched34.177.2
   
Wins20
   
Losses47
   
Saves29
   
Blown Saves34
   
Holds1015
   
Hits Allowed3161
   
Earned Runs1634
   
Home Runs Allowed34
   
Strikeouts4579
   
Walks1630
   
ERA4.243.99
   
WHIP1.381.19
   
  Andrew Miller
RP - STL
Andrew Miller
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5667
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched58.669.8
   
Wins33
   
Losses23
   
Saves1125
   
Blown Saves36
   
Holds142
   
Hits Allowed4558
   
Earned Runs1928
   
Home Runs Allowed58
   
Strikeouts7877
   
Walks2127
   
ERA2.933.63
   
WHIP1.121.22
   
  Andrew Miller
RP - STL
Andrew Miller
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
News 
 Andrew Miller allowed the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth and fell to 1-2 in the Cardinals' 2-1 loss to the Pirates on Friday. He allowed three hits, one earned run, and struck out one in his lone inning of work.
Elliott Baas
Sat, May 11th
Mychal Givens gave up a game-tying solo home run in the ninth inning to blow the save in Sunday's 10-inning loss to the Red Sox.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
 Andrew Miller got a two-out save Tuesday in the Cardinals' 3-2 win over the Nationals. He walked none and struck out one.
Elliott Baas
Wed, May 1st
Mychal Givens recorded two strikeouts as he retired the side in order during the ninth inning to earn the save in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 12th
 Andrew Miller pitched a scoreless eighth inning and picked up the win in the Cardinals' 4-3 win over the Brewers on Tuesday. He allow no hits, no walks, and struck out two.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Apr 24th
Mychal Givens struck out both of the batters he faced in the ninth inning to earn his fifth save of the season Tuesday against the Rangers.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 5th
 Andrew Miller allowed four runs (two earned) on two hits over 0.2 innings in the Cardinals' 6-4 loss to the Padres on Saturday. Miller walked two and struck out zero while falling to 0-1.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Apr 7th
Mychal Givens walked two through 1/3 of an inning to blow the save in an 8-7 loss to the Rockies on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, May 27th
 Andrew Miller gave up three earned runs in 0.2 innings pitched in the Cardinals' 4-4 tie with the Astros on Friday. Miller gave up two hits, one walk, and struck out one.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Mar 2nd
Mychal Givens gave up two runs on two hits over just a 1/3 of an inning to take the loss as the Rockies came back to beat the Orioles by an 8-6 score.
John Aubin
Sat, May 25th
Notes 
 Some are under the impression that Miller was signed to close in St. Louis, but the Cardinals have made it clear that Miller will be a multi-inning middle of the game type of beast like we saw in his Cleveland days. Rather, Jordan Hicks or potentially even Carlos Martinez will close. Regardless, Miller should be able to pile up the Ks and keep his ratios down enough to warrant a late-round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Although Baltimore may only win 50 games, Givens is one of the closers who has no competition for saves on his team. Even 25 save opportunities is better than what someone like Josh Hader or Zach Britton will get. Pair that with another 80 strikeouts and respectable ratios and we are looking at a top 30 fantasy reliever.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 The Cardinals acquired Miller this offseason, but they appear unlikely to use him exclusively in the ninth inning. Still, Miller is the definition of the kind of dominant reliever who belongs on fantasy rosters in many leagues even if he isn't closing.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros