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
61%
Recommended by
36 of 59 experts
39%
Recommended by
23 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 75# 80
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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  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 issued one walk over 1.1 scoreless innings Monday, striking out a batter earning his fifth save against the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Aug 20th
Mychal Givens took a loss in relief after giving up four runs (three earned) in the ninth Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
 Andrew Miller earned his 19th hold as the Cardinals blanked the Royals 2-0.
Brandon Plutner
Tue, Aug 13th
Mychal Givens pitched the ninth inning and gave up a solo home run to blow the lead for the Orioles and the team lost in extra-innings to the Tigers by an 8-4 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 15th
 Andrew Miller picked up his fourth save of the season Sunday against the Pirates, allowing one run on one hit in one inning. He struck out one.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 11th
Mychal Givens got out all three batters he faced in the ninth inning with two strikeouts during his 11th save in a 2-0 victory against the Nationals on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 28th
 Andrew Miller locked up his third save of the season Tuesday against the Pirates, tossing a clean ninth inning with no strikeouts or walks.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Jul 24th
Mychal Givens gave up one hit and struck out a batter in an inning of work to pick up the save against the Royals on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 21st
 Andrew Miller picked up the save Thursday against the Reds, allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning. He struck out one.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jul 19th
Mychal Givens gave up three runs on three hits and struck out a batter over 1/3 of an inning of work to blow the save in a game the Orioles eventually came back in to beat the Astros.
John Aubin
Mon, Aug 12th
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