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Mychal Givens or Archie Bradley (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
Archie Bradley
RP - ARI
Archie Bradley
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
31 of 56 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 79# 90
Best Rank# 54# 52
Worst Rank# 142# 128
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 255# 207
Best Rank# 204# 173
Worst Rank# 273# 238
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7775
Wins33
Saves2515
ERA3.633.52
WHIP1.221.24
   
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  Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
Archie Bradley
RP - ARI
Archie Bradley
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6976
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched77.272.3
   
Wins04
   
Losses75
   
Saves93
   
Blown Saves48
   
Holds1534
   
Hits Allowed6162
   
Earned Runs3429
   
Home Runs Allowed49
   
Strikeouts7975
   
Walks3020
   
ERA3.993.64
   
WHIP1.191.14
   
  Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
Archie Bradley
RP - ARI
Archie Bradley
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6767
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched69.869.9
   
Wins33
   
Losses33
   
Saves2515
   
Blown Saves61
   
Holds29
   
Hits Allowed5862
   
Earned Runs2827
   
Home Runs Allowed87
   
Strikeouts7775
   
Walks2724
   
ERA3.633.52
   
WHIP1.221.24
   
  Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
Archie Bradley
RP - ARI
Archie Bradley
News 
 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
Archie Bradley was tagged for four runs on five hits in 1 1/3 innings on Sunday versus the Nationals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
 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
Archie Bradley will start for the Diamondbacks on Sunday versus the Nationals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
 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
Archie Bradley struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning as the D'Backs beat the Nationals 5-0 on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
 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
Archie Bradley came out of the bullpen to give the Diamondbacks three scoreless innings as they went on to beat the Rays 3-2 in 13 innings on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 9th
 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
Archie Bradley threw a scoreless inning in Saturday's 9-1 loss to the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 28th
Notes 
 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
Bradley looked like the overwhelming favorite to close in the desert, but the situation became considerably cloudier when the Diamondbacks signed Greg Holland in January. Manager Torey Lovullo now expects to have "a nice little competition" for the job. Bradley's ERA ballooned to 3.64 last season, but his xFIP and SIERA suggest he was pretty much the same pitcher as he was in 2017. He just stranded fewer baserunners and surrendered more home runs. Although unlikely to be nearly as dominant as he was in 2017, he should certainly be better than Holland.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  Bradley isn't a 90 strikeout guy, nor should we expect an ERA south of 2.00, but he is the heavy favorite to get saves in Arizona, which certainly counts for something. Granted, they won't win 80 games, but even 35 saves is plenty to warrant a late-round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros