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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
54%
Recommended by
32 of 59 experts
46%
Recommended by
27 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 80# 91
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 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
Archie Bradley picked up his 14th save of the year on Saturday versus the Reds, tossing a scoreless inning to preserve the 1-0 win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 15th
 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
Archie Bradley earned this 13th save of the year in Friday's win over the Reds, working around two hits and a walk to preserve the 7-5 victory.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 7th
 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
Archie Bradley picked up his 11th save of the year on Tuesday against the Padres, allowing a run but striking out the side to preserve the 2-1 win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 4th
 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
Archie Bradley struck out three over 1 2/3 scoreless innings to pick up the win on Friday versus the Dodgers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 31st
 Mychal Givens pitched 1 1/3 innings, allowing a run on a hit and two walks while striking out two to convert his ninth save of the season in Saturday's 8-7 win over the Angels.
John Aubin
Sun, Jul 28th
Archie Bradley struck out the only batter he faced to pick up a one-out save on Monday versus the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 27th
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