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Mychal Givens or Pedro Strop (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
Pedro Strop
RP - CHC
Pedro Strop
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
33 of 56 experts
41%
Recommended by
23 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 79# 84
Best Rank# 54# 43
Worst Rank# 142# 148
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 255# 226
Best Rank# 204# 193
Worst Rank# 273# 301
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7762
Wins34
Saves2514
ERA3.633.22
WHIP1.221.19
   
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  Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
Pedro Strop
RP - CHC
Pedro Strop
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6960
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched77.260.3
   
Wins06
   
Losses71
   
Saves913
   
Blown Saves44
   
Holds159
   
Hits Allowed6138
   
Earned Runs3415
   
Home Runs Allowed44
   
Strikeouts7957
   
Walks3021
   
ERA3.992.26
   
WHIP1.190.99
   
  Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
Pedro Strop
RP - CHC
Pedro Strop
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6763
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched69.859.6
   
Wins34
   
Losses33
   
Saves2514
   
Blown Saves64
   
Holds215
   
Hits Allowed5848
   
Earned Runs2821
   
Home Runs Allowed86
   
Strikeouts7762
   
Walks2723
   
ERA3.633.22
   
WHIP1.221.19
   
  Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
Pedro Strop
RP - CHC
Pedro Strop
News 
 Mychal Givens pitched one inning on Saturday giving a run on one hit, walked one and struck out two as the Orioles beat the Mariners by an 8-4 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 23rd
Pedro Strop pitched his a perfect ninth inning for his ninth save in the Cubs' 5-3 win over the Mets on Sunday. He struck out two.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 23rd
 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
Pedro Strop pitched a scoreless ninth and struck out two for his eighth save in the Cubs' 2-1 win over the Dodgers on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
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
Pedro Strop got a one out save in the Cubs' 5-1 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 10th
 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
Pedro Strop allowed a solo home run but hung on for his sixth save in the Cubs' 3-1 win over the Cardinals on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
 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
Pedro Strop pitched a perfect ninth for his fifth save in the Cubs' 6-3 win over the Rockies on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 4th
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
Brandon Morrow is technically the Cubs' closer, but it seems as though he will miss at least a month to open the season. That makes Strop the likely replacement and for one of the best teams in baseball. Don't be surprised if Morrow misses longer or even losses the job to Strop while he is on the IL.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
  Strop is currently penciled in to serve as the Cubs' closer, at least until Brandon Morrow returns from an elbow injury. With a 2.61 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and 10.1 K/9 over the last five seasons, Strop has proven to be a fantasy asset in many formats even when he isn't closing games. He could well be a top-10 closer for however long he's allowed to handle the job. That uncertainty puts a bit of a damper on Strop's draft stock, but he is still a solid selection in the middle rounds of drafts.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros