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Who Should I Draft?

Nick Anderson or Sean Doolittle (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nick Anderson
RP - TB
Nick Anderson
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
27 of 43 experts
37%
Recommended by
16 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 56# 64
Best Rank# 28# 35
Worst Rank# 325# 158
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 140# 188
Best Rank# 125# 154
Worst Rank# 184# 206
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3323
Wins11
Saves88
ERA3.423.87
WHIP1.101.16
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 88
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 56
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 36# 72
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 52# 79
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 63# 84
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 56
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 66# 93
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 52# 70
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 57# 68
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 64
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 44# 107
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 28# 53
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 46# 72
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 51# 85
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 58# 63
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 47# 70
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 44# 61
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 65# 77
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 62# 82
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 48# 87
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 41# 73
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 44# 63
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 78# 83
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 50# 55
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 57# 84
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 54# 63
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 56# 73
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 45# 35
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 53# 50
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 57# 53
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 61# 44
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 64# 62
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 69# 51
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 69# 67
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 71# 69
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 72# 62
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 74# 67
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 83# 81
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 86# 59
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 88# 47
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 89# 67
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 91# 47
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 325# 158
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nick Anderson
RP - TB
Nick Anderson
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6863
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched65.260.0
   
Wins56
   
Losses45
   
Saves129
   
Blown Saves46
   
Holds162
   
Hits Allowed5263
   
Earned Runs2427
   
Home Runs Allowed811
   
Strikeouts11066
   
Walks1815
   
ERA3.324.05
   
WHIP1.081.30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nick Anderson
RP - TB
Nick Anderson
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2321
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched22.720.8
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves88
   
Blown Saves42
   
Holds21
   
Hits Allowed1819
   
Earned Runs99
   
Home Runs Allowed34
   
Strikeouts3323
   
Walks75
   
ERA3.423.87
   
WHIP1.101.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nick Anderson
RP - TB
Nick Anderson
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
News 
 Prior to the delay of the MLB season, Nick Anderson was in line to see a majority of the save opportunities in Tampa Bay.
Blaine Blontz
Mon, Mar 23rd
Sean Doolittle said on Sunday that he's "planning on playing" in 2020, but if he starts "to feel unsafe," he may decide to opt out.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jul 6th
 Nick Anderson tossed a scoreless inning on Wednesday against Boston, striking out two while allowing one hit and two walks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 12th
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle allowed three earned runs on three hits and one walk in Thursday's matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 5th
Notes 
 We know that Anderson should be the locked-in closer for the Rays, but we also know how the Rays work. Proceed with caution.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Doolittle doesn't have a tight grasp on the closer's gig, but people seem to be overreacting slightly about him not getting the first crack at saves.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Anderson was exceptional with the Rays, though Emilio Pagan got the vast majority of the save chances. With Pagan now out of the way, Anderson may have the chance to lead a committee of Diego Castillo and Jose Alvarado. Even if he doesn't get the majority of the save chances, if Anderson pitches like he did with the Rays last year (52.6% strikeout rate), he'll be worth owning no matter what.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Doolittle should likely close for the Nationals again in 2020, though Daniel Hudson's emergence in the late- and post-season last year could throw a wrench in Davey Martinez's plans. More concerning is Doolittle's dip in performance, as his ERA and WHIP were by far the worst of his career. A free agent next year, Doolittle's job security should be minimal, so don't target him as a closer in your fantasy drafts.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Doolittle came on strong during the playoffs and we've seen him dominate before but the full picture of his 2019 season was one of mediocrity. Should he return to that rate, he may be the first closer to lose his job with Daniel Hudson closely lurking behind.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros