Who Should I Draft?

Noah Syndergaard or Edwin Diaz (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
48 of 56 experts
14%
Recommended by
8 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 13
Best Rank# 2# 5
Worst Rank# 27# 23
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 35# 50
Best Rank# 33# 46
Worst Rank# 38# 53
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts182103
Wins123
Saves038
ERA3.222.43
WHIP1.160.97
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 8# 16
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 18
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 16
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 9# 14
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 11# 17
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 12# 19
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 16
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 10# 20
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 21
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 9# 16
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 11# 15
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 10# 16
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 7# 22
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 14# 18
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 10# 15
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 9# 22
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 16
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 2# 20
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 11# 14
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 12# 15
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 11# 19
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 6# 21
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 11# 16
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 12# 20
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 11# 15
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 14
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 7# 23
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 12# 21
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 5# 14
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 9# 21
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 13# 14
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 9# 15
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 13# 21
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 11# 14
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 11# 12
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 15# 16
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 10# 18
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 6# 18
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10# 15
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 14# 15
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 11# 20
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 9# 22
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 14# 17
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 10# 15
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 7# 15
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 11# 15
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 12# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 15
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 13# 11
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 13
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 11
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 18# 15
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 19# 10
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 20# 5
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 21# 13
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 27# 8
   
  Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2573
   
Games Started250
   
Innings Pitched154.173.1
   
Wins130
   
Losses44
   
Saves057
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed14841
   
Earned Runs5216
   
Home Runs Allowed95
   
Strikeouts155124
   
Walks3917
   
ERA3.031.96
   
WHIP1.210.79
   
  Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2867
   
Games Started280
   
Innings Pitched174.167.7
   
Wins123
   
Losses83
   
Saves038
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed15845
   
Earned Runs6218
   
Home Runs Allowed156
   
Strikeouts182103
   
Walks4521
   
ERA3.222.43
   
WHIP1.160.97
   
  Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
News 
 Mets starter Noah Syndergaard left Saturday's start against the St. Louis Cardinals in the seventh inning with what appears to be a hamstring injury.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
Mets closer Edwin Diaz allowed two earned runs on two hits and one walk while striking out one over one inning to blow the save in Thursday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. The game was suspended in the ninth inning at 4-4 and is scheduled to be completed on Friday.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 14th
 Noah Syndergaard (illness) is expected to make his regularly scheduled start this Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 13th
Mets closer Edwin Diaz allowed one hit and no walks while striking out two en route to earning his 14th save of the season in Saturday's win over the Rockies.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 9th
 Mets starter Noah Syndergaard tossed seven scoreless innings in a win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, allowing just one hit and two walks while striking out seven.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 10th
Edwin Diaz allowed four runs on five hits and a walk over just 1/3 of an inning against the Dodgers on Wednesday night. He was credited with a loss and a blown save.
Dan Harris
Thu, May 30th
 Mets starter Noah Syndergaard allowed three earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 5th
Mets closer Edwin Diaz allowed one hit and one walk while striking out three to earn the save in Sunday's win over the Detroit Tigers. The save was his 13th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, May 27th
 Noah Syndergaard allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks over six innings against the Dodgers on Wednesday. He struck out five and did not factor into the decision.
Dan Harris
Thu, May 30th
Mets closer Edwin Diaz struck out two over a scoreless ninth inning in Thursday's win over the Washington Nationals to earn his 12th save of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, May 24th
Notes 
 Thor has elite stuff without a doubt, but the numbers haven't quite made it to the top tier of pitchers. Rather, he has just one season with 170 strikeouts and has yet to win 15 games. You may argue that a Cy Young is right around the corner, but we've been saying that for three years now and it is starting to look like we have another Strasburg on our hands
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
The Mets acquired Diaz to serve as their new closer, and he should be one of the first two closers off the board in all fantasy leagues following his dominant 2018 in Seattle.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 There is little doubt that Thor is a fantastic pitcher when healthy -- he has a 2.93 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 9.95 K/9 rate through 518 1/3 career innings. The issue, of course, is that Syndergaard has yet to reach 200 innings in a season, and has managed less than 155 innings in three of his four seasons in the Majors. As such, his value is very much format-dependent. He is significantly more valuable in a roto league with a low innings cap than he is in a points or categories league, and he's better suited to shallower leagues, where the replacement pitchers available on the waiver wire are better.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Diaz won't record another 57 saves, tied for the second-most ever in a single season. Yet he's the top fantasy closer after cementing a 1.91 ERA with a nasty 124 strikeouts in 73.1 innings. He fixed 2017's walk woes, cutting his walk rate from 11.6 to 6.1%. Those elite numbers are going to cost a bounty on draft day, so investors can't afford much regression if he keeps going around the top 50.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 The SP1 ceiling remains for Syndergaard, who registered a 3.03 ERA over 154.1 innings last year. Baseball's hardest-throwing starter submitted the lowest hard-hit rate (21.9%) and barrels per plate appearance (1.4%). His K/9 dropped nearly a run despite maintaining an elite 13.6% swinging-strike rate, so he could return to upper-echelon strikeout dominance. Although elite on a per-inning basis, he has never exceeded 183.1 frames in a single season. He's not durable enough to trust as a top-10 ace, but Thor could easily invade that territory by staying healthy.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
There is a top tier of three or four closers, but among them, Diaz is likely the best. He racked up 124 Ks in 73 innings last year, and while you can't bank on 57 saves again, 40 is well within question for a surprisingly good Mets team this year. His ratios will surely be stellar, but even so, with only 70 innings, they won't help you enough to warrant using a fifth or even earlier pick on him or any other closer.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros