Who Should I Draft?

Patrick Corbin or Blake Treinen (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
43 of 56 experts
23%
Recommended by
13 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 19
Best Rank# 9# 13
Worst Rank# 42# 36
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 47# 62
Best Rank# 43# 57
Worst Rank# 74# 71
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts20183
Wins134
Saves032
ERA3.502.66
WHIP1.221.12
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
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# 14# 24
   
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# 20# 22
   
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# 14# 19
   
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# 18# 20
   
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# 24# 20
   
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Paul Sporer
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# 42# 20
   
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3368
   
Games Started330
   
Innings Pitched200.280.2
   
Wins119
   
Losses72
   
Saves038
   
Blown Saves05
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed16246
   
Earned Runs707
   
Home Runs Allowed152
   
Strikeouts246100
   
Walks4821
   
ERA3.150.78
   
WHIP1.050.83
   
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3269
   
Games Started320
   
Innings Pitched188.073.7
   
Wins134
   
Losses93
   
Saves032
   
Blown Saves07
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed17459
   
Earned Runs7322
   
Home Runs Allowed215
   
Strikeouts20183
   
Walks5524
   
ERA3.502.66
   
WHIP1.221.12
   
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
News 
 Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed one run on four hits and three walks while striking out eight over sinning innings in Wednesday's win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The in brings him to 6-5 on the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 19th
The Athletics placed Blake Treinen on the 10-day injured list with a right shoulder strain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Tuesday’s game between the Nationals and Phillies has been postponed due to rain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 18th
Blake Treinen threw a perfect inning on Monday against Baltimore to pick up a save. He struck out one in the outing.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 18th
 Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed seven earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five over five innings in a loss to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. The loss drops him to 5-5 on the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 12th
Blake Treinen allowed one run on one hit, one walk, and one strikeout through one inning against Tampa Bay on Tuesday to earn a save.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 12th
 Corbin was tagged with the loss against the Padres on Thursday night, giving up five runs (three earned) on five hits across five innings, striking out six and walking five as the Nationals fell 5-4.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jun 7th
Blake Treinen allowed one earned run on three hits, one walk, and one strikeout through one inning on Sunday against Texas.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 10th
 Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed six earned runs on 11 hits and no walks while striking out two over just 2 2/3 innings in Friday’s loss to the Cincinnati Reds. The loss drops him to 5-3 on the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 1st
Blake Treinen threw a perfect inning on Tuesday against the Angels to earn a save. He struck out two in the outing.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 5th
Notes 
 Corbin was an absolute monster last season, striking out 246 batters with a 1.05 WHIP and 3.15 ERA. Granted, those ratios are likely to jump, perhaps even half a run in ERA, but he should also add considerably to his 11 wins from 2018 now that he is in Washington
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Treinen was simply phenomenal for Oakland last season, and he enters 2019 neck-and-neck with Edwin Diaz for the title of fantasy's number one closer.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Corbin had a breakout season in 2018, and his peripherals suggest his 3.15 ERA should have been even better. He was not a mixed league asset in either of the previous two seasons, so there is a bit of risk in relying on him as your top starter, but he should be able to replicate his success as long as he can continue to miss bats with his slider like he did last season.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Drafters should know better than to expect another 0.78 ERA from Treinen, but his ascension into an elite stopper was legit. He posted 100 punchouts with the third-highest swinging-strike rate (18.2%) behind Edwin Diaz and Josh Hader, and no reliever got opponents to chase outside the zone more often. Yet paying for any reliever's career year is dicey, especially a 30-year-old who had never struck out a batter per inning before 2018.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Corbin's breakout came as a result of leaning more on a devastating slider that yielded a .195 wOBA and 29.3% swinging-strike rate. It steered him to MLB's third-lowest FIP (2.47), seventh-highest strikeout % (30.8), and second-lowest contact rate (66.8%) among all qualified starters. The peripherals back the 29-year-old southpaw's breakout, but skeptics will point to an alarming 41.7% hard-hit rate and lack of a second plus pitch. Luckily the market is bearish enough on an encore to price Corbin as a high-end No. 2 starter rather than staff anchor.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Treinen was magical last season, floating a 0.78 ERA and 0.834 WHIP to go with 100 Ks and 38 saves. That made him the number two fantasy closer behind only Edwin Diaz, and that is precisely how he should be drafted this year. With that said, no closer taken in the first five rounds ever returns enough value so be patient.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros