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Raisel Iglesias or Cody Allen (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
55 of 59 experts
7%
Recommended by
4 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 45# 59
Best Rank# 22# 26
Worst Rank# 76# 110
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 125# 156
Best Rank# 92# 145
Worst Rank# 130# 206
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8079
Wins33
Saves3130
ERA3.293.86
WHIP1.181.24
   
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  Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6670
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched72.067.1
   
Wins24
   
Losses56
   
Saves3027
   
Blown Saves45
   
Holds07
   
Hits Allowed5258
   
Earned Runs1935
   
Home Runs Allowed1211
   
Strikeouts8080
   
Walks2533
   
ERA2.384.70
   
WHIP1.071.36
   
  Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6466
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched70.365.5
   
Wins33
   
Losses33
   
Saves3130
   
Blown Saves36
   
Holds13
   
Hits Allowed5855
   
Earned Runs2628
   
Home Runs Allowed99
   
Strikeouts8079
   
Walks2527
   
ERA3.293.86
   
WHIP1.181.24
   
  Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
News 
 Raisel Iglesias struck out the side in order Saturday against the Mets, earning his 34th save of the season.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 22nd
Cody Allen is signing a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Raisel Iglesias allowed a hit and struck out two in a scoreless 10th inning to record his 33rd save of the season Wednesday against the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 19th
Cody Allen was released by the Angels Tuesday after being designated for assignment Saturday.
Jonathan Limehouse - Jonathan Limehouse Fantasy Pros
Tue, Jun 18th
 Raisel Iglesias picked up his 32nd save Tuesday against the Cubs, striking out two in a clean ninth inning.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 18th
The Angels designated Cody Allen for assignment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 Raisel Iglesias pitched a perfect ninth inning while striking out two to earn the save against the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 16th
Cody Allen threw a scoreless inning on Friday against the Orioles. He allowed a walk and struck out two in the win.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, May 11th
 Raisel Iglesias earned the save against the Diamondbacks Friday, allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
Allen hasn't pitched since going on the injured list April 26 with a back ailment.
James Bisson
Tue, May 7th
Notes 
 New Reds manager David Bell has indicated that Iglesias is "going to pitch in the most important spots in the game," whether it is the ninth inning or earlier. Bell added that "[a] lot of times it's going to be in that closing role." In actuality, that may not be much of a change from past seasons for Iglesias, who has entered in the eighth inning in 43 of his 129 appearances (33 percent) over the last two seasons. He didn't amass more than 30 saves either year, but still finished as a top-12 reliever in standard 5
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Allen had accrued a sub-3.00 ERA and K/9 above 11.0 in four straight seasons before his ERA ballooned to 4.75 with 80 strikeouts in 67 frames (10.75 K/9) last season. A massive 50.6% fly-ball rate led to a career-high 11 home runs surrendered. Here's the good news: He still found a ninth-inning gig with the Angels. The gopheritis and alarming walk increase (4.42 BB/9) make him a ratio risk, but Allen offers a rare source of affordable saves.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Reds manager David Bell said he wants to use Iglesias when a high-leverage situation arises rather than limiting his best reliever to the ninth. He could serve a role reminiscent to Josh Hader, which makes the southpaw unlikely to record another 30 saves. Yet he can still contribute if scattering some saves and wins with a high strikeout tally and low ERA over 70-75 frames. Move him down the rankings in standard-scoring leagues, but don't dismiss him entirely.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Allen's last year in Cleveland turned out to be his worst, but that didn't stop the Angels from signing him as their new ninth-inning man. Allen's strikeout rate fell of a bit last season, but the bigger concerns were his ballooning walk rate, declining velocity, and the high amount of hard contact allowed. Allen has plenty of job security and should be a serviceable closer on an above-average team, but it would be unwise to expect a return to a sub-3.00 ERA, sub-1.20 WHIP, or 12+ K/9. He's a mid-tier closing option for 2019.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Iglesias has been one of the better closers over the past two seasons with 58 saves and 172 Ks, but the Reds have been suggesting that he might not be the every day closer this year. The Ks and ratios would still be good enough to own even if he didn't get any saves, but this undoubtedly causes a hit in his overall fantasy value.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
It seemed as though Ty Buttrey, Bedrosian and Anderson were going to compete for saves in LA, but then they signed Allen who figures to get the job. Don't be surprised if he losses the gig early, however, if he struggles like we saw last season. Don't consider him a lock for 25 saves again.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros