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Raisel Iglesias or Jose Leclerc (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Jose Leclerc
RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
33 of 56 experts
41%
Recommended by
23 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 45# 47
Best Rank# 22# 26
Worst Rank# 76# 87
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 125# 118
Best Rank# 92# 106
Worst Rank# 130# 142
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8087
Wins33
Saves3129
ERA3.293.16
WHIP1.181.21
   
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  Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Jose Leclerc
RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6659
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched72.058.1
   
Wins22
   
Losses53
   
Saves3012
   
Blown Saves44
   
Holds015
   
Hits Allowed5224
   
Earned Runs1910
   
Home Runs Allowed121
   
Strikeouts8085
   
Walks2525
   
ERA2.381.56
   
WHIP1.070.85
   
  Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Jose Leclerc
RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6462
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched70.362.8
   
Wins33
   
Losses33
   
Saves3129
   
Blown Saves310
   
Holds12
   
Hits Allowed5842
   
Earned Runs2622
   
Home Runs Allowed96
   
Strikeouts8087
   
Walks2534
   
ERA3.293.16
   
WHIP1.181.21
   
  Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Jose Leclerc
RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
News 
 Raisel Iglesias fell to 1-6 after allowing the winning run in the Reds' 2-1 extra innings loss to the Indians on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 12th
Rangers manager Chris Woodward said Wednesday night that Jose Leclerc is close to regaining the closer role.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 6th
 Raisel Iglesias picked up a four-out save in the Reds' 4-3 win over the Phillies on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 10th
Jose Leclerc will start ahead of Drew Smyly Wednesday and act as an opener for the Rangers.
Clinton Ho - FantasyPros
Wed, May 29th
 Raisel Iglesias logged a scoreless inning of relief on Wednesday, allowing two hits while striking out two batters.
Blaine Blontz
Thu, May 30th
Jose Leclerc left Monday's appearance versus Seattle with cramping in both of his calves.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 28th
 Raisel Iglesias allowed one hit over a scoreless ninth for his tenth save in the Reds' 3-0 win over the Brewers on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, May 21st
Jose Leclerc was removed from Monday's game versus the Mariners with an apparent injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 27th
 Raisel Iglesias pitched 1 and 2/3 scoreless innings of scoreless ball in a tie game in the Reds' 6-5 win over the Cubs on Wednesday. He allowed two hits with no walks or strikeouts.
Elliott Baas
Wed, May 15th
Rangers manager Chris Woodward says Jose Leclerc will function as the team's "opener" on Friday versus the Cardinals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 16th
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
Leclerc emerged from relative obscurity in 2018 to become a dominant closer, producing a 1.56 ERA, 0.85 WHIP, and 13.27 K/9. That performance clearly impressed manager Chris Woodward, who has left no doubt that Leclerc will be the Rangers' closer again in 2019. He could be one of the better fantasy closers in the league even if Texas doesn't win a ton of games.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Essentially the Blake Snell of relievers down the stretch, Leclerc allowed just nine hits and two runs-both on July 28-over his final 28 innings. If going two entire months without allowing a run wasn't impressive enough, he yielded one extra-base hit (a double) while stockpiling 29 strikeouts and six walks in his final 20 frames. The Rangers have accordingly committed to the 25-year-old as their Opening Day closer. If he can sustain last season's late command improvements, he could keep the role all year as a top-five stud with 100-strikeout capabilities. A career 16.0% walk rate and a lackluster Rangers squad present some significant pitfalls, but the sky-high upside makes him an alluring second-tier breakout option.
Andrew Gould - 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
Don't look now, but Leclerc may already be the most dominant reliever in baseball. His ERA last year was 1.56 with a 0.850 WHIP and 13.3 K/9. The saves could triple to 35+ this season so don't hesitate to reach a few rounds to secure a stud on draft day.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros