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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
61%
Recommended by
36 of 59 experts
39%
Recommended by
23 of 59 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 picked up his 32nd save Tuesday against the Cubs, striking out two in a clean ninth inning.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 18th
Jose Leclerc allowed a walk through a scoreless inning in Thursday’s 6-4 win over the Rays to earn the save. He notched his 13th save of the season.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 13th
 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
Jose Leclerc allowed a run on two hits and no walks while striking out two in Wednesday's 10-9 win over the Rays. He earned his 12th save of the season.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
 Raisel Iglesias earned the save against the Diamondbacks Friday, allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
Jose Leclerc allowed one hit with a walk while striking out one through a scoreless inning in Friday's 7-6 win over the Orioles. He earned his 11th save of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 7th
 Raisel Iglesias (3-11) picked up the win Sunday against Arizona. He walked one in one inning.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 8th
Jose Leclerc allowed a hit and walk while striking out one through a scoreless inning in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Orioles. He earned his 10th save of the season.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 6th
 Raisel Iglesias struck out two in a clean inning Thursday against the Phillies.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 5th
Jose Leclerc (2-4) allowed two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out one through an inning in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Mariners. He was saddled with his fourth loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Fri, Aug 30th
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