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Raisel Iglesias or Ken Giles (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Expert
Recommendation
85%
Recommended by
50 of 59 experts
15%
Recommended by
9 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 45# 54
Best Rank# 22# 38
Worst Rank# 76# 124
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 125# 144
Best Rank# 92# 134
Worst Rank# 130# 157
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8074
Wins33
Saves3130
ERA3.293.60
WHIP1.181.18
   
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  Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6655
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched72.050.2
   
Wins20
   
Losses53
   
Saves3026
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed5254
   
Earned Runs1926
   
Home Runs Allowed126
   
Strikeouts8053
   
Walks257
   
ERA2.384.65
   
WHIP1.071.21
   
  Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6463
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched70.363.1
   
Wins33
   
Losses33
   
Saves3130
   
Blown Saves32
   
Holds11
   
Hits Allowed5857
   
Earned Runs2625
   
Home Runs Allowed97
   
Strikeouts8074
   
Walks2518
   
ERA3.293.60
   
WHIP1.181.18
   
  Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
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
Ken Giles gave up a solo homer before finishing off the Orioles in the ninth inning Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
 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
Ken Giles allowed one hit and a walk but struck out two during the ninth to nail down his 19th save in a 4-3 victory against the Red Sox on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 11th
 Raisel Iglesias earned the save against the Diamondbacks Friday, allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
Ken Giles gave up a two-run home run in the ninth inning and took a loss against the Astros on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 2nd
 Raisel Iglesias (3-11) picked up the win Sunday against Arizona. He walked one in one inning.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 8th
Ken Giles saved the game against his former club on Saturday night, working a scoreless ninth inning to protect a two-run lead against the Astros.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 1st
 Raisel Iglesias struck out two in a clean inning Thursday against the Phillies.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 5th
Ken Giles allowed one hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning to record the save Tuesday against the Braves.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 28th
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
The Blue Jays took on Ken Giles in the Osuna trade last year. Although Giles' 2018 stats don't look pretty at first glance, his underlying numbers - including a terrific 53-to-7 strikeout-to-walk ratio - weren't too bad. Giles actually makes for a decent bounce-back candidate and potential draft-day value if your leaguemates are scared off by last year's 4.65 ERA.
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
After holding down Houston's closing gig in 2017, Giles garnered a 3.08 FIP and 7.57 K/BB rate in 2018. He also posted a 4.65 ERA and got shipped to Toronto after losing the ninth-inning gig. It's the second time in three years his ERA has soared over 4.00 despite excellent peripherals, so drafters can never get too comfortable with the erratic righty. There's still a lot to like. His strikeouts dropped despite an elite 16.0% swinging-strike rate, and he closed the season with 10 scoreless outings as the Blue Jays' closer, a role he'll hold to start the season. He's not far off from the guy who recorded a 2.30 ERA, 11.9 K/9, and 34 saves in 2017.
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
Giles may have been an elite closer in 2015 and 2017, but his other two seasons have been disappointing for fantasy owners. Although he straightened is out with Toronto in his final 20 innings, we were still looking at a low K-rate and an ERA over 4.00. Plus, it isn't like there will be a ton of save opportunities in Toronto like he saw in Houston the past few years.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros