Who Should I Draft?

Raisel Iglesias or Nick Pivetta (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
40 of 59 experts
32%
Recommended by
19 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 45# 50
Best Rank# 22# 31
Worst Rank# 76# 247
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 125# 151
Best Rank# 92# 147
Worst Rank# 130# 168
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts80177
Wins310
Saves310
ERA3.294.15
WHIP1.181.29
   
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  Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6633
   
Games Started032
   
Innings Pitched72.0164.2
   
Wins27
   
Losses514
   
Saves300
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed52163
   
Earned Runs1987
   
Home Runs Allowed1224
   
Strikeouts80188
   
Walks2551
   
ERA2.384.77
   
WHIP1.071.30
   
  Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6430
   
Games Started030
   
Innings Pitched70.3162.2
   
Wins310
   
Losses310
   
Saves310
   
Blown Saves30
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed58154
   
Earned Runs2675
   
Home Runs Allowed923
   
Strikeouts80177
   
Walks2555
   
ERA3.294.15
   
WHIP1.181.29
   
  Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
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
Nick Pivetta was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 24th
 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
Phillies pitcher Nick Pivetta allowed two hits and struck out four over two scoreless innings to earn his first save in Saturday's win over the White Sox.
Mike Maher
Sun, Aug 4th
 Raisel Iglesias earned the save against the Diamondbacks Friday, allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
Pivetta will reportedly move to the bullpen once the Phillies' signing of Drew Smyly is official.
James Bisson
Fri, Jul 19th
 Raisel Iglesias (3-11) picked up the win Sunday against Arizona. He walked one in one inning.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 8th
Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed one earned run on no hits and four walks while striking out four over 2 1/3 innings in a rain-shortened no-decision against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jul 18th
 Raisel Iglesias struck out two in a clean inning Thursday against the Phillies.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 5th
Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed three earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two over five innings in a loss to the Nationals on Friday. The loss drops him to 4-4 on the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jul 12th
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
Pivetta's peripherals say that his ERA should have been much better than 4.77 last year, but he was victimized by a high BABIP, low strand rate, and lots and lots of home runs. This is an elite bat misser who has thrown fewer than 300 innings at the Major League level, so there is some breakout potential here. We'll learn this season whether Pivetta is ready to take a step forward or if he's the next in a line of pitchers who don't quite live up to their peripherals.
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
Most metrics paint Pivetta as the perfect breakout pick. On the strength of a stellar 19.7 K-BB%, he posted a 3.80 FIP and 3.51 SIERA despite a bloated 4.77 ERA. He possesses an excellent curveball and slider combination that each induced swinging-strike rates above 15.0%. Before going all in on a Cy Young Award dark horse, beware an abysmal fastball that surrendered a .302/.385/.516 slash line. His ups and downs also weren't predictable, as he went from silencing the Red Sox to getting stuffed by the Mets in consecutive August outings. There's enough upside to draft him as a top-40 hurler. Just don't assume he's a sure thing to slice his ERA by at least a full run.
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