Who Should I Draft?

Raisel Iglesias or Yu Darvish (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
33 of 56 experts
41%
Recommended by
23 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 45# 46
Best Rank# 22# 8
Worst Rank# 76# 93
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 125# 143
Best Rank# 92# 137
Worst Rank# 130# 148
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts80160
Wins39
Saves310
ERA3.293.79
WHIP1.181.23
   
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  Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played668
   
Games Started08
   
Innings Pitched72.040.1
   
Wins21
   
Losses53
   
Saves300
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5236
   
Earned Runs1922
   
Home Runs Allowed127
   
Strikeouts8049
   
Walks2521
   
ERA2.384.95
   
WHIP1.071.43
   
  Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6424
   
Games Started024
   
Innings Pitched70.3140.6
   
Wins39
   
Losses38
   
Saves310
   
Blown Saves30
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed58122
   
Earned Runs2659
   
Home Runs Allowed918
   
Strikeouts80160
   
Walks2552
   
ERA3.293.79
   
WHIP1.181.23
   
  Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
News 
 Raisel Iglesias was pulled in the ninth inning of Monday's game against the Astros. Iglesias, who had entered the game in the eighth inning, pitched one inning and walked two.
Dan Harris
Tue, Jun 18th
Yu Darvish allowed one run on two hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 2-1 win over the Dodgers on Saturday. He walked one and struck out ten in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
 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
Yu Darvish allowed four runs on six hits over six innings in the Cubs' 6-5 loss to the Rockies on Monday. He walked none and struck out three in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 11th
 Raisel Iglesias picked up a four-out save in the Reds' 4-3 win over the Phillies on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 10th
Yu Darvish allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits over 5.1 innings in the Cubs' 9-8 win over the Rockies on Wednesday. He walked three and struck out five in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 5th
 Raisel Iglesias logged a scoreless inning of relief on Wednesday, allowing two hits while striking out two batters.
Blaine Blontz
Thu, May 30th
Yu Darvish allowed one run on three hits over six innings in the Cubs' 2-1 loss to the Cardinals on Friday. He walked three and struck out six in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 1st
 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
Yu Darvish allowed six runs on 12 hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 8-6 win over the Reds on Saturday. He walked two and struck out five in the no decision.
Elliott Baas
Sun, May 26th
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
Darvish missed most of the 2018 season due to elbow and triceps injuries, and he was clearly not himself for the 40 innings he was able to pitch. Health has been a constant concern for Darvish, but he's been a consistently dominant strikeout pitcher, and last year was the first time in his Major League career that he's had an ERA over 3.90 or WHIP above 1.28. His team context in Chicago remains great, so the chance of a big bounce back season is there if he can just stay off of the DL.
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
Arthroscopic elbow surgery limited Darvish to eight starts in 2018. Adding insult to injury, he wasn't even good (4.95 ERA) in his brief time on the mound. He has now pitched 327 innings over the last four seasons combined. Darvish reportedly added 10-15 pounds of muscle during the offseason, and he said he feels far more comfortable in Chicago after dealing with pressure from signing a hefty contract. There's always the chance he stays healthy and drafters steal an ace with a career 3.49 ERA and 11.04 K/9. There's also, however, enough risk to proceed with caution. He's the ultimate boom-or-bust SP3.
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