Who Should I Draft?

Robbie Ray or Josh Hader (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
30 of 56 experts
46%
Recommended by
26 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 40# 42
Best Rank# 26# 19
Worst Rank# 118# 117
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 116# 105
Best Rank# 110# 101
Worst Rank# 133# 129
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts205115
Wins104
Saves013
ERA3.752.69
WHIP1.301.04
   
Misc 
   
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Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 36# 44
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 42
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 29# 42
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 46
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 31# 39
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 38
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 32# 52
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 39# 59
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 41# 56
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 35# 40
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 33# 42
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 40# 49
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 48# 51
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 46# 82
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 42
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 43# 45
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 40# 117
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 41# 46
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 44# 62
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 38# 55
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 40# 46
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 41
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 34# 57
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 45# 53
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 55
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 26# 51
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 33# 35
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 47# 52
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 41# 47
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 49
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 34# 23
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 36# 34
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 19
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 37# 32
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 38# 33
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 38# 32
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 39# 38
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 39# 36
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 35
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 38
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 42# 19
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 42# 35
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 44# 21
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 46# 29
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 49# 38
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 49# 34
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 50# 39
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 50# 38
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 50# 35
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 51# 48
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 59# 40
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 65# 31
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 68# 23
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 73# 61
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 81# 55
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 118# 116
   
  Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2455
   
Games Started240
   
Innings Pitched124.181.0
   
Wins66
   
Losses21
   
Saves012
   
Blown Saves05
   
Holds021
   
Hits Allowed9736
   
Earned Runs5422
   
Home Runs Allowed199
   
Strikeouts165143
   
Walks7030
   
ERA3.932.43
   
WHIP1.350.81
   
  Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2960
   
Games Started290
   
Innings Pitched160.173.0
   
Wins104
   
Losses83
   
Saves013
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds015
   
Hits Allowed13346
   
Earned Runs6722
   
Home Runs Allowed219
   
Strikeouts205115
   
Walks7530
   
ERA3.752.69
   
WHIP1.301.04
   
  Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
News 
 Robbie Ray fell to 5-4 on Friday versus the Nationals, giving up five runs on five hits in six innings of work.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
Josh Hader pitched a scoreless ninth for his 16th save in the Brewers' 5-2 win over the Pirates on Sunday. He walked one and struck out three.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 10th
 Robbie Ray improved to 5-3 on Sunday in Toronto, throwing 6 2/3 innings of two-run ball while striking out 10.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 9th
Josh Hader pitched a perfect ninth and struck out the side to pick up his 15th save in the Brewers' 5-3 win over the Pirates on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 9th
 Robbie Ray fell to 4-3 on Monday versus the Dodgers, allowing three runs on six hits in seven innings of work.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 4th
Josh Hader picked up a four-out save in the Brewers' 5-1 win over the Marlins on Thursday. He allowed no hits, one walk, and struck out four.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
 Robbie Ray fell to 4-2 on Wednesday in Colorado, giving up five runs (four earned) on eight hits in just 4 2/3 innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 30th
Josh Hader struck out five over two innings of relief, but gave up a three-run blast to Starling Marte and was charged with a blown save in the Brewers' 12-10 win over the Pirates on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 2nd
 Robbie Ray improved to 4-1 on Friday in San Francisco, striking out nine while allowing two runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 25th
Josh Hader pitched two scoreless innings and picked up his 13th save in the Brewers' 5-4 win over the Twins on Monday. He allowed two hits, walked one, and struck out two.
Elliott Baas
Mon, May 27th
Notes 
 Ray took a big step backward last year in the ratios but still racked up 165 Ks in just over 120 innings pitcher. There is still upside for an ace pitcher here and the floor may be about what we got last year which didn't kill anyone's championship hopes. He makes for a quality mid-round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Hader registered three fewer strikeouts (143) than Miles Mikolas last season and eight more than Kenley Jansen and Ken Giles combined. Although not Milwaukee's full-time closer, he notched 12 saves and six wins with a 2.43 ERA and 0.81 WHIP. He led all relievers in strikeout % (46.7) and swinging-strike rate (19.0%). As a result, he's an anomaly who should get drafted above middling closers even in standard five-by-five leagues. Despite his clear dominance, it's awfully tough paying such a steep price for a middle reliever who's no guarantee to vulture as many saves and wins. With a consensus ADP above Sean Doolittle, Kirby Yates, and Jose Leclerc, drafters should instead try to find the next Hader in the final rounds or on the waiver wire. This could all change, however, if injuries to Jeremy Jeffress and Corey Knebel clear a path to saves. (The Brewers have also been linked to Craig Kimbrel.) Hader is a top-five stud in saves-plus-holds format who'd garner that same elite status in all leagues if given the closer's role.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Ray was an obvious regression candidate coming off his phenomenal 2017 season, and regress he did. While his strikeout rate remained elite, his walk rate ballooned to over 5.00 per nine innings, inflating his WHIP back up to 1.35. Ray is really hard to hit, so he's capable of keeping his ERA under 4.00, but the WHIP isn't likely to be pretty, which makes him hard to rely on as a weekly starter in standard mixed leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Hader has dominant stuff and a proven ability to succeed in the ninth inning, but it remains to be seen whether he'll see as many save opportunities as he did last season. Regardless, he can help enough in other areas (Ks, ERA, WHIP) to be worth rostering in many formats even if he isn't closing. If you're skeptical, consider this: Hader and Jeffress finished as the third and fourth most-valuable relievers in standard 5
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Everything went right for Ray in 2017, when he registered a 2.89 ERA despite a 3.94 BB/9 and 3.72 FIP. An oblique strain limited him to just 123.2 innings in 24 starts last season, and 70 walks led to a 3.93 ERA and 1.35 WHIP. He remained just as tough to hit with a .215 batting average against and 12.01 K/9, so he could bounce back to the 218 strikeouts procured in 2016 and 2017 even if again held below 175 frames. Yet the ballooning walk rate makes him a WHIP liability, and run support could be scarce from a ransacked Diamondbacks lineup.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
You may not get a dozen saves out of Hader again, but the 143 strikeouts and lights out ratios are here to stay. Those video game numbers make him a top 10 fantasy relief pitcher, as you won't find anyone more apt to help you in those three big categories.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros