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Robbie Ray or Raisel Iglesias (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
36 of 56 experts
36%
Recommended by
20 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 40# 45
Best Rank# 26# 22
Worst Rank# 118# 76
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 116# 125
Best Rank# 110# 92
Worst Rank# 133# 130
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts20580
Wins103
Saves031
ERA3.753.29
WHIP1.301.18
   
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# 29# 36
   
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# 41# 60
   
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# 31# 71
   
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# 31# 65
   
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  Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2466
   
Games Started240
   
Innings Pitched124.172.0
   
Wins62
   
Losses25
   
Saves030
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed9752
   
Earned Runs5419
   
Home Runs Allowed1912
   
Strikeouts16580
   
Walks7025
   
ERA3.932.38
   
WHIP1.351.07
   
  Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2964
   
Games Started290
   
Innings Pitched160.170.3
   
Wins103
   
Losses83
   
Saves031
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed13358
   
Earned Runs6726
   
Home Runs Allowed219
   
Strikeouts20580
   
Walks7525
   
ERA3.753.29
   
WHIP1.301.18
   
  Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
News 
 Robbie Ray received a no-decision on Thursday versus Colorado, allowing three runs on four hits in six innings of work.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 21st
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
 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
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
 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
Raisel Iglesias picked up a four-out save in the Reds' 4-3 win over the Phillies on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 10th
 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
Raisel Iglesias logged a scoreless inning of relief on Wednesday, allowing two hits while striking out two batters.
Blaine Blontz
Thu, May 30th
 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
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
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
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
 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
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
 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
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