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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
63%
Recommended by
37 of 59 experts
37%
Recommended by
22 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 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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# 36# 59
   
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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 Saturday against the Padres, allowing four runs on eight hits over six innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 29th
Raisel Iglesias pitched a clean ninth inning Saturday against the Pirates, issuing no walks and striking out none.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 29th
 Robbie Ray received a no-decision on Monday versus Miami, throwing six innings of one-run ball while striking out seven.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 17th
Raisel Iglesias (3-12) allowed two runs on two hits while recording two outs during the ninth inning in a blown save against the Pirates on Friday.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 28th
 Robbie Ray (blister) is scheduled to make his next start on Wednesday versus the Mets.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 10th
Raisel Iglesias struck out the side in order Saturday against the Mets, earning his 34th save of the season.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Robbie Ray left his start Friday against the Reds with an undisclosed injury which appeared to be on his left hand.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 6th
Raisel Iglesias allowed a hit and struck out two in a scoreless 10th inning to record his 33rd save of the season Wednesday against the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 19th
 Robbie Ray picked up his 12th win of the year on Saturday against the Dodgers, allowing four runs over five innings while striking out six.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 31st
Raisel Iglesias picked up his 32nd save Tuesday against the Cubs, striking out two in a clean ninth inning.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 18th
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