Who Should I Draft?

Roberto Osuna or David Price (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
31 of 59 experts
47%
Recommended by
28 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 29# 31
Best Rank# 19# 19
Worst Rank# 53# 66
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 77# 84
Best Rank# 69# 79
Worst Rank# 92# 99
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts67176
Wins413
Saves360
ERA3.113.78
WHIP1.041.21
   
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  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3830
   
Games Started030
   
Innings Pitched38.2176.2
   
Wins216
   
Losses27
   
Saves210
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed33151
   
Earned Runs1070
   
Home Runs Allowed125
   
Strikeouts32177
   
Walks450
   
ERA2.373.58
   
WHIP0.971.14
   
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6229
   
Games Started030
   
Innings Pitched62.4176.9
   
Wins413
   
Losses38
   
Saves360
   
Blown Saves70
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed53164
   
Earned Runs2274
   
Home Runs Allowed723
   
Strikeouts67176
   
Walks1250
   
ERA3.113.78
   
WHIP1.041.21
   
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
News 
 Roberto Osuna pitched a perfect inning while striking out two to earn the save in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 18th
David Price (wrist) could be shut down for the season, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
 Roberto Osuna allowed a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning in Friday's 4-1 win over the Royals. He earned his 33rd save of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
David Price (wrist) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 12th
 Roberto Osuna struck out one through a perfect inning to earn the save in Friday's 7-4 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 7th
David Price is battling discomfort in his wrist and will not be available for the series against New York.
Garett Thomas
Thu, Sep 5th
 Roberto Osuna surrendered a game-tying home run in the ninth inning to blow the save in Monday's 4-3 extra-inning win over the Brewers. He did pick up his fourth win of the season.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 3rd
David Price allowed a hit and a walk over two scoreless innings Sunday, striking out two in his no-decision during the win over the Angels.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 2nd
 Roberto Osuna allowed two runs on one hit and a walk through one inning in Wednesday's 8-6 win over the Rays. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 29th
The Red Sox activated David Price (wrist) from the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 1st
Notes 
 Astros manager A.J. Hinch has affirmed that Osuna will again serve as the team's closer, a role he inherited last year upon returning from a 75-game suspension and getting traded from the Blue Jays. Osuna was a dominant closer from 2015-2017, but his K/9 rate alarmingly fell to 7.58 between Toronto and Houston last year. The good news is that he maintained an above-average 14.7 percent swinging-strike rate, indicating that he should return to striking out over a batter per inning while maintaining elite control. Save opportunities should also be plentiful on the World Series-contending Astros, so it makes sense for Osuna to get drafted as one of the first 10, if not five, closers off the board.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Price isn't going to thrill anyone as a workhorse ace anymore, but he still posts plenty of Ks to go with useful ratios each and every season. With Boston's lineup behind him, we can expect plenty of wins as well, making him one of the most appealing third-tier starting pitchers this year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 After serving a suspension for a domestic violence charge, Osuna got traded to the Astros and was closing within a month. Those still comfortable drafting the 24-year-old should expect his 21.3% strikeout rate to rise back to his career 28.4% clip. A smaller sample size isn't as trustworthy, but he also maintained a 14.7% swinging-strike rate during that time. While there's fear that Ryan Pressly and a deep Astros bullpen will give him competition, Ken Giles had to pitch his way out of the ninth inning. Osuna, who owns a career 2.78 ERA and 0.97 WHIP, shouldn't lose the job for any on-field reasons.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
In 2018, Price completed his ninth straight season with a sub-4.00 ERA and WHIP of 1.20 or better. He's also averaged right around a strikeout per inning over the last five seasons, and his win potential in Boston is always good. While he's not the dominant fantasy ace it once looked like he would become, Price is a perfectly solid second or third fantasy starter.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Osuna didn't accomplish much last year because of his legal issues and the time missed as a result, but he as still extremely efficient, driving a 2.37 ERA with a 0.97 WHIP. Assuming he stays on the field, you can bank on 30 saves and plenty of strikeouts on top of the strong ratios.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Despite posting a 3.58 ERA and 177 strikeouts in 176 innings, Price showed some alarming signs of decline. His average fastball velocity dropped over a full tick, leading to his worst swinging-strike rate (9.6%) since 2013. His expected run-prevention metrics (4.02 FIP, 3.82 SIERA) also say he's no longer an ace. Yet he also recorded a 2.25 ERA after the All-Star break before vanquishing his postseason demons. The public seems well aware of the warning signs, so he won't make the worst SP2/3 if snagged beyond the top-20 starters.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros