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Who Should I Draft?

Roberto Osuna or Edwin Diaz (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
38 of 43 experts
12%
Recommended by
5 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 26# 34
Best Rank# 12# 19
Worst Rank# 45# 73
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 82# 112
Best Rank# 72# 103
Worst Rank# 97# 132
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2737
Wins11
Saves1310
ERA3.203.32
WHIP1.031.08
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 41
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 41
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 22# 24
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 41
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 36# 47
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 14# 19
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 40
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 27# 41
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 25# 35
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 34
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 27
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 29# 47
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 27# 34
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 29# 43
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 12# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 73
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 27# 39
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 24# 37
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 33# 50
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 24# 45
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 24# 48
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 38# 47
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 40
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 18# 56
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 22# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 25# 28
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 35# 42
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 43
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 37# 47
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 27# 30
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 23# 31
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 42
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 23# 39
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 38# 39
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 25# 34
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 36# 42
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 26# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 24
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 36# 33
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 29
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 45# 42
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6666
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched65.258.1
   
Wins42
   
Losses37
   
Saves3826
   
Blown Saves67
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed4558
   
Earned Runs1936
   
Home Runs Allowed815
   
Strikeouts7399
   
Walks1222
   
ERA2.635.59
   
WHIP0.881.38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2323
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched23.123.9
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves1310
   
Blown Saves32
   
Holds11
   
Hits Allowed1918
   
Earned Runs89
   
Home Runs Allowed33
   
Strikeouts2737
   
Walks58
   
ERA3.203.32
   
WHIP1.031.08
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
News 
 Roberto Osuna tossed a scoreless inning in Wednesday's 6-2 Grapefruit League loss to the Nationals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 11th
Edwin Diaz has yet to be formally named the Mets' closer heading into the start of the regular season. Manager Luis Rojas declined to commit to Diaz as the team's closer, admitting "I don't know yet. We'll get there at some point."
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jul 5th
 Roberto Osuna struck out three while allowing three unearned runs in an inning of work on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 8th
Mets reliever Edwin Diaz did not a allow a baserunner or strike out a batter over the course of a scoreless inning in Wednesday's win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 12th
Notes 
 If you want to invest in a closer but don't want one of the top-priced guys, you could do far worse than Roberto Osuna, who is my No. 1 reliever. He's done that thing that managers love where he's "proven himself" able to handle the late-inning work, and he pitches for one of the best teams in the league, which means the saves should be there. This is a great spot to dip your toes into the saves category.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Jarred Kelenic was traded for Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano. Diaz will get another shot to make this trade seem a little less bad than it was, but with Dellin Betances waiting in the wings, the leash won't be long.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Osuna may not be quite the pitcher he was in his absolute prime, but he's not far off. He has yet to have a season in the majors with a WHIP above 1.00, and his strikeout rate has rebounded to above-average, if not elite, levels. He has immense job security on an excellent team and should once again provide all the numbers you could want from a closer. Draft him with confidence.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Diaz's season was an unmitigated disaster. While his strikeout rate remained strong, his ERA ballooned to 5.59, his home run rate rose to comical levels, and his control waned. By the end of the season, he had ceded save opportunities to Seth Lugo and was relegated to mopup duty. Diaz's slider went from being unhittable in 2018 (.129 BAA) to getting crushed in 2019 (.297 BAA). He'll enter 2020 as the closer for the Mets, and reliever volatility is well-known, so don't be surprised to see Diaz rebound big-time in 2020. But just don't go into your season banking on it.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Diaz is clearly an exceptional talent as demonstrated by his insane 2018 campaign, but we are talking about a 10th round pick who didn't even manage to finish among the top 50 relievers last season. Sure, the 5.59 ERA and 1.38 WHIP are likely to come down but will it happen long enough to hold onto the closer job all year?
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros