Who Should I Draft?

Roberto Osuna or German Marquez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
31 of 59 experts
47%
Recommended by
28 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 29# 32
Best Rank# 19# 11
Worst Rank# 53# 96
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 77# 82
Best Rank# 69# 73
Worst Rank# 92# 112
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts67200
Wins413
Saves360
ERA3.113.88
WHIP1.041.26
   
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  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3833
   
Games Started033
   
Innings Pitched38.2196.1
   
Wins214
   
Losses211
   
Saves210
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed33179
   
Earned Runs1082
   
Home Runs Allowed124
   
Strikeouts32230
   
Walks457
   
ERA2.373.77
   
WHIP0.971.20
   
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6232
   
Games Started032
   
Innings Pitched62.4185.7
   
Wins413
   
Losses310
   
Saves360
   
Blown Saves70
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed53179
   
Earned Runs2280
   
Home Runs Allowed724
   
Strikeouts67200
   
Walks1255
   
ERA3.113.88
   
WHIP1.041.26
   
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
News 
 Roberto Osuna allowed one hit and zero walks while striking out one through a scoreless inning to earn the save in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Angels. He earned his 38th save of the season.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 29th
The Rockies placed German Marquez on the 10-day IL with right arm inflammation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 26th
 Roberto Osuna allowed one hit and zero walks while striking out one through a scoreless inning in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Mariners. He earned his 37th save of the season.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 25th
German Marquez improved to 12-5 on Saturday versus Miami, striking out eight while allowing two runs over five innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 18th
 Roberto Osuna allowed a hit while striking out two through a scoreless inning to earn the save in Friday's 6-4 win over the Angels. He notched his 36th save of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 21st
German Marquez improved to 11-5 on Sunday against the Padres, allowing just three runs on five hits while striking out nine over eight innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 12th
 Roberto Osuna allowed one hit and one walk while striking out one through a scoreless inning to record his 35th save in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
German Marquez received a no-decision on Tuesday in Houston, surrendering five runs on eight hits over five innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 6th
 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
Rockies pitcher German Marquez left Wednesday's start against the Dodgers with what was later described as "full-body cramping," according to Nick Groke of The Athletic. He had struck out 10 batters over six shutout innings prior to exiting.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jul 31st
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
Marquez had a terrific strikeout-to-walk ratio last season, but still finished with an ERA of 3.77, which feels like a best-case scenario for a pitcher who calls Coors Field home. Marquez should provide plenty of innings and strikeouts and his fair share of wins, but he's not likely to be of much help when it comes to ERA and WHIP.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Marquez discovered top-tier ace form during 14 second-half starts, during which he recorded a 2.61 ERA and 2.25 FIP with the fourth-best K-BB% (28.4) behind Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, and Jacob deGrom. So why isn't he a consensus top-20 starter? Opponents tattooed his four-seam fastball (.315/.390/.508) last season, so his curveball and slider would have to remain other-worldly elite in elevated usage rates. Oh yeah, he pitches for the Rockies. He's an attractive upside selection if Coors Field tempers his price.
Andrew Gould - 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