Who Should I Draft?

Roberto Osuna or Sean Doolittle (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
45 of 56 experts
20%
Recommended by
11 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 29# 37
Best Rank# 19# 21
Worst Rank# 53# 62
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 77# 102
Best Rank# 69# 89
Worst Rank# 92# 130
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6770
Wins43
Saves3629
ERA3.112.81
WHIP1.040.95
   
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  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3843
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched38.245.0
   
Wins23
   
Losses23
   
Saves2125
   
Blown Saves11
   
Holds21
   
Hits Allowed3321
   
Earned Runs108
   
Home Runs Allowed13
   
Strikeouts3260
   
Walks46
   
ERA2.371.60
   
WHIP0.970.60
   
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6256
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched62.455.6
   
Wins43
   
Losses32
   
Saves3629
   
Blown Saves72
   
Holds23
   
Hits Allowed5341
   
Earned Runs2217
   
Home Runs Allowed77
   
Strikeouts6770
   
Walks1212
   
ERA3.112.81
   
WHIP1.040.95
   
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
News 
 Roberto Osuna recorded one out on Sunday against Baltimore to pick up a save.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 10th
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle recorded one out to earn his 14th save of the season in Saturday's win over the San Diego Padres.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 9th
 Roberto Osuna allowed one run on one hit and one walk through 1 2/3 innings on Thursday against the Mariners. He blew a save in the outing.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, Jun 6th
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle allowed two runs on three hits and no walks while striking out two batters in two-thirds of an inning in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Padres. The blown save was his third of the season, and the loss drops him to 4-2 on the year.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
 Roberto Osuna threw a perfect inning on Friday against Oakland. He earned a save int he win.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 1st
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle earned his fourth win over the season in Wednesday's win over the Chicago White Sox, tossing a scoreless inning before Washington walked things off in the bottom of the ninth.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jun 6th
 Roberto Osuna threw a perfect inning on Tuesday against the Cubs to earn a save. He struck out one in the outing.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, May 29th
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle earned his 12th save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in Sunday's win over the Cincinnati Reds. He struck out one.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 3rd
 Roberto Osuna allowed two runs on three hits and two strikeouts through one inning on Monday against the Cubs.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, May 28th
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle struck out one over a perfect ninth inning to earn his 11th save of the season in Saturday’s win over the Cincinnati Reds.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 2nd
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
Doolittle is firmly established as the Nationals' closer heading into 2019, and he's proven to be an elite one when healthy. Unfortunately, injuries have been a frequent concern for Doolittle, which helps explain why the Nationals acquired two other relievers with closing experience in Trever Rosenthal and Kyle Barraclough.
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
Doolittle could be a top-five closer in a full season. He posted a 1.60 ERA, 60 strikeouts, six walks, and 25 saves in 45 innings. Anyone will need a microscope to see his 0.60 WHIP. Yet injuries are par for the course, as the 32-year-old has averaged 37 innings over the past four seasons. The elite skills-and steady ninth-inning role on a playoff contender-make Doolittle a borderline top-10 closer despite the likelihood of missed time.
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
Doolittle only had 25 saves and 60 strikeouts last year, but he had an absurd 0.600 WHIP. That isn't a typo. With a full season, don't be surprised when Doolittle finishes in the elite tier of fantasy closers.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros