Who Should I Draft?

Ross Stripling or Archie Bradley (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Archie Bradley
RP - ARI
Archie Bradley
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
43 of 55 experts
22%
Recommended by
12 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 77# 89
Best Rank# 35# 52
Worst Rank# 216# 128
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 192# 207
Best Rank# 184# 173
Worst Rank# 212# 238
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts11875
Wins83
Saves015
ERA3.553.52
WHIP1.201.24
   
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# 57# 97
   
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# 63# 95
   
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# 72# 110
   
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# 82# 86
   
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# 96
   
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# 60# 86
   
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# 79# 124
   
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  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Archie Bradley
RP - ARI
Archie Bradley
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3376
   
Games Started210
   
Innings Pitched122.272.3
   
Wins84
   
Losses65
   
Saves03
   
Blown Saves08
   
Holds334
   
Hits Allowed12362
   
Earned Runs4129
   
Home Runs Allowed189
   
Strikeouts13675
   
Walks2220
   
ERA3.023.64
   
WHIP1.191.14
   
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Archie Bradley
RP - ARI
Archie Bradley
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3667
   
Games Started170
   
Innings Pitched116.369.9
   
Wins83
   
Losses63
   
Saves015
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds19
   
Hits Allowed11162
   
Earned Runs4627
   
Home Runs Allowed157
   
Strikeouts11875
   
Walks2824
   
ERA3.553.52
   
WHIP1.201.24
   
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Archie Bradley
RP - ARI
Archie Bradley
News 
 Ross Stripling earned his fourth win of the year on Saturday in Boston, allowing just one run while striking out seven over five innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 14th
Archie Bradley was tagged for four runs on five hits in 1 1/3 innings on Sunday versus the Nationals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
 Ross Stripling took the loss on Sunday versus San Diego, allowing four runs on six hits in 4 1/3 innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 7th
Archie Bradley will start for the Diamondbacks on Sunday versus the Nationals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
 Ross Stripling received a no-decision on Tuesday versus Arizona, allowing four runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 3rd
Archie Bradley struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning as the D'Backs beat the Nationals 5-0 on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
 Ross Stripling pitched three innings in his return to the rotation on Tuesday versus Arizona, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 26th
Archie Bradley came out of the bullpen to give the Diamondbacks three scoreless innings as they went on to beat the Rays 3-2 in 13 innings on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 9th
 The Dodgers announced Ross Stripling will start on Tuesday versus the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 24th
Archie Bradley threw a scoreless inning in Saturday's 9-1 loss to the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 28th
Notes 
 Let's not forget how awesome Stripling was to start the season. He posted a 2.39 ERA with an MLB-high 11.38 BB/K ratio before the All-Star break. Despite finishing with a 3.02 ERA, he underperformed a .266 xwOBA that finished ninth among all starters. A potential top-25 starter if provided a secure job, he's instead a dicey top-50 choice with the Dodgers likely to give Kenta Maeda the fifth spot after Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler, Rich Hill, and Hyun-Jin Ryu. He'll earn some starts eventually, potentially to start the season if Kershaw (shoulder inflammation) and/or Buehler (arm) aren't ready, but Stripling may not significantly exceed last year's 122 innings. The skills make him worth a plunge at the right spot, especially with injuries already beginning to pile up for the NL champs.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Bradley looked like the overwhelming favorite to close in the desert, but the situation became considerably cloudier when the Diamondbacks signed Greg Holland in January. Manager Torey Lovullo now expects to have "a nice little competition" for the job. Bradley's ERA ballooned to 3.64 last season, but his xFIP and SIERA suggest he was pretty much the same pitcher as he was in 2017. He just stranded fewer baserunners and surrendered more home runs. Although unlikely to be nearly as dominant as he was in 2017, he should certainly be better than Holland.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Stripling had a big breakthrough in 2018, as exemplified by his terrific 6.18 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He made 21 starts and also pitched out of the bullpen, excelling in both roles. Stripling isn't guaranteed a rotation spot on Opening Day, but with the way the Dodgers handle their injury-prone starters, he's likely to make quite a few starts when it is all said and done. He should also be useful in long relief in formats where non-closing relievers have value.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Bradley isn't a 90 strikeout guy, nor should we expect an ERA south of 2.00, but he is the heavy favorite to get saves in Arizona, which certainly counts for something. Granted, they won't win 80 games, but even 35 saves is plenty to warrant a late-round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Stripling may have faded toward the end of the season, but his start to the season was so absurd that he still managed to finish top five in xFIP among all starting pitchers with at least 120 innings. Stripling is like Mike Clevinger this time last year in that his dominant sample size is large enough to assume he can be a top 30 starting pitcher with a full season worth of work.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros