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
42 of 54 experts
22%
Recommended by
12 of 54 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 77# 90
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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# 90# 83
   
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# 97# 74
   
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  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Archie Bradley
RP - ARI
Archie Bradley
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3376
   
Games Started210
   
Innings Pitched122.071.7
   
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
   
Walks00
   
ERA3.553.52
   
WHIP1.201.24
   
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Archie Bradley
RP - ARI
Archie Bradley
News 
 Ross Stripling lasted just 4 2/3 innings on Friday versus the Brewers, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out eight.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 20th
Archie Bradley allowed one run on two hits on Thursday against the Padres. He struck out two and took the loss, falling to 0-1.
Dan Harris
Fri, Apr 12th
 Ross Stripling picked up the win on Sunday versus Milwaukee, throwing eight innings of one-run ball as the Dodgers went on to win 7-1.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 14th
Archie Bradley picked up his first hold of 2019 on Sunday versus the Dodgers, striking out two while allowing two free passes in his lone inning of work.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 31st
 Ross Stripling allowed four runs on four hits in five innings of work in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals, striking out seven and walking three in the outing.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 9th
The Diamondbacks announced Sunday that Greg Holland will open the season as the team's closer.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 24th
 Ross Stripling took a no-decision on Wednesday versus the Giants, allowing three runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 4th
Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo has still yet to name a closer.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 21st
 Ross Stripling threw 5 1/3 shutout innings while striking out five as the Dodgers fell to the Diamondbacks 5-4 in extra innings on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 30th
Archie Bradley allowed two runs on three hits in 2/3 of an inning on Sunday versus Kansas City.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 17th
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