Who Should I Draft?

Ross Stripling or Brad Boxberger (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Brad Boxberger
RP - FA
Brad Boxberger
Expert
Recommendation
89%
Recommended by
51 of 57 experts
11%
Recommended by
6 of 57 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 76# 130
Best Rank# 35# 90
Worst Rank# 216# 273
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 192# 300
Best Rank# 184# 270
Worst Rank# 212# 441
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts11868
Wins83
Saves020
ERA3.554.24
WHIP1.201.38
   
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# 97
   
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# 72
   
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# 90
   
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  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Brad Boxberger
RP - FA
Brad Boxberger
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3360
   
Games Started210
   
Innings Pitched122.253.2
   
Wins83
   
Losses67
   
Saves032
   
Blown Saves08
   
Holds31
   
Hits Allowed12344
   
Earned Runs4126
   
Home Runs Allowed189
   
Strikeouts13671
   
Walks2232
   
ERA3.024.39
   
WHIP1.191.43
   
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Brad Boxberger
RP - FA
Brad Boxberger
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3657
   
Games Started170
   
Innings Pitched116.356.0
   
Wins83
   
Losses64
   
Saves020
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds15
   
Hits Allowed11149
   
Earned Runs4626
   
Home Runs Allowed158
   
Strikeouts11868
   
Walks2829
   
ERA3.554.24
   
WHIP1.201.38
   
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Brad Boxberger
RP - FA
Brad Boxberger
News 
 Ross Stripling started and went three innings on Wednesday versus the Padres, giving up three runs on four hits while striking out seven.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 26th
Kansas City Royals reliever Brad Boxberger allowed two runs in the ninth inning, allowing the White Sox to win 5-4 on Monday. Boxberger walked one in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Apr 16th
 Ross Stripling pitched three innings in Wednesday's start in Baltimore, allowing one run on three hits while striking out two.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 12th
Kansas City Royals closer Brad Boxberger's struggles continued in a 7-6 loss to the Mariners on Thursday. Boxberger blew the save, allowing Seattle to score twice in the ninth inning to tie up the game. He allowed three hits and struck out one.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Apr 11th
 Ross Stripling threw three shutout inning on Sunday versus the Diamondbacks, allowing just two hits while striking out two.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 2nd
Brad Boxberger took the loss on Wednesday versus the Mariners, giving up a homer in the ninth inning as the Royals dropped this one, 6-5.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 11th
 Ross Stripling (neck discomfort) has been shut down for an additional week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 10th
Kansas City Royals reliever Brad Boxberger pitched a scoreless inning against the Tigers on Thursday. He struck out two in his team's 5-4 loss to Detroit.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Apr 4th
 Ross Stripling was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with right biceps tightness.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 27th
Kansas City Royals reliever Brad Boxberger got the final out on Thursday to earn a save in a 5-3 win over the White Sox.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Mar 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
Boxberger is expected to hold off Peralta for the Royals' closer job, and while it may not be the most envied role, he should still be able to compile 20 to 25 saves if he can hang onto the job. His ratios won't be ideal, but he does offer some K-upside as we've seen before.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 
 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