Who Should I Draft?

Ross Stripling or Jeremy Jeffress (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Jeremy Jeffress
RP - MIL
Jeremy Jeffress
Expert
Recommendation
94%
Recommended by
50 of 53 experts
6%
Recommended by
3 of 53 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 77# 132
Best Rank# 35# 67
Worst Rank# 216# 172
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 192# 286
Best Rank# 184# 265
Worst Rank# 212# 355
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts11858
Wins83
Saves06
ERA3.553.13
WHIP1.201.25
   
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# 97
   
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  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Jeremy Jeffress
RP - MIL
Jeremy Jeffress
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3373
   
Games Started210
   
Innings Pitched122.277.2
   
Wins88
   
Losses61
   
Saves015
   
Blown Saves05
   
Holds318
   
Hits Allowed12349
   
Earned Runs4111
   
Home Runs Allowed185
   
Strikeouts13689
   
Walks2227
   
ERA3.021.29
   
WHIP1.190.99
   
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Jeremy Jeffress
RP - MIL
Jeremy Jeffress
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3652
   
Games Started170
   
Innings Pitched116.354.5
   
Wins83
   
Losses62
   
Saves06
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds113
   
Hits Allowed11147
   
Earned Runs4619
   
Home Runs Allowed154
   
Strikeouts11858
   
Walks2821
   
ERA3.553.13
   
WHIP1.201.25
   
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Jeremy Jeffress
RP - MIL
Jeremy Jeffress
News 
 Ross Stripling received a no-decision on Thursday versus the Cubs, throwing 4 2/3 shutout innings while striking out six.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 25th
Jeremy Jeffress pitched two scoreless innings in the Brewers' 11-6 loss to the Rockies on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Fri, May 3rd
 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
The Brewers reinstated Jeremy Jeffress (shoulder) from the 10-day injured list on Tuesday.
Dan Harris
Tue, Apr 16th
 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
Jeremy Jeffress pitched for the Triple-A San Antonio Missions on Tuesday, and could complete his rehab assignment after pitching for the Missions again on Wednesday.
Andrew Seifter
Tue, Apr 9th
 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
Jeremey Jeffress (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment on Friday with Triple-A San Antonio.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 3rd
 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
On Saturday, Jeremy Jeffress tossed an inning of planned rehab work during extended Spring Training. He is scheduled to pitch again on Tuesday, and if all goes well, the veteran will be with Triple-A San Antonio for the end of the week. Jeffress is progressing smoothly through his shoulder ailment.
Garett Thomas
Sun, Mar 31st
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
Jeffress could again see save opportunities in Milwaukee this season, but Corey Knebel is the favorite to lead the closer committee. Regardless, Jeffress can help enough in other areas (Ks, ERA, WHIP) to be worth rostering in many formats even if he isn't closing. If you're skeptical, consider this: Josh Hader and Jeffress finished as the third and fourth most-valuable relievers in standard 5
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
 
 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