Who Should I Draft?

Ross Stripling or Kelvin Herrera (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Kelvin Herrera
RP - CWS
Kelvin Herrera
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
51 of 55 experts
7%
Recommended by
4 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 76# 116
Best Rank# 35# 75
Worst Rank# 216# 231
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 192# 306
Best Rank# 184# 273
Worst Rank# 212# 386
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts11857
Wins83
Saves010
ERA3.553.72
WHIP1.201.24
   
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  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Kelvin Herrera
RP - CWS
Kelvin Herrera
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3348
   
Games Started210
   
Innings Pitched122.244.2
   
Wins82
   
Losses63
   
Saves017
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds32
   
Hits Allowed12343
   
Earned Runs4112
   
Home Runs Allowed186
   
Strikeouts13638
   
Walks2210
   
ERA3.022.44
   
WHIP1.191.20
   
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Kelvin Herrera
RP - CWS
Kelvin Herrera
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3659
   
Games Started170
   
Innings Pitched116.359.0
   
Wins83
   
Losses63
   
Saves010
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds112
   
Hits Allowed11156
   
Earned Runs4624
   
Home Runs Allowed158
   
Strikeouts11857
   
Walks2817
   
ERA3.553.72
   
WHIP1.201.24
   
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Kelvin Herrera
RP - CWS
Kelvin Herrera
News 
 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
The White Sox have signed reliever Kelvin Herrera to a two-year deal worth $18M.
Kevin Freiheit - Buffalo Hockey Central
Tue, Jan 8th
 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
Kelvin Herrera has agreed to a two-year, $18 million deal with the White Sox. The deal has a third-year vesting option.
Dan Harris
Mon, Jan 7th
 Ross Stripling (neck discomfort) has been shut down for an additional week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 10th
 
 Ross Stripling was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with right biceps tightness.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 27th
 
 Ross Stripling was removed from Wednesday's start against the Angels after five innings with a stiff neck.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jul 25th
 
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
Herrera was presumably signed to close for the White Sox, but they also added Alex Colome who has closing experience. This one is too close to call for now so you may want to add both in a late round just to make sure you get some saves.
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