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Who Should I Draft?

Sean Doolittle or Jose Leclerc (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
26 of 43 experts
40%
Recommended by
17 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 64# 76
Best Rank# 35# 43
Worst Rank# 158# 109
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 188# 173
Best Rank# 154# 164
Worst Rank# 207# 192
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2433
Wins11
Saves810
ERA3.913.67
WHIP1.151.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 74
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 50# 92
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 35
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 93# 95
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 67# 81
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 70# 72
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 68# 70
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 77# 81
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 107# 109
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 52# 68
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 47# 77
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 53# 65
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 67# 77
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 72# 76
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 61# 89
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 62# 108
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 44# 63
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 74
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 67# 100
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 73# 75
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 64# 71
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 51# 82
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 83# 88
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 47
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 63# 72
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 69# 78
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 55# 43
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 45
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 62# 58
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 63# 60
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 70# 58
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 72# 49
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 73# 63
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 77# 63
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 79# 72
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 81# 70
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 82# 68
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 84# 67
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 84# 72
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 85# 77
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 86# 83
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 91# 67
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 158# 85
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6370
   
Games Started03
   
Innings Pitched60.069.3
   
Wins62
   
Losses54
   
Saves2914
   
Blown Saves64
   
Holds27
   
Hits Allowed6352
   
Earned Runs2733
   
Home Runs Allowed117
   
Strikeouts66100
   
Walks1539
   
ERA4.054.33
   
WHIP1.301.33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2124
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched20.923.2
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves810
   
Blown Saves24
   
Holds11
   
Hits Allowed1917
   
Earned Runs99
   
Home Runs Allowed43
   
Strikeouts2433
   
Walks513
   
ERA3.913.67
   
WHIP1.151.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
News 
 Sean Doolittle said on Sunday that he's "planning on playing" in 2020, but if he starts "to feel unsafe," he may decide to opt out.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jul 6th
Rangers manager Chris Woodward says Jose Leclerc will enter spring training as the Rangers' closer.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 5th
 Nationals closer Sean Doolittle allowed three earned runs on three hits and one walk in Thursday's matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 5th
 
Notes 
 Doolittle doesn't have a tight grasp on the closer's gig, but people seem to be overreacting slightly about him not getting the first crack at saves.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
The Rangers moved on from Leclerc once last year, and it doesn't seem like they'll hesitate to do it again. Hello, Demarcus Evans.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Doolittle should likely close for the Nationals again in 2020, though Daniel Hudson's emergence in the late- and post-season last year could throw a wrench in Davey Martinez's plans. More concerning is Doolittle's dip in performance, as his ERA and WHIP were by far the worst of his career. A free agent next year, Doolittle's job security should be minimal, so don't target him as a closer in your fantasy drafts.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
The Rangers signed Leclerc to be their closer but he just absolutely refused to hold down the job in 2019. Bouts of ineffectiveness were followed by dominant stretches in mop-up duty, which were again followed by failures in the ninth inning. Above everything else, Leclerc has to again get his walks below four per nine innings as he did in 2018. Absent that, even though he'll begin the year as the Rangers' closer, he'll unlikely end it that way.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Doolittle came on strong during the playoffs and we've seen him dominate before but the full picture of his 2019 season was one of mediocrity. Should he return to that rate, he may be the first closer to lose his job with Daniel Hudson closely lurking behind.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros