Who Should I Draft?

Sean Doolittle or Madison Bumgarner (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
Madison Bumgarner
SP - SF
Madison Bumgarner
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
31 of 59 experts
47%
Recommended by
28 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 37# 38
Best Rank# 21# 18
Worst Rank# 62# 67
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 102# 96
Best Rank# 89# 67
Worst Rank# 130# 108
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts70164
Wins310
Saves290
ERA2.813.70
WHIP0.951.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 54
   
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# 41# 48
   
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# 27# 42
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 46
   
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The Athletic
# 30# 35
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 35# 52
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 29# 32
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 42# 47
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 43
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 36# 49
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 29# 58
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 36# 47
   
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Fake Teams
# 57# 63
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 39# 48
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 33# 47
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
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Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 32# 43
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 38# 44
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 39
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 21# 37
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 34# 52
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 36# 54
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 29# 40
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 34# 37
   
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Fantrax
# 31# 43
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 36# 41
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 31# 33
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 31# 48
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 39# 45
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 42# 43
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 23# 18
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 36# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 36# 21
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 37# 36
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 38# 21
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 34
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 39# 37
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 40# 28
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 40# 29
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 41# 31
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 28
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 41# 33
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 41# 36
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 41# 39
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 42# 34
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 42# 36
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 32
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 44# 33
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 44# 37
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 45# 43
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 46# 42
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 46# 22
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 47# 41
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 48# 34
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 53# 26
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 39
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 59# 35
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 62# 56
   
  Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
Madison Bumgarner
SP - SF
Madison Bumgarner
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played4321
   
Games Started021
   
Innings Pitched45.0130.1
   
Wins36
   
Losses37
   
Saves250
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed21118
   
Earned Runs847
   
Home Runs Allowed314
   
Strikeouts60109
   
Walks643
   
ERA1.603.26
   
WHIP0.601.24
   
  Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
Madison Bumgarner
SP - SF
Madison Bumgarner
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5629
   
Games Started029
   
Innings Pitched55.6181.9
   
Wins310
   
Losses211
   
Saves290
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds30
   
Hits Allowed41170
   
Earned Runs1775
   
Home Runs Allowed724
   
Strikeouts70164
   
Walks1251
   
ERA2.813.70
   
WHIP0.951.22
   
  Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
Madison Bumgarner
SP - SF
Madison Bumgarner
News 
 The Nationals placed Sean Doolittle on the 10-day injured list with knee tendinitis.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 18th
Madison Bumgarner fell to 9-9 on Thursday in Boston, allowing five runs on nine hits over five innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 20th
 Nationals closer Sean Doolittle allowed one walk and struck out one over one inning to earn his 28th save of the season in Friday's win over the Brewers.
Mike Maher
Sat, Aug 17th
Madison Bumgarner received a no-decision on Saturday against Miami, tossing seven innings of two-run ball while giving up four hits.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 15th
 Nationals closer Sean Doolittle earned his 27th save of the season in Monday's win over the Reds, but he allowed two earned runs on three hits and a walk in the process.
Mike Maher
Tue, Aug 13th
Madison Bumgarner earned the win on Friday versus the Padres, striking out nine while allowing just one run over seven innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 31st
 Nationals closer Sean Doolittle struck out one over a perfect ninth inning to convert his 26th save of the season in Sunday's win over the Mets.
Mike Maher
Mon, Aug 12th
Madison Bumgarner was handed a no-decision on Saturday, giving up two earned runs over five innings, while recording five strikeouts in the Giants' win over the Athletics.
Mike Falconieri
Mon, Aug 26th
 Nationals closer Sean Doolittle allowed four earned runs on six hits over 2/3 of an inning to blow his fifth save of the season and take the loss in Friday's game against the Mets.
Mike Maher
Sat, Aug 10th
Madison Bumgarner fell to 8-8 on Sunday in Arizona, giving up four runs on six hits over six innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 19th
Notes 
 Doolittle is firmly established as the Nationals' closer heading into 2019, and he's proven to be an elite one when healthy. Unfortunately, injuries have been a frequent concern for Doolittle, which helps explain why the Nationals acquired two other relievers with closing experience in Trever Rosenthal and Kyle Barraclough.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Bumgarner was one of the best fantasy starters out there until a couple of years ago, but he hasn't been quite the same since his 2017 dirt bike accident. He has remained a help in ERA thanks to his ability to limit base hits, but his strikeout rate has plummeted and last year his walk rate rose as well. Bumgarner's peripherals suggest he is playing with fire, even in a very pitcher-friendly environment in San Francisco. Still just 29 years old, a big bounce back season cannot be completely discounted, but there is no question that Bumgarner is a risk-reward choice on draft day.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Doolittle could be a top-five closer in a full season. He posted a 1.60 ERA, 60 strikeouts, six walks, and 25 saves in 45 innings. Anyone will need a microscope to see his 0.60 WHIP. Yet injuries are par for the course, as the 32-year-old has averaged 37 innings over the past four seasons. The elite skills-and steady ninth-inning role on a playoff contender-make Doolittle a borderline top-10 closer despite the likelihood of missed time.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
A dirt-bike accident in 2017 and broken hand suffered last spring limited Bumgarner to 240.2 combined innings in the past two seasons. He had previously exceeded 200 in each of the last six seasons. While he could regain his workhorse label in 2019, the 29-year-old must combat declines in velocity, swinging strikes (9.2%), and strikeouts (19.8%). Don't pay for past success, but take him as a stable, high-floor SP3 if everyone else is fading the owner of a career 3.03 ERA.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Doolittle only had 25 saves and 60 strikeouts last year, but he had an absurd 0.600 WHIP. That isn't a typo. With a full season, don't be surprised when Doolittle finishes in the elite tier of fantasy closers.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros