Who Should I Draft?

Sean Doolittle or Madison Bumgarner (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
Madison Bumgarner
SP - SF
Madison Bumgarner
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 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 
   
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The Athletic
# 42# 34
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 39
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 32
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 44# 33
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 59# 35
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 41# 36
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 36# 25
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 46# 42
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 41# 39
   
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Beast Dome
# 23# 18
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 62# 56
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 38# 21
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 39# 37
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 40# 28
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 44# 37
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 34
   
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The Athletic
# 45# 43
   
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FanGraphs
# 41# 33
   
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Pitcher List
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Razzball
# 53# 26
   
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FantasyPros
# 41# 31
   
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RotoBaller
# 47# 41
   
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Razzball
# 40# 29
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 42# 36
   
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Pitcher List
# 48# 34
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 21# 37
   
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Brewer Rat
# 27# 42
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 29# 58
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 29# 40
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 29# 32
   
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The Athletic
# 30# 35
   
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Fake Teams
# 31# 48
   
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Fantrax
# 31# 43
   
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FantasyPros
# 32# 43
   
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RotoBaller
# 33# 47
   
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RotoBaller
# 33# 67
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 39
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 34# 52
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 35# 52
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 46
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 36# 49
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 36# 47
   
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Freeze Stats
# 36# 54
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 43
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 38# 44
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 39# 45
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 39# 48
   
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RotoChamp
# 41# 48
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 42# 43
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 42# 47
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 46# 56
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 54
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 57# 63
   
  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 
 Nationals closer Sean Doolittle recorded one out to earn his 14th save of the season in Saturday's win over the San Diego Padres.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 9th
Madison Bumgarner received a no-decision on Saturday versus Milwaukee, surrendering five runs (three earned) on five hits in six innings of work.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
 Nationals closer Sean Doolittle allowed two runs on three hits and no walks while striking out two batters in two-thirds of an inning in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Padres. The blown save was his third of the season, and the loss drops him to 4-2 on the year.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
Madison Bumgarner fell to 3-6 on Sunday versus the Dodgers, spinning seven innings of one-run ball while striking out five.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 9th
 Nationals closer Sean Doolittle earned his fourth win over the season in Wednesday's win over the Chicago White Sox, tossing a scoreless inning before Washington walked things off in the bottom of the ninth.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jun 6th
Madison Bumgarner received a no-decision on Tuesday versus the Mets, throwing six innings of three-run ball while striking out five.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 4th
 Nationals closer Sean Doolittle earned his 12th save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in Sunday's win over the Cincinnati Reds. He struck out one.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 3rd
Madison Bumgarner fell to 3-5 on Wednesday in Miami, giving up two runs on six hits over six innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 30th
 Nationals closer Sean Doolittle struck out one over a perfect ninth inning to earn his 11th save of the season in Saturday‚Äôs win over the Cincinnati Reds.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 2nd
Madison Bumgarner received a no-decision on Thursday versus Atlanta, allowing two runs on six hits over six solid innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 23rd
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