Who Should I Draft?

Sean Doolittle or Robbie Ray (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
38 of 59 experts
36%
Recommended by
21 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 37# 39
Best Rank# 21# 26
Worst Rank# 62# 118
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 102# 116
Best Rank# 89# 110
Worst Rank# 130# 133
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts70205
Wins310
Saves290
ERA2.813.75
WHIP0.951.30
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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# 41# 59
   
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# 41# 73
   
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# 46# 50
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 40
   
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The Athletic
# 30# 37
   
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Beast Dome
# 23# 39
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 35# 41
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 29# 51
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 38# 118
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 39# 40
   
Andrew Gould
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# 40# 48
   
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Razzball
# 36# 42
   
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# 44# 46
   
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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# 33# 50
   
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RotoBaller
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# 32# 49
   
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# 38# 40
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 21# 42
   
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FantasyPros
# 41# 45
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 34# 65
   
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# 36# 46
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 29# 33
   
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# 42# 47
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
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Fantrax
# 31# 68
   
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BRoto Fantasy
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Fake Teams
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# 39# 50
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 31# 28
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 29
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 36# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 31
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 40# 26
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 35
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 41# 31
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 42# 36
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 42# 37
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 42# 35
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 34
   
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# 44# 39
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 46# 33
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 47# 35
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 41
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
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Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 53# 34
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 36
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 57# 43
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 59# 29
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 62# 34
   
  Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played4324
   
Games Started024
   
Innings Pitched45.0124.1
   
Wins36
   
Losses32
   
Saves250
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed2197
   
Earned Runs854
   
Home Runs Allowed319
   
Strikeouts60165
   
Walks670
   
ERA1.603.93
   
WHIP0.601.35
   
  Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5629
   
Games Started029
   
Innings Pitched55.6160.1
   
Wins310
   
Losses28
   
Saves290
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds30
   
Hits Allowed41133
   
Earned Runs1767
   
Home Runs Allowed721
   
Strikeouts70205
   
Walks1275
   
ERA2.813.75
   
WHIP0.951.30
   
  Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
News 
 The Nationals placed Sean Doolittle on the 10-day injured list with knee tendinitis.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 18th
Robbie Ray received a no-decision on Monday versus Miami, throwing six innings of one-run ball while striking out seven.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 17th
 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
Robbie Ray (blister) is scheduled to make his next start on Wednesday versus the Mets.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 10th
 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
Robbie Ray left his start Friday against the Reds with an undisclosed injury which appeared to be on his left hand.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 6th
 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
Robbie Ray picked up his 12th win of the year on Saturday against the Dodgers, allowing four runs over five innings while striking out six.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 31st
 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
Robbie Ray improved to 11-7 on Sunday in Milwaukee, tossing five shutout innings while striking out six.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 25th
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
Ray took a big step backward last year in the ratios but still racked up 165 Ks in just over 120 innings pitcher. There is still upside for an ace pitcher here and the floor may be about what we got last year which didn't kill anyone's championship hopes. He makes for a quality mid-round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Ray was an obvious regression candidate coming off his phenomenal 2017 season, and regress he did. While his strikeout rate remained elite, his walk rate ballooned to over 5.00 per nine innings, inflating his WHIP back up to 1.35. Ray is really hard to hit, so he's capable of keeping his ERA under 4.00, but the WHIP isn't likely to be pretty, which makes him hard to rely on as a weekly starter in standard mixed leagues.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Everything went right for Ray in 2017, when he registered a 2.89 ERA despite a 3.94 BB/9 and 3.72 FIP. An oblique strain limited him to just 123.2 innings in 24 starts last season, and 70 walks led to a 3.93 ERA and 1.35 WHIP. He remained just as tough to hit with a .215 batting average against and 12.01 K/9, so he could bounce back to the 218 strikeouts procured in 2016 and 2017 even if again held below 175 frames. Yet the ballooning walk rate makes him a WHIP liability, and run support could be scarce from a ransacked Diamondbacks lineup.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros