Who Should I Draft?

Shane Greene or Brandon Morrow (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shane Greene
RP - DET
Shane Greene
Brandon Morrow
RP - CHC
Brandon Morrow
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
28 of 52 experts
46%
Recommended by
24 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 101# 107
Best Rank# 70# 66
Worst Rank# 179# 218
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 249# 278
Best Rank# 206# 232
Worst Rank# 265# 305
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6745
Wins32
Saves2618
ERA4.183.28
WHIP1.321.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 108
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 91
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 97# 101
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 118# 132
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 92
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 104
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 70# 80
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 76# 102
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 95# 101
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 117# 138
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 97# 101
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 112# 123
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 104# 184
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 86
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 94# 111
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 106# 122
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 122# 133
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 95# 110
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 179# 218
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 87# 117
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 112# 127
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 105# 154
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 105# 121
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 96# 104
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 96# 143
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 78
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 114# 150
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 101# 109
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 81# 66
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 88# 80
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 90# 84
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 97# 90
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 101# 92
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 103# 96
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 104# 100
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 105# 104
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 106# 76
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 106# 90
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 109# 90
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 111# 106
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 111# 105
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 113# 106
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 127# 87
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 127# 125
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 128# 112
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 129# 128
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 131# 118
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 141# 104
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 66
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 73
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 84
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 97
   
  Shane Greene
RP - DET
Shane Greene
Brandon Morrow
RP - CHC
Brandon Morrow
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6635
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched63.031.1
   
Wins40
   
Losses60
   
Saves3222
   
Blown Saves62
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6824
   
Earned Runs365
   
Home Runs Allowed122
   
Strikeouts6531
   
Walks199
   
ERA5.121.47
   
WHIP1.371.08
   
  Shane Greene
RP - DET
Shane Greene
Brandon Morrow
RP - CHC
Brandon Morrow
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6444
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched65.444.4
   
Wins32
   
Losses42
   
Saves2618
   
Blown Saves64
   
Holds34
   
Hits Allowed6340
   
Earned Runs3016
   
Home Runs Allowed85
   
Strikeouts6745
   
Walks2314
   
ERA4.183.28
   
WHIP1.321.22
   
  Shane Greene
RP - DET
Shane Greene
Brandon Morrow
RP - CHC
Brandon Morrow
News 
 Detroit Tigers closer Shane Greene pitched a scoreless ninth inning to save a 3-2 win over the Royals on Wednesday. He allowed one hit and struck out one.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 13th
Brandon Morrow received an injection in his elbow and won't throw for 2-3 weeks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 30th
 Detroit Tigers closer Shane Greene pitched a scoreless ninth inning to save a 9-6 win over the Rays on Tuesday. Greene struck out one in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 5th
Cubs manager Joe Maddon says the team is going to "slow things down" with Brandon Morrow after he felt elbow discomfort in a recent throwing session.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 20th
 Detroit Tigers closer Shane Greene pitched a scoreless ninth in a 3-0 win over the Orioles on Tuesday. Greene struck out one on the way to earning his 17th save.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, May 28th
Brandon Morrow (elbow) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Mar 21st
 Detroit Tigers closer Shane Greene pitched a perfect ninth inning to preserve a 9-8 win over the Mets on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 25th
Brandon Morrow (elbow) is scheduled for his first bullpen session on March 25.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Mar 5th
 Shane Greene allowed five unearned runs on two hits and two walks on Thursday against the Marlins. He was credited with his first blown save and second loss of the season.
Dan Harris
Fri, May 24th
Brandon Morrow (elbow) has been permitted to build up his throwing distance to 90 feet on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 13th
Notes 
 Although Greene had a rough 2018 season, he comes into this year as the expected closer for Detroit. Joe Jimenez might take over before long, but as long as Greene continues to offer saves and strikeouts, he deserves a roster spot.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Morrow is working his way back from an elbow injury that should cost him the first month of the season. He was very good last season and will earn $9 million this year, so it's certainly possible he regains the closer job even if Pedro Strop is handling it well in his absence. He's a smart DL stash.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  It sounds as though Morrow is going to miss the start of the season. That could very well turn into multiple months as we've seen with "minor" pitching injuries many times before. It is a dangerous game to draft based on injury optimism, even if the closer does have considerable upside.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros