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Who Should I Draft?

Trevor Bauer or Roberto Osuna (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
26 of 51 experts
49%
Recommended by
25 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 26# 24
Best Rank# 12# 11
Worst Rank# 60# 49
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 88# 74
Best Rank# 72# 63
Worst Rank# 97# 94
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2683
Wins15
Saves130
ERA3.284.04
WHIP1.031.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 22# 30
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 14# 25
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 37
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 24
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 24# 25
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 27# 28
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 19# 28
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 23# 24
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 31
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 32# 33
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 29# 32
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 12# 41
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 30
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 27# 32
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 24# 26
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 24# 41
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 18# 38
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 41
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 28# 49
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 32
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 21# 30
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 29# 36
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 41# 43
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 23# 28
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 26# 38
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 22# 26
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 33# 11
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 17
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 18
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 18
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 38# 19
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 23# 19
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 38# 19
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 21
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 22
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 60# 22
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 36# 22
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 44# 23
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 24
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 25# 24
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 25
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 36# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 46# 26
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 33# 26
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 31# 26
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 28
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 29# 28
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 43# 29
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 39# 34
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 44# 35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6634
   
Games Started034
   
Innings Pitched65.2213.0
   
Wins411
   
Losses313
   
Saves380
   
Blown Saves60
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed45185
   
Earned Runs19107
   
Home Runs Allowed834
   
Strikeouts73253
   
Walks1282
   
ERA2.634.52
   
WHIP0.881.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2212
   
Games Started012
   
Innings Pitched22.173.1
   
Wins15
   
Losses14
   
Saves130
   
Blown Saves30
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed1866
   
Earned Runs833
   
Home Runs Allowed311
   
Strikeouts2683
   
Walks527
   
ERA3.284.04
   
WHIP1.031.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
News 
 Roberto Osuna has reportedly received a diagnosis that he needs to undergo Tommy John surgery to address his injured elbow.
Dan Harris
Tue, Aug 4th
Trevor Bauer (2-0) allowed one run on three hits and one walk while striking out 12 across six innings Friday's 8-3 win over the Brewers on Friday. He earned his second victory of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 8th
 Astros manager Dusty Baker says he isn’t optimistic about the outlook for Roberto Osuna (elbow) moving forward.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 4th
Trevor Bauer (1-0) allowed two hits and two walks while striking out seven across seven scoreless innings in Sunday's 4-0 Game 2 win over the Tigers. He picked up his first win of the season.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 3rd
 Roberto Osuna was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with right arm soreness.
Brad Camara
Sun, Aug 2nd
Trevor Bauer is slated to start Game 2 of Sunday's double-header against the Detroit Tigers per the Cincinnati Reds.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Aug 2nd
 Roberto Osuna left Saturday night's game against the Angels with arm discomfort. He is headed back to Houston for an MRI.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sat, Aug 1st
Saturday's game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Detroit Tigers has been postponed due to rain.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Aug 1st
 Roberto Osuna picked up the save on Monday against the Mariners, striking out two in the ninth to preserve the 8-5 win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 28th
Trevor Bauer allowed one run on two hits and one walk while striking out 13 in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Tigers. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Sun, Jul 26th
Notes 
 If you want to invest in a closer but don't want one of the top-priced guys, you could do far worse than Roberto Osuna, who is my No. 1 reliever. He's done that thing that managers love where he's "proven himself" able to handle the late-inning work, and he pitches for one of the best teams in the league, which means the saves should be there. This is a great spot to dip your toes into the saves category.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
I like the strkeouts and I think Cincy wins a lot of games this year. He is imperfect in ratios and the park is unkind, but as my #2 or 33 SP I am ok with the flaws because I am high on the Ks.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Osuna may not be quite the pitcher he was in his absolute prime, but he's not far off. He has yet to have a season in the majors with a WHIP above 1.00, and his strikeout rate has rebounded to above-average, if not elite, levels. He has immense job security on an excellent team and should once again provide all the numbers you could want from a closer. Draft him with confidence.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
For someone who thinks he's the best player on the planet and an innovative genius, Trevor Bauer really only has one good season under his belt. If you're in a league that counts innings pitched, he has increased value, but outside of that, the strikeouts aren't worth the over-hyped price that comes with drafting Bauer."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Still just 25 years old, a top-four option for saves in fantasy
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Bauer may be one of the most talented pitchers in baseball, but he has exactly one season with an ERA below 4.18, a WHIP below 1.25, or more than 12 wins. Even on an improved Cincinnati team, there's little reason to expect him to do much better than those numbers. Bauer will give you innings and plenty of strikeouts, but fantasy owners would do well to largely forget 2018, and draft him with closer to a 4.00 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in mind.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Piled up a whopping 253 strikeouts in a down season. Reasonable to expect 4.48 ERA to drop a bit
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros