Who Should I Draft?

Tyler Glasnow or Corey Knebel (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tyler Glasnow
SP,RP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
Corey Knebel
RP - MIL
Corey Knebel
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
36 of 54 experts
33%
Recommended by
18 of 54 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 71# 108
Best Rank# 14# 34
Worst Rank# 216# 232
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 162# 193
Best Rank# 156# 135
Worst Rank# 199# 224
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts16461
Wins82
Saves014
ERA4.022.85
WHIP1.321.12
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60IL60
   
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The Athletic
# 78
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 85
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 69
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 95
   
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USA Today
# 49
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 35# 232
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 74# 88
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 68# 100
   
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# 56# 89
   
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# 46
   
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# 55
   
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# 49
   
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FantasyPros
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# 67# 52
   
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# 71# 34
   
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# 72# 49
   
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# 75# 63
   
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  Tyler Glasnow
SP,RP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
Corey Knebel
RP - MIL
Corey Knebel
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played4557
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched112.155.1
   
Wins24
   
Losses73
   
Saves016
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds47
   
Hits Allowed8938
   
Earned Runs5322
   
Home Runs Allowed157
   
Strikeouts13688
   
Walks5322
   
ERA4.273.58
   
WHIP1.271.08
   
  Tyler Glasnow
SP,RP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
Corey Knebel
RP - MIL
Corey Knebel
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2738
   
Games Started260
   
Innings Pitched140.439.4
   
Wins82
   
Losses82
   
Saves014
   
Blown Saves05
   
Holds05
   
Hits Allowed12027
   
Earned Runs6312
   
Home Runs Allowed174
   
Strikeouts16461
   
Walks6518
   
ERA4.022.85
   
WHIP1.321.12
   
  Tyler Glasnow
SP,RP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
Corey Knebel
RP - MIL
Corey Knebel
News 
 Tyler Glasnow felt discomfort while throwing on Sunday and an MRI showed right flexor inflammation. He will be shut down from throwing for three weeks before being re-evaluated.
Dan Harris
Mon, Jun 24th
Corey Knebel has officially chosen to receive Tommy John surgery. This comes after Knebel pitched with a partially torn UCL for several years. The recovery process will surely see him miss the 2019 season. Knebel's return, in a best case scenario, will be Spring Training 2020.
Garett Thomas
Fri, Mar 29th
 Tyler Glasnow (forearm) was surprised at how good he felt after Tuesday's bullpen session, and thinks he will throw another bullpen session Friday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
Corey Knebel (elbow) says he will decide on Friday whether or not to undergo Tommy John surgery.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 28th
 Tyler Glasnow (forearm) will throw off a mound Saturday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
Corey Knebel (elbow) has been diagnosed with a partial UCL tear. He is going to seek opinions from multiple specialists before deciding on rehab or surgery.
Elliott Baas
Fri, Mar 22nd
 Tyler Glasnow's strained forearm is still feeling good and he remains on schedule, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 11th
Brewers manager Craig Counsell says Corey Knebel’s elbow injury is UCL related and the right-hander will seek a second opinion.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 21st
 Tyler Glasnow (forearm) played catch from 75 feet on Sunday according to Josh Tolentino of the Athletic.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 2nd
Brewers manager Craig Counsell says Corey Knebel is dealing with an elbow issue and that there is “reason for concern”.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 21st
Notes 
 A former elite prospect, Glasnow couldn't quite get his act together in Pittsburgh, but things started looking up when he was moved to the Rays. He struggled mightily with the long ball during his brief stint in Tampa, but the much more important thing is that he nearly cut his walk rate in half. Glasnow can miss bats with the best of them, so if he can stop giving away so many free passes we could suddenly be looking at a pitcher who can provide solid ratios to go along with the elite strikeout numbers. He's an exciting breakout candidate.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
An intriguing bounce-back selection, Knebel is dealing with a UCL injury that has Brewers manager Craig Counsell concerned. Although one of the game's elite strikeout artists over the last two seasons, late drafters should avoid him in case the worst scenario is confirmed. Josh Hader could see more save opportunities, but the Brewers could still sign Craig Kimbrel or put someone else into the ninth-inning role so their best reliever can keep working in high-leverage spots.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 The former top pitching prospect has struggled enough with his command that the Pirates relegated him back to Triple-A and eventually the bullpen. Once he was traded to Tampa, however, Glasnow showed flashes of his true-ace stuff. In the second half, his walk rate plummeted and he surrendered just a .195 batting average. Perhaps more impressive is the fact that he struck out 11 hitters per nine innings, which is the same as Blake Snell and Patrick Corbin and better than Stephen Strasburg and Luis Severino. With a full season, we could be looking at 220+ Ks to go with solid ratios.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Knebel entered 2018 as the Brewers' obvious closer, but between injuries and inconsistency, he barely edged out Jeremy Jeffress and Josh Hader for the team lead in saves. All three relievers have dominant stuff and a proven ability to succeed in the ninth inning, but it remains to be seen whether manager Craig Counsell will deploy any of them as the regular closer following last season's success with a committee approach. Until we hear otherwise, consider Knebel the favorite to serve as the head of a committee. Even if he isn't the exclusive closer, Knebel can help enough in other areas (Ks, ERA, WHIP) to be well worth rostering.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Looking like a lost cause in Pittsburgh, Glasnow revitalized his career following a midseason trade to Tampa Bay. The former elite prospect posted a 4.20 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 64 strikeouts in 55.2 frames. The burgeoning hype would be much bigger if not for getting tagged for seven runs by Toronto in the first frame on Sept. 5. His 19 walks in 11 starts actually represented a stark, and workable improvement over past abhorrent command, and he has reportedly thrown his fastball at 98.7 mph (a full two ticks above last season's average velocity) in camp. His rising price is going to skyrocket if the 6'8" righty throws that hard in a spring training game.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Knebel was injured and had a rough year, but still tallied up 88 strikeouts in 55 innings with a killer WHIP. Expect the ERA to improve closer to that 1.78 rate from 2017, and with that and a full bill of health should come a bounceback to 30 or even 40 saves.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros