Who Should I Draft?

Wade Davis or Cody Allen (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
Expert
Recommendation
81%
Recommended by
48 of 59 experts
19%
Recommended by
11 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 49# 59
Best Rank# 24# 26
Worst Rank# 84# 110
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 121# 156
Best Rank# 101# 145
Worst Rank# 151# 206
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7579
Wins33
Saves3430
ERA3.663.86
WHIP1.221.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-FA
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 58# 70
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 68
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 68
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 55# 59
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 65# 74
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 82
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 53# 73
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 24# 33
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 44# 71
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 63
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 43# 61
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 37# 68
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 44# 63
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 57
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 48# 81
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 60
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 54# 65
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 60# 62
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 54# 59
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 39# 55
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 62# 88
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 51# 60
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 47# 53
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 36# 77
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 78
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 73# 110
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 57# 65
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 48# 61
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 56# 73
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 41# 62
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 57# 93
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 73
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 41# 71
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 61# 77
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 42# 57
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 46# 88
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 55# 68
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 69# 70
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 57# 63
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 64
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 54# 71
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 55# 61
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 46# 83
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 54# 78
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 45# 72
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 70# 99
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 62# 92
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 50# 58
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 31# 26
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 53# 49
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 54# 53
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 55
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 61# 60
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 64# 49
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 65# 64
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 67# 59
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 68# 63
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 72# 55
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 84# 61
   
  Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6970
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched65.267.1
   
Wins34
   
Losses66
   
Saves4327
   
Blown Saves65
   
Holds07
   
Hits Allowed4358
   
Earned Runs3035
   
Home Runs Allowed811
   
Strikeouts7880
   
Walks2633
   
ERA4.134.70
   
WHIP1.061.36
   
  Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6366
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched62.265.5
   
Wins33
   
Losses33
   
Saves3430
   
Blown Saves46
   
Holds13
   
Hits Allowed5055
   
Earned Runs2528
   
Home Runs Allowed89
   
Strikeouts7579
   
Walks2727
   
ERA3.663.86
   
WHIP1.221.24
   
  Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
News 
 Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies are removing Wade Davis from the closer role.
John Aubin
Fri, Aug 2nd
Cody Allen is signing a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Wade Davis was hit hard on Wednesday versus the Dodgers, giving up five runs (via two homers) and recording just one out.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 1st
Cody Allen was released by the Angels Tuesday after being designated for assignment Saturday.
Jonathan Limehouse - Jonathan Limehouse Fantasy Pros
Tue, Jun 18th
 Wade Davis picked up his 15th save of the year on Thursday against the Nationals, striking out the side to secure the 8-7 Rockies win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 25th
The Angels designated Cody Allen for assignment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 Wade Davis allowed four runs (three earned) on two hits and two walks in just 1/3 of an inning on Tuesday versus the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 17th
Cody Allen threw a scoreless inning on Friday against the Orioles. He allowed a walk and struck out two in the win.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, May 11th
 Wade Davis threw a scoreless ninth on Friday versus Cincinnati to earn his 13th save of the year.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 13th
Allen hasn't pitched since going on the injured list April 26 with a back ailment.
James Bisson
Tue, May 7th
Notes 
 You may feel comfortable with the fact that Wade Davis is incredible, but beware of Coors. The saves will come, but chances are high that his ratios will lag behind what you are looking for in a closer. At his current ADP, you will almost certainly be able to wait and snag a better option.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Allen had accrued a sub-3.00 ERA and K/9 above 11.0 in four straight seasons before his ERA ballooned to 4.75 with 80 strikeouts in 67 frames (10.75 K/9) last season. A massive 50.6% fly-ball rate led to a career-high 11 home runs surrendered. Here's the good news: He still found a ninth-inning gig with the Angels. The gopheritis and alarming walk increase (4.42 BB/9) make him a ratio risk, but Allen offers a rare source of affordable saves.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Davis was shaky at times in his first season in Colorado, but he led the National League with 43 saves, and a strong 10.74 K/9 and 1.06 WHIP offset his bloated 4.13 ERA. Expect his ERA and WHIP to move closer to his career marks of 3.50 and 1.25, respectively, though each may be a bit higher because of the Coors Field effect. Barring a total collapse, Davis should have plenty of job security and again be a top-20 fantasy closer.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Allen's last year in Cleveland turned out to be his worst, but that didn't stop the Angels from signing him as their new ninth-inning man. Allen's strikeout rate fell of a bit last season, but the bigger concerns were his ballooning walk rate, declining velocity, and the high amount of hard contact allowed. Allen has plenty of job security and should be a serviceable closer on an above-average team, but it would be unwise to expect a return to a sub-3.00 ERA, sub-1.20 WHIP, or 12+ K/9. He's a mid-tier closing option for 2019.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 It only takes one bad week to torpedo a reliever's season. Davis relinquished eight runs in three outings from Aug. 2-9, raising his ERA from 4.20 to 5.51. He recovered back to 4.13 by allowing one run over his last 18 innings, but the final line remains far too high for a pricey reliever. Despite looking more like his dominant self down the stretch, diminished velocity and a putrid 49.4% first-pitch strike rate pose major problems. The Rockies kept him in the ninth all season over the clearly superior Adam Ottavino, who signed with the Yankees, so job security makes Davis one of few "saves are saves" picks still left on the table.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
It seemed as though Ty Buttrey, Bedrosian and Anderson were going to compete for saves in LA, but then they signed Allen who figures to get the job. Don't be surprised if he losses the gig early, however, if he struggles like we saw last season. Don't consider him a lock for 25 saves again.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros