Who Should I Draft?

Wade Davis or David Robertson (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
38 of 59 experts
36%
Recommended by
21 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 49# 57
Best Rank# 24# 30
Worst Rank# 84# 153
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 121# 145
Best Rank# 101# 125
Worst Rank# 151# 242
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7589
Wins34
Saves3422
ERA3.663.04
WHIP1.221.10
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 50
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 64
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 24# 57
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 56
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 43# 55
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 31# 51
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 37# 64
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 44# 67
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 54# 74
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 58
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 48# 50
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 58
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 54# 64
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 54# 64
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 39# 45
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 62# 83
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 51# 57
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 47# 71
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 36# 96
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 68
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 73# 153
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 48# 56
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 56# 79
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 41# 53
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 57# 73
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 41# 51
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 61# 72
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 42# 58
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 46# 108
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 55# 78
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 63
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 54# 65
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 53# 54
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 55# 62
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 46# 69
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 45# 82
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 62# 96
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 50# 80
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 40
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 44# 33
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 53# 50
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 54# 50
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 55# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 47
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 57# 43
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 57# 42
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 58# 49
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 60# 48
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 61# 52
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 64# 30
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 65# 51
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 65# 60
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 59
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 67# 53
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 68# 40
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 69# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 70# 42
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 72# 41
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 84# 57
   
  Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6969
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched65.270.1
   
Wins38
   
Losses63
   
Saves435
   
Blown Saves64
   
Holds021
   
Hits Allowed4346
   
Earned Runs3025
   
Home Runs Allowed87
   
Strikeouts7891
   
Walks2626
   
ERA4.133.23
   
WHIP1.061.03
   
  Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6365
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched62.266.2
   
Wins34
   
Losses33
   
Saves3422
   
Blown Saves410
   
Holds19
   
Hits Allowed5048
   
Earned Runs2522
   
Home Runs Allowed87
   
Strikeouts7589
   
Walks2725
   
ERA3.663.04
   
WHIP1.221.10
   
  Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
News 
 Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies are removing Wade Davis from the closer role.
John Aubin
Fri, Aug 2nd
Phillies reliever David Robertson is out for the season and is expected to need surgery to repair the flexor tendon. He may also require Tommy John Surgery at some point, according to a report from Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jul 31st
 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
Phillies reliever David Robertson saw orthopedist James Andrews on Monday and will not throw for another three weeks, according to beat writer Matt Gelb on Twitter. Rest has been recommended for his ailing elbow.
Mike Maher
Mon, May 13th
 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
David Robertson (elbow) will be evaluated when the team returns home later this week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 22nd
 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
David Robertson has been placed on the IL for 10 days, due to elbow soreness. Righty Drew Anderson will be called up from Triple-A. The relief man is scheduled to undergo a MRI on Tuesday, but is not currently concerned about his long-term status.
Garett Thomas
Mon, Apr 15th
 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
Phillies reliever David Robertson pitched in the eighth inning of Sunday's win over the Twins, recording two outs and earning a hold before giving way to lefty Adam Morgan. Hector Neris pitched the ninth inning to earn the save.
Mike Maher
Mon, Apr 8th
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
Phillies manager Gabe Kapler refused to commit to a single closer in 2018, and that will reportedly happen again in 2019, even after Philadelphia spent $23 million this offseason to bring in Robertson on a two-year contract. Robertson and Seranthony Dominguez are the two logical candidates to share the closer's role, but further late-inning shenanigans simply can't be ruled out from Kapler.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Robertson, the owner of a 2.88 ERA and 2.81 FIP, has posted a K/9 of 10.4 or higher in each of his 11 MLB seasons. In most leagues, it's not the end of the world if he isn't Philadelphia's full-time closer, the likely outcome given Gabe Kapler's diversified ninth-inning usage last season. He should at least be in line for some saves alongside Seranthony Dominguez and Hector Neris, making him an intriguing speculative pick once the sturdier choices (there aren't many) fall off the board.
Andrew Gould - 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 was easy to forget how great Robertson is since he only managed 19 saves over the past two seasons. He has racked up 88 Ks per season and excellent ratios over the last 8 years, however. With plenty of save opportunities in store, we could see him return to being a top 10 closer this year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros