Who Should I Draft?

Wade Davis or Eduardo Rodriguez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
33 of 56 experts
41%
Recommended by
23 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 49# 53
Best Rank# 24# 24
Worst Rank# 84# 97
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 121# 150
Best Rank# 101# 133
Worst Rank# 151# 158
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts75155
Wins310
Saves340
ERA3.663.94
WHIP1.221.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 57
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 54
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 65# 84
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 65# 80
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 55
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 24# 78
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 43# 47
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 31# 60
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 37# 77
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 44# 62
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 54# 77
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 64# 68
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 48
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 56
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 60# 64
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 54# 81
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 39# 40
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 64
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 51# 58
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 58
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 50# 53
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 48# 62
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 56# 61
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 41# 47
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 68# 82
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 41# 74
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 61# 71
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 42# 52
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 72# 97
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 54# 61
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 55# 59
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 45# 49
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 50# 62
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 36# 24
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 44# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 46# 34
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 47# 44
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 42
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 53# 44
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 54# 50
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 40
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 55# 45
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 55# 41
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 57# 51
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 57# 40
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 57# 51
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 58# 46
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 61# 39
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 62# 44
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 62# 55
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 54
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 67# 39
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 69# 61
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 70# 60
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 73# 34
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 84# 45
   
  Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6927
   
Games Started023
   
Innings Pitched65.2130.1
   
Wins313
   
Losses65
   
Saves430
   
Blown Saves60
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed43119
   
Earned Runs3055
   
Home Runs Allowed816
   
Strikeouts78146
   
Walks2645
   
ERA4.133.82
   
WHIP1.061.26
   
  Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6326
   
Games Started026
   
Innings Pitched62.2142.9
   
Wins310
   
Losses37
   
Saves340
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed50131
   
Earned Runs2563
   
Home Runs Allowed819
   
Strikeouts75155
   
Walks2750
   
ERA3.663.94
   
WHIP1.221.27
   
  Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
News 
 Wade Davis suffered his second blown save of the weekend on Sunday versus San Diego, giving up four runs in 2/3 of an inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 17th
Eduardo Rodriguez gave up just one run on six hits and struck out four over seven innings Friday in a 13-2 win over the Orioles.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
 Wade Davis blew his first save of the year on Friday versus San Diego, giving up two runs on three hits and a walk in 2/3 of an inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
Eduardo Rodriguez gave up four runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out seven batters over 5 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Rays.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
 Wade Davis allowed a solo homer in the ninth inning of Thursday's 9-6 win over the Padres.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
Eduardo Rodriguez gave up three runs on six hits, did not give up a walk and struck out seven batters as the Red Sox beat the Royals on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 5th
 Wade Davis allowed a hit and recorded a strikeout to earn the save in Monday's 6-5 win over the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
Eduardo Rodriguez (5-3) allowed one run on four hits and a walk while striking out five over six innings Sunday in a win over the Astros.
John Aubin
Mon, May 27th
 Davis was activated off the 10-day DL prior to Friday's game against the New York Mets.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 7th
Eduardo Rodriguez (4-3) allowed six runs on six hits with five strikeouts and three walks across five innings while taking a loss to the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, May 22nd
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
An intriguing option when healthy, Rodriguez took another step forward with a 3.82 ERA, 3.65 FIP, and 10.13 K/9 in 2018. Good luck getting a full season out of the lefty. Knee and ankle injuries contained him to 129.2 frames, so he has yet to make 25 starts for more than 137.1 frames in a single season. He flaunted a high ceiling by mixing in fewer four-seamers in favor of a cutter, and he has reportedly spent the offseason working on his slider with help from Chris Sale and Pedro Martinez. Drafters must prepare to make up the lost innings elsewhere, but he's nevertheless the type of high-strikeout hurler worth targeting after locking down sturdier rotation anchors.
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
 
 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