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
58%
Recommended by
34 of 59 experts
42%
Recommended by
25 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 49# 52
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 
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
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DailyOverlay
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The Athletic
# 65# 80
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 55
   
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RotoChamp
# 24# 78
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 43# 47
   
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Beast Dome
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Al Melchior
The Athletic
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Scott White
CBS Sports
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Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
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KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
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The Athletic
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Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
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Rudy Gamble
Razzball
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Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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The Fake Baseball
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RotoBaller
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RotoBaller
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Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
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Dan Harris
FantasyPros
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Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
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Hail to Fantasy Football
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Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
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The Fantasy Fix
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RotoBaller
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Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
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Fake Teams
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Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
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Steve Gardner
USA Today
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Andrew Gould
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Jason Petropoulos
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Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
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Freeze Stats
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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Tyler Thompson
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Tim Young
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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 
 Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies are removing Wade Davis from the closer role.
John Aubin
Fri, Aug 2nd
Eduardo Rodriguez allowed just an unearned run on two hits and walked two batters over six innings and fanned 10 to beat the Giants on Thursday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
 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
Eduardo Rodriguez struck out 12 batters over 6 2/3 innings Saturday against the Phillies, allowing just a single run on four hits and a walk.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 15th
 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
Eduardo Rodriguez gave up one run on five hits and one walk while striking out nine through six innings to take the loss against the Yankees on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 10th
 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
Eduardo Rodriguez allowed five hits and four walks while striking out eight across seven shutout innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Twins.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 5th
 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
Eduardo Rodriguez earned the win over the Rockies on Wednesday, allowing three runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out five over five innings.
John Aubin
Thu, Aug 29th
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