Who Should I Draft?

Wade Davis or J.A. Happ (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 49# 52
Best Rank# 24# 27
Worst Rank# 84# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 121# 131
Best Rank# 101# 118
Worst Rank# 151# 139
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts75168
Wins313
Saves340
ERA3.663.85
WHIP1.221.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 58# 74
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 45
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 57
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 67
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 53# 58
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 24# 49
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 67# 72
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 43# 51
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 31# 43
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 37# 94
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 44# 47
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 54# 60
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 48# 110
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 57
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 39# 65
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 51# 53
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 47# 56
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 36# 52
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 67
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 50# 59
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 48# 52
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 41# 46
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 41# 69
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 42# 67
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 46# 58
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 72# 82
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 55# 69
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 54# 62
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 55# 64
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 45# 111
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 62# 64
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 50# 54
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 44# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 45
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 54# 44
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 43
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 54# 41
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 55# 47
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 56# 37
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 48
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 57# 53
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 57# 45
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 57# 54
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 60# 56
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 61# 46
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 61# 43
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 62# 50
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 64# 52
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 65# 52
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 65# 40
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 48
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 68# 56
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 69# 58
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 70# 44
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 73# 42
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 84# 64
   
  Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6931
   
Games Started031
   
Innings Pitched65.2178.1
   
Wins317
   
Losses66
   
Saves430
   
Blown Saves60
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed43150
   
Earned Runs3072
   
Home Runs Allowed827
   
Strikeouts78193
   
Walks2651
   
ERA4.133.65
   
WHIP1.061.13
   
  Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6329
   
Games Started029
   
Innings Pitched62.2167.6
   
Wins313
   
Losses38
   
Saves340
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed50153
   
Earned Runs2572
   
Home Runs Allowed824
   
Strikeouts75168
   
Walks2752
   
ERA3.663.85
   
WHIP1.221.23
   
  Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
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
J.A. Happ (7-3) allowed two runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and no walks across five innings while earning a victory against the Rays on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
 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
J.A. Happ did not factor into the decision in Thursday's loss to the White Sox, allowing four runs on four hits and four walks while striking out two through five innings.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 14th
 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
J.A. Happ gave up just one run on four hits and struck out four batters in seven innings and earned a win over the Blue Jays on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 7th
 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
J.A. Happ (5-3) allowed one run on three hits with five strikeouts and two walks across five innings to earn a victory against the Red Sox on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 1st
 Davis was activated off the 10-day DL prior to Friday's game against the New York Mets.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 7th
Thursday's game between the Yankees and Red Sox was postponed due to rain; it will be made up Aug. 3.
James Bisson
Thu, May 30th
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
The undervalued Happ massively out-performed his 2018 draft pick despite posting his highest ERA (3.65) since 2014. He now owns a 3.49 ERA and 8.45 K/9 over those past four seasons, and yet many drafters have scoffed at him going around the pick-150 range. Seems like a reasonable price for someone who accompanied his career-high 193 strikeouts with a career-high 10.3% swinging-strike rate and career-low 78.3% contact rate. He looked comfortable in pinstripes (2.69 ERA, 1.05 WHIP) and could once again reap the rewards of run support to a crooked wins tally. Don't run away just because the southpaw is 36.
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