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
56%
Recommended by
33 of 59 experts
44%
Recommended by
26 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 49# 51
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 
   
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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
   
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
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 55
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 54# 62
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 55# 64
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 46# 55
   
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
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 53# 51
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 54# 44
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 54# 40
   
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
The Athletic
# 65# 52
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 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 
 Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies are removing Wade Davis from the closer role.
John Aubin
Fri, Aug 2nd
J.A. Happ allowed two runs on four hits with no walks and four strikeouts across 5 1/3 innings during a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
 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
J.A. Happ (biceps) will make his next scheduled start Friday against the Blue Jays, Mike Mazzeo of Yahoo Sports reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 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
J.A. Happ (biceps) received a cortisone shot Friday and is expected to start Thursday against the Angels, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
 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
J.A. Happ is headed to New York to see a doctor about biceps tendinitis, which he's apparently been dealing with for his last few starts, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 12th
 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
J.A Happ pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing only two hits and one walk while striking out seven as the Yankees defeated the Red Sox 5-1.
Brandon Plutner
Sat, Sep 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
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