Who Should I Draft?

Wade Davis or Ken Giles (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 49# 54
Best Rank# 24# 38
Worst Rank# 84# 124
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 121# 144
Best Rank# 101# 134
Worst Rank# 151# 157
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7574
Wins33
Saves3430
ERA3.663.60
WHIP1.221.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 63
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 65# 76
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 65# 70
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 24# 53
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 44# 45
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 43# 48
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 31# 52
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 37# 45
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 44# 64
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 54# 71
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 56
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 64# 72
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 48# 92
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 54
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 39# 51
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 62
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 62# 85
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 47# 50
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 36# 119
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 61
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 73# 124
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 50# 56
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 48# 49
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 41# 49
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 57# 68
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 41# 63
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 42# 51
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 72# 74
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 69# 88
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 57# 58
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 54# 59
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 45# 57
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 46# 39
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 48
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 50# 48
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 51# 44
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 53# 46
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 54# 43
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 51
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 54# 50
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 55# 50
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 55# 52
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 55# 52
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 56# 48
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 57# 46
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 58# 52
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 60# 38
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 61# 52
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 61# 58
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 62# 60
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 50
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 67# 66
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 68# 47
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 70# 65
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 84# 78
   
  Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6955
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched65.250.2
   
Wins30
   
Losses63
   
Saves4326
   
Blown Saves60
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed4354
   
Earned Runs3026
   
Home Runs Allowed86
   
Strikeouts7853
   
Walks267
   
ERA4.134.65
   
WHIP1.061.21
   
  Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6363
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched62.263.1
   
Wins33
   
Losses33
   
Saves3430
   
Blown Saves42
   
Holds11
   
Hits Allowed5057
   
Earned Runs2525
   
Home Runs Allowed87
   
Strikeouts7574
   
Walks2718
   
ERA3.663.60
   
WHIP1.221.18
   
  Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
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
Ken Giles who is on the injured list with elbow issues threw 22 pitches to hitters Wednesday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 20th
 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
Giles was placed on the 10-day injured list prior to Wednesday's game against the Baltimore Orioles with right elbow inflammation.
James Bisson
Wed, Jun 12th
 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
Ken Giles recorded a four-out save with three strikeouts and two walks during a 4-3 victory against the Yankees on Tuesday.
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
Ken Giles pitched one scoreless inning giving up a hit and striking out three batters as the Blue Jays lost to the Rockies by a 4-2 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 2nd
 Davis was activated off the 10-day DL prior to Friday's game against the New York Mets.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 7th
Ken Giles pitched the ninth inning on Sunday striking out two of the three batters he faced as the Blue Jays beat the Padres by a 10-1 score.
John Aubin
Mon, May 27th
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 Blue Jays took on Ken Giles in the Osuna trade last year. Although Giles' 2018 stats don't look pretty at first glance, his underlying numbers - including a terrific 53-to-7 strikeout-to-walk ratio - weren't too bad. Giles actually makes for a decent bounce-back candidate and potential draft-day value if your leaguemates are scared off by last year's 4.65 ERA.
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
After holding down Houston's closing gig in 2017, Giles garnered a 3.08 FIP and 7.57 K/BB rate in 2018. He also posted a 4.65 ERA and got shipped to Toronto after losing the ninth-inning gig. It's the second time in three years his ERA has soared over 4.00 despite excellent peripherals, so drafters can never get too comfortable with the erratic righty. There's still a lot to like. His strikeouts dropped despite an elite 16.0% swinging-strike rate, and he closed the season with 10 scoreless outings as the Blue Jays' closer, a role he'll hold to start the season. He's not far off from the guy who recorded a 2.30 ERA, 11.9 K/9, and 34 saves in 2017.
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
Giles may have been an elite closer in 2015 and 2017, but his other two seasons have been disappointing for fantasy owners. Although he straightened is out with Toronto in his final 20 innings, we were still looking at a low K-rate and an ERA over 4.00. Plus, it isn't like there will be a ton of save opportunities in Toronto like he saw in Houston the past few years.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros