Who Should I Draft?

Wade Davis or Nick Pivetta (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
31 of 56 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 50# 49
Best Rank# 31# 24
Worst Rank# 247# 84
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 151# 121
Best Rank# 147# 101
Worst Rank# 168# 151
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts17775
Wins103
Saves034
ERA4.153.66
WHIP1.291.22
   
Misc 
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 53# 58
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 31# 65
   
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USA Today
# 51# 53
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 52# 54
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 49# 67
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 51# 84
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 37# 54
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 38# 61
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46# 53
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 54
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 54# 60
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 49# 54
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 57
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 42# 62
   
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FanGraphs
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RotoBaller
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Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 53# 68
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 35# 57
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 66
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
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RotoBaller
# 43# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
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Freeze Stats
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Razzball
# 42# 69
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 53# 57
   
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SportsLine
# 39# 54
   
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Fantrax
# 49# 55
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 44# 45
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 51# 70
   
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Pitcher List
# 46# 62
   
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RotoChamp
# 103# 24
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 41# 31
   
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# 107# 36
   
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The Athletic
# 50# 37
   
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The Athletic
# 59# 39
   
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RotoBaller
# 54# 41
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 57# 41
   
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FantasyPros
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Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 43
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 52# 43
   
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Razzball
# 62# 44
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 55# 44
   
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Fake Teams
# 55# 47
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 48
   
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The Athletic
# 103# 48
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 49
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 52# 50
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 63# 50
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 56# 51
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 55# 53
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 78# 53
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 62# 55
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 66# 64
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 247# 65
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 122# 73
   
  Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3369
   
Games Started320
   
Innings Pitched164.265.2
   
Wins73
   
Losses146
   
Saves043
   
Blown Saves06
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed16343
   
Earned Runs8730
   
Home Runs Allowed248
   
Strikeouts18878
   
Walks5126
   
ERA4.774.13
   
WHIP1.301.06
   
  Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3063
   
Games Started300
   
Innings Pitched162.262.2
   
Wins103
   
Losses103
   
Saves034
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed15450
   
Earned Runs7525
   
Home Runs Allowed238
   
Strikeouts17775
   
Walks5527
   
ERA4.153.66
   
WHIP1.291.22
   
  Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
News 
 Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed six earned runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out two over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Washington Nationals on Thursday. The loss drops him to 4-2 on the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 21st
Wade Davis gave up a run in the ninth inning on Wednesday versus Arizona but settled down to earn his ninth save.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 20th
 Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed four earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out six over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Atlanta Braves on Friday.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
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
 Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed one earned run on six hits and no walks while striking out six over nine innings in a complete game win over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. The win brings him to 4-1 on the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 9th
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
 Phillies starter Nick Pivetta tossed six shutout innings on Sunday, allowing three hits and no walks while striking out nine.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 2nd
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
 Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed three earned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out six over five innings in Tuesday’s win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher
Wed, May 29th
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
Notes 
 Pivetta's peripherals say that his ERA should have been much better than 4.77 last year, but he was victimized by a high BABIP, low strand rate, and lots and lots of home runs. This is an elite bat misser who has thrown fewer than 300 innings at the Major League level, so there is some breakout potential here. We'll learn this season whether Pivetta is ready to take a step forward or if he's the next in a line of pitchers who don't quite live up to their peripherals.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
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
 Most metrics paint Pivetta as the perfect breakout pick. On the strength of a stellar 19.7 K-BB%, he posted a 3.80 FIP and 3.51 SIERA despite a bloated 4.77 ERA. He possesses an excellent curveball and slider combination that each induced swinging-strike rates above 15.0%. Before going all in on a Cy Young Award dark horse, beware an abysmal fastball that surrendered a .302/.385/.516 slash line. His ups and downs also weren't predictable, as he went from silencing the Red Sox to getting stuffed by the Mets in consecutive August outings. There's enough upside to draft him as a top-40 hurler. Just don't assume he's a sure thing to slice his ERA by at least a full run.
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