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
54%
Recommended by
32 of 59 experts
46%
Recommended by
27 of 59 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
   
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# 49# 67
   
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# 51# 84
   
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# 37# 54
   
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# 38# 61
   
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# 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 
 Nick Pivetta was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 24th
Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies are removing Wade Davis from the closer role.
John Aubin
Fri, Aug 2nd
 Phillies pitcher Nick Pivetta allowed two hits and struck out four over two scoreless innings to earn his first save in Saturday's win over the White Sox.
Mike Maher
Sun, Aug 4th
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
 Pivetta will reportedly move to the bullpen once the Phillies' signing of Drew Smyly is official.
James Bisson
Fri, Jul 19th
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
 Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed one earned run on no hits and four walks while striking out four over 2 1/3 innings in a rain-shortened no-decision against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jul 18th
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
 Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed three earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two over five innings in a loss to the Nationals on Friday. The loss drops him to 4-4 on the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jul 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
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