Who Should I Draft?

Yu Darvish or Wade Davis (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
42 of 56 experts
25%
Recommended by
14 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46# 49
Best Rank# 8# 24
Worst Rank# 93# 84
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 143# 121
Best Rank# 137# 101
Worst Rank# 148# 151
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts16075
Wins93
Saves034
ERA3.793.66
WHIP1.231.22
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 43
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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Going For 2
# 55# 65
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 48# 65
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 53
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 54
   
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Brewer Rat
# 44# 67
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 49# 84
   
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CBS Sports
# 36# 54
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 48
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 55# 64
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 8# 48
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
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FantasyPros
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Razzball
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BretskyBall
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Fantasy Six Pack
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
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The Fake Baseball
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FanGraphs
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RotoBaller
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# 42# 57
   
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# 36# 66
   
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Razzball
# 38# 61
   
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RotoBaller
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FantasyPros
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Freeze Stats
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Razzball
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SportsLine
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Fake Teams
# 39# 45
   
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FanGraphs
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Pitcher List
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RotoBaller
# 45# 41
   
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CBS Sports
# 45# 44
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 48# 37
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 49# 43
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 52# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 55# 24
   
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USA Today
# 56# 53
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 56# 55
   
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The Athletic
# 60# 39
   
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The Athletic
# 60# 58
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 65# 41
   
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Razzball
# 67# 44
   
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# 93# 36
   
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Beast Dome
# 93# 31
   
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played869
   
Games Started80
   
Innings Pitched40.165.2
   
Wins13
   
Losses36
   
Saves043
   
Blown Saves06
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed3643
   
Earned Runs2230
   
Home Runs Allowed78
   
Strikeouts4978
   
Walks2126
   
ERA4.954.13
   
WHIP1.431.06
   
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2463
   
Games Started240
   
Innings Pitched140.662.2
   
Wins93
   
Losses83
   
Saves034
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed12250
   
Earned Runs5925
   
Home Runs Allowed188
   
Strikeouts16075
   
Walks5227
   
ERA3.793.66
   
WHIP1.231.22
   
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
News 
 Yu Darvish allowed one run on two hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 2-1 win over the Dodgers on Saturday. He walked one and struck out ten in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
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
 Yu Darvish allowed four runs on six hits over six innings in the Cubs' 6-5 loss to the Rockies on Monday. He walked none and struck out three in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 11th
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
 Yu Darvish allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits over 5.1 innings in the Cubs' 9-8 win over the Rockies on Wednesday. He walked three and struck out five in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 5th
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
 Yu Darvish allowed one run on three hits over six innings in the Cubs' 2-1 loss to the Cardinals on Friday. He walked three and struck out six in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 1st
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
 Yu Darvish allowed six runs on 12 hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 8-6 win over the Reds on Saturday. He walked two and struck out five in the no decision.
Elliott Baas
Sun, May 26th
Davis was activated off the 10-day DL prior to Friday's game against the New York Mets.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 7th
Notes 
 Darvish missed most of the 2018 season due to elbow and triceps injuries, and he was clearly not himself for the 40 innings he was able to pitch. Health has been a constant concern for Darvish, but he's been a consistently dominant strikeout pitcher, and last year was the first time in his Major League career that he's had an ERA over 3.90 or WHIP above 1.28. His team context in Chicago remains great, so the chance of a big bounce back season is there if he can just stay off of the DL.
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
 Arthroscopic elbow surgery limited Darvish to eight starts in 2018. Adding insult to injury, he wasn't even good (4.95 ERA) in his brief time on the mound. He has now pitched 327 innings over the last four seasons combined. Darvish reportedly added 10-15 pounds of muscle during the offseason, and he said he feels far more comfortable in Chicago after dealing with pressure from signing a hefty contract. There's always the chance he stays healthy and drafters steal an ace with a career 3.49 ERA and 11.04 K/9. There's also, however, enough risk to proceed with caution. He's the ultimate boom-or-bust SP3.
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