Who Should I Draft?

Zach Eflin or Mark Melancon (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zach Eflin
SP,RP - PHI
Zach Eflin
Mark Melancon
RP - SF
Mark Melancon
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
17 of 31 experts
45%
Recommended by
14 of 31 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 155# 152
Best Rank# 76# 109
Worst Rank# 306# 256
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 304# 408
Best Rank# 272# 329
Worst Rank# 390# 425
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts12246
Wins92
Saves07
ERA4.443.42
WHIP1.321.31
   
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  Zach Eflin
SP,RP - PHI
Zach Eflin
Mark Melancon
RP - SF
Mark Melancon
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2441
   
Games Started240
   
Innings Pitched128.039.0
   
Wins111
   
Losses84
   
Saves03
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds08
   
Hits Allowed13048
   
Earned Runs6214
   
Home Runs Allowed162
   
Strikeouts12331
   
Walks3714
   
ERA4.363.23
   
WHIP1.301.59
   
  Zach Eflin
SP,RP - PHI
Zach Eflin
Mark Melancon
RP - SF
Mark Melancon
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2655
   
Games Started260
   
Innings Pitched140.154.0
   
Wins92
   
Losses93
   
Saves07
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds014
   
Hits Allowed14555
   
Earned Runs6921
   
Home Runs Allowed224
   
Strikeouts12246
   
Walks4016
   
ERA4.443.42
   
WHIP1.321.31
   
  Zach Eflin
SP,RP - PHI
Zach Eflin
Mark Melancon
RP - SF
Mark Melancon
News 
 Phillies starter Zach Eflin allowed three earned runs on four hits and one walk while striking out three over four innings in a loss to the New York Mets on Tuesday. The loss drops him to 2-3 on the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Apr 23rd
Mark Melancon allowed one run on three hits and a walk as the Giants beat the Royals 7-2 on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 17th
 Phillies starter Zach Eflin allowed two earned runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out two over six innings in a loss to the Colorado Rockies on Thursday. The loss drops him to 2-2 on the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Apr 19th
Mark Melancon allowed three runs in 2/3 of an inning on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 4th
 Phillies starter Zach Eflin allowed six earned runs on 10 hits and no walks while striking out four over four innings in a loss to the Miami Marlins on Saturday.
Mike Maher
Sun, Apr 14th
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday he won't be naming a closer "for a few weeks".
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 13th
 Phillies starting pitcher Zach Eflin allowed one run on six hits and no walks while striking out five in a win over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
Mike Maher
Sun, Apr 7th
 
 Phillies pitcher Zach Eflin allowed three hits and one walk while striking out nine batters over five shutout innings in a win over the Nationals on Tuesday.
Mike Maher
Wed, Apr 3rd
 
Notes 
  Will Smith is the closer for now in San Francisco but he hasn't been all that durable, plus he may be on the trade market before long as a coveted lefty setup man. Don't sleep on Melancon getting saves again within a few months.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
  Melancon and Will Smith will reportedly enter spring training as the top two candidates to serve as the Giants' closer in 2019. While Smith has clearly done far more to deserve the job, the Giants' desire to save face on Melancon's bloated $62 million contract may make him the slight favorite. If the job goes to Melancon, he'll be worth owning in case he can rediscover his past form, but the chances of him blowing up your ERA and/or WHIP would be significant.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros