Who Should I Draft?

Zack Greinke or Blake Treinen (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zack Greinke
SP - ARI
Zack Greinke
Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
35 of 56 experts
38%
Recommended by
21 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 18# 19
Best Rank# 11# 13
Worst Rank# 41# 36
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 56# 62
Best Rank# 52# 57
Worst Rank# 65# 71
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts18583
Wins134
Saves032
ERA3.682.66
WHIP1.181.12
   
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# 17# 24
   
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# 14# 20
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 22
   
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USA Today
# 18# 19
   
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# 13# 20
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 22# 23
   
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Brewer Rat
# 17# 25
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
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Beast Dome
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CBS Sports
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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BretskyBall
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The Athletic
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The Fake Baseball
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Athlon Sports
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RotoBaller
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FantasyPros
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 27
   
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FantasyPros
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RotoBaller
# 16# 21
   
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FantasyPros
# 13# 16
   
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# 17# 31
   
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# 19# 24
   
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# 19# 29
   
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# 17# 25
   
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# 20# 23
   
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Razzball
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Expand The Boxscore
# 20# 14
   
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Fantrax
# 20# 19
   
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Freeze Stats
# 20# 18
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 21# 19
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 17
   
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Razzball
# 23# 14
   
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Fake Teams
# 23# 13
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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The Athletic
# 25# 22
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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# 27# 19
   
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Sporfolio
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FanGraphs
# 28# 20
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 29# 25
   
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The Athletic
# 29# 23
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 29# 17
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 32# 20
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 36# 13
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 41# 13
   
  Zack Greinke
SP - ARI
Zack Greinke
Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3368
   
Games Started330
   
Innings Pitched208.180.2
   
Wins159
   
Losses112
   
Saves038
   
Blown Saves05
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed18146
   
Earned Runs747
   
Home Runs Allowed282
   
Strikeouts199100
   
Walks4321
   
ERA3.210.78
   
WHIP1.080.83
   
  Zack Greinke
SP - ARI
Zack Greinke
Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3169
   
Games Started310
   
Innings Pitched194.973.7
   
Wins134
   
Losses113
   
Saves032
   
Blown Saves07
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed18259
   
Earned Runs8022
   
Home Runs Allowed255
   
Strikeouts18583
   
Walks4824
   
ERA3.682.66
   
WHIP1.181.12
   
  Zack Greinke
SP - ARI
Zack Greinke
Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
News 
 Zack Greinke improved to 8-2 on Thursday in Washington, tossing 7 1/3 shutout innings while allowing just two hits.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
Blake Treinen allowed one run on one hit, one walk, and one strikeout through one inning against Tampa Bay on Tuesday to earn a save.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 12th
 Zack Greinke improved to 7-2 on Saturday in Toronto, tossing six shutout innings while striking out seven.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 9th
Blake Treinen allowed one earned run on three hits, one walk, and one strikeout through one inning on Sunday against Texas.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 10th
 Zack Greinke received a no-decision on Saturday versus the Mets, giving up four runs on seven hits in four innings of work.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
Blake Treinen threw a perfect inning on Tuesday against the Angels to earn a save. He struck out two in the outing.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 5th
 Zack Greinke received a no-decision on Memorial Day versus Colorado, throwing six innings of one-run ball while striking out six.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 28th
Blake Treinen allowed no runs on one hit and three walks through two innings on Sunday against Houston.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 3rd
 Zack Greinke took the loss on Tuesday in San Diego, throwing seven innings of three-run ball and striking out five.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 22nd
Blake Treinen allowed one hit and struck out two in one inning to earn a save against the Angels on Monday.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, May 28th
Notes 
 Greinke's age is now 35 and he did have a rough season three years ago, but besides then, he has been phenomenal since 2009. Expect plenty more of the same in 2019 with excellent ratios, about 15 wins and around 200 strikeouts. This makes him a top 20 starting pitcher for 2019 fantasy leagues
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Treinen was simply phenomenal for Oakland last season, and he enters 2019 neck-and-neck with Edwin Diaz for the title of fantasy's number one closer.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Greinke is not an elite strikeout pitcher, but he is a workhorse with pinpoint control who has produced an ERA of 3.21 or better and WHIP of 1.15 or better in five of the last six seasons. There is real value in that consistency. He's an ideal second starter in standard mixed leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Drafters should know better than to expect another 0.78 ERA from Treinen, but his ascension into an elite stopper was legit. He posted 100 punchouts with the third-highest swinging-strike rate (18.2%) behind Edwin Diaz and Josh Hader, and no reliever got opponents to chase outside the zone more often. Yet paying for any reliever's career year is dicey, especially a 30-year-old who had never struck out a batter per inning before 2018.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Greinke has posted superbly similar ERAs (3.20, 3.21) and WHIP (1.07, 1.08) in the last two years, but the heavily used 35-year-old comes with some warning signs. His average fastball velocity slipped to 89.6 mph, leading to a .361 wOBA against the pitch. He also benefited from his lowest BABIP (.272) and highest strand rate (80.2) since 2015's 1.66 ERA. A cerebral pitcher with elite control, Greinke should avoid bottoming out entirely. Yet the risk is there. He's someone to draft as a steady SP2 rather than a staff anchor.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Treinen was magical last season, floating a 0.78 ERA and 0.834 WHIP to go with 100 Ks and 38 saves. That made him the number two fantasy closer behind only Edwin Diaz, and that is precisely how he should be drafted this year. With that said, no closer taken in the first five rounds ever returns enough value so be patient.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros