Who Should I Draft?

Zack Greinke or Blake Treinen (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
37 of 59 experts
37%
Recommended by
22 of 59 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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The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 22
   
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Razzball
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  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
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 - HOU
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 - HOU
Zack Greinke
Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
News 
 Zack Greinke (16-5) allowed one run on six hits while striking out seven through six innings in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Royals. He picked up his 16th win of the season.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 15th
Blake Treinen (6-5) allowed two runs on three hits and a walk while failing to record a out. He was charged with his fifth loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 29th
 Zack Greinke (15-5) allowed two hits and no walks while striking out five through six scoreless innings in Monday's 15-0 win over the Athletics. He picked up his 15th win of the season.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 10th
Blake Treinen allowed one hit and no walks while striking out two in a scoreless inning in Friday's 3-2 win over the Astros.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 17th
 Zack Greinke (14-5) allowed four runs on eight hits and zero walks while striking out four through six innings in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Brewers. He was saddled with his fifth loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 4th
Blake Treinen (6-3) allowed one hit through a scoreless inning in Thursday’s 5-3 win over the Brewers. He picked up his sixth win of the season.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 1st
 Zack Greinke allowed five runs on six hits and one walk while striking out eight in Thursday's 9-8 loss to the Rays. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 29th
Blake Treinen (4-3) issued one walk while striking out two in a scoreless inning in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Rangers. He picked up his fourth win of the season.
Brad Camara
Mon, Jul 29th
 Zack Greinke (14-4) allowed three runs (two earned) on 10 hits while striking out one through six 2/3 innings in Friday's 5-4 win over the Angels. He picked up his 14th win of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 24th
Blake Treinen allowed one hit and two walks in 2/3 of an inning pitched in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Twins. He picked up his third win of the season.
Brad Camara
Sun, Jul 21st
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