Opinions on Jake McGee (95) and Zack Britton (93)

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I'm looking to add another lefty to my bullpen as right now I'm rolling with 5 righties (Dibble, Fingers, Morton, Eckersley, and Rodney) with only Wagner and Chapman as my lefties. Although, I do have two lefties in Nick Lodolo and (95) Blake Snell/Vida Blue in my rotation to help with that.

But I would like to know from your own experiences what you think of them. Stubs aren't really an issue so the high price doesn't matter too much to me, especially if either of them are elite options that I would feel comfortable bringing in over Aroldis Chapman.

The two things that immediately stand out to me with these cards is McGee looks to have great control (89) for a flamethrower but obviously the lack of a change-up or a sinker could be an issue. For me, I don't mind not having a change-up as long as the curveball is worth using. I remember I loved McGee's motion in year's past but I don't know if they changed or modified it with this particular card.

In Britton's case, he brings a different style of pitching that I just wouldn't have if I went with McGee, as the McGee is strikingly similar to Billy Wagner and arguably even Aroldis Chapman and Amir Garrett, in terms of style. Britton has the heater but also what looks to be a filthy sinker with almost maxed out ratings on the control and break according to DaddyLeagues. I absolutely loved his Team Affinity card in The Show 19 but I've heard some say that this card doesn't perform nearly as well as last year's did, so that gives me pause.

Both of these cards look so good to me, I wish I had an extra bullpen spot (why don't we have a 26-man roster anyway?)

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Britton has been okay for me but honestly just holding onto him until his price goes up and then he's off my team. McGee has been amazing for me though.

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Go with Britton for sure.. with Lodolo that's a solid 1-2 lefty punch. Downside is speed differentials & no change up but sinkerballer more than makes up for it.
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Britton. McGee was hit or miss for me, so I sold him back last week.

I will probably sell Britton as well as his price should continue to go up since he is not a WS reward option. I have yet to get Mickey so selling him will help.

How high do you all see Britton getting?

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McGee is great. He's very similar to Wagner when it comes to repertoire though, so I swapped him out for Franco.

I wasn't a fan of Britton. His delivery isn't deceptive as years past and his sinker was kind of flat.

Both are undoubtedly better than Morton, though.

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If you have Wagner you have Doolittle, why don’t you try him?

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Go Britton, he is nasty

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@GiantsXLII said in Opinions on Jake McGee (95) and Zack Britton (93):

Britton. McGee was hit or miss for me, so I sold him back last week.

I will probably sell Britton as well as his price should continue to go up since he is not a WS reward option. I have yet to get Mickey so selling him will help.

How high do you all see Britton getting?

That's tough to say for sure, but you'd have to think he'll at least be getting over the 100K mark pretty soon. He's almost there as is.

If I had to guess what he'll max out at, I'd say 120-125K Buy Now / 110-115K Buy Order.

@olivegarden2, I get lit up with Doolittle. It's the strangest thing. I do well with him offline but whenever I go online, it's like his pitches have no break and the splitter just becomes a big juicy meatball.

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@BodamEscapePlan said in Opinions on Jake McGee (95) and Zack Britton (93):

@GiantsXLII said in Opinions on Jake McGee (95) and Zack Britton (93):

Britton. McGee was hit or miss for me, so I sold him back last week.

I will probably sell Britton as well as his price should continue to go up since he is not a WS reward option. I have yet to get Mickey so selling him will help.

How high do you all see Britton getting?

That's tough to say for sure, but you'd have to think he'll at least be getting over the 100K mark pretty soon. He's almost there as is.

If I had to guess what he'll max out at, I'd say 120-125K Buy Now / 110-115K Buy Order.

@olivegarden2, I get lit up with Doolittle. It's the strangest thing. I do well with him offline but whenever I go online, it's like his pitches have no break and the splitter just becomes a big juicy meatball.

Doolittle didn’t last long for me. Every now and then he could get a clean inning but he was mostly a mop up guy for me because he was guaranteed to get hit around a bit most appearances.

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