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Who Should I Draft?

Aroldis Chapman or Brad Hand (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
43 of 43 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 34
Best Rank# 15# 21
Worst Rank# 35# 52
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 71# 111
Best Rank# 64# 92
Worst Rank# 83# 124
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3231
Wins11
Saves1311
ERA2.773.51
WHIP1.131.19
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 31
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 36
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 31# 39
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 33
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 25# 32
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 15# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 40
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 22# 26
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 35# 52
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 28# 30
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 24# 34
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 52
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 26# 45
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 30
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 27# 31
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 17# 29
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 24# 44
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 25# 35
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 25# 34
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 49
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 21# 29
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 23# 26
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 27# 39
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 46
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 31# 44
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 46
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 25# 34
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 24# 41
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 22# 43
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 33
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 35
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 24# 48
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 33# 43
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 40
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 29# 45
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 31# 44
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 32# 52
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 23# 42
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 33# 38
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 24# 45
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 23# 37
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6060
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched57.057.0
   
Wins36
   
Losses24
   
Saves3734
   
Blown Saves55
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed3853
   
Earned Runs1421
   
Home Runs Allowed36
   
Strikeouts8584
   
Walks2518
   
ERA2.213.30
   
WHIP1.111.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2224
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched21.523.0
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves1311
   
Blown Saves22
   
Holds11
   
Hits Allowed1520
   
Earned Runs79
   
Home Runs Allowed23
   
Strikeouts3231
   
Walks108
   
ERA2.773.51
   
WHIP1.131.19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
News 
 Aroldis Chapman reported to Yankee Stadium for summer camp on Sunday, Marly Rivera of ESPN reports.
John Aubin
Mon, Jul 6th
Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand threw a scoreless inning in an 11-7 Cactus League win over the Giants on Monday. Hand struck out one and walked one.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Mar 10th
 Aroldis Chapman's spring debut has been pushed to Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 4th
 
 Aroldis Chapman will make his spring debut Wednesday against the Phillies, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
John Aubin
Mon, Mar 2nd
 
Notes 
 Paying the premium for a closer isn't advised, because replicating that success from year to year - especially for breakout pitchers at the position - is tough to do. But when you have a closer who has been a top-tier option year after year, he's one of the few who are worth the investment. Chapman isn't the lights-out closer that he was in the past, but he's as safe of a bet that there is to finish top 3 at the position. That, alone, makes him worth the price.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
The only thing that would hurt Hand's value this year is if the Indians trade him away.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Chapman remains one of the best relievers in the game, but even his most ardent defenders have to admit there are signs of slippage. His velocity, which is still elite, continues to trend down, and he hasn't topped 60 innings since 2015. He's the unquestioned closer in the game, a top-three reliever, and will give you plenty of strikeouts. But he's no longer the top option in the fantasy game.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Hand didn't have a bad year by any means, but there were two major areas of decline. The first was a cratering of his ground ball rate, and the second was that batters simply hit his fastball much, much better than in previous years. Hand is a reliever, which means volatility, and his strikeout rate remains well above-average. But with just a club option left on his deal, he could be a candidate to be dealt if the Indians struggle out of the gate.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros