Who Should I Draft?

Blake Treinen or Brad Hand (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Expert
Recommendation
92%
Recommended by
54 of 59 experts
8%
Recommended by
5 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 27
Best Rank# 13# 10
Worst Rank# 36# 41
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 62# 81
Best Rank# 57# 72
Worst Rank# 71# 99
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8394
Wins44
Saves3235
ERA2.663.07
WHIP1.121.13
   
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  Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6869
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched80.272.0
   
Wins92
   
Losses25
   
Saves3832
   
Blown Saves57
   
Holds010
   
Hits Allowed4652
   
Earned Runs722
   
Home Runs Allowed28
   
Strikeouts100106
   
Walks2128
   
ERA0.782.75
   
WHIP0.831.11
   
  Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6969
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched73.769.9
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves3235
   
Blown Saves79
   
Holds22
   
Hits Allowed5954
   
Earned Runs2224
   
Home Runs Allowed58
   
Strikeouts8394
   
Walks2425
   
ERA2.663.07
   
WHIP1.121.13
   
  Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
News 
 Blake Treinen (back) will not pitch in any postseason games.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 25th
Cleveland Indians left-hander Brad Hand was sent back to Cleveland on Wednesday for an MRI. Adam Cimber picked up the save against the Angels in Hand's absence.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 12th
 Blake Treinen will not pitch again this season due to a stress reaction in his back.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
Cleveland Indians left-hander Brad Hand pitched a scoreless ninth inning in a 5-2 win over the Twins on Sunday. He struck out one and walked one.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 9th
 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
Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand gave up two runs in the ninth inning of an 8-6 win over the White Sox on Wednesday. He got just one out in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 5th
 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
Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand threw a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a 2-0 win over the Tigers on Thursday. Hand struck out one in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Aug 29th
 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
Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand pitched a scoreless ninth in a 4-2 win over the Royals on Saturday. Hand struck out one and allowed one hit.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Aug 25th
Notes 
 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
The Indians let Andrew Miller and Cody Allen walk in free agency, clearing the path for Brad Hand to serve as the team's clear-cut closer this season. At age 28, Hand has put together three straight seasons with an ERA under 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.11 or better, and his already impressive K/9 rate grew to 13.25 last season. Hand didn't experience any drop-off after moving from San Diego to Cleveland, and with little in the way of competition, he is fully capable of being one of the very best closers in fantasy baseball this year.
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
Cleveland isn't as great as they've been in the past few years, but Hand should still get a load of save opportunities for the clear AL Central favorites. He now has three straight years with over 100 saves and ERA under 3.00 so don't hesitate to snag him in the top 110 picks of your draft.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Some investors spent the entire season wondering when a trade would cost Hand his recently gained closing role in San Diego. Although not a full-time closer for Cleveland, he recorded eight saves in 28 outings to finish with 32. Of course, it's the 2.75 ERA and 104 strikeouts-Dellin Betances is the only other reliever to record triple-digit Ks in each of the last two seasons-that make him such an attractive fantasy asset. While Terry Francona may want to use his best reliever in high-leverage spots a la Andrew Miller, he no longer has Cody Allen to handle the final frame. Even if he shares the spotlight occasionally, Hand makes a top-10 stopper on the strength of a seismic strikeout tally.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros