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Who Should I Draft?

Brad Hand or Craig Kimbrel (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
40 of 43 experts
7%
Recommended by
3 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 50
Best Rank# 21# 28
Worst Rank# 52# 98
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 111# 139
Best Rank# 92# 124
Worst Rank# 124# 146
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3131
Wins11
Saves1111
ERA3.514.08
WHIP1.191.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 57
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 47
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 51
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 32# 48
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 21# 31
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 46
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 26# 31
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 53
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 52# 90
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 30# 54
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 34# 52
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 52
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 72
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 45# 64
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 30# 44
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 31# 50
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 29# 58
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 44# 98
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 35# 51
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 34# 42
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 49# 52
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 29# 48
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 26# 57
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 39# 59
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 53
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 44# 59
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 46# 62
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 34# 55
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 43# 48
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 40
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 62
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 48# 80
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 43# 60
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 46
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 45# 69
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 44# 51
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 52# 77
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 38# 40
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 45# 54
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 37# 66
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 39# 28
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 41# 37
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 42# 37
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6023
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched57.021.3
   
Wins60
   
Losses44
   
Saves3413
   
Blown Saves53
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5321
   
Earned Runs2115
   
Home Runs Allowed69
   
Strikeouts8430
   
Walks1812
   
ERA3.306.53
   
WHIP1.241.60
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2422
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched23.021.7
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves1111
   
Blown Saves22
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed2017
   
Earned Runs910
   
Home Runs Allowed34
   
Strikeouts3131
   
Walks810
   
ERA3.514.08
   
WHIP1.191.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
News 
 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
Craig Kimbrel allowed two runs on three hits while striking out two across 2/3 of an inning in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Diamondbacks.
Brad Camara
Sun, Mar 8th
Notes 
 The only thing that would hurt Hand's value this year is if the Indians trade him away.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Was Kimbrel's down year due to the long layoff from being unsigned, or was it the beginning of the end for one of the game's most dominant closers?
Michael Waterloo - 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
Kimbrel waited to sign until months into the season, and the results weren't pretty. He battled injury and was entirely ineffective, pitching to an 8.10 ERA and walking more than five batters per nine innings. Whether the complete lack of control was a continuing trend or just due to rust/injuries. But, either way, the price on Kimbrel should be the cheapest in years, and if you're waiting on saves, he's as good an option to take a chance on as anyone.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros