Who Should I Draft?

Brad Hand or David Price (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
33 of 56 experts
41%
Recommended by
23 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 31
Best Rank# 10# 19
Worst Rank# 41# 66
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 81# 84
Best Rank# 72# 79
Worst Rank# 99# 99
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts94176
Wins413
Saves350
ERA3.073.78
WHIP1.131.21
   
Misc 
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 23# 29
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 38
   
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FullTime Fantasy
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Sports Illustrated
# 29# 39
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 34
   
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RotoChamp
# 10# 32
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 29# 32
   
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The Athletic
# 28# 34
   
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Beast Dome
# 16# 57
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 30# 43
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 32
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
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The Athletic
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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Razzball
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BretskyBall
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The Athletic
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Fantasy Six Pack
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
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The Fake Baseball
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Sporfolio
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FantasyPros
# 30# 36
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 30# 31
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 35
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 29# 47
   
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FantasyPros
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Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
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Freeze Stats
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 30# 31
   
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Fantrax
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Fake Teams
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The Fantasy Fix
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The Fake Baseball
# 28# 20
   
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Going For 2
# 28# 27
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 30# 27
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 30# 21
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
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Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 30# 28
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
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Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
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Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 19
   
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Razzball
# 32# 24
   
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RotoBaller
# 34# 26
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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The Athletic
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FanGraphs
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SportsLine
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CBS Sports
# 35# 33
   
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Razzball
# 36# 28
   
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Razzball
# 36# 31
   
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RotoBaller
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Pitcher List
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Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 38# 30
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 41# 30
   
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6930
   
Games Started030
   
Innings Pitched72.0176.2
   
Wins216
   
Losses57
   
Saves320
   
Blown Saves70
   
Holds100
   
Hits Allowed52151
   
Earned Runs2270
   
Home Runs Allowed825
   
Strikeouts106177
   
Walks2850
   
ERA2.753.58
   
WHIP1.111.14
   
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6929
   
Games Started030
   
Innings Pitched69.9176.9
   
Wins413
   
Losses38
   
Saves350
   
Blown Saves90
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed54164
   
Earned Runs2474
   
Home Runs Allowed823
   
Strikeouts94176
   
Walks2550
   
ERA3.073.78
   
WHIP1.131.21
   
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
News 
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand pitched a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a 4-2 win over the Tigers on Saturday. Hand allowed one hit and struck out two.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 15th
David Price gave up one run on four hits with no walks and two strikeouts over five innings Tuesday against the Twins.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand picked up the win in a 2-1 victory over the Reds on Tuesday. Hand pitched two scoreless innings, striking out four and walking one.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 12th
David Price lasted just 1 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Rangers on Thursday, giving up six earned runs on five hits, striking out two and walking one as the Red Sox eventually pulled out a 7-6 victory.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 14th
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand pitched a scoreless ninth inning to save a 5-2 win over the Yankees on Friday. Hand was dominant as he struck out the side in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 8th
David Price went six innings giving up one run on five hits with a walk and 10 strikeouts on Saturday in a 5-1 victory over the Rays in game two of a doubleheader.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand pitched a scoreless ninth to nail down a 9-7 win over the Twins on Wednesday. He struck out one on the way to earning his 18th save.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 6th
David Price (3-2) earned the win Sunday over by holding the Yankees to two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out six through 6 1/3 innings of work.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 3rd
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand pitched a scoreless ninth inning to save a 5-2 win over the Twins on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 5th
David Price pitched six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out six in a no-decision against the Indians on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, May 29th
Notes 
 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
Price isn't going to thrill anyone as a workhorse ace anymore, but he still posts plenty of Ks to go with useful ratios each and every season. With Boston's lineup behind him, we can expect plenty of wins as well, making him one of the most appealing third-tier starting pitchers this year.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
In 2018, Price completed his ninth straight season with a sub-4.00 ERA and WHIP of 1.20 or better. He's also averaged right around a strikeout per inning over the last five seasons, and his win potential in Boston is always good. While he's not the dominant fantasy ace it once looked like he would become, Price is a perfectly solid second or third fantasy starter.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Despite posting a 3.58 ERA and 177 strikeouts in 176 innings, Price showed some alarming signs of decline. His average fastball velocity dropped over a full tick, leading to his worst swinging-strike rate (9.6%) since 2013. His expected run-prevention metrics (4.02 FIP, 3.82 SIERA) also say he's no longer an ace. Yet he also recorded a 2.25 ERA after the All-Star break before vanquishing his postseason demons. The public seems well aware of the warning signs, so he won't make the worst SP2/3 if snagged beyond the top-20 starters.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros