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
61%
Recommended by
36 of 59 experts
39%
Recommended by
23 of 59 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
   
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The Fantasy Fix
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The Fake Baseball
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The Athletic
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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  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 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
David Price, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season, will visit a hand/wrist specialist, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
John Aubin
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
David Price (wrist) could be shut down for the season, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
 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
David Price (wrist) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 12th
 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
David Price is battling discomfort in his wrist and will not be available for the series against New York.
Garett Thomas
Thu, Sep 5th
 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
David Price allowed a hit and a walk over two scoreless innings Sunday, striking out two in his no-decision during the win over the Angels.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 2nd
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