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Who Should I Draft?

Brad Hand or Frankie Montas (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
33 of 51 experts
35%
Recommended by
18 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46# 51
Best Rank# 28# 36
Worst Rank# 79# 88
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 104# 168
Best Rank# 93# 141
Worst Rank# 126# 187
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts78143
Wins49
Saves240
ERA3.524.07
WHIP1.141.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 49
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 53
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 50# 58
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 43# 88
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 45# 52
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 49
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 54# 66
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 55# 58
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 36# 73
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 40# 46
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 51# 53
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 46# 52
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 54# 60
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 54
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 37# 59
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 46# 54
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 48# 62
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 46# 49
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 48# 49
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 44# 51
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 39# 59
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 44# 54
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 54# 66
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 43# 49
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 56
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 45# 58
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 48# 52
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 34# 79
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 44# 65
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 28# 77
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 40# 87
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 46# 52
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 40# 76
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 41# 38
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 42# 36
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 42# 37
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 45# 42
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 45# 42
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 46# 41
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 46# 43
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 48# 41
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 48# 47
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 47
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 51# 49
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 51# 46
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 59# 55
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 61# 51
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 64# 39
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 65# 38
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 67# 60
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 79# 46
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2311
   
Games Started011
   
Innings Pitched22.153.2
   
Wins23
   
Losses15
   
Saves160
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed1357
   
Earned Runs533
   
Home Runs Allowed010
   
Strikeouts2960
   
Walks423
   
ERA2.055.60
   
WHIP0.771.51
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6227
   
Games Started026
   
Innings Pitched60.5142.0
   
Wins49
   
Losses38
   
Saves240
   
Blown Saves30
   
Holds40
   
Hits Allowed51137
   
Earned Runs2464
   
Home Runs Allowed821
   
Strikeouts78143
   
Walks1844
   
ERA3.524.07
   
WHIP1.141.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
News 
 Reliever Brad Hand has been claimed off of waivers by the Mets from the Blue Jays.
Jack Mannis
Thu, Sep 2nd
Frankie Montas earned the win on Friday against Houston, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits over seven innings with eight strikeouts and three walks.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Sep 25th
 Brad Hand walks in the winning run in the ninth inning against the Mariners on Friday as the Blue Jays lost by a 3-2 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 14th
Frankie Montas took the no-decision on Sunday against the Angels, allowing one hit over seven shutout innings with seven strikeouts and four walks.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Sep 20th
 Brad Hand (5-6) allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits and struck out one in one inning, taking the loss Monday versus Cleveland.
John Aubin
Tue, Aug 3rd
Frankie Montas took the no-decision on Tuesday against the Royals, allowing four runs on eight hits over 3.1 innings with four strikeouts and two walks.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Sep 15th
 Brad Hand pitched in a setup role in his Blue Jays debut Friday, allowing an unearned run on two hits in the eighth inning of the 6-4 win over the Royals.
John Aubin
Sat, Jul 31st
Frankie Montas earned the win on Wednesday against the White Sox, allowing one run on six hits over seven innings with seven strikeouts and two walks.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Sep 9th
 The Washington Nationals have traded left-hander Brad Hand to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for catcher Riley Adams.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 29th
Frankie Montas earned the win against Detroit on Thursday, allowing three runs on five hits over 6.2 innings with seven strikeouts and three walks.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Sep 3rd
Notes 
 Hand joins the Nationals on a one-year deal after Cleveland declined his option. His velocity declined a bit last season, but the league's collective lack of interest in Hand is surprising, given that he's coming off one of the best seasons of his career, led the league in saves, has been a top-10 reliever over the last five seasons, and is a lefty. Dave Martinez wants Hand to be the Nationals' closer based on his comments, but it's unclear whether he'll be the sole option. The Nationals barely have another lefty reliever in their bullpen, let alone a reliable one, so chances are that Hand will be deployed earlier in the game if the opposing team has multiple left-handed hitters due up. All that to say that Hand is a reliable reliever who you should draft for his overall numbers, but he may provide fewer saves than most traditional closers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Montas had a terrible 2020 season, but it was more than likely due to a back injury he suffered early on which probably bothered him throughout the year. He started off with four excellent starts (four runs and 22 strikeouts in 23 innings) before he was scratched with back tightness and returned with lower velocity. Yes, he had the PED suspension in 2019, but Montas's splitter was, and should continue to be when a healthy, a dominant pitch, and a healthy season should mean a return to being a starter you can "set and forget." If he can ever get away from throwing his sinker so much, and incorporate more of his splitter and/or four-seam fastball, he could be a monster. Montas was diagnosed with COVID-19 right at the start of spring training, but he has returned healthy and looked good in the spring, so he's an ideal sleeper.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros