Who Should I Draft?

Brad Hand or German Marquez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 32
Best Rank# 10# 11
Worst Rank# 41# 96
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 81# 82
Best Rank# 72# 73
Worst Rank# 99# 112
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts94200
Wins413
Saves350
ERA3.073.88
WHIP1.131.26
   
Misc 
   
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Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 23# 31
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 54
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 41
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 21# 22
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 28# 57
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 29# 47
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 30# 32
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 10# 35
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 37
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 29# 33
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 28# 38
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 16# 96
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 30# 32
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 39
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 26# 77
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 27# 32
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 24# 55
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 26# 46
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 25# 26
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 24# 85
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 30# 33
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 30# 48
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 30# 48
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 30# 32
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 29# 30
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 25# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 40
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 24# 66
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 30# 38
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 30# 42
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 34# 36
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 31
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 18# 14
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 23# 21
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 23
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 27# 17
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 29# 27
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 26
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 30# 19
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 31# 25
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 30
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 31# 29
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 28
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 32# 19
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 25
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 34# 23
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 34# 27
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 34# 31
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 35# 19
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 36# 19
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 36# 11
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 36# 22
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 36# 22
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 38# 21
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 38# 24
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 41# 23
   
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6933
   
Games Started033
   
Innings Pitched72.0196.1
   
Wins214
   
Losses511
   
Saves320
   
Blown Saves70
   
Holds100
   
Hits Allowed52179
   
Earned Runs2282
   
Home Runs Allowed824
   
Strikeouts106230
   
Walks2857
   
ERA2.753.77
   
WHIP1.111.20
   
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6932
   
Games Started032
   
Innings Pitched69.9185.7
   
Wins413
   
Losses310
   
Saves350
   
Blown Saves90
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed54179
   
Earned Runs2480
   
Home Runs Allowed824
   
Strikeouts94200
   
Walks2555
   
ERA3.073.88
   
WHIP1.131.26
   
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
News 
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand picked up the win in a 3-2 victory over the Royals on Monday. Hand tossed a scoreless inning, striking out one.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jun 25th
German Marquez received a no-decision on Friday versus the Dodgers, spinning eight innings of five-hit ball while allowing two runs (one earned).
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand picked up his 21st save in a 7-6 win over the Tigers on Friday. Hand allowed one run on two hits in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 22nd
German Marquez earned the win despite giving up seven earned runs on Saturday versus the Padres.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand got two outs in a 4-2 loss to the Rangers on Thursday. Hand struck out one without allowing a run.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 20th
German Marquez received a no-decision on Monday versus the Cubs, striking out seven while allowing four runs over six innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
 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
German Marquez took the loss on Wednesday versus the Cubs, giving up eight runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
 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
German Marquez earned the win on Friday versus Toronto, throwing seven innings of two-run ball while striking out seven.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 1st
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
Marquez had a terrific strikeout-to-walk ratio last season, but still finished with an ERA of 3.77, which feels like a best-case scenario for a pitcher who calls Coors Field home. Marquez should provide plenty of innings and strikeouts and his fair share of wins, but he's not likely to be of much help when it comes to ERA and WHIP.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Marquez discovered top-tier ace form during 14 second-half starts, during which he recorded a 2.61 ERA and 2.25 FIP with the fourth-best K-BB% (28.4) behind Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, and Jacob deGrom. So why isn't he a consensus top-20 starter? Opponents tattooed his four-seam fastball (.315/.390/.508) last season, so his curveball and slider would have to remain other-worldly elite in elevated usage rates. Oh yeah, he pitches for the Rockies. He's an attractive upside selection if Coors Field tempers his price.
Andrew Gould - 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