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
56%
Recommended by
33 of 59 experts
44%
Recommended by
26 of 59 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
DailyOverlay
# 28# 57
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 29# 47
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 30# 32
   
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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
   
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Sporfolio
# 24# 85
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 30# 48
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
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Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 30# 32
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 29# 30
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
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Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 40
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 24# 66
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 30# 38
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 36
   
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Fantrax
# 30# 42
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 30# 35
   
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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
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 26# 25
   
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
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 32# 23
   
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 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
The Rockies placed German Marquez on the 10-day IL with right arm inflammation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 26th
 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
German Marquez improved to 12-5 on Saturday versus Miami, striking out eight while allowing two runs over five innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 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
German Marquez improved to 11-5 on Sunday against the Padres, allowing just three runs on five hits while striking out nine over eight innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 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
German Marquez received a no-decision on Tuesday in Houston, surrendering five runs on eight hits over five innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 6th
 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
Rockies pitcher German Marquez left Wednesday's start against the Dodgers with what was later described as "full-body cramping," according to Nick Groke of The Athletic. He had struck out 10 batters over six shutout innings prior to exiting.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jul 31st
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