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Who Should I Draft?

Brad Hand or Ken Giles (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
33 of 43 experts
23%
Recommended by
10 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 41
Best Rank# 21# 29
Worst Rank# 52# 89
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 111# 128
Best Rank# 92# 106
Worst Rank# 124# 142
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3131
Wins11
Saves1111
ERA3.513.12
WHIP1.191.10
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 56
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 45
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 39# 60
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 47
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 32# 44
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 21# 29
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 57
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 26# 30
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 52# 55
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 30# 49
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 34# 38
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 41
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 45# 55
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 30# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 31# 44
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 29# 47
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 44# 48
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 35# 43
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 34# 48
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 29# 35
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 26# 30
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 52
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 34# 51
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 43# 45
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 49
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 52
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 44
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 45# 89
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 52# 58
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 38# 50
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 45# 50
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 37# 41
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 39# 35
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 41# 38
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 42# 38
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 42# 34
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 44# 37
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 44# 40
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 46# 37
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 48# 38
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 49# 46
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 46
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6053
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched57.053.2
   
Wins62
   
Losses43
   
Saves3423
   
Blown Saves51
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5336
   
Earned Runs2111
   
Home Runs Allowed65
   
Strikeouts8483
   
Walks1817
   
ERA3.301.87
   
WHIP1.241.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2423
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched23.022.5
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves1111
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed2018
   
Earned Runs98
   
Home Runs Allowed33
   
Strikeouts3131
   
Walks86
   
ERA3.513.12
   
WHIP1.191.10
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
News 
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand threw a scoreless inning in an 11-7 Cactus League win over the Giants on Monday. Hand struck out one and walked one.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Mar 10th
Ken Giles pitched a scoreless inning and struck out one batter on Wednesday in the Blue Jays' Grapefruit League win over the Orioles.
John Aubin
Thu, Mar 12th
Notes 
 The only thing that would hurt Hand's value this year is if the Indians trade him away.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Giles is the perfect candidate for your first closer if you don't want to invest heavily into the top guys. He has no competition in the pen in Toronto.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Hand didn't have a bad year by any means, but there were two major areas of decline. The first was a cratering of his ground ball rate, and the second was that batters simply hit his fastball much, much better than in previous years. Hand is a reliever, which means volatility, and his strikeout rate remains well above-average. But with just a club option left on his deal, he could be a candidate to be dealt if the Indians struggle out of the gate.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Giles may have had the quietest 1.87 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in the history of baseball. Add to that a a 14.09/9 strikeout rate and Giles was one of the best relievers in baseball in 2019. He'll be a free agent after this year so it seems unlikely he holds down the closer's role in Toronto all year. But he'll certainly help your overall numbers in the first half of the season at least.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros