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Who Should I Draft?

Brad Hand or Kevin Gausman (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
26 of 51 experts
49%
Recommended by
25 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 48# 46
Best Rank# 17# 28
Worst Rank# 111# 79
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 137# 104
Best Rank# 127# 93
Worst Rank# 160# 126
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts17478
Wins104
Saves024
ERA3.983.52
WHIP1.221.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 41
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 44
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 48# 50
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 33# 67
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 41# 45
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 38
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 32# 54
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 17# 55
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 50# 51
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 21# 46
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 53# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 48
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 60# 61
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 43# 48
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 45# 48
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 38# 45
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 45# 64
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 33# 65
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 59
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 54
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 38# 43
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 41# 44
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 44# 46
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 35# 40
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 24# 79
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 59# 28
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 47# 34
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46# 36
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 49# 37
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 74# 39
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 54# 40
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 45# 40
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 111# 41
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 49# 42
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 45# 42
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 64# 43
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 49# 44
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 45# 44
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 52# 45
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 85# 45
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 55# 46
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 58# 46
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 70# 46
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 56# 46
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 47
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 55# 48
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 51# 48
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 57# 48
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 50
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 74# 51
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1223
   
Games Started100
   
Innings Pitched60.322.1
   
Wins32
   
Losses31
   
Saves016
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed5013
   
Earned Runs245
   
Home Runs Allowed80
   
Strikeouts7929
   
Walks164
   
ERA3.622.05
   
WHIP1.110.77
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2962
   
Games Started290
   
Innings Pitched161.460.5
   
Wins104
   
Losses93
   
Saves024
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds04
   
Hits Allowed15251
   
Earned Runs7124
   
Home Runs Allowed218
   
Strikeouts17478
   
Walks4418
   
ERA3.983.52
   
WHIP1.221.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
News 
 RHP Kevin Gausman took a no-decision on Tuesday when he allowed four runs on nine hits with three strikeouts across four innings in the Giants' 6-5 win over the Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 22nd
Reliever Brad Hand has been claimed off of waivers by the Mets from the Blue Jays.
Jack Mannis
Thu, Sep 2nd
 RHP Kevin Gausman took the loss on Thursday when he allowed four runs on eight hits with one walk and seven strikeouts over five innings in the Giants' 7-4 loss to the Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 16th
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
 Kevin Gausman allowed three runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out nine across six innings during Saturday's 15-4 win over the Cubs.
Andy Zimmerman
Sat, Sep 11th
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
 RHP Kevin Gausman picked up his 13th win of the season on Monday when he allowed three runs on five hits with one walk and nine strikeouts over seven innings as the Giants took down the Rockies 10-5.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 6th
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
 RHP Kevin Gausman received a no-decision on Wednesday when he surrendered two runs on four hits with a walk and seven strikeouts over five innings pitched as the Giants lost to the Brewers by a score of 5-2.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 2nd
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
Notes 
 Gausman had the best season of his career with the Giants last season, and accepted a qualifying offer to remain in San Francisco. Gausman not only put up an impressive 3.62 ERA, but he upped his strikeout rate by about nine points to 32.2%. He saw a nice velocity bump on his fastball and leaned into his excellent splitter a bit more than usual. The downside for Gausman is that he really is mostly a fastball/splitter pitcher, meaning that when his splitter isn't working, he's likely to get hit hard. But, we've now at least seen the upside over a full season, and he's a pretty ideal SP4/SP5 if you can get him in that range.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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