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Who Should I Draft?

Brad Hand or Lance Lynn (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
29 of 50 experts
42%
Recommended by
21 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 33
Best Rank# 18# 20
Worst Rank# 59# 74
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 108# 114
Best Rank# 92# 107
Worst Rank# 124# 133
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3174
Wins15
Saves120
ERA3.504.02
WHIP1.171.30
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 52
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 36
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 51
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 32# 51
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 21# 27
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 26# 39
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 33
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 26# 35
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 38
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 32# 36
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 39
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 31# 35
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 29# 74
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 37# 41
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 35# 38
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 34# 44
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 44# 45
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 29# 34
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 38# 52
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 45
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 31
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 27# 30
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 41# 46
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 45# 48
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 36# 61
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 42# 45
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 43# 44
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 37# 42
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 22# 21
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 25# 20
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 33# 29
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 33# 30
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 33# 26
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 33# 31
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 37# 32
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 37# 34
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 37# 27
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 38# 29
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 39# 29
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 39# 32
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 31
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 41# 29
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 45# 40
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 37
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 47# 21
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 47# 29
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 52# 24
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 59# 28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6033
   
Games Started033
   
Innings Pitched57.0208.1
   
Wins616
   
Losses411
   
Saves340
   
Blown Saves50
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed53195
   
Earned Runs2185
   
Home Runs Allowed621
   
Strikeouts84246
   
Walks1859
   
ERA3.303.67
   
WHIP1.241.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2312
   
Games Started012
   
Innings Pitched23.469.0
   
Wins15
   
Losses14
   
Saves120
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed2065
   
Earned Runs931
   
Home Runs Allowed39
   
Strikeouts3174
   
Walks824
   
ERA3.504.02
   
WHIP1.171.30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
News 
 Cleveland closer Brad Hand got the final four outs on Sunday to preserve an 8-6 win over the Pirates. He struck out one.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 28th
Lance Lynn got rocked in Thursday's 12-4 loss to the Astros. He gave up 12 hits, ten runs, nine earned runs, two walks, and five strikeouts in 5.2 innings.
Corbin Young
Thu, Sep 24th
 Cleveland closer Brad Hand threw a scoreless ninth inning to save a 5-4 win over the White Sox on Thursday. He struck out two in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Sep 25th
Lance Lynn tossed a quality start against the Angels in Saturday's 4-3 loss. He threw seven innings while allowing seven hits, three earned runs, zero walks, and five strikeouts.
Corbin Young
Sun, Sep 20th
 Cleveland closer Brad Hand threw a scoreless ninth inning and wound up earning the win in a 3-2 win victory over the White Sox on Wednesday. Hand struck out one in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 23rd
In Sunday's 6-3 win against the Athletics, Lance Lynn tossed a quality start. He allowed three hits, one earned run and two walks with ten strikeouts in seven innings.
Corbin Young
Sun, Sep 13th
 Cleveland closer Brad Hand threw a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a 7-4 win over the White Sox on Monday. Hand allowed one hit and struck out two.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Sep 22nd
Lance Lynn threw a quality start in Tuesday's 7-1 win against the Angels. In seven innings, Lynn allowed four hits, one earned run, and two walks with six strikeouts.
Corbin Young
Tue, Sep 8th
 Cleveland closer Brad Hand threw a scoreless ninth to save a 1-0 win over the Tigers on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 19th
Lance Lynn struggled and allowed eight hits, six earned runs, two walks, and seven strikeouts across six innings in the 8-4 loss to the Astros. This was his only start where he allowed more than three earned runs.
Corbin Young
Fri, Sep 4th
Notes 
 The only thing that would hurt Hand's value this year is if the Indians trade him away.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
If you're playing the volume game and quantity over quality, Lynn is your guys. What he did in 2019 seems legit, based on the numbers, but it's hard to shake what he's done over his career in comparison.
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
Lynn was truly phenomenal last season, turning his velocity gains into both an increase in strikeout rate and a massive drop in walk rate. Everything Lynn did in 2019 was backed up by his underlying metrics, so there's plenty of reason for optimism in 2020. But it's fair to consider how out of character Lynn's year was, an add just a wee bit of caution to your projections.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  If he can replicate his 2019 season he will be a tremendous value at ADP. A 200+ K pitcher with a strong ERA and Whip in the 9th-10th round is very alluring. Had an FIP even better than his ERA in 2019, so there is reason for optimism.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy