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Who Should I Draft?

Brad Hand or Pablo Lopez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
29 of 51 experts
43%
Recommended by
22 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46# 47
Best Rank# 28# 33
Worst Rank# 79# 63
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 104# 138
Best Rank# 93# 128
Worst Rank# 126# 156
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts78144
Wins410
Saves240
ERA3.523.99
WHIP1.141.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 45
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 45# 47
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 41# 45
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 47
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 55# 57
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 36# 44
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 40# 48
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 46# 51
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 45# 53
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 37# 51
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 46# 52
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 48# 49
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 46# 53
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 42# 54
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 39# 49
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 52
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 44# 50
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 43# 48
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 51
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 45# 50
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 48# 49
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 34# 60
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 46# 54
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 44# 48
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 28# 63
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 40# 55
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 46# 48
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 40# 50
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 42# 47
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 43# 34
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 41
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 44# 41
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 45# 44
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 46# 43
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 48# 45
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 47
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 48# 41
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 48# 33
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 50# 44
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 51# 45
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 51# 48
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 51# 40
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 54# 38
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 54# 49
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 54# 41
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 59# 52
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 61# 57
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 64# 43
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 65# 41
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 67# 36
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 79# 57
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2311
   
Games Started011
   
Innings Pitched22.157.0
   
Wins26
   
Losses14
   
Saves160
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed1350
   
Earned Runs523
   
Home Runs Allowed04
   
Strikeouts2959
   
Walks418
   
ERA2.053.61
   
WHIP0.771.19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6229
   
Games Started028
   
Innings Pitched60.5153.0
   
Wins410
   
Losses310
   
Saves240
   
Blown Saves30
   
Holds40
   
Hits Allowed51144
   
Earned Runs2468
   
Home Runs Allowed819
   
Strikeouts78144
   
Walks1843
   
ERA3.523.99
   
WHIP1.141.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
News 
 Reliever Brad Hand has been claimed off of waivers by the Mets from the Blue Jays.
Jack Mannis
Thu, Sep 2nd
Marlins' starting pitcher Pablo Lopez should resume bullpen sessions this week.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Sep 7th
 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
Marlins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez has returned to Miami after just one rehab appearance at Triple-A. As Christina De Nicola of MLB.com notes, "he is not being shut down, there will just be a delay in his progression."
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Aug 28th
 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
Marlins RHP Pablo Lopez (shoulder) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Jacksonville on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 20th
 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
After a bullpen session on Monday, Pablo Lopez threw another one on Thursday, this time in Cincinnati with the rest of the ball club.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Thu, Aug 19th
 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
Marlins pitcher Pablo Lopez was spotted throwing a live bullpen session in Miami Monday afternoon. The news comes a week after he began throwing pitch numbered bullpen sessions with no hitters.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Mon, Aug 16th
Notes 
 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
Despite his 5.09 ERA and mediocre strikeout rate in 2019, there was some buzz about Lopez heading into last season because of his outstanding changeup and his ability to keep his WHIP in check. He justified the expectations, cutting his ERA to 3.61 and striking out about a batter and a half more per nine innings than he had previously. He's still volatile, as he has seemingly random games where he lacks command with his changeup and gets hit hard. And he needs another pitch to complement his fastball and changeup. But if he can continue to develop either his curveball or cutter, he could be a true breakout candidate. Draft him as an SP4 with upside for more if his other pitches continue to improve.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros