Who Should I Draft?

Brad Hand or Roberto Osuna (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
31 of 56 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 29
Best Rank# 10# 19
Worst Rank# 41# 53
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 81# 77
Best Rank# 72# 69
Worst Rank# 99# 92
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts9467
Wins44
Saves3536
ERA3.073.11
WHIP1.131.04
   
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  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6938
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched72.038.2
   
Wins22
   
Losses52
   
Saves3221
   
Blown Saves71
   
Holds102
   
Hits Allowed5233
   
Earned Runs2210
   
Home Runs Allowed81
   
Strikeouts10632
   
Walks284
   
ERA2.752.37
   
WHIP1.110.97
   
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6962
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched69.962.4
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves3536
   
Blown Saves97
   
Holds22
   
Hits Allowed5453
   
Earned Runs2422
   
Home Runs Allowed87
   
Strikeouts9467
   
Walks2512
   
ERA3.073.11
   
WHIP1.131.04
   
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
News 
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand picked up his 21st save in a 7-6 win over the Tigers on Friday. Hand allowed one run on two hits in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 22nd
Roberto Osuna blew his third save of the season on Wednesday against the Reds, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits. He struck out two.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 20th
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand got two outs in a 4-2 loss to the Rangers on Thursday. Hand struck out one without allowing a run.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 20th
Roberto Osuna recorded one out on Sunday against Baltimore to pick up a save.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 10th
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand pitched a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a 4-2 win over the Tigers on Saturday. Hand allowed one hit and struck out two.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 15th
Roberto Osuna allowed one run on one hit and one walk through 1 2/3 innings on Thursday against the Mariners. He blew a save in the outing.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, Jun 6th
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand picked up the win in a 2-1 victory over the Reds on Tuesday. Hand pitched two scoreless innings, striking out four and walking one.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 12th
Roberto Osuna threw a perfect inning on Friday against Oakland. He earned a save int he win.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 1st
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand pitched a scoreless ninth inning to save a 5-2 win over the Yankees on Friday. Hand was dominant as he struck out the side in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 8th
Roberto Osuna threw a perfect inning on Tuesday against the Cubs to earn a save. He struck out one in the outing.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, May 29th
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
Astros manager A.J. Hinch has affirmed that Osuna will again serve as the team's closer, a role he inherited last year upon returning from a 75-game suspension and getting traded from the Blue Jays. Osuna was a dominant closer from 2015-2017, but his K/9 rate alarmingly fell to 7.58 between Toronto and Houston last year. The good news is that he maintained an above-average 14.7 percent swinging-strike rate, indicating that he should return to striking out over a batter per inning while maintaining elite control. Save opportunities should also be plentiful on the World Series-contending Astros, so it makes sense for Osuna to get drafted as one of the first 10, if not five, closers off the board.
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
After serving a suspension for a domestic violence charge, Osuna got traded to the Astros and was closing within a month. Those still comfortable drafting the 24-year-old should expect his 21.3% strikeout rate to rise back to his career 28.4% clip. A smaller sample size isn't as trustworthy, but he also maintained a 14.7% swinging-strike rate during that time. While there's fear that Ryan Pressly and a deep Astros bullpen will give him competition, Ken Giles had to pitch his way out of the ninth inning. Osuna, who owns a career 2.78 ERA and 0.97 WHIP, shouldn't lose the job for any on-field reasons.
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
Osuna didn't accomplish much last year because of his legal issues and the time missed as a result, but he as still extremely efficient, driving a 2.37 ERA with a 0.97 WHIP. Assuming he stays on the field, you can bank on 30 saves and plenty of strikeouts on top of the strong ratios.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros