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
53%
Recommended by
31 of 59 experts
47%
Recommended by
28 of 59 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 left-hander Brad Hand was sent back to Cleveland on Wednesday for an MRI. Adam Cimber picked up the save against the Angels in Hand's absence.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 12th
Roberto Osuna allowed a hit while striking out two through a scoreless inning to earn the save in Friday's 6-4 win over the Angels. He notched his 36th save of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 21st
 Cleveland Indians left-hander Brad Hand pitched a scoreless ninth inning in a 5-2 win over the Twins on Sunday. He struck out one and walked one.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 9th
Roberto Osuna allowed one hit and one walk while striking out one through a scoreless inning to record his 35th save in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand gave up two runs in the ninth inning of an 8-6 win over the White Sox on Wednesday. He got just one out in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 5th
Roberto Osuna pitched a perfect inning while striking out two to earn the save in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 18th
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand threw a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a 2-0 win over the Tigers on Thursday. Hand struck out one in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Aug 29th
Roberto Osuna allowed a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning in Friday's 4-1 win over the Royals. He earned his 33rd save of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand pitched a scoreless ninth in a 4-2 win over the Royals on Saturday. Hand struck out one and allowed one hit.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Aug 25th
Roberto Osuna struck out one through a perfect inning to earn the save in Friday's 7-4 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 7th
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