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Who Should I Draft?

Brad Hand or Ryan Pressly (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Brad Hand
RP - WSH
Brad Hand
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
38 of 50 experts
24%
Recommended by
12 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 47
Best Rank# 21# 28
Worst Rank# 77# 79
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 105# 104
Best Rank# 103# 93
Worst Rank# 131# 126
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7578
Wins34
Saves2924
ERA3.283.52
WHIP1.151.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 44
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 29# 43
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 37# 67
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 45
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 50# 54
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 42# 55
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 36# 40
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 45# 51
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 32# 46
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 37# 45
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 21# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 48
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 37# 61
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 42# 48
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 25# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 37# 51
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 36# 45
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 41# 46
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 59# 64
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 25# 48
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 44# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 32# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 25# 44
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 39# 44
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 47# 59
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 37# 54
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 34# 43
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 45# 47
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 38# 45
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 46# 48
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 45# 46
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 35# 44
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 38# 40
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 41# 46
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 24# 40
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 41# 79
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 47# 28
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 37# 34
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 48# 36
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 39# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 38
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 41
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 44# 41
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 58# 42
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 47# 46
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 50# 48
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 68# 50
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 77# 65
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Brad Hand
RP - WSH
Brad Hand
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2323
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched21.022.1
   
Wins12
   
Losses31
   
Saves1216
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed2213
   
Earned Runs95
   
Home Runs Allowed20
   
Strikeouts2929
   
Walks74
   
ERA3.862.05
   
WHIP1.380.77
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Brad Hand
RP - WSH
Brad Hand
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6262
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched60.760.5
   
Wins34
   
Losses33
   
Saves2924
   
Blown Saves143
   
Holds54
   
Hits Allowed5351
   
Earned Runs2224
   
Home Runs Allowed78
   
Strikeouts7578
   
Walks1718
   
ERA3.283.52
   
WHIP1.151.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Brad Hand
RP - WSH
Brad Hand
News 
 Astros reliever Ryan Pressly took over in the ninth inning against the Mariners on Saturday and preserved the shutout. He induced a strikeout and two groundouts to end the game and earn his first save of the season.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Apr 18th
Brad Hand entered the 9th inning with a 1-0 lead and locked down his third save of the season. He pitched a scoreless 9th inning with one walk.
Corbin Young
Wed, Apr 21st
 Astros reliever Ryan Pressly looked solid on Wednesday, throwing just 12 pitches (nine strikes) out of the bullpen. Houston ultimately lost, but Pressly himself struck out one batter and allowed just one hit.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Apr 15th
With a one-run lead, Brad Hand entered the 9th inning and locked down his second save of the season. Hand allowed one hit with zero walks or strikeouts.
Corbin Young
Tue, Apr 20th
 Astros reliever Ryan Pressly took over in the eighth inning of a tie game against the Angels on Tuesday. He was solid in relief, allowing just two hits and zero runs over two innings. He struck out two batters, as well. Pressly's stability out of the bullpen allowed time for Houston to score two runs in the top of the ninth, giving the Astros the victory and Pressly his first win of the season.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Apr 6th
In a 0-0 tie game, Brad Hand pitched a scoreless 9th inning with one hit and one strikeout. Then Kyle Schwarber hit a walk-off home run, which landed Hand the win.
Corbin Young
Fri, Apr 16th
 Astros manager Dusty Baker says RHP Ryan Pressly is "fine" despite the fact he hasn't appeared in a game since March 11th.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 21st
Brad Hand earned his first save of the season but labored a bit with 26 pitches. Hand allowed one hit and one walk with two strikeouts.
Corbin Young
Mon, Apr 12th
 Astros manager Dusty Baker said Ryan Pressly is “the leader” to the be closer.
Brad Camara
Sat, Feb 20th
Brad Hand came in the ninth inning of a non-save situation. Hand pitched a scoreless inning with one strikeout in his first appearance of 2021.
Corbin Young
Sun, Apr 11th
Notes 
 Pressly had his usual solid season, but got the benefit of closing for the Astros after Roberto Osuna's injury. His numbers fell off a bit from the previous two years (his 1.33 WHIP was particularly out of character), but he will almost certainly rebound from the .365 BABIP he allowed. He's slated to again be the Astros' closer, and as such, should provide plenty of saves while giving fantasy managers positive value in ratios. That makes him one of the few reliable closers worth drafting at more than a late-round price.
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