Who Should I Draft?

Brad Hand or Sean Doolittle (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
49 of 56 experts
13%
Recommended by
7 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 37
Best Rank# 10# 21
Worst Rank# 41# 62
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 81# 102
Best Rank# 72# 89
Worst Rank# 99# 130
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts9470
Wins43
Saves3529
ERA3.072.81
WHIP1.130.95
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 23# 42
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 56
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 43
   
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# 21# 44
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 28# 59
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 29# 41
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 47
   
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USA Today
# 30# 36
   
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# 10# 41
   
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Razzball
# 36# 46
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 41
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 29# 35
   
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The Athletic
# 28# 30
   
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Beast Dome
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The Athletic
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
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KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
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The Athletic
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 27# 39
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
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Razzball
# 23# 36
   
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BretskyBall
# 24# 44
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 26# 29
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 39
   
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The Athletic
# 30# 45
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 29# 36
   
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Fake Teams
# 25# 57
   
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# 27# 46
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 29# 39
   
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Athlon Sports
# 30# 37
   
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# 30# 41
   
Nick Pollack
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Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
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FanGraphs
# 30# 38
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 33
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 36# 53
   
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FantasyPros
# 25# 41
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 47
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 24# 34
   
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Freeze Stats
# 33# 36
   
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Razzball
# 32# 40
   
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SportsLine
# 34# 42
   
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Fantrax
# 30# 31
   
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FanGraphs
# 34# 39
   
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Pitcher List
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The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 42
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 29# 21
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 30# 29
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 34# 33
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 35# 29
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 36# 33
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 38# 31
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 38# 27
   
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6943
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched72.045.0
   
Wins23
   
Losses53
   
Saves3225
   
Blown Saves71
   
Holds101
   
Hits Allowed5221
   
Earned Runs228
   
Home Runs Allowed83
   
Strikeouts10660
   
Walks286
   
ERA2.751.60
   
WHIP1.110.60
   
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6956
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched69.955.6
   
Wins43
   
Losses32
   
Saves3529
   
Blown Saves92
   
Holds23
   
Hits Allowed5441
   
Earned Runs2417
   
Home Runs Allowed87
   
Strikeouts9470
   
Walks2512
   
ERA3.072.81
   
WHIP1.130.95
   
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
News 
 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
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle recorded one out to earn his 14th save of the season in Saturday's win over the San Diego Padres.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 9th
 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
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle allowed two runs on three hits and no walks while striking out two batters in two-thirds of an inning in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Padres. The blown save was his third of the season, and the loss drops him to 4-2 on the year.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
 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
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle earned his fourth win over the season in Wednesday's win over the Chicago White Sox, tossing a scoreless inning before Washington walked things off in the bottom of the ninth.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jun 6th
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand pitched a scoreless ninth to nail down a 9-7 win over the Twins on Wednesday. He struck out one on the way to earning his 18th save.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 6th
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle earned his 12th save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in Sunday's win over the Cincinnati Reds. He struck out one.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 3rd
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand pitched a scoreless ninth inning to save a 5-2 win over the Twins on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 5th
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle struck out one over a perfect ninth inning to earn his 11th save of the season in Saturday’s win over the Cincinnati Reds.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 2nd
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
Doolittle is firmly established as the Nationals' closer heading into 2019, and he's proven to be an elite one when healthy. Unfortunately, injuries have been a frequent concern for Doolittle, which helps explain why the Nationals acquired two other relievers with closing experience in Trever Rosenthal and Kyle Barraclough.
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
Doolittle could be a top-five closer in a full season. He posted a 1.60 ERA, 60 strikeouts, six walks, and 25 saves in 45 innings. Anyone will need a microscope to see his 0.60 WHIP. Yet injuries are par for the course, as the 32-year-old has averaged 37 innings over the past four seasons. The elite skills-and steady ninth-inning role on a playoff contender-make Doolittle a borderline top-10 closer despite the likelihood of missed time.
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
Doolittle only had 25 saves and 60 strikeouts last year, but he had an absurd 0.600 WHIP. That isn't a typo. With a full season, don't be surprised when Doolittle finishes in the elite tier of fantasy closers.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros