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Who Should I Draft?

Brad Hand or Taylor Rogers (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
26 of 51 experts
49%
Recommended by
25 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 35
Best Rank# 18# 17
Worst Rank# 59# 118
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 108# 101
Best Rank# 92# 94
Worst Rank# 124# 125
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3129
Wins11
Saves1212
ERA3.503.16
WHIP1.171.12
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 49
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 43
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 39# 47
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 35
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 32# 54
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 48
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 26# 29
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 18# 35
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 36
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 26# 40
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 33# 35
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 36
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 32# 33
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 31# 36
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 35# 40
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 34# 38
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 29# 43
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 22# 35
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 29# 57
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 46
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 46
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 27# 118
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 33# 42
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 52# 53
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 42# 46
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 43# 46
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 21# 17
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 25# 22
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 29# 27
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 33# 31
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 33# 28
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 36# 31
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 37# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 26
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 37# 34
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 37# 33
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 37# 24
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 37# 35
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 38# 37
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 38# 37
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 39# 23
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 38
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 41# 28
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 41# 36
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 44# 27
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 45# 42
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 45# 36
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 41
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 47# 37
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 47# 34
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 59# 45
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6060
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched57.069.0
   
Wins62
   
Losses44
   
Saves3430
   
Blown Saves56
   
Holds010
   
Hits Allowed5358
   
Earned Runs2120
   
Home Runs Allowed68
   
Strikeouts8490
   
Walks1811
   
ERA3.302.61
   
WHIP1.241.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2324
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched23.424.7
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves1212
   
Blown Saves22
   
Holds11
   
Hits Allowed2021
   
Earned Runs99
   
Home Runs Allowed32
   
Strikeouts3129
   
Walks86
   
ERA3.503.16
   
WHIP1.171.12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
News 
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand pitched a scoreless ninth inning to save a 2-0 win over the Reds on Wednesday. Hand walked one and struck out two.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Aug 5th
Minnesota Twins closer Taylor Rogers blew his first save of the season in a 6-5 loss to the Pirates on Thursday. Rogers allowed two runs on three hits in 1/3 of an inning.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Aug 6th
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand tossed a scoreless ninth to nail down a 4-2 win over the Reds on Tuesday. Hand struck out one in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Aug 4th
Minnesota Twins closer Taylor Rogers pitched a scoreless ninth to nail down a 3-0 win over Cleveland on Saturday. Rogers struck out two in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Aug 2nd
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand allowed four runs in a 4-0 loss to the White Sox on Wednesday. Hand recorded just one out in the game while walking one.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jul 29th
Minnesota Twins closer Taylor Rogers tossed a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a 4-1 win over Cleveland on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Aug 1st
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand picked up his second save of the season in a 4-3 win over the White Sox on Tuesday. Hand allowed one run and struck out two in his inning of work.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jul 28th
Minnesota Twins closer Taylor Rogers pitched a scoreless ninth to save a 3-0 win over St. Louis on Wednesday. Rogers struck out two in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jul 29th
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save in a 2-0 win over the Royals on Opening Day. Hand struck out two in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jul 25th
 
Notes 
 The only thing that would hurt Hand's value this year is if the Indians trade him away.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Rogers seems to have the trust of the Twins, and with them being the favorites in the AL Central, expect a ton of save opportunities.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Hand didn't have a bad year by any means, but there were two major areas of decline. The first was a cratering of his ground ball rate, and the second was that batters simply hit his fastball much, much better than in previous years. Hand is a reliever, which means volatility, and his strikeout rate remains well above-average. But with just a club option left on his deal, he could be a candidate to be dealt if the Indians struggle out of the gate.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Rogers didn't have the Twins' closer role at the outset of the season, but he proved himself as Minnesota's best reliever pretty quickly. He built on his strong gains in 2018, further upping his strikeout rate and lowering his walk rate. He likely won't see all of the save chances this year for the Twins, but he should lead the way in opportunities. That, along with his strong overall numbers, makes him a reliever to target in fantasy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros