Who Should I Draft?

Charlie Morton or Kirby Yates (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
40 of 59 experts
32%
Recommended by
19 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 40
Best Rank# 19# 24
Worst Rank# 80# 89
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 114# 108
Best Rank# 97# 100
Worst Rank# 117# 147
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts17688
Wins123
Saves029
ERA3.413.17
WHIP1.211.11
   
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# 29# 38
   
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
# 80# 32
   
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3065
   
Games Started300
   
Innings Pitched167.263.0
   
Wins155
   
Losses33
   
Saves012
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds016
   
Hits Allowed13041
   
Earned Runs5815
   
Home Runs Allowed186
   
Strikeouts20190
   
Walks6417
   
ERA3.132.14
   
WHIP1.160.92
   
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2765
   
Games Started270
   
Innings Pitched157.363.1
   
Wins123
   
Losses73
   
Saves029
   
Blown Saves06
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed13249
   
Earned Runs6022
   
Home Runs Allowed168
   
Strikeouts17688
   
Walks5821
   
ERA3.413.17
   
WHIP1.211.11
   
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
News 
 Charlie Morton allowed two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out eight over 6 1/3 innings Friday against the Red Sox. He didn't factor into the decision.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
Kirby Yates picked up his 39th save of the year on Saturday against the Giants, striking out the side to preserve the 4-1 win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 1st
 Charlie Morton earned the win Friday, holding the Angels to three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out four across six innings.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
Kirby Yates earned his 38th save of the season on Monday versus the Dodgers, striking out the side to protect the 4-3 win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 27th
 Charlie Morton struck out 10 while allowing three runs on five hits with two walks across six innings during a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 8th
Kirby Yates registered his 37th save of the year on Sunday versus the Red Sox, striking out two in a perfect ninth inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 26th
 Charlie Morton gave up one earned run on four hits and three walks with eight strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings as he earned his 14th win of the year.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 2nd
Kirby Yates earned his 35th save on Sunday versus the Phillies, striking out the side in a scoreless ninth.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 19th
 Charlie Morton gave up six runs on seven hits with two walks and four strikeouts in four innings as the Rays lost to the Astros on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 28th
Kirby Yates preserved the 5-3 win over the Phillies on Saturday night, securing his 34th save of the season with the outing.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 18th
Notes 
 After nearly a decade of mediocrity, the Astros turned Morton into a high-end starter in 2017, and he was even better in 2018. At this point, he feels relatively safe to pencil in for a mid-3.00s ERA, 10.0 K/9 rate, and WHIP in the 1.15-1.20 range. The concerns are his advancing age and durability -- he's never thrown more than 172 innings in a season. The move to Tampa Bay is also a mild concern, less so for the change of division than for the move away from a Houston team that seemingly knew how to get the best out of him.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Yates took over as the Padres' closer following the Brad Hand trade last July, and the team didn't skip a beat. Yates finished with an impressive 2.14 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, and 12.86 K/9, so he should return as the unquestioned 2019 closer barring a surprise acquisition. Yates' fantasy value also gets a bit of a boost from the Padres signing Manny Machado, as it decreases the likelihood of Yates getting dealt to a contender at the trade deadline.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Morton followed an improbable late-career renaissance with an even better 2018. In his most innings pitched (167) since 2011, he etched out a 3.13 ERA and 201 strikeouts. Yet he wore down as the season transpired, as his K rate dropped seven points to 24.2% after the All-Star break. Given his durability concerns and struggles when facing a batting order for the third time, the Rays will likely keep limiting him to five innings per start (or even have him follow an opener). Morton will perform on a per-inning basis, but investors should probably expect results closer to 2017's 3.62 ERA and 163 strikeouts in 146.2 innings.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
The Padres kept their assembly line of elite relievers running when Brad Hand's midseason trade propelled Yates into the ninth inning. Hardly a downgrade, he posted a 2.14 ERA and 0.92 WHIP with the sixth-highest K-BB% (29.2) of all qualified relievers. He could follow Hand's path out of San Diego, but there's no guarantee he'd settle for a setup role elsewhere. At least a safe bet to keep the job with an exceptional strikeout tally while still on the team, drafters should pick him now and worry about a potential deal later.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
  The Padres aren't expected to compete with the Dodgers or even Rockies for the division, but San Diego plays in enough low scoring close games that their closers tend to rack up the saves. This year should be no different for their new closer, who just so happened to be one of the best setup men in baseball before Brad Hand left the closer job open. Yates should find his way to 80+ Ks to go with amazing ratios once again.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros