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
38 of 56 experts
32%
Recommended by
18 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 39
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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Going For 2
# 24# 48
   
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# 29# 38
   
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# 41# 47
   
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# 51# 89
   
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The Athletic
# 27# 54
   
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# 34# 56
   
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The Athletic
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Yahoo! Sports
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Expand The Boxscore
# 40# 30
   
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The Athletic
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# 40# 32
   
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CBS Sports
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Razzball
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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 gave up four runs on five hits while walking two and striking out nine batters through six innings and was charged with a loss to the Angels on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
Kirby Yates picked up a save for the third straight day on Tuesday versus the Brewers, striking out two in a scoreless ninth to protect the 4-1 win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 19th
 Charlie Morton allowed two hits and two walks while firing seven scoreless innings Monday, striking out seven batters and earning the win over the Athletics.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 11th
Kirby Yates was at it again on Monday versus Milwaukee, striking out one in a perfect ninth to secure his 25th save of the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 18th
 Charlie Morton picked up the win Wednesday, allowing five hits over seven scoreless innings while striking out eight as the Rays handed the Tigers a 4-0 defeat.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 6th
Kirby Yates struck out two in a perfect ninth to earn his 24th save of the season on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 17th
 Charlie Morton (6-0) earned the win Thursday against the Twins by allowing two runs on four hits and no walks across seven innings. He struck out six.
John Aubin
Fri, May 31st
Kirby Yates allowed a solo homer in the twelfth inning of Friday's 16-12 win over the Rockies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 Charlie Morton struck out 10 and allowed just one run on three hits over six innings in the Rays’ 6-2 victory over the Indians on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, May 26th
Kirby Yates struck out one in a perfect ninth to preserve the 5-4 win over the Nationals on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 7th
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