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Who Should I Draft?

Chris Paddack or Kirby Yates (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
44 of 51 experts
14%
Recommended by
7 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 15# 21
Best Rank# 10# 7
Worst Rank# 52# 40
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 53# 63
Best Rank# 49# 58
Worst Rank# 57# 78
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6533
Wins41
Saves012
ERA3.772.91
WHIP1.131.05
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 18
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 24
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 10# 21
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 23
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 13# 23
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 12# 23
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 24
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 16# 21
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 21
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 17# 32
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 17# 22
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 16# 20
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 21
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 17# 21
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 16
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 11# 25
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 15# 22
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 16# 26
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 16# 21
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 16# 22
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 18# 23
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 18# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 16# 31
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 25
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 13# 15
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 17# 24
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 12# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 23
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 23
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 17# 18
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 15# 22
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 14# 24
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 17# 40
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 17# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 25
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 13# 21
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 19# 24
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 13# 26
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 20# 31
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 29# 30
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 19# 21
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 10# 30
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 18# 21
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 14# 23
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 22# 14
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 23# 12
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 24# 7
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 25# 19
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 26# 23
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 38# 14
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 52# 26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2660
   
Games Started260
   
Innings Pitched141.361.1
   
Wins90
   
Losses75
   
Saves041
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed10741
   
Earned Runs528
   
Home Runs Allowed232
   
Strikeouts153101
   
Walks3113
   
ERA3.331.19
   
WHIP0.980.89
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1123
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched62.223.0
   
Wins41
   
Losses31
   
Saves012
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed5517
   
Earned Runs267
   
Home Runs Allowed93
   
Strikeouts6533
   
Walks157
   
ERA3.772.91
   
WHIP1.131.05
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
News 
 Chris Paddack fell to 2-1 on Saturday against the Diamondbacks, allowing three runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 9th
Kirby Yates picked up his second save of the season as the Padres beat the Diamondbacks 3-0 on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 8th
 Chris Paddack improved to 2-0 on Monday against the Dodgers, giving up three runs on five hits over six innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 4th
Kirby Yates allowed a solo homer in the ninth inning on Monday against the Dodgers but was still able to secure the save and preserve the 5-4 win Padres victory.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 4th
 Chris Paddack received a no-decision on Wednesday against the Giants, throwing five innings of two-run ball while striking out six.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 30th
Kirby Yates' struggles continued on Friday in Coors Field as the former All-Star closer gave up two runs in 2/3 of an inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 1st
 Chris Paddack earned the win on Opening Night against Arizona, tossing six scoreless innings while striking out four.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 25th
Padres manager Jayce Tingler says Kirby Yates was held out of Tuesday's save opportunity as a chance to give him an extra day of rest.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 29th
 The Padres announced Chris Paddack will be the team’s Opening Day starter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 20th
Kirby Yates suffered his first loss of the year on Sunday versus the Diamondbacks, giving up two runs on two hits in just 2/3 of an inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 26th
Notes 
 Very good SP that could break out in 2020. 60 games rather than the long, drawn out grind of 162 could help establish him as one of the best in the business on the bump without having to prove he can maintain his Ace stuff over the durability test that is a full 162. I bet he is overdraft in 2021, but in 2020 he could be a #1.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
You don't pay up for closers. You just don't. The repeatability year to year just isn't there at the position. Kirby Yates was great last season, but every year, we push up those standouts from a year before at the position, only to have them crush our souls. There's a reason that relievers have short shelf lives of being useful - especially closers. The Padres built one hell of a bullpen, and with the pressure on the front office to win this season, they won't hesitate to pull Yates from the role quickly. Don't pay up for saves, folks. Just don't.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 The Padres actually managed to have Chris Paddack on an innings limit that didn't totally drive fantasy managers mad. He showed that he could hold up over the course of a full season, and he more than performed to the lofty expectations that were thrust upon him when he made the Padres Opening Day roster. Paddack is working on developing his curveball, and if he's able to throw that with more regularity, he's going to have three plus-pitches. We haven't even begun to see his upside."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Yate led the league in saves last year with 41, and continued to lower his already impressive ERA and WHIP. He has an elite strikeout rate and is outstanding at limiting home runs, which is everything you want in a closer. Josh Hader should be the first reliever taken but Yates should be a close second.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Paddack earned his "biggest spring training breakout" award with an outstanding season, albeit one capped with an innings limit. The reins should be taken off a bit this year, which should allow Paddack to remain in a groove and build on his outstanding 2019 numbers. His fastball and changeup are simpy elite, and if he can continue to refine his curveball, he could develop into a true fantasy ace.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
One of just four closers I feel super safe about (Hader, Chapman, Osuna)
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Allowed more than two walks just twice in 26 starts, resulting in a 0.98 WHIP for the season
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros