Who Should I Draft?

Jose Berrios or Brad Hand (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
43 of 56 experts
23%
Recommended by
13 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 24# 27
Best Rank# 6# 10
Worst Rank# 47# 41
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 73# 81
Best Rank# 66# 72
Worst Rank# 79# 99
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts19294
Wins134
Saves035
ERA3.903.07
WHIP1.231.13
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
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Sports Illustrated
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The Fantasy Fix
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USA Today
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The Fake Baseball
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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FantasyPros
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Razzball
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  Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3269
   
Games Started320
   
Innings Pitched192.072.0
   
Wins122
   
Losses115
   
Saves032
   
Blown Saves07
   
Holds010
   
Hits Allowed15952
   
Earned Runs8222
   
Home Runs Allowed258
   
Strikeouts202106
   
Walks6128
   
ERA3.842.75
   
WHIP1.141.11
   
  Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3269
   
Games Started320
   
Innings Pitched189.569.9
   
Wins134
   
Losses103
   
Saves035
   
Blown Saves09
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed17154
   
Earned Runs8224
   
Home Runs Allowed248
   
Strikeouts19294
   
Walks6225
   
ERA3.903.07
   
WHIP1.231.13
   
  Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
News 
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in a 9-6 loss to the Mariners on Wednesday. Berrios allowed just one run in 6 2/3 innings while striking out six and walking two.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 13th
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
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in a 5-4 win over Cleveland on Thursday. Berrios allowed two runs (one earned) in six innings while striking out six.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 6th
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
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in a 5-3 win over the Rays on Friday. Berrios allowed three runs in 6 2/3 innings while striking out eight.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 1st
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
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in an 11-4 win over the White Sox on Friday. Berrios allowed just one earned run over 6 1/3 innings of work while striking out four.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 25th
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
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios struggled in his Saturday start against the Mariners. Berrios allowed four runs in 4 2/3 innings of work while striking out six. The Twins went on to beat Seattle 18-4.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, May 19th
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
Notes 
 Berrios' 2018 season was pretty similar to 2017. He made some strides in strikeout rate and WHIP, but it didn't help his ERA much thanks to a spike in home runs allowed. Berrios is a good but not great strikeout pitcher and his walk rate is just ok, so he'll need to make further improvements to live up to the hype he had as a prospect. That could certainly happen in his age-24 season, but it isn't guaranteed.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
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
 There is a chance Berrios has another level of potential yet to be seen, but more likely, he has settled in as a third tier pitcher that will produce above average ratios with about 200 strikeouts. That is perfectly sufficient for an 8th round pick. He may not have finished the season strong on paper, but his underlying metrics showed no reason for lingering concern.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 His ERA only improved slightly from 3.89 to 3.84, but Berrios made major strides last season. His swinging-strike rate lunged from 9.4 to 11.2%, leading to 202 punchouts in a career-high 192.1 frames. Although his walk rate (2.85 BB/9) also improved just slightly, he upped his first-pitch strike % significantly from 59.1 to 64.5. Berrios could take a major leap in his age-25 season, but the ERA estimators (3.90 FP, 4.29 SIERA) and career 5.31 road ERA urge some caution.
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