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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Hader or Kirby Yates (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Expert
Recommendation
94%
Recommended by
49 of 52 experts
6%
Recommended by
3 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 21
Best Rank# 4# 7
Worst Rank# 27# 40
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 56# 63
Best Rank# 44# 58
Worst Rank# 56# 78
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4633
Wins11
Saves1212
ERA2.782.91
WHIP0.961.05
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 18
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 24
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 9# 21
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 23
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 23
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 22# 23
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 24
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 18# 21
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 23# 26
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 21
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 18# 32
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 22
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 19# 20
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 21
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 4# 14
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 20# 21
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 16
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 20# 25
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 18# 22
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 25# 26
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 6# 14
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 20# 21
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 21# 22
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 21# 23
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 20# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 23# 31
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 17# 23
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 16# 19
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 17# 21
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 25
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 9# 15
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 23# 24
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 20# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 17# 23
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 23
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 11# 18
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 22
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 15# 24
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 15# 40
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 16# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 25
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 19# 21
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 12# 24
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 12# 26
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 15# 31
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 21# 30
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 27# 30
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 20# 21
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 19# 23
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 10# 7
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 13# 12
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 22# 21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6160
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched76.161.1
   
Wins30
   
Losses55
   
Saves3741
   
Blown Saves73
   
Holds60
   
Hits Allowed4141
   
Earned Runs228
   
Home Runs Allowed152
   
Strikeouts138101
   
Walks2013
   
ERA2.621.19
   
WHIP0.810.89
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2423
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched27.323.0
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves1212
   
Blown Saves31
   
Holds11
   
Hits Allowed1717
   
Earned Runs87
   
Home Runs Allowed43
   
Strikeouts4633
   
Walks107
   
ERA2.782.91
   
WHIP0.961.05
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
News 
 Josh Hader threw a perfect inning while striking out one to earn his first save of the season.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 30th
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
 Josh Hader lost his arbitration case and will make $4.1 million in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Feb 14th
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
  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
  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
  Kirby Yates struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning on Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 26th
Notes 
 In a regular season, Hader would be the first reliever taken. However, with just 60 games this year and a less-than-good rotation, the Brewers could deploy Hader in a swing-man role in the seventh and eighth inning, and turn to Corey Knebel in the ninth.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 Hader throws his fastball about 83 percent of the time and batters just can't hit it. They bat .167 against with a miniscule .275 wOBA and there's just no reason to expect that to change. Thus, his nearly 50 percent strikeout rate is likely here to stay, and that makes Hader the top reliever to draft in fantasy, even if his occasional multi-inning role means he won't get every save chance.
Dan Harris - 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
 If you play in a league where saves are at a premium it make sense to be aggressive on Hader, who struck out 138 batters last year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
One of just four closers I feel super safe about (Hader, Chapman, Osuna)
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros