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Who Should I Draft?

Julio Urias or Brad Hand (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
29 of 51 experts
43%
Recommended by
22 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46# 45
Best Rank# 28# 21
Worst Rank# 79# 81
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 104# 118
Best Rank# 93# 111
Worst Rank# 126# 131
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts78129
Wins49
Saves240
ERA3.523.76
WHIP1.141.19
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 44
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 45
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 43# 55
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 45# 49
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 53
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 54# 60
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 55# 70
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 36# 50
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 40# 50
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 46# 81
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 45# 64
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 50
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 37# 45
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 46# 49
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 45# 72
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 46# 52
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 42# 67
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 39# 57
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 44# 48
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 43# 63
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 45# 48
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 48# 50
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 34# 48
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 46# 47
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 44# 70
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 28# 39
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 40# 56
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 46# 49
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 42# 44
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 40# 21
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 61# 27
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 50# 29
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 65# 31
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 67# 32
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 64# 33
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 54# 33
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 41# 33
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 48# 36
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 48# 36
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 51# 37
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 79# 40
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 46# 40
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 51# 40
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 54# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 44# 42
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 48# 42
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 43
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 59# 44
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 46
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 48# 47
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 51# 49
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2311
   
Games Started010
   
Innings Pitched22.155.1
   
Wins23
   
Losses10
   
Saves160
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed1345
   
Earned Runs520
   
Home Runs Allowed05
   
Strikeouts2945
   
Walks418
   
ERA2.053.27
   
WHIP0.771.15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6233
   
Games Started023
   
Innings Pitched60.5128.2
   
Wins49
   
Losses35
   
Saves240
   
Blown Saves30
   
Holds41
   
Hits Allowed51111
   
Earned Runs2454
   
Home Runs Allowed817
   
Strikeouts78129
   
Walks1842
   
ERA3.523.76
   
WHIP1.141.19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
News 
 Reliever Brad Hand has been claimed off of waivers by the Mets from the Blue Jays.
Jack Mannis
Thu, Sep 2nd
LHP Julio Urias allowed four runs on seven hits with five strikeouts across six innings in the Dodgers' 5-4 win over the Rockies on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 22nd
 Brad Hand walks in the winning run in the ninth inning against the Mariners on Friday as the Blue Jays lost by a 3-2 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 14th
LHP Julio Urias earned the win on Wednesday when he allowed two runs on three hits with two walks and five strikeouts over five innings in the Dodgers' 5-3 win over the Diamondbacks.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 16th
 Brad Hand (5-6) allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits and struck out one in one inning, taking the loss Monday versus Cleveland.
John Aubin
Tue, Aug 3rd
Julio Urias threw seven shutout innings in this one, allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out seven batters.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sat, Sep 11th
 Brad Hand pitched in a setup role in his Blue Jays debut Friday, allowing an unearned run on two hits in the eighth inning of the 6-4 win over the Royals.
John Aubin
Sat, Jul 31st
LHP Julio Urias earned the win on Saturday when he allowed one run on eight hits with eight strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings as the Dodgers beat the Giants 6-1.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Sep 5th
 The Washington Nationals have traded left-hander Brad Hand to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for catcher Riley Adams.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 29th
LHP Julio Urias earned the win on Monday when he allowed two runs on four hits with seven strikeouts over six innings as the Dodgers took down the Braves 5-3.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Aug 31st
Notes 
 Hand joins the Nationals on a one-year deal after Cleveland declined his option. His velocity declined a bit last season, but the league's collective lack of interest in Hand is surprising, given that he's coming off one of the best seasons of his career, led the league in saves, has been a top-10 reliever over the last five seasons, and is a lefty. Dave Martinez wants Hand to be the Nationals' closer based on his comments, but it's unclear whether he'll be the sole option. The Nationals barely have another lefty reliever in their bullpen, let alone a reliable one, so chances are that Hand will be deployed earlier in the game if the opposing team has multiple left-handed hitters due up. All that to say that Hand is a reliable reliever who you should draft for his overall numbers, but he may provide fewer saves than most traditional closers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Urias had an interesting season (other than his postseason, which was dominant). His numbers overall were very solid, with a 3.27 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. But his strikeout rate dipped dramatically as a full-time starter, and his SIERA (4.88) and xFIP (5.06) suggest he got lucky. But the bottom line is that Urias is excellent at limiting hard contact, and he's allowed just a .257 BABIP over the last two seasons, which should keep his ERA in check. The Dodgers' rotation is overflowing, so it's possible they continue to limit Urias's innings. But for now, he should be considered an SP3, and as his playoffs showed, there's plenty of room for growth with his strikeout numbers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros