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Who Should I Draft?

Kirby Yates or Aroldis Chapman (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Expert
Recommendation
87%
Recommended by
45 of 52 experts
13%
Recommended by
7 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 30
Best Rank# 7# 15
Worst Rank# 40# 84
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 63# 73
Best Rank# 58# 64
Worst Rank# 78# 93
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3329
Wins11
Saves1212
ERA2.912.83
WHIP1.051.12
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 40
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 38
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 21# 31
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 24
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 23# 25
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 7# 15
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 23# 24
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 21# 22
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 57
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 32# 33
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 22# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 20# 41
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 23
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 14# 53
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 21# 34
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 22
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 25# 29
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 22# 36
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 27
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 14# 17
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 21# 34
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 22# 29
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 23# 25
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 23# 25
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 31# 59
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 19# 48
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 21# 47
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 15# 31
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 30
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 74
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 12# 51
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 23# 35
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 25
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 18# 32
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 22# 30
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 24# 53
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 21# 31
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 27
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 21# 84
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 24# 29
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 26# 47
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 31# 32
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 21# 33
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 21# 23
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 23# 25
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 23# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 23
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 24
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 26# 19
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 30# 23
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 30# 28
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 40# 26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6060
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched61.157.0
   
Wins03
   
Losses52
   
Saves4137
   
Blown Saves35
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4138
   
Earned Runs814
   
Home Runs Allowed23
   
Strikeouts10185
   
Walks1325
   
ERA1.192.21
   
WHIP0.891.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2320
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched23.019.6
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves1212
   
Blown Saves12
   
Holds11
   
Hits Allowed1713
   
Earned Runs76
   
Home Runs Allowed32
   
Strikeouts3329
   
Walks79
   
ERA2.912.83
   
WHIP1.051.12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
News 
 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
Yankees manager Aaron Boone says he doesn't expect Aroldis Chapman (COVID-19) to be activated "anytime soon."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 5th
 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
Aroldis Chapman (COVID-19) appears to be headed to the Yankees' alternate training site in Moosic, Pennsylvania.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 3rd
 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
Aroldis Chapman (COVID-19) is set to throw a bullpen session on Monday in New York.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 2nd
 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
Aroldis Chapman (Coronavirus) has been cleared to return to the Yankees.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 31st
 Kirby Yates struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning on Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 26th
Yankees GM Brian Cashman says Aroldis Chapman (COVID-19) is "doing well."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 28th
Notes 
 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
It was announced that Chapman tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, July 11th. With less than two weeks left until the regular season, it seems unlikely that he'll begin the year on the active roster. With that said, it remains unclear exactly how long he'll miss and given Chapman's potential, he shouldn't slip beyond the top 10 closers in drafts.
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
Paying the premium for a closer isn't advised, because replicating that success from year to year - especially for breakout pitchers at the position - is tough to do. But when you have a closer who has been a top-tier option year after year, he's one of the few who are worth the investment. Chapman isn't the lights-out closer that he was in the past, but he's as safe of a bet that there is to finish top 3 at the position. That, alone, makes him worth the price.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 One of just four closers I feel super safe about (Hader, Chapman, Osuna)
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Not as dominant as he once was but closer role remains safe
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros