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Who Should I Draft?

Kirby Yates or Brad Hand (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
43 of 43 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 35
Best Rank# 6# 21
Worst Rank# 32# 52
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 69# 111
Best Rank# 58# 92
Worst Rank# 79# 124
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3331
Wins11
Saves1311
ERA2.833.51
WHIP1.051.19
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 34
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 36
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 21# 39
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 33
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 23# 32
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 6# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 40
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 21# 26
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 32# 52
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 25# 30
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 22# 34
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 52
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 25# 45
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 22# 30
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 31
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 14# 29
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 17# 44
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 23# 35
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 23# 34
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 24# 49
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 23# 29
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 19# 26
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 23# 39
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 46
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 15# 44
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 21# 46
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 34
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 12# 41
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 25# 43
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 33
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 29# 35
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 21# 48
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 20# 43
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 40
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 24# 45
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 28# 44
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 31# 52
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 30# 42
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 21# 38
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 27# 45
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 21# 37
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6060
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched61.157.0
   
Wins06
   
Losses54
   
Saves4134
   
Blown Saves35
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4153
   
Earned Runs821
   
Home Runs Allowed26
   
Strikeouts10184
   
Walks1318
   
ERA1.193.30
   
WHIP0.891.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2324
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched23.223.0
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves1311
   
Blown Saves12
   
Holds11
   
Hits Allowed1820
   
Earned Runs79
   
Home Runs Allowed33
   
Strikeouts3331
   
Walks78
   
ERA2.833.51
   
WHIP1.051.19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
News 
 Padres closer Kirby Yates is expecting to do his intake testing on Monday and Tuesday of this week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand threw a scoreless inning in an 11-7 Cactus League win over the Giants on Monday. Hand struck out one and walked one.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Mar 10th
 Padres GM AJ Preller says Kirby Yates is not at summer camp due to a COVID=19 related family issue.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 3rd
 
 Kirby Yates pitched a scoreless fifth inning in Sunday's 6-0 loss to the White Sox.
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Mon, Mar 9th
 
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
The only thing that would hurt Hand's value this year is if the Indians trade him away.
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
Hand didn't have a bad year by any means, but there were two major areas of decline. The first was a cratering of his ground ball rate, and the second was that batters simply hit his fastball much, much better than in previous years. Hand is a reliever, which means volatility, and his strikeout rate remains well above-average. But with just a club option left on his deal, he could be a candidate to be dealt if the Indians struggle out of the gate.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros