Who Should I Draft?

Kirby Yates or Chris Archer (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
33 of 56 experts
41%
Recommended by
23 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 43
Best Rank# 24# 13
Worst Rank# 89# 78
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 108# 124
Best Rank# 100# 96
Worst Rank# 147# 128
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts88198
Wins311
Saves290
ERA3.173.77
WHIP1.111.26
   
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  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6527
   
Games Started027
   
Innings Pitched63.0148.3
   
Wins56
   
Losses38
   
Saves120
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds160
   
Hits Allowed41155
   
Earned Runs1571
   
Home Runs Allowed619
   
Strikeouts90162
   
Walks1749
   
ERA2.144.31
   
WHIP0.921.38
   
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6531
   
Games Started031
   
Innings Pitched63.1179.7
   
Wins311
   
Losses310
   
Saves290
   
Blown Saves60
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed49169
   
Earned Runs2275
   
Home Runs Allowed822
   
Strikeouts88198
   
Walks2158
   
ERA3.173.77
   
WHIP1.111.26
   
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
News 
 Kirby Yates once again threw a scoreless ninth to earn a save on Wednesday versus the Mariners.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 24th
Chris Archer allowed three runs on six hits over five innings in the Pirates' 3-2 loss to the Giants on Sunday. He walked two and struck out two while falling to 1-1.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Apr 21st
 Kirby Yates threw a perfect ninth to pick up his 11th save of the year on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 24th
Chris Archer has dropped his appeal and will begin serving his five-game suspension Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Apr 14th
 Kirby Yates struck out one in a scoreless ninth to earn his 10th save of the year on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 21st
Chris Archer allowed one run on four hits over seven innings in the Pirates' 3-2 loss to the Nationals on Saturday. He walked two and struck out nine in the no decision.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Apr 14th
 Kirby Yates struck out one and allowed a hit in a non-save situation on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 20th
Chris Archer has been suspended for five games following his role in the benches-clearing brawl in Pittsburgh against the Reds on Sunday. Archer threw a pitch behind Derek Dietrich's back which led to both dugouts coming onto the field.
Kari Thomas
Tue, Apr 9th
 Kirby Yates struck out the side and allowed one hit en route to picking up his ninth save of the season on Saturday versus the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 14th
Chris Archer allowed three runs on five hits over six innings in the Pirates' 7-5 win over the Reds on Sunday. He walked two and struck out seven while improving to 1-0 on the year.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Apr 7th
Notes 
 Yates took over as the Padres' closer following the Brad Hand trade last July, and the team didn't skip a beat. Yates finished with an impressive 2.14 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, and 12.86 K/9, so he should return as the unquestioned 2019 closer barring a surprise acquisition. Yates' fantasy value also gets a bit of a boost from the Padres signing Manny Machado, as it decreases the likelihood of Yates getting dealt to a contender at the trade deadline.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Archer has proven to be a pitcher who consistently posts a higher ERA than his advanced metrics suggest he deserves. At this point, we should no longer be expecting that to suddenly change. Until we see otherwise, expect Archer to post an ERA around 4.00, a WHIP in the 1.20s, and a fairly strong strikeout rate.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 The Padres kept their assembly line of elite relievers running when Brad Hand's midseason trade propelled Yates into the ninth inning. Hardly a downgrade, he posted a 2.14 ERA and 0.92 WHIP with the sixth-highest K-BB% (29.2) of all qualified relievers. He could follow Hand's path out of San Diego, but there's no guarantee he'd settle for a setup role elsewhere. At least a safe bet to keep the job with an exceptional strikeout tally while still on the team, drafters should pick him now and worry about a potential deal later.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, well, look at all those strikeouts. Fool me three times … but his FIP is still lower. Even though he missed over a month with an abdominal strain last year, Archer has amassed the sixth-most strikeouts (644) over the last three seasons. He has collected a 3.64 FIP and 3.54 SIERA during that span. His ERA also ballooned above 4.00 each year. How many times can we keep putting our hand on the hot stove? Archer's fastball has ceded a slugging percentage above .500 in each campaign, so he wields no other effective pitch beyond his slider. He's an elite source of strikeouts, but don't expect a positive ERA contribution.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 The Padres aren't expected to compete with the Dodgers or even Rockies for the division, but San Diego plays in enough low scoring close games that their closers tend to rack up the saves. This year should be no different for their new closer, who just so happened to be one of the best setup men in baseball before Brad Hand left the closer job open. Yates should find his way to 80+ Ks to go with amazing ratios once again.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros