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Who Should I Draft?

Kirby Yates or Jose Berrios (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
Expert
Recommendation
74%
Recommended by
32 of 43 experts
26%
Recommended by
11 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 23
Best Rank# 7# 13
Worst Rank# 32# 42
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 64# 70
Best Rank# 58# 59
Worst Rank# 80# 93
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3371
Wins15
Saves120
ERA2.824.18
WHIP1.041.25
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 25
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 26
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 23# 24
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 7# 32
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 21# 28
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 23
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 22# 24
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 24
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 30
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 25# 35
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 22# 25
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 14# 36
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 17# 19
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 23# 26
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 23# 28
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 24# 36
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 23# 30
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 19# 31
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 23# 30
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 42
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 15# 17
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 21# 28
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 12# 31
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 23# 25
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 22# 37
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 31
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 24# 25
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 28# 32
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 30# 32
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 21# 27
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 21# 22
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 21# 13
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 22
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 19
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 25# 24
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 25# 24
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 23
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 18
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 27# 17
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 29# 23
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 31# 28
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 32# 30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6032
   
Games Started032
   
Innings Pitched61.1200.2
   
Wins014
   
Losses58
   
Saves410
   
Blown Saves30
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed41194
   
Earned Runs882
   
Home Runs Allowed226
   
Strikeouts101195
   
Walks1351
   
ERA1.193.68
   
WHIP0.891.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2312
   
Games Started012
   
Innings Pitched23.072.4
   
Wins15
   
Losses13
   
Saves120
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed1769
   
Earned Runs734
   
Home Runs Allowed311
   
Strikeouts3371
   
Walks721
   
ERA2.824.18
   
WHIP1.041.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
News 
 Padres closer Kirby Yates made his summer camp debut on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said Jose Berrios "couldn't look any better" after Friday's sim game.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 4th
 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
Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios allowed three runs over 4 1/3 innings of work in a 3-2 spring loss to the Braves on Wednesday. He struck out five in the outing.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Mar 11th
 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
Jose Berrios will officially start Opening Day for the Twins, per manager Rocco Baldelli.
Brad Camara
Wed, Mar 11th
 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
Jose Berrios threw two scoreless frames in his Grapefruit League debut against the Blue Jays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Feb 23rd
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
Is Jose Berrios overrated a little bit every year? Yeah, definitely. Berrios can be inconsistent from start to start, and you want more when you watch him pitch and he's on. That said, while he may not be an ace, he's one hell of an SP2 to have on your roster. You want guys who are going to give you 200 innings and a good strikeout rate. Berrios checks those boxes, even with the occasional bad start.
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
Berrios reached 200 innings but didn't really take the step forward that most fantasy owners had hoped for. His strikeout rate dropped, his WHIP increased, and batters made better contact. Still, Berrios was a pitcher who fantasy owners could start each and every time out, contributed well in wins, and rarely walked batters. When you add it all up, Berrios remains a starter that fantasy owners should covet, but perhaps temper expectations until he shows that he's ready to take that next step.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros