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Who Should I Draft?

Kirby Yates or Liam Hendriks (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
42 of 43 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 30
Best Rank# 6# 25
Worst Rank# 32# 61
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 69# 92
Best Rank# 58# 81
Worst Rank# 79# 115
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3333
Wins11
Saves1311
ERA2.832.86
WHIP1.051.09
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 41
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 33
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 21# 37
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 37
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 23# 38
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 6# 36
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 35
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 21# 25
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 40
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 32# 37
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 25# 37
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 22# 35
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 30
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 30
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 25# 32
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 22# 31
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 42
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 14# 34
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 17# 46
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 23# 34
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 23# 32
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 24# 39
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 23# 27
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 19# 35
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 23# 46
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 32
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 15# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 21# 31
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 61
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 12# 29
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 25# 27
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 39
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 29# 36
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 21# 25
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 20# 30
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 34
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 24# 46
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 28# 39
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 31# 44
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 21# 32
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 27# 44
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 21# 30
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 30# 27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6075
   
Games Started02
   
Innings Pitched61.185.1
   
Wins04
   
Losses54
   
Saves4125
   
Blown Saves37
   
Holds08
   
Hits Allowed4161
   
Earned Runs817
   
Home Runs Allowed25
   
Strikeouts101124
   
Walks1321
   
ERA1.191.80
   
WHIP0.890.96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2324
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched23.224.2
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves1311
   
Blown Saves15
   
Holds11
   
Hits Allowed1819
   
Earned Runs78
   
Home Runs Allowed33
   
Strikeouts3333
   
Walks77
   
ERA2.832.86
   
WHIP1.051.09
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
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
Liam Hendriks pitched one inning against the Cubs Monday night, giving up one hit and striking out three.
Aaron Hudson
Mon, Mar 2nd
 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 A's haven't had the same reliever lead them in saves in back-to-back seasons since Grant Balfour in 2012.
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
If Hendriks' 2019 performance doesn't convince you to wait on closers, nothing will. An afterthought in drafts pitching behind Blake Treinen, Hendriks not only took the closer's role for the A's but also developed into one of the best relievers in the game. A velocity bump made his fastball nearly unhittable and he rarely gave up home runs. He'll be given the chance to repeat his performance, but whether he can is an entirely open question.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros