Who Should I Draft?

Kirby Yates or Raisel Iglesias (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
34 of 56 experts
39%
Recommended by
22 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 45
Best Rank# 24# 22
Worst Rank# 89# 76
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 108# 125
Best Rank# 100# 92
Worst Rank# 147# 130
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8880
Wins33
Saves2931
ERA3.173.29
WHIP1.111.18
   
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  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6566
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched63.072.0
   
Wins52
   
Losses35
   
Saves1230
   
Blown Saves14
   
Holds160
   
Hits Allowed4152
   
Earned Runs1519
   
Home Runs Allowed612
   
Strikeouts9080
   
Walks1725
   
ERA2.142.38
   
WHIP0.921.07
   
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6564
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched63.170.3
   
Wins33
   
Losses33
   
Saves2931
   
Blown Saves63
   
Holds21
   
Hits Allowed4958
   
Earned Runs2226
   
Home Runs Allowed89
   
Strikeouts8880
   
Walks2125
   
ERA3.173.29
   
WHIP1.111.18
   
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
News 
 Kirby Yates struck out two in a perfect ninth to earn his 24th save of the season on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 17th
Raisel Iglesias fell to 1-6 after allowing the winning run in the Reds' 2-1 extra innings loss to the Indians on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 12th
 Kirby Yates allowed a solo homer in the twelfth inning of Friday's 16-12 win over the Rockies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
Raisel Iglesias picked up a four-out save in the Reds' 4-3 win over the Phillies on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 10th
 Kirby Yates struck out one in a perfect ninth to preserve the 5-4 win over the Nationals on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 7th
Raisel Iglesias logged a scoreless inning of relief on Wednesday, allowing two hits while striking out two batters.
Blaine Blontz
Thu, May 30th
 Kirby Yates struck out one in a perfect ninth to earn his 22nd save of the season on Friday night versus the Marlins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 1st
Raisel Iglesias allowed one hit over a scoreless ninth for his tenth save in the Reds' 3-0 win over the Brewers on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, May 21st
 Kirby Yates allowed one hit a scoreless ninth for the Padres' on Tuesday, slamming the door on a 5-4 win over the Yankees.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 29th
Raisel Iglesias pitched 1 and 2/3 scoreless innings of scoreless ball in a tie game in the Reds' 6-5 win over the Cubs on Wednesday. He allowed two hits with no walks or strikeouts.
Elliott Baas
Wed, May 15th
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
New Reds manager David Bell has indicated that Iglesias is "going to pitch in the most important spots in the game," whether it is the ninth inning or earlier. Bell added that "[a] lot of times it's going to be in that closing role." In actuality, that may not be much of a change from past seasons for Iglesias, who has entered in the eighth inning in 43 of his 129 appearances (33 percent) over the last two seasons. He didn't amass more than 30 saves either year, but still finished as a top-12 reliever in standard 5
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
Reds manager David Bell said he wants to use Iglesias when a high-leverage situation arises rather than limiting his best reliever to the ninth. He could serve a role reminiscent to Josh Hader, which makes the southpaw unlikely to record another 30 saves. Yet he can still contribute if scattering some saves and wins with a high strikeout tally and low ERA over 70-75 frames. Move him down the rankings in standard-scoring leagues, but don't dismiss him entirely.
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
Iglesias has been one of the better closers over the past two seasons with 58 saves and 172 Ks, but the Reds have been suggesting that he might not be the every day closer this year. The Ks and ratios would still be good enough to own even if he didn't get any saves, but this undoubtedly causes a hit in his overall fantasy value.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros