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Kirby Yates or Raisel Iglesias (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
34 of 59 experts
42%
Recommended by
25 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 40# 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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# 32# 50
   
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# 30# 59
   
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# 40# 45
   
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# 29# 60
   
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# 48# 71
   
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# 36# 65
   
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# 34# 44
   
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# 59# 40
   
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# 66# 25
   
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# 67# 33
   
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Brewer Rat
# 89# 45
   
  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 picked up his 39th save of the year on Saturday against the Giants, striking out the side to preserve the 4-1 win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 1st
Raisel Iglesias struck out the side in order Saturday against the Mets, earning his 34th save of the season.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Kirby Yates earned his 38th save of the season on Monday versus the Dodgers, striking out the side to protect the 4-3 win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 27th
Raisel Iglesias allowed a hit and struck out two in a scoreless 10th inning to record his 33rd save of the season Wednesday against the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 19th
 Kirby Yates registered his 37th save of the year on Sunday versus the Red Sox, striking out two in a perfect ninth inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 26th
Raisel Iglesias picked up his 32nd save Tuesday against the Cubs, striking out two in a clean ninth inning.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 18th
 Kirby Yates earned his 35th save on Sunday versus the Phillies, striking out the side in a scoreless ninth.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 19th
Raisel Iglesias pitched a perfect ninth inning while striking out two to earn the save against the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 16th
 Kirby Yates preserved the 5-3 win over the Phillies on Saturday night, securing his 34th save of the season with the outing.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 18th
Raisel Iglesias earned the save against the Diamondbacks Friday, allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
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