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Who Should I Draft?

Kirby Yates or Roberto Osuna (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
46 of 52 experts
12%
Recommended by
6 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 26
Best Rank# 7# 12
Worst Rank# 40# 60
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 63# 88
Best Rank# 58# 72
Worst Rank# 78# 97
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3326
Wins11
Saves1213
ERA2.913.28
WHIP1.051.03
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 39
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 40
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 21# 22
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 29
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 23# 36
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 7# 14
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 23# 31
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 37
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 21# 23
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 37
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 32# 36
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 22# 24
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 20# 27
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 26
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 14# 19
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 21# 23
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 19
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 25# 32
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 22# 44
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 29
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 21# 33
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 22# 28
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 23# 27
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 23# 24
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 31# 43
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 23# 24
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 19# 39
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 21# 46
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 35
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 15# 18
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 38
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 38
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 12# 28
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 23# 60
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 28
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 18# 21
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 22# 29
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 24# 46
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 21# 23
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 36
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 21# 41
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 26# 44
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 31# 38
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 21# 41
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 30# 33
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 21# 26
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 14# 12
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 23# 22
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 24# 23
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 26# 24
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 30# 25
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 40# 29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6066
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched61.165.2
   
Wins04
   
Losses53
   
Saves4138
   
Blown Saves36
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4145
   
Earned Runs819
   
Home Runs Allowed28
   
Strikeouts10173
   
Walks1312
   
ERA1.192.63
   
WHIP0.890.88
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2322
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched23.022.1
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves1213
   
Blown Saves13
   
Holds11
   
Hits Allowed1718
   
Earned Runs78
   
Home Runs Allowed33
   
Strikeouts3326
   
Walks75
   
ERA2.913.28
   
WHIP1.051.03
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
News 
 Kirby Yates allowed a solo homer in the ninth inning on Monday against the Dodgers but was still able to secure the save and preserve the 5-4 win Padres victory.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 4th
Roberto Osuna has reportedly received a diagnosis that he needs to undergo Tommy John surgery to address his injured elbow.
Dan Harris
Tue, Aug 4th
 Kirby Yates' struggles continued on Friday in Coors Field as the former All-Star closer gave up two runs in 2/3 of an inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 1st
Astros manager Dusty Baker says he isn’t optimistic about the outlook for Roberto Osuna (elbow) moving forward.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 4th
 Padres manager Jayce Tingler says Kirby Yates was held out of Tuesday's save opportunity as a chance to give him an extra day of rest.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 29th
Roberto Osuna was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with right arm soreness.
Brad Camara
Sun, Aug 2nd
 Kirby Yates suffered his first loss of the year on Sunday versus the Diamondbacks, giving up two runs on two hits in just 2/3 of an inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 26th
Roberto Osuna left Saturday night's game against the Angels with arm discomfort. He is headed back to Houston for an MRI.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sat, Aug 1st
 Kirby Yates struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning on Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 26th
Roberto Osuna picked up the save on Monday against the Mariners, striking out two in the ninth to preserve the 8-5 win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 28th
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
If you want to invest in a closer but don't want one of the top-priced guys, you could do far worse than Roberto Osuna, who is my No. 1 reliever. He's done that thing that managers love where he's "proven himself" able to handle the late-inning work, and he pitches for one of the best teams in the league, which means the saves should be there. This is a great spot to dip your toes into the saves category.
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
Osuna may not be quite the pitcher he was in his absolute prime, but he's not far off. He has yet to have a season in the majors with a WHIP above 1.00, and his strikeout rate has rebounded to above-average, if not elite, levels. He has immense job security on an excellent team and should once again provide all the numbers you could want from a closer. Draft him with confidence.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 One of just four closers I feel super safe about (Hader, Chapman, Osuna)
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Still just 25 years old, a top-four option for saves in fantasy
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros