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Who Should I Draft?

Kirby Yates or Trevor Bauer (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
37 of 51 experts
27%
Recommended by
14 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 24
Best Rank# 7# 11
Worst Rank# 40# 49
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 63# 74
Best Rank# 58# 63
Worst Rank# 78# 94
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3383
Wins15
Saves120
ERA2.914.04
WHIP1.051.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 22
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 21# 30
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 23# 26
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 7# 25
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 23# 26
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 21# 37
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 26
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 22# 25
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 20# 28
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 25
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 14# 28
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 21# 24
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 31
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 25# 33
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 22# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 32
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 14# 41
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 21# 26
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 22# 30
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 23# 32
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 23# 26
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 23# 41
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 19# 34
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 15# 38
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 41
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 12# 49
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 32
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 18# 30
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 22# 28
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 24# 26
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 28
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 21# 43
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 24# 28
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 26# 35
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 21# 24
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 21# 38
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 23# 26
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 18
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 21# 19
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 19
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 23# 22
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 18
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 17
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 22
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 30# 24
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 30# 11
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 31# 29
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 31# 19
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 32# 22
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 40# 36
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6034
   
Games Started034
   
Innings Pitched61.1213.0
   
Wins011
   
Losses513
   
Saves410
   
Blown Saves30
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed41185
   
Earned Runs8107
   
Home Runs Allowed234
   
Strikeouts101253
   
Walks1382
   
ERA1.194.52
   
WHIP0.891.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2312
   
Games Started012
   
Innings Pitched23.073.1
   
Wins15
   
Losses14
   
Saves120
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed1766
   
Earned Runs733
   
Home Runs Allowed311
   
Strikeouts3383
   
Walks727
   
ERA2.914.04
   
WHIP1.051.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
News 
 Kirby Yates picked up his second save of the season as the Padres beat the Diamondbacks 3-0 on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 8th
Trevor Bauer (2-0) allowed one run on three hits and one walk while striking out 12 across six innings Friday's 8-3 win over the Brewers on Friday. He earned his second victory of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 8th
 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
Trevor Bauer (1-0) allowed two hits and two walks while striking out seven across seven scoreless innings in Sunday's 4-0 Game 2 win over the Tigers. He picked up his first win of the season.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 3rd
 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
Trevor Bauer is slated to start Game 2 of Sunday's double-header against the Detroit Tigers per the Cincinnati Reds.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Aug 2nd
 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
Saturday's game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Detroit Tigers has been postponed due to rain.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Aug 1st
 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
Trevor Bauer allowed one run on two hits and one walk while striking out 13 in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Tigers. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Sun, Jul 26th
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
I like the strkeouts and I think Cincy wins a lot of games this year. He is imperfect in ratios and the park is unkind, but as my #2 or 33 SP I am ok with the flaws because I am high on the Ks.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 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
For someone who thinks he's the best player on the planet and an innovative genius, Trevor Bauer really only has one good season under his belt. If you're in a league that counts innings pitched, he has increased value, but outside of that, the strikeouts aren't worth the over-hyped price that comes with drafting Bauer."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 One of just four closers I feel super safe about (Hader, Chapman, Osuna)
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Bauer may be one of the most talented pitchers in baseball, but he has exactly one season with an ERA below 4.18, a WHIP below 1.25, or more than 12 wins. Even on an improved Cincinnati team, there's little reason to expect him to do much better than those numbers. Bauer will give you innings and plenty of strikeouts, but fantasy owners would do well to largely forget 2018, and draft him with closer to a 4.00 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in mind.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Piled up a whopping 253 strikeouts in a down season. Reasonable to expect 4.48 ERA to drop a bit
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros