Who Should I Draft?

Kirby Yates or Wade Davis (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
Expert
Recommendation
81%
Recommended by
48 of 59 experts
19%
Recommended by
11 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 40# 49
Best Rank# 24# 24
Worst Rank# 89# 84
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 108# 121
Best Rank# 100# 101
Worst Rank# 147# 151
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8875
Wins33
Saves2934
ERA3.173.66
WHIP1.111.22
   
Misc 
   
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# 32# 58
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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# 40# 55
   
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The Athletic
# 42# 65
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 53
   
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USA Today
# 48# 53
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 36# 54
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 34# 43
   
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The Athletic
# 54# 84
   
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The Athletic
# 36# 37
   
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CBS Sports
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The Athletic
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BretskyBall
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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# 51# 54
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
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# 51# 54
   
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FanGraphs
# 43# 70
   
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Pitcher List
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The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 50
   
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# 38# 24
   
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Razzball
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# 56# 47
   
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CBS Sports
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Beast Dome
# 56# 31
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 59# 46
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 66# 46
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 89# 67
   
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6569
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched63.065.2
   
Wins53
   
Losses36
   
Saves1243
   
Blown Saves16
   
Holds160
   
Hits Allowed4143
   
Earned Runs1530
   
Home Runs Allowed68
   
Strikeouts9078
   
Walks1726
   
ERA2.144.13
   
WHIP0.921.06
   
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6563
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched63.162.2
   
Wins33
   
Losses33
   
Saves2934
   
Blown Saves64
   
Holds21
   
Hits Allowed4950
   
Earned Runs2225
   
Home Runs Allowed88
   
Strikeouts8875
   
Walks2127
   
ERA3.173.66
   
WHIP1.111.22
   
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
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
Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies are removing Wade Davis from the closer role.
John Aubin
Fri, Aug 2nd
 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
Wade Davis was hit hard on Wednesday versus the Dodgers, giving up five runs (via two homers) and recording just one out.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 1st
 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
Wade Davis picked up his 15th save of the year on Thursday against the Nationals, striking out the side to secure the 8-7 Rockies win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 25th
 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
Wade Davis allowed four runs (three earned) on two hits and two walks in just 1/3 of an inning on Tuesday versus the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 17th
 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
Wade Davis threw a scoreless ninth on Friday versus Cincinnati to earn his 13th save of the year.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 13th
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
You may feel comfortable with the fact that Wade Davis is incredible, but beware of Coors. The saves will come, but chances are high that his ratios will lag behind what you are looking for in a closer. At his current ADP, you will almost certainly be able to wait and snag a better option.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Davis was shaky at times in his first season in Colorado, but he led the National League with 43 saves, and a strong 10.74 K/9 and 1.06 WHIP offset his bloated 4.13 ERA. Expect his ERA and WHIP to move closer to his career marks of 3.50 and 1.25, respectively, though each may be a bit higher because of the Coors Field effect. Barring a total collapse, Davis should have plenty of job security and again be a top-20 fantasy closer.
Andrew Seifter - 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
It only takes one bad week to torpedo a reliever's season. Davis relinquished eight runs in three outings from Aug. 2-9, raising his ERA from 4.20 to 5.51. He recovered back to 4.13 by allowing one run over his last 18 innings, but the final line remains far too high for a pricey reliever. Despite looking more like his dominant self down the stretch, diminished velocity and a putrid 49.4% first-pitch strike rate pose major problems. The Rockies kept him in the ninth all season over the clearly superior Adam Ottavino, who signed with the Yankees, so job security makes Davis one of few "saves are saves" picks still left on the table.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros