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Who Should I Draft?

Lance Lynn or Brad Hand (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
30 of 51 experts
41%
Recommended by
21 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 33
Best Rank# 18# 20
Worst Rank# 59# 74
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 108# 114
Best Rank# 92# 107
Worst Rank# 124# 133
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3174
Wins15
Saves120
ERA3.504.02
WHIP1.171.30
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 52
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 36
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 51
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 32# 51
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 21# 27
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 26# 39
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 33
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 26# 35
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 38
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 32# 36
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 39
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 31# 35
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 29# 74
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 37# 41
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 35# 38
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 34# 44
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 29# 36
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 44# 45
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 29# 34
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 38# 52
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 45
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 31
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 27# 30
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 41# 46
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 45# 48
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 36# 61
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 42# 45
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 43# 44
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 37# 42
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 25# 20
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 22# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 21
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 47# 21
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 52# 24
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 33# 26
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 37# 27
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 59# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 38# 29
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 33# 29
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 39# 29
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 41# 29
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 47# 29
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 33# 30
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 31
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 33# 31
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 37# 32
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 39# 32
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 37# 34
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 37
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 45# 40
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6033
   
Games Started033
   
Innings Pitched57.0208.1
   
Wins616
   
Losses411
   
Saves340
   
Blown Saves50
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed53195
   
Earned Runs2185
   
Home Runs Allowed621
   
Strikeouts84246
   
Walks1859
   
ERA3.303.67
   
WHIP1.241.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2312
   
Games Started012
   
Innings Pitched23.469.0
   
Wins15
   
Losses14
   
Saves120
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed2065
   
Earned Runs931
   
Home Runs Allowed39
   
Strikeouts3174
   
Walks824
   
ERA3.504.02
   
WHIP1.171.30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
News 
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand pitched a scoreless ninth inning to save a 2-0 win over the Reds on Wednesday. Hand walked one and struck out two.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Aug 5th
Lance Lynn threw 107 pitches over 6.1 innings while allowing three hits, three walks, and one eared run and striking out seven.
Dave Kluge
Wed, Aug 5th
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand tossed a scoreless ninth to nail down a 4-2 win over the Reds on Tuesday. Hand struck out one in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Aug 4th
Lance Lynn threw six scoreless, giving up just one hit and two walks while striking out eight batters. He picked up the win to give himself a 2-0 record on the year after the 7-4 win over the Diamondbacks.
Dave Kluge
Thu, Jul 30th
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand allowed four runs in a 4-0 loss to the White Sox on Wednesday. Hand recorded just one out in the game while walking one.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jul 29th
Lance Lynn drew the Opening Day start and showed up to play allowing zero runs and two hits over six innings pitched. He struck out nine batters and walked four.
Dave Kluge
Sat, Jul 25th
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand picked up his second save of the season in a 4-3 win over the White Sox on Tuesday. Hand allowed one run and struck out two in his inning of work.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jul 28th
Lance Lynn struck out eight over six scoreless innings in a simulated game on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 7th
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save in a 2-0 win over the Royals on Opening Day. Hand struck out two in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jul 25th
The Rangers announced that Lance Lynn will be the team's Opening Day starter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 25th
Notes 
 The only thing that would hurt Hand's value this year is if the Indians trade him away.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
If you're playing the volume game and quantity over quality, Lynn is your guys. What he did in 2019 seems legit, based on the numbers, but it's hard to shake what he's done over his career in comparison.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Hand didn't have a bad year by any means, but there were two major areas of decline. The first was a cratering of his ground ball rate, and the second was that batters simply hit his fastball much, much better than in previous years. Hand is a reliever, which means volatility, and his strikeout rate remains well above-average. But with just a club option left on his deal, he could be a candidate to be dealt if the Indians struggle out of the gate.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Lynn was truly phenomenal last season, turning his velocity gains into both an increase in strikeout rate and a massive drop in walk rate. Everything Lynn did in 2019 was backed up by his underlying metrics, so there's plenty of reason for optimism in 2020. But it's fair to consider how out of character Lynn's year was, an add just a wee bit of caution to your projections.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  If he can replicate his 2019 season he will be a tremendous value at ADP. A 200+ K pitcher with a strong ERA and Whip in the 9th-10th round is very alluring. Had an FIP even better than his ERA in 2019, so there is reason for optimism.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy