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Who Should I Draft?

Liam Hendriks or Brad Hand (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
27 of 43 experts
37%
Recommended by
16 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 30# 35
Best Rank# 24# 21
Worst Rank# 62# 52
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 91# 110
Best Rank# 81# 92
Worst Rank# 115# 124
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3231
Wins11
Saves1111
ERA2.923.59
WHIP1.091.21
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 36
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 37# 39
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 40
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 25# 26
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 42
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 37# 52
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 52
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 32# 45
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 34# 35
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 32# 34
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 39# 49
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 27# 29
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 46
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 35# 44
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 31# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 24# 34
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 27# 43
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 25# 48
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 30# 43
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 41
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 39# 44
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 44# 52
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 27# 42
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 32# 38
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 44# 45
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 30# 37
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 31# 30
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 34# 29
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 35# 34
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 35# 26
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 36# 21
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 36# 35
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 33
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 37# 30
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 38# 32
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 33
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 34
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 42# 31
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 46# 45
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 46# 39
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 46# 44
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 62# 34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7560
   
Games Started20
   
Innings Pitched85.157.0
   
Wins46
   
Losses44
   
Saves2534
   
Blown Saves75
   
Holds80
   
Hits Allowed6153
   
Earned Runs1721
   
Home Runs Allowed56
   
Strikeouts12484
   
Walks2118
   
ERA1.803.30
   
WHIP0.961.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2424
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched24.022.9
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves1111
   
Blown Saves52
   
Holds11
   
Hits Allowed1920
   
Earned Runs89
   
Home Runs Allowed33
   
Strikeouts3231
   
Walks78
   
ERA2.923.59
   
WHIP1.091.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
News 
 Liam Hendriks pitched one inning against the Cubs Monday night, giving up one hit and striking out three.
Aaron Hudson
Mon, Mar 2nd
Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand threw a scoreless inning in an 11-7 Cactus League win over the Giants on Monday. Hand struck out one and walked one.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Mar 10th
Notes 
 The A's haven't had the same reliever lead them in saves in back-to-back seasons since Grant Balfour in 2012.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
The only thing that would hurt Hand's value this year is if the Indians trade him away.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 If Hendriks' 2019 performance doesn't convince you to wait on closers, nothing will. An afterthought in drafts pitching behind Blake Treinen, Hendriks not only took the closer's role for the A's but also developed into one of the best relievers in the game. A velocity bump made his fastball nearly unhittable and he rarely gave up home runs. He'll be given the chance to repeat his performance, but whether he can is an entirely open question.
Dan Harris - 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