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Who Should I Draft?

Lucas Giolito or Kirby Yates (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
37 of 44 experts
16%
Recommended by
7 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 21
Best Rank# 11# 7
Worst Rank# 41# 32
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 52# 64
Best Rank# 44# 58
Worst Rank# 65# 80
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7933
Wins51
Saves012
ERA3.922.82
WHIP1.201.04
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 18
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 24
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 17# 21
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 24
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 19# 23
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 24
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 17# 21
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 21
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 27# 32
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 16# 25
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 14# 22
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 21
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 19# 25
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 22
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 11# 26
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 15# 17
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 17# 23
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 13# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 15# 24
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 14# 23
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 17# 19
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 16# 21
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 16# 24
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 15# 25
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 23
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 15# 29
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 21# 23
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 12# 22
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 25
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 18# 21
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 16# 24
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 14# 25
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 26# 31
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 18# 30
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 18# 27
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 12# 21
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 16# 15
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 21# 12
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 23# 21
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 24# 23
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 16
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 30# 14
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 41# 7
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2960
   
Games Started290
   
Innings Pitched177.361.1
   
Wins140
   
Losses95
   
Saves041
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed13141
   
Earned Runs678
   
Home Runs Allowed242
   
Strikeouts228101
   
Walks5713
   
ERA3.411.19
   
WHIP1.060.89
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1123
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched67.123.0
   
Wins51
   
Losses31
   
Saves012
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed5617
   
Earned Runs297
   
Home Runs Allowed103
   
Strikeouts7933
   
Walks247
   
ERA3.922.82
   
WHIP1.201.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
News 
 Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito (chest) is expected to make his Cactus League debut later this week, according to manager Rick Renteria.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Mar 2nd
Padres closer Kirby Yates made his summer camp debut on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
 Lucas Giolito (chest) threw a bullpen on Saturday and said afterwards that he feels 100 percent.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Feb 22nd
Padres closer Kirby Yates is expecting to do his intake testing on Monday and Tuesday of this week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
 Lucas Giolito (chest muscle) made throws from 150 feet on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 19th
Padres GM AJ Preller says Kirby Yates is not at summer camp due to a COVID=19 related family issue.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 3rd
 Lucas Giolito is dealing with a strained muscle in his rib-cage area, and is expected to miss the first week of Cactus League play.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Feb 12th
Kirby Yates pitched a scoreless fifth inning in Sunday's 6-0 loss to the White Sox.
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Mon, Mar 9th
Notes 
 There's a reason that you hear fantasy analysts say that you should target post-hype players: baseball is hard, man, and it takes time for players to fully figure it out. With his prospect pedigree, it took longer than most thought for Lucas Giolito to figure things out. But boy did he ever in 2019, with his 25-start dominating stretch to end the season. He looked like a totally different pitcher - but one who mowed down the league. Hitters are more often to click sooner than pitchers are in the big leagues, and if you look at his peripherals, there's not much to question about Giolito's breakout performance. As long as he keeps his increased velocity on his fastball, he'll continue to be a solid SP2 for fantasy managers.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 Giolito earned every bit of his breakout season, putting up an ERA that we nearly identical to his FIP and xFIP and a major gain in control. Most impressive for Giolito was his ability to limit contact on pitches in the strike zone - just 77.3%, second best in MLB behind Gerrit Cole. His raw stuff is elite, and another fantastic season should follow in 2020.
Dan Harris - 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
 2019 breakout can be attributed to an uptick in velocity and an improved changeup. Can he do it again?
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
One of just four closers I feel super safe about (Hader, Chapman, Osuna)
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros