Who Should I Draft?

Madison Bumgarner or Kirby Yates (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Madison Bumgarner
SP - SF
Madison Bumgarner
Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
35 of 59 experts
41%
Recommended by
24 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 40
Best Rank# 18# 24
Worst Rank# 67# 89
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 96# 108
Best Rank# 67# 100
Worst Rank# 108# 147
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts16488
Wins103
Saves029
ERA3.703.17
WHIP1.221.11
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 33# 40
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 35# 48
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 36# 42
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 25# 48
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 42# 47
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 42# 89
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 35# 54
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 18# 56
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 32# 37
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 47# 56
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 21# 32
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 37# 44
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 28# 38
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 37# 48
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 37
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 43# 48
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 22# 39
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 21# 67
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 33# 37
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 36# 46
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 45
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 37# 40
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 26# 45
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 31# 46
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 41# 66
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 29# 50
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 40# 49
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 56
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 36# 51
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 37# 43
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 43# 44
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 41# 59
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 33# 51
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 48# 52
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 34# 59
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 31
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 34# 32
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 30
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 39# 36
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 43# 39
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 34
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 43# 36
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 44# 41
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 45# 43
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 46# 34
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 47# 30
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 47# 43
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 32
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 48# 38
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 49# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 52# 29
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 52# 36
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 54# 48
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 29
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 56# 40
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 56# 37
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 58# 34
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 63# 30
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 67# 37
   
  Madison Bumgarner
SP - SF
Madison Bumgarner
Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2165
   
Games Started210
   
Innings Pitched130.163.0
   
Wins65
   
Losses73
   
Saves012
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds016
   
Hits Allowed11841
   
Earned Runs4715
   
Home Runs Allowed146
   
Strikeouts10990
   
Walks4317
   
ERA3.262.14
   
WHIP1.240.92
   
  Madison Bumgarner
SP - SF
Madison Bumgarner
Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2965
   
Games Started290
   
Innings Pitched181.963.1
   
Wins103
   
Losses113
   
Saves029
   
Blown Saves06
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed17049
   
Earned Runs7522
   
Home Runs Allowed248
   
Strikeouts16488
   
Walks5121
   
ERA3.703.17
   
WHIP1.221.11
   
  Madison Bumgarner
SP - SF
Madison Bumgarner
Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
News 
 Madison Bumgarner received a no-decision on Saturday against Miami, tossing seven innings of two-run ball while giving up four hits.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 15th
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
 Madison Bumgarner earned the win on Friday versus the Padres, striking out nine while allowing just one run over seven innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 31st
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
 Madison Bumgarner was handed a no-decision on Saturday, giving up two earned runs over five innings, while recording five strikeouts in the Giants' win over the Athletics.
Mike Falconieri
Mon, Aug 26th
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
 Madison Bumgarner fell to 8-8 on Sunday in Arizona, giving up four runs on six hits over six innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 19th
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
 Madison Bumgarner earned the win on Tuesday versus the A's, striking out nine while spinning seven innings of one-run ball.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 14th
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
Notes 
 Bumgarner was one of the best fantasy starters out there until a couple of years ago, but he hasn't been quite the same since his 2017 dirt bike accident. He has remained a help in ERA thanks to his ability to limit base hits, but his strikeout rate has plummeted and last year his walk rate rose as well. Bumgarner's peripherals suggest he is playing with fire, even in a very pitcher-friendly environment in San Francisco. Still just 29 years old, a big bounce back season cannot be completely discounted, but there is no question that Bumgarner is a risk-reward choice on draft day.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
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
 A dirt-bike accident in 2017 and broken hand suffered last spring limited Bumgarner to 240.2 combined innings in the past two seasons. He had previously exceeded 200 in each of the last six seasons. While he could regain his workhorse label in 2019, the 29-year-old must combat declines in velocity, swinging strikes (9.2%), and strikeouts (19.8%). Don't pay for past success, but take him as a stable, high-floor SP3 if everyone else is fading the owner of a career 3.03 ERA.
Andrew Gould - 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
  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