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Who Should I Draft?

Michael Pineda or Kirby Yates (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kirby Yates
RP - TOR
Kirby Yates
Michael Pineda
SP - MIN
Michael Pineda
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
18 of 20 experts
10%
Recommended by
2 of 20 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 56# 86
Best Rank# 32# 57
Worst Rank# 129# 120
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 152# 227
Best Rank# 127# 206
Worst Rank# 183# 288
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts81129
Wins39
Saves260
ERA3.214.34
WHIP1.121.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 103
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 84
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 41# 68
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 71# 84
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 64
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 48# 82
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 32# 120
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 93
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 64# 86
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 44
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 50# 83
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 89# 98
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 54# 89
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 66# 92
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 86# 87
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 80# 85
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 45# 105
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 57# 88
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 70# 57
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 129# 102
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kirby Yates
RP - TOR
Kirby Yates
Michael Pineda
SP - MIN
Michael Pineda
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played65
   
Games Started05
   
Innings Pitched4.127.3
   
Wins02
   
Losses10
   
Saves20
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed725
   
Earned Runs610
   
Home Runs Allowed10
   
Strikeouts825
   
Walks47
   
ERA12.463.38
   
WHIP2.541.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kirby Yates
RP - TOR
Kirby Yates
Michael Pineda
SP - MIN
Michael Pineda
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5625
   
Games Started026
   
Innings Pitched56.7140.2
   
Wins39
   
Losses37
   
Saves260
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds30
   
Hits Allowed45143
   
Earned Runs2068
   
Home Runs Allowed723
   
Strikeouts81129
   
Walks1834
   
ERA3.214.34
   
WHIP1.121.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kirby Yates
RP - TOR
Kirby Yates
Michael Pineda
SP - MIN
Michael Pineda
News 
 Kirby Yates' deal with the Toronto Blue Jays is expected to be one-year, $8.25 million plus incentives, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. The deal is still pending a physical, however.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Jan 19th
 
 Kirby Yates is in agreement with the Toronto Blue Jays, according to Ken Rosenthal from the Athletic.
Ryan Evans - Baseballogy
Tue, Jan 19th
 
 The Blue Jays are reportedly finalizing a deal with free agent RHP Kirby Yates.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jan 19th
 
Notes 
 Yates was one of the most dominant relievers in the game in 2019, but missed almost the entire 2020 season and had surgery in August to remove bone chips from his elbow. He'll now head to the Blue Jays where he'll serve as their closer. Yates is older than you think - he'll be 34 years old by Opening Day - and any pitcher coming off elbow surgery is a risk. But given that he had a 42% strikeout rate and excellent control before his lost 2020 season, he offers plenty of upside. With few reliable closers outside of a handful of top options, Yates makes an intriguing RP pick who could offer a major return on investment if he shows he's back to form in the spring.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros