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Who Should I Draft?

Patrick Corbin or Brad Hand (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
34 of 51 experts
33%
Recommended by
17 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 44# 46
Best Rank# 17# 28
Worst Rank# 88# 79
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 125# 104
Best Rank# 95# 93
Worst Rank# 137# 126
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts19278
Wins124
Saves024
ERA3.993.52
WHIP1.271.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 41
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 37# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 17# 43
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 48# 67
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 51
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 23# 41
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 35# 54
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 27# 55
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 39# 40
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 47# 51
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 30# 46
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 43# 45
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 48# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 48
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 49# 61
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 44# 46
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 31# 51
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 35# 46
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 32# 64
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 39# 46
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 55# 65
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 28# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 43# 44
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 38# 39
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 50
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 46# 59
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 44# 54
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 47
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 45# 48
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 36# 46
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 26# 40
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 45# 46
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 44# 48
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 34# 42
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 40# 28
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 42# 36
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 46# 44
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 44
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 51# 45
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 51# 48
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 54# 45
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 55# 34
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 55# 37
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 61# 45
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 62# 48
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 63# 44
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 65# 40
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 81# 48
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 83# 38
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 88# 79
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 88# 43
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1123
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched66.322.1
   
Wins22
   
Losses71
   
Saves016
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed8513
   
Earned Runs345
   
Home Runs Allowed100
   
Strikeouts6029
   
Walks184
   
ERA4.662.05
   
WHIP1.570.77
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3162
   
Games Started310
   
Innings Pitched183.560.5
   
Wins124
   
Losses103
   
Saves024
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds04
   
Hits Allowed17951
   
Earned Runs8124
   
Home Runs Allowed258
   
Strikeouts19278
   
Walks5418
   
ERA3.993.52
   
WHIP1.271.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
News 
 Patrick Corbin tossed a quality start against the Reds. Corbin allowed four hits, zero earned runs, and four walks with seven strikeouts.
Corbin Young
Thu, Sep 23rd
Reliever Brad Hand has been claimed off of waivers by the Mets from the Blue Jays.
Jack Mannis
Thu, Sep 2nd
 Patrick Corbin struggled once again versus the Rockies. Corbin gave up nine hits, six runs (five earned), and three walks with five strikeouts.
Corbin Young
Sat, Sep 18th
Brad Hand walks in the winning run in the ninth inning against the Mariners on Friday as the Blue Jays lost by a 3-2 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 14th
 Patrick Corbin went seven innings with a quality start. Corbin gave up four hits, two earned runs, and two walks with four strikeouts. He also earned the win to go 8-14 on the year.
Corbin Young
Sun, Sep 12th
Brad Hand (5-6) allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits and struck out one in one inning, taking the loss Monday versus Cleveland.
John Aubin
Tue, Aug 3rd
 Patrick Corbin threw a quality start yet allowed 11 hits against Mets on Monday. Corbin gave up three earned runs, one walk, and one home run with four strikeouts.
Corbin Young
Mon, Sep 6th
Brad Hand pitched in a setup role in his Blue Jays debut Friday, allowing an unearned run on two hits in the eighth inning of the 6-4 win over the Royals.
John Aubin
Sat, Jul 31st
 Patrick Corbin struggled and gave up six earned runs on Tuesday. Corbin allowed nine hits, four walks, and two home runs with four strikeouts in five innings pitched.
Corbin Young
Tue, Aug 31st
The Washington Nationals have traded left-hander Brad Hand to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for catcher Riley Adams.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 29th
Notes 
 Corbin had a disastrous 2020 season, during which he went 2-7 with a 4.66 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP. His strikeout rate plummeted, and his velocity dropped significantly, with his fastball seeing a dip of almost two miles per hour. Corbin leans heavily into his slider, and he needs it to be pristine to be an effective pitcher. And although it wasn't a terrible pitch in 2020, the swinging strike rate on it dropped from 28.1% to 21.2%, and the whiff rate from 52% to just 38.2%. If the loss in velocity and effectiveness of his slider were entirely due to the oddities of the shortened season, then Corbin is going to be a major value in drafts this year. But if not, then his days as a "set it and forget it" starter are likely over. Monitor Corbin's performance this spring, particularly with his velocity. If it's back up to prior levels, then push him up your board significantly.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Hand joins the Nationals on a one-year deal after Cleveland declined his option. His velocity declined a bit last season, but the league's collective lack of interest in Hand is surprising, given that he's coming off one of the best seasons of his career, led the league in saves, has been a top-10 reliever over the last five seasons, and is a lefty. Dave Martinez wants Hand to be the Nationals' closer based on his comments, but it's unclear whether he'll be the sole option. The Nationals barely have another lefty reliever in their bullpen, let alone a reliable one, so chances are that Hand will be deployed earlier in the game if the opposing team has multiple left-handed hitters due up. All that to say that Hand is a reliable reliever who you should draft for his overall numbers, but he may provide fewer saves than most traditional closers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros