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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 - WSH
Brad Hand
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
33 of 50 experts
34%
Recommended by
17 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 44# 47
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
   
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 - WSH
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 - WSH
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 - WSH
Brad Hand
News 
 Patrick Corbin struggled in his start against the Dodgers. He allowed six hits, six earned runs, and three walks with five strikeouts in 4.1 innings pitched.
Corbin Young
Sun, Apr 11th
Brad Hand earned his first save of the season but labored a bit with 26 pitches. Hand allowed one hit and one walk with two strikeouts.
Corbin Young
Mon, Apr 12th
 Patrick Corbin (COVID-19) has been cleared to return from the COVID-19 injured list, and traveled with the team to Los Angeles. There is a possibility he starts on Saturday.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Apr 9th
Brad Hand came in the ninth inning of a non-save situation. Hand pitched a scoreless inning with one strikeout in his first appearance of 2021.
Corbin Young
Sun, Apr 11th
 The Nationals opening day roster includes Trea Turner but does not include Josh Bell, Kyle Schwarber, Josh Harrison, Yan Gomes, Alex Avila, Patrick Corbin, Jon Lester, or Brad Hand, according to MASN's Mark Zuckerman. The Nationals are currently dealing with a COVID outbreak, and these absences are all likely related to positive tests and close contact tracing.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Apr 6th
Nationals reliever Brad Hand was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Friday, according to The Athletic's Maria Torres.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Fri, Apr 9th
  LHP Brad Hand was left off the Nationals' Opening Day roster.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 6th
  Nationals manager Dave Martinez says LHP Brad Hand will be the team's closer "in a perfect world."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Feb 26th
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
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