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Who Should I Draft?

Raisel Iglesias or Brad Hand (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Raisel Iglesias
RP - LAA
Raisel Iglesias
Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
Expert
Recommendation
92%
Recommended by
47 of 51 experts
8%
Recommended by
4 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 46
Best Rank# 21# 28
Worst Rank# 60# 79
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 94# 104
Best Rank# 84# 93
Worst Rank# 112# 126
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7978
Wins44
Saves2824
ERA3.573.52
WHIP1.151.14
   
Misc 
   
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Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 44
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 33# 43
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 34# 67
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 29# 45
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 21# 41
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 38
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 40# 54
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 44# 55
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 32# 36
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 32# 40
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 38# 51
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 27# 46
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 23# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 48
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 35# 61
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 24# 37
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 37# 46
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 32# 48
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 34# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 51
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 29# 45
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 33# 46
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 60# 64
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 45# 48
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 34# 46
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 39# 65
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 33# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 44
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 26# 39
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 32# 44
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 42# 59
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 34# 54
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 31# 43
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 47
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 36# 45
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 36# 48
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 27# 34
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 35# 46
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 32# 44
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 25# 40
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 32# 46
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 26# 40
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 39# 48
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 40# 42
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 33# 79
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 36# 28
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 41
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 46# 45
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 50
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Raisel Iglesias
RP - LAA
Raisel Iglesias
Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2223
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched23.222.1
   
Wins42
   
Losses31
   
Saves816
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds21
   
Hits Allowed1613
   
Earned Runs75
   
Home Runs Allowed10
   
Strikeouts3129
   
Walks54
   
ERA2.742.05
   
WHIP0.910.77
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Raisel Iglesias
RP - LAA
Raisel Iglesias
Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6362
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched64.060.5
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves2824
   
Blown Saves73
   
Holds24
   
Hits Allowed5451
   
Earned Runs2524
   
Home Runs Allowed98
   
Strikeouts7978
   
Walks1918
   
ERA3.573.52
   
WHIP1.151.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Raisel Iglesias
RP - LAA
Raisel Iglesias
Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
News 
 Raisel Iglesias shut the door on Thursday, allowing two hits, and striking out three over an inning pitched against the Astros on Thursday.
Liam Gibney
Fri, Sep 24th
Reliever Brad Hand has been claimed off of waivers by the Mets from the Blue Jays.
Jack Mannis
Thu, Sep 2nd
 Raisel Iglesias took the loss on Sunday. He went one innings, allowed one hit, one walk, and one run in the ninth inning against the A’s.
Liam Gibney
Mon, Sep 20th
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
 Raisel Iglesias allowed two hits and struck out two en route to closing the door on the White Sox in the ninth innings, earning his 32nd save of the season.
Liam Gibney
Thu, Sep 16th
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
 Raisel Iglesias allowed two hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck out one. But he was able to come through in collecting his 31st save on Saturday.
Liam Gibney
Sun, Sep 12th
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
 Raisel Iglesias pitched a clean inning on his way to earning his 28th save of the season against the Yankees on Monday.
Liam Gibney
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 
 Iglesias bounced back from a sub-par 2019 to post an excellent 2020 season, with a 2.74 ERA, a 0.91 WHIP, and the lowest walk rate of his career. He'll now move to the Angels where he'll keep his role as a closer. Iglesias's numbers should be solid as usual, and his precise value should hinge on whether the Angels use him in more of a multi-inning role like the Reds historically did (which limited Iglesias's save totals), or deploy him as a more traditional ninth-inning option. Either way, Iglesias will be the Angels' stopper, and hence, should be drafted as a strong top-10 RP option.
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