Skip to main content

Who Should I Draft?

Ryan Pressly or Brad Hand (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
38 of 51 experts
25%
Recommended by
13 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 46
Best Rank# 21# 28
Worst Rank# 77# 79
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 105# 104
Best Rank# 103# 93
Worst Rank# 131# 126
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7578
Wins34
Saves2924
ERA3.283.52
WHIP1.151.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 44
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 29# 43
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 37# 67
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 45
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 50# 54
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 42# 55
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 36# 40
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 45# 51
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 32# 46
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 37# 45
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 21# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 48
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 37# 61
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 42# 48
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 25# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 37# 51
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 36# 45
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 41# 46
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 59# 64
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 25# 48
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 44# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 32# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 25# 44
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 39# 44
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 47# 59
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 37# 54
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 34# 43
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 45# 47
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 38# 45
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 46# 48
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 45# 46
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 35# 44
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 38# 40
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 41# 46
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 24# 40
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 41# 79
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 37# 34
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 39# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 38
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 44# 41
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 46# 39
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 47# 46
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 47# 28
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 41
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 48# 36
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 50# 48
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 58# 42
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 68# 50
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 77# 65
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2323
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched21.022.1
   
Wins12
   
Losses31
   
Saves1216
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed2213
   
Earned Runs95
   
Home Runs Allowed20
   
Strikeouts2929
   
Walks74
   
ERA3.862.05
   
WHIP1.380.77
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6262
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched60.760.5
   
Wins34
   
Losses33
   
Saves2924
   
Blown Saves143
   
Holds54
   
Hits Allowed5351
   
Earned Runs2224
   
Home Runs Allowed78
   
Strikeouts7578
   
Walks1718
   
ERA3.283.52
   
WHIP1.151.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
News 
 Astros closer struck out one batter while throwing a scoreless ninth inning against the Angels on Sunday. He earned the save as Houston ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 3-1.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Sep 12th
Reliever Brad Hand has been claimed off of waivers by the Mets from the Blue Jays.
Jack Mannis
Thu, Sep 2nd
 Astros closer Ryan Pressly allowed three runs over 0.2 innings against the Mariners, breaking a critical late-game tie and eventually costing Houston the game. His final line included two hits, one walk, two strikeouts, and the loss. Houston ultimately fell to Seattle by a score of 8-5.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Sep 8th
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
 Astros star closer Ryan Pressly threw a scoreless ninth inning against the Padres on Friday. He issued one walk and zero hits en route to earning the save. Houston ultimately defeated San Diego by a score of 6-3.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 4th
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
 Astros closer Ryan Pressly threw a scoreless ninth inning against the Mariners on Monday, amassing one walk and one strikeout along the way. He earned the save as Houston ultimately defeated Seattle by a score of 4-3.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Aug 31st
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
 Astros closer Ryan Pressly struck out two batters while pitching a scoreless ninth inning against the Rangers on Saturday. He also surrendered a hit but was able to earn the save as Houston ultimately defeated Texas by a score of 5-2.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Aug 29th
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 
 Pressly had his usual solid season, but got the benefit of closing for the Astros after Roberto Osuna's injury. His numbers fell off a bit from the previous two years (his 1.33 WHIP was particularly out of character), but he will almost certainly rebound from the .365 BABIP he allowed. He's slated to again be the Astros' closer, and as such, should provide plenty of saves while giving fantasy managers positive value in ratios. That makes him one of the few reliable closers worth drafting at more than a late-round price.
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