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Who Should I Draft?

Yu Darvish or Kirby Yates (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
37 of 51 experts
27%
Recommended by
14 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 21
Best Rank# 10# 7
Worst Rank# 71# 40
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 60# 63
Best Rank# 56# 58
Worst Rank# 81# 78
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7633
Wins41
Saves012
ERA4.032.91
WHIP1.201.05
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 18
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 24
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 23
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 20# 23
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 13# 23
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 24
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 19# 21
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 21
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 16# 32
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 18# 22
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 17# 20
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 21
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 23# 25
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 22
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 20# 26
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 10# 21
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 19# 23
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 19# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 13# 31
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 16# 23
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 14# 19
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 24
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 13# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 18# 23
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 23
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 17# 24
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 16# 40
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 13# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 25
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 17# 24
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 25# 26
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 16# 31
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 20# 30
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 14# 21
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 17# 21
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 15# 23
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 16# 14
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 16
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 19# 18
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 22# 21
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 23# 22
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 25# 21
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 25# 21
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 27# 14
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 32# 30
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 33# 7
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 35# 12
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 36# 15
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 43# 22
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 71# 26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3160
   
Games Started310
   
Innings Pitched179.261.1
   
Wins60
   
Losses85
   
Saves041
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed14041
   
Earned Runs798
   
Home Runs Allowed332
   
Strikeouts229101
   
Walks5613
   
ERA3.981.19
   
WHIP1.100.89
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1123
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched64.823.0
   
Wins41
   
Losses31
   
Saves012
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed5617
   
Earned Runs297
   
Home Runs Allowed103
   
Strikeouts7633
   
Walks227
   
ERA4.032.91
   
WHIP1.201.05
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
News 
 Yu Darvish (3-1) allowed one hit on one run and two walks while striking out 11 across seven innings in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Brewers. He picked up his third victory of the season.
Brad Camara
Fri, Aug 14th
Kirby Yates was removed from Friday’s game against the Diamondbacks with an apparent injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 15th
 Yu Darvish (2-1) allowed one run on five hits and one walk while striking out five across seven innings in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Royals. He earned his second win of the year.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 6th
Padres manager Jayce Tingler says Kirby Yates is dealing with "soreness in his body."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 11th
 Yu Darvish (1-1) allowed two hits and one walk while striking out seven across six scoreless innings in Friday's 6-3 win over the Pirates. He picked up his first win of the year.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 1st
Kirby Yates picked up his second save of the season as the Padres beat the Diamondbacks 3-0 on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 8th
 The Cubs-Reds game in Cincinnati has been postponed. No makeup date has been announced.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Thu, Jul 30th
Kirby Yates allowed a solo homer in the ninth inning on Monday against the Dodgers but was still able to secure the save and preserve the 5-4 win Padres victory.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 4th
 Yu Darvish (0-1) allowed three runs on six hits and no walks across while striking out five across four innings in Saturday's 8-3 loss to the Brewers. He earned his first loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Sun, Jul 26th
Kirby Yates' struggles continued on Friday in Coors Field as the former All-Star closer gave up two runs in 2/3 of an inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 1st
Notes 
 There's a lot of focus on the second-half performance of Yu Darvish, one in which he allowed just seven walks over his final 13 starts, but not a lot on his dreadful first three months of the season, where he was at best a streamer who was walking everyone. Maybe he figured it out, but the whole is a greater sample than selected stretches. For Darvish, you're likely looking at a player who will be somewhere in between. He'll be a strikeout artist, but he'll be an average pitcher who is fine - not great - in the other categories. If his first half of the season in 2019 happened in the second half of the season instead, we'd be looking at him as a late-round flyer at best.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
You don't pay up for closers. You just don't. The repeatability year to year just isn't there at the position. Kirby Yates was great last season, but every year, we push up those standouts from a year before at the position, only to have them crush our souls. There's a reason that relievers have short shelf lives of being useful - especially closers. The Padres built one hell of a bullpen, and with the pressure on the front office to win this season, they won't hesitate to pull Yates from the role quickly. Don't pay up for saves, folks. Just don't.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Darvish's season was a tale of two halves. He was utterly unplayable to begin the season, tallying a 1.56 WHIP through May and walking roughly six batters per nine innings. But Darvish pulled out of it and then some, walking only seven batters over his final 14 starts, during which he had a 2.95 ERA and 0.83 WHIP. Can you fully trust Darvish? Probably not? But should you expect him to pitch closer to his second half than his first? For sure.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Yate led the league in saves last year with 41, and continued to lower his already impressive ERA and WHIP. He has an elite strikeout rate and is outstanding at limiting home runs, which is everything you want in a closer. Josh Hader should be the first reliever taken but Yates should be a close second.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Which Yu Darvish will we get? If if it second half 2019 Darvish, he will blow his ADP out of the water, if it is first half 2019 Darvish, he will be a big loss of investment. Honestly know way of knowing, just depends if you want to take the risk or not.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
One of just four closers I feel super safe about (Hader, Chapman, Osuna)
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 From July 12th through the end of the year Darvish posted a 2.76 ERA with 118 strikeouts and just seven walks
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros