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Who Should I Draft?

Zac Gallen or Brad Hand (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
31 of 51 experts
39%
Recommended by
20 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 41# 46
Best Rank# 10# 28
Worst Rank# 97# 79
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 83# 104
Best Rank# 58# 93
Worst Rank# 146# 126
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts16078
Wins94
Saves024
ERA3.543.52
WHIP1.161.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 44
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 25# 67
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 45
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 26# 54
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 30# 55
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 36
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 16# 51
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 29# 45
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 48
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 47# 61
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 15# 46
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 42# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 15# 51
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 30# 45
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 44# 46
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 53# 64
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 44# 48
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 29# 65
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 15# 39
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 50
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 41# 44
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 31# 59
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 43# 54
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 47
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 40# 45
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 14# 48
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 18# 28
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 37# 46
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 17# 48
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 10# 42
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 62# 79
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 44# 43
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 45# 44
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 48# 44
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 49# 46
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 50# 46
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 51# 40
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 52# 42
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 53# 48
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 56# 37
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 57# 54
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 59# 40
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 59# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 60# 43
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 63# 46
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 41
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 75# 41
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 38
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 92# 34
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 95# 51
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 97# 40
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1223
   
Games Started120
   
Innings Pitched72.022.1
   
Wins32
   
Losses21
   
Saves016
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed5513
   
Earned Runs225
   
Home Runs Allowed90
   
Strikeouts8229
   
Walks254
   
ERA2.752.05
   
WHIP1.110.77
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2462
   
Games Started230
   
Innings Pitched141.060.5
   
Wins94
   
Losses73
   
Saves024
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds04
   
Hits Allowed11751
   
Earned Runs5524
   
Home Runs Allowed188
   
Strikeouts16078
   
Walks4618
   
ERA3.543.52
   
WHIP1.161.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
News 
 RHP Zac Gallen took the loss on Tuesday when he allowed three runs on six hits with eight strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings as the Diamondbacks lost to the Rangers 3-1.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 8th
Reliever Brad Hand has been claimed off of waivers by the Mets from the Blue Jays.
Jack Mannis
Thu, Sep 2nd
 RHP Zac Gallen took a loss on Tuesday when he surrendered three runs on five hits with four walks and four strikeouts over six innings as the D-Backs lost to the Rangers.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 1st
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
 RHP Zac Gallen earned the win on Thursday when he surrendered two unearned runs on three hits with two walks and six strikeouts over five innings as the D-Backs beat the Phillies 8-7.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Aug 26th
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
 RHP Zac Gallen took a no-decision on Saturday when he allowed just three hits and one walk to go along with nine strikeouts over seven scoreless innings as the Diamondbacks lost to the Rockies 5-2.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Aug 22nd
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
 RHP Zac Gallen took the loss on Sunday when he allowed four runs on eight hits with three walks and five strikeouts over five innings in the Diamondbacks' 8-2 loss to the Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Aug 15th
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 
 Gallen has a hairline stress fracture of his right forearm at the radial head. He's reportedly going to be able to continue playing catch at a "low stress level" while recovering, though there's no indication of how much time he'll miss. When healthy, he's a solid SP2. He built on his excellent 2019 season with an even more impressive 2020 campaign. Not only did he drop his ERA slightly to 2.75, but he cut way down on his walks (10.8% to 8.6%), which led to a much-improved 1.11 WHIP. Gallen has a 28.5% strikeout rate in 152 MLB innings, and an excellent fastball, curveball, and changeup. There's just not much negative you can say about him when he's healthy other than he might again struggle for wins playing for a mediocre team in a good division. Because of the injury and surrounding uncertainty, you shouldn't draft him as anything higher than an SP4, but he should perform extremely well when he does recover.
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
 Gallen has been undergoing treatment for lateral forearm soreness since mid-March, which isn't what fantasy managers want to hear. Even worse, the young right-hander first felt the injury while swinging a bat. His timeline to return is completely up in the air, so we need to move him down the rankings until we learn more. Once healthy, Gallen has four above average pitches that he can use to flummox hitters. The WHIP won't be as pristine as most of the true SP1s, but this is a young pitcher who has a 2.81 ERA over his first 27 big league starts. Hopefully he gets right soon.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros