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Who Should I Draft?

Zack Greinke or Kirby Yates (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
41 of 51 experts
20%
Recommended by
10 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 18# 21
Best Rank# 9# 7
Worst Rank# 33# 40
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 50# 63
Best Rank# 42# 58
Worst Rank# 65# 78
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6733
Wins51
Saves012
ERA3.902.91
WHIP1.161.05
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 18
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 24
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 15# 21
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 23
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 17# 23
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 20# 23
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 24
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 20# 21
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 10# 26
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 21
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 15# 32
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 22
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 18# 20
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 21
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 18# 21
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 24# 25
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 17# 22
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 17# 26
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 9# 14
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 14# 22
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 20# 23
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 15# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 28# 31
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 19# 23
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 18# 19
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 15# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 19# 23
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 23
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 15# 18
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 17# 22
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 16# 24
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 13# 40
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 25
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 17# 21
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 10# 24
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 16# 26
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 17# 31
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 19# 30
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 15# 21
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 16# 30
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 16# 23
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 12# 7
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 19# 15
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 16
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 22# 12
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 24# 21
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 25# 21
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 28# 21
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 25
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 29# 14
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 33# 24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3360
   
Games Started330
   
Innings Pitched209.261.1
   
Wins180
   
Losses55
   
Saves041
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed17641
   
Earned Runs718
   
Home Runs Allowed212
   
Strikeouts187101
   
Walks3013
   
ERA3.061.19
   
WHIP0.990.89
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1223
   
Games Started120
   
Innings Pitched71.123.0
   
Wins51
   
Losses31
   
Saves012
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed6717
   
Earned Runs317
   
Home Runs Allowed113
   
Strikeouts6733
   
Walks167
   
ERA3.902.91
   
WHIP1.161.05
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
News 
 Zack Greinke received a no-decision on Friday against the A's, striking out five and walking one over six shutout innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 8th
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
 Zack Greinke received a no-decision on Saturday against the Angels, giving up two runs on three hits over 5 2/3 innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 2nd
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
 Zack Greinke lasted just 3 1/3 innings on Sunday against the Mariners, giving up three runs on four hits.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
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
 Zack Greinke is lined up to pitch the third game of the season for the Astros this year.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 15th
Padres manager Jayce Tingler says Kirby Yates was held out of Tuesday's save opportunity as a chance to give him an extra day of rest.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 29th
 Zack Greinke pitched four innings on Monday against the Tigers, giving up one run on four hits while striking out two.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
Kirby Yates suffered his first loss of the year on Sunday versus the Diamondbacks, giving up two runs on two hits in just 2/3 of an inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 26th
Notes 
 Quality guy without the nasty flash. Safe pick ranked safely.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
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
 One of these years, it's going to happen. Zack Greinke is going to get rocked as his velocity continues to decline. There's little upside here, with more downside that the end is here at age 36. Greinke has been the model of consistency, but at a position where strikeouts are the most valuable result that a pitcher can give you, Greinke doesn't help you at all. If you're looking at pure volume in a short season, he's worth the pick here.
Michael Waterloo - 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
 Greinke didn't see the patented Astros bump after a mid-season trade, as his overall numbers actually declined a bit after his move from the Diamondbacks. His ERA and WHIP remain outstanding, but his strikeout rate continues to decline, such that it now actively does not help fantasy owners. Still, he's nearly a lock for 200 innings, plenty of wins, and solid peripherals, making him a fine addition to any fantasy staff. But with his advancing age, don't bank on him necessarily being a top-20 pitcher.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
One of just four closers I feel super safe about (Hader, Chapman, Osuna)
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Has become a boring pick but there's plenty of upside in his first full season with the Astros. A lot of potential for wins, which are often overlooked when analyzing SPs
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros