Kirby Yates

Kirby Yates

RP - SD
Age: 32College: Yavapai CC, Prescott, AZBats: LThrows: R

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Yahoo
94%
 
ESPN
98%

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After replacing Brad Hand as San Diego's closer late last year, Yates is ascending into a top-tier fantasy reliever. He has converted 38 of 41 save opportunities while allowing just eight earned runs in 54 frames with a 35.8 K-BB%. After staying put through the deadline, he's the No. 1 closer with ample job security.

Yates is the latest of a long line of dominant closers for the Padres. He has been the single best fantasy closer through the first half thanks to loads of save opportunities to go with incredible ratios and that is all expected to continue.

Yates emerged as one of the best fantasy closers out there last year, and he's picked up right where he left off in 2019.