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Brad Hand

Brad Hand

RP - WSH

Age: 30Bats: LThrows: L

2021 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #43
Best / Worst #29 / #83
ADP #114

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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.

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Brad Hand will be Nationals' closer 'in a perfect world'

Nationals manager Dave Martinez says LHP Brad Hand will be the team's closer "in a perfect world."

Fantasy Impact

Martinez has talked about cycling through his options in the seventh/eighth/ninth inning, but it sounds like Hand will get the majority of the save chances. The lefty had some decreased velocity in 2020 but the results were still fantastic. He's a top-10 closer entering spring drafts.

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Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Draft#126#90#24227
Rest of Season ----
Dynasty #206#203#2283
ECR vs ADP
Projections
(2021 Season)
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Projections (2021 Season)
GGSWLSVBSHDIPHERHRBBKERAWHIP
61033253560.45023819793.461.14
Stats
Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamGGSWLSVIPHRERHRBBBB%KK%ERAWHIP
2018SD410242444.13321155158.066534.953.051.08
2018CLE28001827.2197731311.304135.652.281.16
2018 Totals6902532725228228289.3010635.222.751.11
2019CLE600643457.15321216187.448434.713.301.24
2020CLE2302116221385044.652933.722.050.77
Game Log
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Game Log
GameOPPScoreDECIPHRERHRBBKERAWHIP
Sun, Sep 27vs. PIT-SV1.10000010.000.00
Thu, Sep 24vs. CWS-SV1.00000020.000.00
Wed, Sep 23vs. CWS-W1.00000010.000.00
Mon, Sep 21vs. CWS-SV1.01000020.001.00
Game Schedule
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Game Schedule
GameOpp. Team
DateOppTimePitcherVBRMatchup
Thu, Apr 1stvs NYM7:09pm
Sat, Apr 3rdvs NYM4:05pm
Sun, Apr 4thvs NYM1:05pm
Mon, Apr 5thvs ATL4:05pm
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