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Who Should I Draft?

Adrian Houser or Cole Hamels (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adrian Houser
SP,RP - MIL
Adrian Houser
Cole Hamels
SP - ATL
Cole Hamels
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
25 of 48 experts
48%
Recommended by
23 of 48 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 110# 107
Best Rank# 75# 56
Worst Rank# 170# 374
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 246# 311
Best Rank# 232# 235
Worst Rank# 323# 361
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4848
Wins33
Saves00
ERA4.314.34
WHIP1.341.37
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 128
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 75# 168
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 92
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 92
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 101# 147
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 100# 105
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 104# 108
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 103# 117
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 103# 183
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 88
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 96# 374
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 105# 112
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 114
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 98# 192
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 93# 150
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 111# 152
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 88# 106
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 98# 109
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 99# 129
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 102# 153
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 90# 126
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 108# 201
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 102# 115
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 90# 97
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 99# 119
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 92# 90
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 97# 89
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 98# 94
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 99# 74
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 106# 91
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 109# 98
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 110# 100
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 113# 93
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 113# 95
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 113# 110
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 117# 97
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 126# 94
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 148# 82
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 167# 145
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 170# 121
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 56
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 80
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 84
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 86
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 94
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 97
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 97
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 105
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Adrian Houser
SP,RP - MIL
Adrian Houser
Cole Hamels
SP - ATL
Cole Hamels
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3527
   
Games Started1827
   
Innings Pitched111.0142.1
   
Wins67
   
Losses77
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed101141
   
Earned Runs4660
   
Home Runs Allowed1417
   
Strikeouts116143
   
Walks3756
   
ERA3.723.81
   
WHIP1.241.39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Adrian Houser
SP,RP - MIL
Adrian Houser
Cole Hamels
SP - ATL
Cole Hamels
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played119
   
Games Started109
   
Innings Pitched52.351.1
   
Wins33
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5251
   
Earned Runs2525
   
Home Runs Allowed78
   
Strikeouts4848
   
Walks1819
   
ERA4.314.34
   
WHIP1.341.37
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Adrian Houser
SP,RP - MIL
Adrian Houser
Cole Hamels
SP - ATL
Cole Hamels
News 
 Adrian Houser (1-1) allowed four runs on six hits and one walk while striking out four across five innings in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Twins. He earned his first loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Tue, Aug 11th
Cole Hamels has yet to throw off a mound as he's still recovering from triceps tendinitis per Braves manager Brian Snitker.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Aug 11th
 Adrian Houser (1-0) allowed five hits and two walks while striking out five across seven scoreless innings in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the White Sox. He earned his first victory of the season.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 6th
Cole Hamels (shoulder) has yet to resume throwing off a mound.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 30th
 Adrian Houser allowed one run on one hit and three walks while striking out four across five innings in Monday's 6-5 win over the Pirates. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 28th
Cole Hamels has been placed on the 45-day IL with triceps tendonitis, the equivalent of this shortened season's 60-day IL.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Thu, Jul 23rd
 Adrian Houser will start Monday July 27th against the Pirates.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 22nd
Cole Hamels (triceps) is unlikely to be available for the start of the season, per Braves' manager Brian Snitker.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 16th
 Adrian Houser (thumb) is starting Sunday‚Äôs split-squad game against Oakland.
Brad Camara
Sun, Mar 8th
Braves manager Brian Snitker says Cole Hamels didn't throw on Saturday due to triceps tendinitis.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 11th
Notes 
 Houser looked good in a small sample last year, and his RP eligibility helps him in points leagues.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
The projection models don't like Hamels, but he's a fine SP5 who can give you innings.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Houser has an elite fastball, which he relies on heavily and against which batters hit just .203 last season. Whether he can continue to succeed with just one very good pitch is an open question, but considering his FIP and xFIP fully supported his 3.72 ERA, it's entirely possible. Overall, Houser should provide strikeouts without hurting you elsewhere, so he's an ideal late-round add.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Hamels kept up his strikeout rate last year with the cubs, but his control waned, and he had the worst walk rate of his career. He's dealing with a shoulder injury in the spring and there's currently no timetable for his return. Add it all up and Hamels is only barely worth drafting until or unless we get some positive news.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros