Skip to main content

Who Should I Draft?

Aroldis Chapman or Kyle Hendricks (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
26 of 51 experts
49%
Recommended by
25 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 23# 24
Best Rank# 16# 13
Worst Rank# 61# 43
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 65# 72
Best Rank# 62# 63
Worst Rank# 80# 79
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts85154
Wins312
Saves320
ERA2.893.88
WHIP1.091.17
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 23# 43
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 32
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 35
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 23# 26
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 16# 39
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 19# 22
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 26
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 25
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 30
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 25# 26
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 23# 28
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 19# 27
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 25# 27
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 23# 30
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 23
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 23# 29
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 25
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 19# 23
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 24# 27
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 19# 23
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 22# 23
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 25# 32
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 21# 35
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 23# 24
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 22# 27
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 26# 35
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 21# 18
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 22# 21
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 20
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 23# 18
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 24# 23
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 21
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 24# 19
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 25# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 22
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 25
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 26# 20
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 27# 13
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 27# 21
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 27# 23
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 28# 27
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 29# 25
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 30# 29
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 30# 18
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 31# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 32# 19
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 32
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 36# 34
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 37# 26
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 39# 21
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 61# 20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1312
   
Games Started012
   
Innings Pitched12.381.0
   
Wins16
   
Losses15
   
Saves30
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed673
   
Earned Runs426
   
Home Runs Allowed210
   
Strikeouts2264
   
Walks48
   
ERA3.092.88
   
WHIP0.861.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5830
   
Games Started030
   
Innings Pitched56.6182.3
   
Wins312
   
Losses210
   
Saves320
   
Blown Saves70
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed38178
   
Earned Runs1879
   
Home Runs Allowed625
   
Strikeouts85154
   
Walks2434
   
ERA2.893.88
   
WHIP1.091.17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
News 
 Aroldis Chapman struck out two batters in a perfect ninth inning and earned a save over the Rangers on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 21st
Kyle Hendricks went 5 2/3 innings versus the Twins Wednesday. He would allow four runs (three earned) and take the loss to fall to 14-7 on the season.
Jamie Mellor
Thu, Sep 23rd
 Aroldis Chapman pitched a perfect ninth inning while striking out two to earn a save in the win over the Orioles on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 16th
Kyle Hendricks went 3 2/3 innings Thursday versus the Phillies. He would allow seven runs but took a no-decision.
Jamie Mellor
Fri, Sep 17th
 Aroldis Chapman fired a scoreless ninth inning, allowing one hit while striking out one to earn the save in the win over the Mets on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 12th
Kyle Hendricks went six innings versus the Giants Saturday. He would allow one run and earn a no-decision.
Jamie Mellor
Sat, Sep 11th
 Aroldis Chapman lasted just 2/3 of an inning giving up a homer and walking two before being pulled on Wednesday as the Yankees lost to the Blue Jays by a 6-3 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 9th
Kyle Hendricks went 4 1/3 innings versus the Pirates Saturday. He would allow six runs in a no-decision. Hendricks has allowed 28 runs over his last five starts.
Jamie Mellor
Sun, Sep 5th
 Aroldis Chapman (5-4) took the loss Saturday, giving up one run on one hit and one walk in the ninth inning as the Yankees fell 4-3 to the Orioles. He struck out three.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 5th
Kyle Hendricks went 4 2/3 innings versus Chicago Sunday. He would allow eight runs and take the loss to fall to 14-6 on the season.
Jamie Mellor
Mon, Aug 30th
Notes 
 Chapman missed time last year because he was diagnosed with COVID-19, but he was largely the same pitcher as always when he was on the mount. He struck out 22 batters in his 11 2/3 innings pitched and allowed just six hits. His velocity may be slightly below what it was at its peak, but it's still elite, and he appears to have plenty left in the tank heading into his age-33 season. He'll again close for one of the best teams in baseball, and although he's never had a 40-save season, he should easily surpass 30 and be one of the top closers drafted in fantasy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Hendricks is the Rodney Dangerfield of fantasy pitchers in that he never gets the respect he deserves. He's had an ERA above 3.46 once in his career and he's never had a WHIP higher than 1.19. Yes, his strikeout rate is never going to help fantasy managers, but Dave Ross let him go deeper into games last year (Hendricks' 81 innings pitched were among the most in MLB), so he should make up for his lack of strikeout rate with some additional innings. The Cubs probably won't be a great team but the NL Central has mostly weak offenses, so Hendricks should find his way to enough wins to make a difference. Ignore the fact that he outperforms his expected metrics every year. Hendricks is a reliable, high-end SP3 for a fantasy team. Just be sure to take care of strikeouts elsewhere.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Hendricks is the type of fantasy player who can fit perfectly with certain roster construction. As a starting pitcher, he invites contact while suppressing damage on batted balls. This means that his strikeout rate leaves a lot to be desired. However, the ERA and WHIP are always fantastic, which makes Hendricks a perennially undervalued player. By drafting Hendricks in the middle rounds, fantasy managers can load up on high K/9 players later on.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros