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Who Should I Draft?

Aroldis Chapman or Liam Hendriks (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
38 of 43 experts
12%
Recommended by
5 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 23# 30
Best Rank# 15# 22
Worst Rank# 57# 61
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 71# 94
Best Rank# 64# 81
Worst Rank# 83# 115
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3233
Wins11
Saves1311
ERA2.842.97
WHIP1.131.08
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 40
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 33
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 31# 37
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 37
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 25# 38
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 15# 36
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 35
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 22# 25
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 35# 37
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 28# 37
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 30
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 23
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 26# 32
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 24# 28
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 27# 42
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 17# 34
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 24# 46
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 25# 34
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 25# 32
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 39
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 21# 27
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 23# 35
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 27# 46
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 32
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 31# 35
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 25# 61
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 24# 29
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 22# 27
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 39
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 36
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 24# 26
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 34
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 29# 46
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 31# 39
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 32# 44
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 23# 27
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 24# 44
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 23# 30
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 31# 27
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 32# 30
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 33# 32
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 45# 32
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6075
   
Games Started02
   
Innings Pitched57.085.1
   
Wins34
   
Losses24
   
Saves3725
   
Blown Saves57
   
Holds08
   
Hits Allowed3861
   
Earned Runs1417
   
Home Runs Allowed35
   
Strikeouts85124
   
Walks2521
   
ERA2.211.80
   
WHIP1.110.96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2225
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched21.624.8
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves1311
   
Blown Saves25
   
Holds11
   
Hits Allowed1520
   
Earned Runs78
   
Home Runs Allowed23
   
Strikeouts3233
   
Walks107
   
ERA2.842.97
   
WHIP1.131.08
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
News 
 Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has tested positive for COVID-19.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 11th
Liam Hendriks pitched one inning against the Cubs Monday night, giving up one hit and striking out three.
Aaron Hudson
Mon, Mar 2nd
 Aroldis Chapman reported to Yankee Stadium for summer camp on Sunday, Marly Rivera of ESPN reports.
John Aubin
Mon, Jul 6th
 
 Aroldis Chapman's spring debut has been pushed to Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 4th
 
 Aroldis Chapman will make his spring debut Wednesday against the Phillies, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
John Aubin
Mon, Mar 2nd
 
Notes 
 It was announced that Chapman tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, July 11th. With less than two weeks left until the regular season, it seems unlikely that he'll begin the year on the active roster. With that said, it remains unclear exactly how long he'll miss and given Chapman's potential, he shouldn't slip beyond the top 10 closers in drafts.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
The A's haven't had the same reliever lead them in saves in back-to-back seasons since Grant Balfour in 2012.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Paying the premium for a closer isn't advised, because replicating that success from year to year - especially for breakout pitchers at the position - is tough to do. But when you have a closer who has been a top-tier option year after year, he's one of the few who are worth the investment. Chapman isn't the lights-out closer that he was in the past, but he's as safe of a bet that there is to finish top 3 at the position. That, alone, makes him worth the price.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
If Hendriks' 2019 performance doesn't convince you to wait on closers, nothing will. An afterthought in drafts pitching behind Blake Treinen, Hendriks not only took the closer's role for the A's but also developed into one of the best relievers in the game. A velocity bump made his fastball nearly unhittable and he rarely gave up home runs. He'll be given the chance to repeat his performance, but whether he can is an entirely open question.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros