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Who Should I Draft?

Aroldis Chapman or Liam Hendriks (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
21 of 24 experts
13%
Recommended by
3 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 25
Best Rank# 13# 14
Worst Rank# 29# 33
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 58# 73
Best Rank# 53# 67
Worst Rank# 70# 90
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts9187
Wins43
Saves3233
ERA2.922.93
WHIP1.031.12
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 31
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 23
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 13# 14
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 33
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 25
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 22# 28
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 21# 27
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 20# 24
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 24# 26
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 23
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 22# 26
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 24
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 25# 26
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 26# 33
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 22# 31
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 25# 28
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 17# 28
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 28# 30
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 25# 26
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 14# 21
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 21# 26
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 17# 16
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 25# 21
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 29# 22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2413
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched25.112.3
   
Wins31
   
Losses11
   
Saves143
   
Blown Saves12
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed146
   
Earned Runs54
   
Home Runs Allowed12
   
Strikeouts3722
   
Walks34
   
ERA1.783.09
   
WHIP0.670.86
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6358
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched65.857.5
   
Wins43
   
Losses32
   
Saves3233
   
Blown Saves78
   
Holds31
   
Hits Allowed5139
   
Earned Runs2119
   
Home Runs Allowed76
   
Strikeouts9187
   
Walks1725
   
ERA2.922.93
   
WHIP1.031.12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
News 
 Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports free agent closer Liam Hendriks has reached a deal with the Chicago White Sox.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jan 11th
 
 Liam Hendriks is visiting the Blue Jays at their facility in Dunedin, Florida to meet with team president/CEO Mark Shapiro, according to Mark Feinsand of Fansided.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Jan 4th
 
Notes 
 Hendriks showed last year that his 2019 breakout season was not a fluke, as he improved on just about all of his numbers. Not only did he put up 14 saves in the shortened season, but he dropped his ERA to 1.78, his WHIP to 0.67, and his walk rate to just 3.3%. In short, there's nothing negative you can possibly take away from his 2020 season. Despite moving to a worse park with the White Sox, Hendriks is, without question one of the top closers in fantasy, and should be either the first or second (behind only Josh Hader) relief pitcher drafted.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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
 13 - 2.00 - 1.00
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports
16 - 2.50 - 1.10
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports
 Hendriks has the most fWAR among relievers over the past two seasons. He got even better in 2020 as both his walk-rate and strikeout-rate ranked within the 98th percentile. Set to exclusively handle the ninth inning for one of the best teams in the American League, Hendriks can confidently be drafted as a top-three closer for 2021 fantasy baseball drafts.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros