Who Should I Draft?

Charlie Morton or Kyle Hendricks (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
41 of 59 experts
31%
Recommended by
18 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 43
Best Rank# 19# 14
Worst Rank# 80# 97
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 114# 126
Best Rank# 97# 116
Worst Rank# 117# 144
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts176155
Wins1213
Saves00
ERA3.413.67
WHIP1.211.20
   
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  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3033
   
Games Started3033
   
Innings Pitched167.2199.1
   
Wins1514
   
Losses311
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed130184
   
Earned Runs5876
   
Home Runs Allowed1822
   
Strikeouts201161
   
Walks6444
   
ERA3.133.44
   
WHIP1.161.15
   
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2731
   
Games Started2731
   
Innings Pitched157.3184.3
   
Wins1213
   
Losses79
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed132175
   
Earned Runs6075
   
Home Runs Allowed1621
   
Strikeouts176155
   
Walks5847
   
ERA3.413.67
   
WHIP1.211.20
   
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
News 
 Charlie Morton allowed two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out eight over 6 1/3 innings Friday against the Red Sox. He didn't factor into the decision.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
Kyle Hendricks did not factor into the decision Thursday against the Cardinals, allowing four runs on eight hits over 5.1 innings. He struck out six and walked one.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 20th
 Charlie Morton earned the win Friday, holding the Angels to three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out four across six innings.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
Kyle Hendricks (11-9) earned the win Saturday against the Pirates, allowing one run on seven hits and no walks across six innings. He struck out two.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
 Charlie Morton struck out 10 while allowing three runs on five hits with two walks across six innings during a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 8th
Kyle Hendricks (10-9) earned the win Monday against the Padres, allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits over 5.2 innings. He struck out five and walked one.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 10th
 Charlie Morton gave up one earned run on four hits and three walks with eight strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings as he earned his 14th win of the year.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 2nd
Kyle Hendricks allowed one run on three hits and one walk through six innings Monday against the Mariners. He struck out seven and did not factor into the decision.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 2nd
 Charlie Morton gave up six runs on seven hits with two walks and four strikeouts in four innings as the Rays lost to the Astros on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 28th
Kyle Hendricks allowed six runs on eight hits and one walk in 4.2 innings against the Mets on Wednesday. He struck out three and did not factor into the decision.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Aug 29th
Notes 
 After nearly a decade of mediocrity, the Astros turned Morton into a high-end starter in 2017, and he was even better in 2018. At this point, he feels relatively safe to pencil in for a mid-3.00s ERA, 10.0 K/9 rate, and WHIP in the 1.15-1.20 range. The concerns are his advancing age and durability -- he's never thrown more than 172 innings in a season. The move to Tampa Bay is also a mild concern, less so for the change of division than for the move away from a Houston team that seemingly knew how to get the best out of him.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
His success defies common convention, but how many times does Hendricks have to prove himself as a sustainable anomaly? He boasts a 3.07 career ERA in 789 innings, only once going over 3.45 (3.95 in 2015). He has made at least 30 starts in three of the last four seasons, and a stellar 5.4% walk rate led to a 1.15 WHIP in 2018. Despite his lacking velocity, The Professor typically records 160-170 strikeouts over a full season of work. He's a boring, but effective SP3 to pair with high-upside strikeout pitchers.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Morton followed an improbable late-career renaissance with an even better 2018. In his most innings pitched (167) since 2011, he etched out a 3.13 ERA and 201 strikeouts. Yet he wore down as the season transpired, as his K rate dropped seven points to 24.2% after the All-Star break. Given his durability concerns and struggles when facing a batting order for the third time, the Rays will likely keep limiting him to five innings per start (or even have him follow an opener). Morton will perform on a per-inning basis, but investors should probably expect results closer to 2017's 3.62 ERA and 163 strikeouts in 146.2 innings.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros