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
70%
Recommended by
39 of 56 experts
30%
Recommended by
17 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 44
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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Injury Alert-IL10
   
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# 38# 47
   
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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 limited the Athletics to one run on four hits while striking out six batters over 6 1/3 innings Thursday, ending up with a no-decision.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 21st
Kyle Hendricks (shoulder) has an impingement that could keep him out until after the All-Star break.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Jun 18th
 Charlie Morton gave up four runs on five hits while walking two and striking out nine batters through six innings and was charged with a loss to the Angels on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
The Cubs placed Kyle Hendricks on the 10-day IL with right shoulder inflammation.
Dan Harris
Sat, Jun 15th
 Charlie Morton allowed two hits and two walks while firing seven scoreless innings Monday, striking out seven batters and earning the win over the Athletics.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 11th
Kyle Hendricks allowed five runs on six hits over 4 1/3rd innings in the Cubs' 5-3 loss to the Dodgers on Friday. He walked two and struck out one while falling to 7-5.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 15th
 Charlie Morton picked up the win Wednesday, allowing five hits over seven scoreless innings while striking out eight as the Rays handed the Tigers a 4-0 defeat.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 6th
Kyle Hendricks allowed one run on eight hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 5-1 win over the Cardinals on Sunday. He walked none and struck out three while improving to 5-1.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 10th
 Charlie Morton (6-0) earned the win Thursday against the Twins by allowing two runs on four hits and no walks across seven innings. He struck out six.
John Aubin
Fri, May 31st
Kyle Hendricks allowed three runs on six hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 6-3 win over the Rockies on Tuesday. He walked one and struck out ten while improving to 6-4.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 4th
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