Who Should I Draft?

Chris Archer or J.A. Happ (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
42 of 59 experts
29%
Recommended by
17 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 44# 51
Best Rank# 13# 27
Worst Rank# 78# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 124# 131
Best Rank# 96# 118
Worst Rank# 128# 139
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts198168
Wins1113
Saves00
ERA3.773.85
WHIP1.261.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 63# 74
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 35# 47
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 45# 67
   
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USA Today
# 35# 58
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 43
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 40# 72
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 50# 51
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 47# 64
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 24# 94
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 25# 47
   
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CBS Sports
# 27# 60
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 45
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 27# 52
   
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The Athletic
# 13# 110
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 22# 43
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
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The Fake Baseball
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FanGraphs
# 43# 53
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 48
   
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# 43# 69
   
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Razzball
# 44# 46
   
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RotoBaller
# 48# 58
   
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FantasyPros
# 56# 82
   
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# 49# 69
   
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# 36# 58
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 34# 54
   
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# 44# 55
   
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# 43# 62
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 40# 51
   
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# 57# 64
   
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Fake Teams
# 54# 111
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 61# 64
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 54
   
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Razzball
# 43# 27
   
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FanGraphs
# 47# 44
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 45
   
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RotoBaller
# 52# 46
   
Site Projections
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# 52# 49
   
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FantasyPros
# 53# 44
   
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DailyOverlay
# 54# 40
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 55# 40
   
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BretskyBall
# 58# 41
   
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RotoBaller
# 59# 37
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 57
   
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The Athletic
# 60# 52
   
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# 62# 43
   
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# 64# 52
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 70# 55
   
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Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 75# 52
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 78# 42
   
  Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2731
   
Games Started2731
   
Innings Pitched148.1178.1
   
Wins617
   
Losses86
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed155150
   
Earned Runs7172
   
Home Runs Allowed1927
   
Strikeouts162193
   
Walks4951
   
ERA4.313.65
   
WHIP1.381.13
   
  Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3129
   
Games Started3129
   
Innings Pitched179.7167.6
   
Wins1113
   
Losses108
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed169153
   
Earned Runs7572
   
Home Runs Allowed2224
   
Strikeouts198168
   
Walks5852
   
ERA3.773.85
   
WHIP1.261.23
   
  Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
News 
 Chris Archer (shoulder) has been shut down for the remainder of the season.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 17th
J.A. Happ gave up one run on four hits with one walk and six strikeouts over five innings as the Yankees lost to the Rays on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 26th
 Chris Archer was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with right shoulder inflammation, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 21st
J.A. Happ allowed two runs on four hits with no walks and four strikeouts across 5 1/3 innings during a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
 Chris Archer exited Tuesday's game after one inning because of right shoulder discomfort.
Andrew Gould
Tue, Aug 20th
J.A. Happ (biceps) will make his next scheduled start Friday against the Blue Jays, Mike Mazzeo of Yahoo Sports reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
 Chris Archer was removed from Tuesday's game versus the Nationals with an apparent injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 20th
J.A. Happ (biceps) received a cortisone shot Friday and is expected to start Thursday against the Angels, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
 Chris Archer allowed four runs (three earned) over five innings as the Pirates fell to the Angels 7-4.
Brandon Plutner
Thu, Aug 15th
J.A. Happ is headed to New York to see a doctor about biceps tendinitis, which he's apparently been dealing with for his last few starts, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 12th
Notes 
 Archer has proven to be a pitcher who consistently posts a higher ERA than his advanced metrics suggest he deserves. At this point, we should no longer be expecting that to suddenly change. Until we see otherwise, expect Archer to post an ERA around 4.00, a WHIP in the 1.20s, and a fairly strong strikeout rate.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
The undervalued Happ massively out-performed his 2018 draft pick despite posting his highest ERA (3.65) since 2014. He now owns a 3.49 ERA and 8.45 K/9 over those past four seasons, and yet many drafters have scoffed at him going around the pick-150 range. Seems like a reasonable price for someone who accompanied his career-high 193 strikeouts with a career-high 10.3% swinging-strike rate and career-low 78.3% contact rate. He looked comfortable in pinstripes (2.69 ERA, 1.05 WHIP) and could once again reap the rewards of run support to a crooked wins tally. Don't run away just because the southpaw is 36.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, well, look at all those strikeouts. Fool me three times … but his FIP is still lower. Even though he missed over a month with an abdominal strain last year, Archer has amassed the sixth-most strikeouts (644) over the last three seasons. He has collected a 3.64 FIP and 3.54 SIERA during that span. His ERA also ballooned above 4.00 each year. How many times can we keep putting our hand on the hot stove? Archer's fastball has ceded a slugging percentage above .500 in each campaign, so he wields no other effective pitch beyond his slider. He's an elite source of strikeouts, but don't expect a positive ERA contribution.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros