Who Should I Draft?

Chris Archer or Kyle Hendricks (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
34 of 59 experts
42%
Recommended by
25 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 44# 43
Best Rank# 13# 14
Worst Rank# 78# 97
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 124# 126
Best Rank# 96# 116
Worst Rank# 128# 144
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts198155
Wins1113
Saves00
ERA3.773.67
WHIP1.261.20
   
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Injury AlertIL60-
   
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  Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2733
   
Games Started2733
   
Innings Pitched148.1199.1
   
Wins614
   
Losses811
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed155184
   
Earned Runs7176
   
Home Runs Allowed1922
   
Strikeouts162161
   
Walks4944
   
ERA4.313.44
   
WHIP1.381.15
   
  Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3131
   
Games Started3131
   
Innings Pitched179.7184.3
   
Wins1113
   
Losses109
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed169175
   
Earned Runs7575
   
Home Runs Allowed2221
   
Strikeouts198155
   
Walks5847
   
ERA3.773.67
   
WHIP1.261.20
   
  Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
News 
 Chris Archer (shoulder) has been shut down for the remainder of the season.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 17th
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
 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
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
 Chris Archer exited Tuesday's game after one inning because of right shoulder discomfort.
Andrew Gould
Tue, Aug 20th
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
 Chris Archer was removed from Tuesday's game versus the Nationals with an apparent injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 20th
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
 Chris Archer allowed four runs (three earned) over five innings as the Pirates fell to the Angels 7-4.
Brandon Plutner
Thu, Aug 15th
Kyle Hendricks (9-9) earned the win Thursday against the Giants, allowing three hits and walking none over seven scoreless innings, while striking out seven.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Aug 22nd
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
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
 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