Who Should I Draft?

Cole Hamels or Cody Allen (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
37 of 59 experts
37%
Recommended by
22 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 56# 59
Best Rank# 35# 26
Worst Rank# 102# 110
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 146# 156
Best Rank# 120# 145
Worst Rank# 148# 206
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts16679
Wins113
Saves030
ERA3.823.86
WHIP1.271.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-FA
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 61# 70
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 68
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 68
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 42# 59
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 58# 74
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 57# 82
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 47# 73
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 57# 71
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 57# 61
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 60# 68
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 46# 63
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 52# 81
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 44# 60
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 55# 60
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 55# 65
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 44# 62
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 55
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 37# 88
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 49# 60
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 47# 77
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 62# 78
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 55# 110
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 63# 65
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 62# 73
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 55# 93
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 73
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 39# 57
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 50# 88
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 57# 68
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 55# 63
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 64
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 60# 71
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 47# 61
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 73# 83
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57# 78
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 53# 99
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 63# 92
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 50# 49
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 54# 53
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 57# 49
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 61# 55
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 61# 53
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 61# 26
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 62# 59
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 64# 58
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 65# 62
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 57
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 66# 64
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 67# 63
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 71# 61
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 71# 55
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 71# 59
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 75# 70
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 76# 63
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 78# 61
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 81# 71
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 94# 77
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 99# 72
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 102# 33
   
  Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3270
   
Games Started320
   
Innings Pitched191.267.1
   
Wins94
   
Losses126
   
Saves027
   
Blown Saves05
   
Holds07
   
Hits Allowed17658
   
Earned Runs8035
   
Home Runs Allowed2911
   
Strikeouts18880
   
Walks6533
   
ERA3.784.70
   
WHIP1.261.36
   
  Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2966
   
Games Started290
   
Innings Pitched173.765.5
   
Wins113
   
Losses93
   
Saves030
   
Blown Saves06
   
Holds03
   
Hits Allowed15955
   
Earned Runs7428
   
Home Runs Allowed219
   
Strikeouts16679
   
Walks6127
   
ERA3.823.86
   
WHIP1.271.24
   
  Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
News 
 Cole Hamels allowed two runs on three hits and five walks while striking out four through 3.1 innings in a no-decision against the Reds on Monday.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 17th
Cody Allen is signing a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Cole Hamels (7-7) allowed one run on four hits and four walks while striking out six through four 1/3 innings in Wednesday’s 4-0 loss to the Padres. He took his seventh loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
Cody Allen was released by the Angels Tuesday after being designated for assignment Saturday.
Jonathan Limehouse - Jonathan Limehouse Fantasy Pros
Tue, Jun 18th
 Cole Hamels (7-6) took the loss Friday against the Brewers, allowing five runs on nine hits and two walks over 3.1 innings. He struck out three.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 7th
The Angels designated Cody Allen for assignment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 Cole Hamels (7-5) took the loss Saturday against the Brewers, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks over six innings. He struck out seven.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Aug 31st
Cody Allen threw a scoreless inning on Friday against the Orioles. He allowed a walk and struck out two in the win.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, May 11th
 Cole Hamels did not factor into the decision in Sunday's loss to the Giants, allowing two runs on seven hits and one walk over five innings.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 25th
Allen hasn't pitched since going on the injured list April 26 with a back ailment.
James Bisson
Tue, May 7th
Notes 
 Hamels displayed all the signs of a pitcher in decline during his three seasons in Texas, but he rebounded nicely upon joining the Cubs at midseason last year. It's hard to know exactly what version of Hamels we'll get at this point, but being in the National League should help. It's not unreasonable to hope for a sub-4.00 ERA, a WHIP in the low 1.20s, and close to a strikeout per inning in 2019.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Allen had accrued a sub-3.00 ERA and K/9 above 11.0 in four straight seasons before his ERA ballooned to 4.75 with 80 strikeouts in 67 frames (10.75 K/9) last season. A massive 50.6% fly-ball rate led to a career-high 11 home runs surrendered. Here's the good news: He still found a ninth-inning gig with the Angels. The gopheritis and alarming walk increase (4.42 BB/9) make him a ratio risk, but Allen offers a rare source of affordable saves.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Looking caput in Texas, a late trade to the Cubs sparked a revival for Hamels. The veteran southpaw sported a 2.36 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 74 strikeouts in 76.1 innings (12 starts) with his new club. He repaired first-pitch strike (60.1%) and swinging-strike (12.1%) rates that had dipped to alarming levels (56.4%, 9.7%) in 2017, so the 35-year-old may have another strong season left in the tank. Having made at least 30 starts with 188 or more strikeouts in eight of the last nine seasons, Hamels is a more appealing mid-draft workhorse to target ahead of teammates Jose Quintana and Jake Arrieta.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Allen's last year in Cleveland turned out to be his worst, but that didn't stop the Angels from signing him as their new ninth-inning man. Allen's strikeout rate fell of a bit last season, but the bigger concerns were his ballooning walk rate, declining velocity, and the high amount of hard contact allowed. Allen has plenty of job security and should be a serviceable closer on an above-average team, but it would be unwise to expect a return to a sub-3.00 ERA, sub-1.20 WHIP, or 12+ K/9. He's a mid-tier closing option for 2019.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  It seemed as though Ty Buttrey, Bedrosian and Anderson were going to compete for saves in LA, but then they signed Allen who figures to get the job. Don't be surprised if he losses the gig early, however, if he struggles like we saw last season. Don't consider him a lock for 25 saves again.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros