Who Should I Draft?

Cole Hamels or David Robertson (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
29 of 56 experts
48%
Recommended by
27 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 55# 56
Best Rank# 35# 30
Worst Rank# 102# 153
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 146# 145
Best Rank# 120# 125
Worst Rank# 148# 242
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts16689
Wins114
Saves022
ERA3.823.04
WHIP1.271.10
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 40
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 50
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 42# 54
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 57# 64
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 47# 50
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 60# 64
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 46# 67
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 61# 74
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 44# 52
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 55# 58
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 55# 64
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 44# 48
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 62# 64
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 37# 83
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 49# 57
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 54# 71
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 47# 96
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 62# 68
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 55# 153
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 55# 60
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 62# 79
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 55# 73
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 39# 58
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 50# 108
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 57# 78
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 60# 65
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 47# 62
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 63# 96
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 64# 80
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 50# 30
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 47
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 52# 50
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 53# 42
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 55# 42
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 57# 33
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 57# 55
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 58# 51
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 61# 41
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 59
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 61# 49
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 61# 51
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 63# 43
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 65# 53
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 58
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 66# 60
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 67# 40
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 71# 57
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 71# 45
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 71# 53
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 75# 53
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 76# 56
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 78# 56
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 81# 51
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 94# 72
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 99# 82
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 102# 57
   
  Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3269
   
Games Started320
   
Innings Pitched191.270.1
   
Wins98
   
Losses123
   
Saves05
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds021
   
Hits Allowed17646
   
Earned Runs8025
   
Home Runs Allowed297
   
Strikeouts18891
   
Walks6526
   
ERA3.783.23
   
WHIP1.261.03
   
  Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2965
   
Games Started290
   
Innings Pitched173.766.2
   
Wins114
   
Losses93
   
Saves022
   
Blown Saves010
   
Holds09
   
Hits Allowed15948
   
Earned Runs7422
   
Home Runs Allowed217
   
Strikeouts16689
   
Walks6125
   
ERA3.823.04
   
WHIP1.271.10
   
  Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
News 
 Cole Hamels allowed three runs on seven hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 5-3 win over the Mets on Sunday. He walked two and struck out five in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 23rd
Phillies reliever David Robertson saw orthopedist James Andrews on Monday and will not throw for another three weeks, according to beat writer Matt Gelb on Twitter. Rest has been recommended for his ailing elbow.
Mike Maher
Mon, May 13th
 Cole Hamels allowed one run on six hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 3-1 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday. He walked two and struck out eight in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 19th
David Robertson (elbow) will be evaluated when the team returns home later this week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 22nd
 Cole Hamels fired seven scoreless innings and improved to 6-3 in the Cubs'10-1 win over the Rockies' on Wednesday. He allowed six hits, one walk, and struck out nine.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 13th
David Robertson has been placed on the IL for 10 days, due to elbow soreness. Righty Drew Anderson will be called up from Triple-A. The relief man is scheduled to undergo a MRI on Tuesday, but is not currently concerned about his long-term status.
Garett Thomas
Mon, Apr 15th
 Cole Hamels fired eight scoreless innings and picked up his fifth win in the Cubs' 3-1 victory over the Cardinals on Friday. He allowed three hits, one walk, and struck out ten.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
Phillies reliever David Robertson pitched in the eighth inning of Sunday's win over the Twins, recording two outs and earning a hold before giving way to lefty Adam Morgan. Hector Neris pitched the ninth inning to earn the save.
Mike Maher
Mon, Apr 8th
 Cole Hamels allowed one unearned run on two hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 2-1 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday. He walked two and struck out four while falling to 4-2.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 2nd
Phillies reliever David Robertson had a rough outing on Wednesday against the Nationals, allowing a run on three walks and a hit to take the loss without getting an out in the ninth inning.
Mike Maher
Wed, Apr 3rd
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
Phillies manager Gabe Kapler refused to commit to a single closer in 2018, and that will reportedly happen again in 2019, even after Philadelphia spent $23 million this offseason to bring in Robertson on a two-year contract. Robertson and Seranthony Dominguez are the two logical candidates to share the closer's role, but further late-inning shenanigans simply can't be ruled out from Kapler.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Robertson, the owner of a 2.88 ERA and 2.81 FIP, has posted a K/9 of 10.4 or higher in each of his 11 MLB seasons. In most leagues, it's not the end of the world if he isn't Philadelphia's full-time closer, the likely outcome given Gabe Kapler's diversified ninth-inning usage last season. He should at least be in line for some saves alongside Seranthony Dominguez and Hector Neris, making him an intriguing speculative pick once the sturdier choices (there aren't many) fall off the board.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
  It was easy to forget how great Robertson is since he only managed 19 saves over the past two seasons. He has racked up 88 Ks per season and excellent ratios over the last 8 years, however. With plenty of save opportunities in store, we could see him return to being a top 10 closer this year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros