Who Should I Draft?

Cole Hamels or David Robertson (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
30 of 59 experts
49%
Recommended by
29 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 57# 56
Best Rank# 30# 35
Worst Rank# 153# 102
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 145# 146
Best Rank# 125# 120
Worst Rank# 242# 148
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts89166
Wins411
Saves220
ERA3.043.82
WHIP1.101.27
   
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Injury AlertIL60-
   
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# 56# 76
   
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  David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6932
   
Games Started032
   
Innings Pitched70.1191.2
   
Wins89
   
Losses312
   
Saves50
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds210
   
Hits Allowed46176
   
Earned Runs2580
   
Home Runs Allowed729
   
Strikeouts91188
   
Walks2665
   
ERA3.233.78
   
WHIP1.031.26
   
  David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6529
   
Games Started029
   
Innings Pitched66.2173.7
   
Wins411
   
Losses39
   
Saves220
   
Blown Saves100
   
Holds90
   
Hits Allowed48159
   
Earned Runs2274
   
Home Runs Allowed721
   
Strikeouts89166
   
Walks2561
   
ERA3.043.82
   
WHIP1.101.27
   
  David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
News 
 Phillies reliever David Robertson is out for the season and is expected to need surgery to repair the flexor tendon. He may also require Tommy John Surgery at some point, according to a report from Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jul 31st
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
 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 (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
 David Robertson (elbow) will be evaluated when the team returns home later this week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 22nd
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
 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 (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
 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 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
Notes 
 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
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
 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
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
 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