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Who Should I Draft?

Corey Kluber or Liam Hendriks (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
32 of 51 experts
37%
Recommended by
19 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 30
Best Rank# 13# 17
Worst Rank# 50# 55
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 95# 93
Best Rank# 85# 84
Worst Rank# 102# 115
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6434
Wins41
Saves012
ERA3.883.05
WHIP1.211.09
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 31
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 16# 37
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 36
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 38
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 13# 32
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 29# 35
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 28# 29
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 24# 31
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 30
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 28# 29
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 38# 42
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 33# 34
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 27# 38
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 28# 34
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 30# 32
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 18# 33
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 26# 31
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 32
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 25# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 22# 27
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 40# 55
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 26
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 20# 43
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 26# 30
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 35
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 29# 47
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 27# 46
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 20# 34
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 29# 44
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 25# 32
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 21# 42
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 39# 48
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 26# 17
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 26
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 28# 27
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 25
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 29# 27
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 29# 25
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 29# 27
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 25
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 34# 25
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 23
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 35# 27
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 38# 26
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 38# 35
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 40# 30
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 39
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 43# 35
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 44# 35
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 45# 36
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played775
   
Games Started72
   
Innings Pitched36.385.1
   
Wins24
   
Losses34
   
Saves025
   
Blown Saves07
   
Holds08
   
Hits Allowed4561
   
Earned Runs2317
   
Home Runs Allowed45
   
Strikeouts38124
   
Walks1521
   
ERA5.801.80
   
WHIP1.680.96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1025
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched62.325.1
   
Wins41
   
Losses31
   
Saves012
   
Blown Saves05
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed5920
   
Earned Runs279
   
Home Runs Allowed93
   
Strikeouts6434
   
Walks177
   
ERA3.883.05
   
WHIP1.211.09
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
News 
 The Rangers placed Corey Kluber (shoulder) on the 45-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 28th
Liam Hendriks earned the save Saturday against the Astros pitching one inning, giving up two hits and an earned run to go with a strikeout.
Aaron Hudson
Sun, Aug 9th
 Corey Kluber has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 tear of the teres major muscle in his shoulder.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 27th
Liam Hendriks pitched the ninth allowing one hit and striking out one to earn his fourth save of the year in Thursday’s 6-4 win over the Rangers.
Aaron Hudson
Thu, Aug 6th
 Corey Kluber exited Sunday's start against the Rockies after just one inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 26th
Liam Hendriks came on to protect a tie game in the top of the ninth, pitching one inning and striking out one, he got the win in the bottom of the ninth thanks to a Stephen Piscotty walk off grand slam to give the A’s a 5-1 win over Texas.
Aaron Hudson
Wed, Aug 5th
 Corey Kluber allowed one run over six innings in Thursday's intrasquad game.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 9th
Liam Hendriks picked up his third save In Sunday’s 3-2 win over the Mariners striking out three and allowing one hit.
Aaron Hudson
Sun, Aug 2nd
  Liam Hendriks came on in the tenth inning to preserve a one run lead earning his second save of the year, he threw one inning striking out one.
Aaron Hudson
Sun, Aug 2nd
Notes 
 Is there a need to make a case against a 34-year-old pitcher? Typically, no, as you expect the end to be near. With Corey Kluber, not only is his age going against him, but he missed all but seven starts last season with a broken arm thanks to a come-backer. What's more, it's not like he was dominant in those starts (slow starter throughout his career, yada yada), but he posted a 5.80 ERA and was flipped for Emmanuel Clase and Delino DeShields in the off-season. This is one of the times where the real-life market for a player should impact your decision to take him in fantasy. His days of being an ace are over.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
The A's haven't had the same reliever lead them in saves in back-to-back seasons since Grant Balfour in 2012.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Kluber showed some skills decline in 2018, but nothing could have prepared fantasy owners for the disaster that was 2019. He got off to a terrible start before a broken forearm ended his season. Now with the Rangers, Kluber will get a fresh start and look to rebuild some of his real and fantasy value. Throw out the 5.80 ERA and 1.65 WHIP from last year - Kluber hasn't declined to that extent. Expect him to provide very solid, albeit not pristine, numbers, if he can stay healthy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
If Hendriks' 2019 performance doesn't convince you to wait on closers, nothing will. An afterthought in drafts pitching behind Blake Treinen, Hendriks not only took the closer's role for the A's but also developed into one of the best relievers in the game. A velocity bump made his fastball nearly unhittable and he rarely gave up home runs. He'll be given the chance to repeat his performance, but whether he can is an entirely open question.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros