Who Should I Draft?

David Robertson or Jordan Hicks (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
48 of 56 experts
14%
Recommended by
8 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 56# 69
Best Rank# 30# 45
Worst Rank# 153# 217
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 145# 185
Best Rank# 125# 169
Worst Rank# 242# 225
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8967
Wins43
Saves2224
ERA3.043.56
WHIP1.101.36
   
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Injury AlertIL60-
   
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# 49# 87
   
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# 40# 89
   
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# 50# 64
   
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# 54# 100
   
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# 60# 94
   
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# 51# 78
   
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# 64# 88
   
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# 50# 79
   
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# 57# 68
   
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# 33# 81
   
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# 56# 73
   
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# 48# 96
   
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The Athletic
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# 71# 77
   
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# 68# 91
   
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# 153# 217
   
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# 60# 90
   
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# 43# 49
   
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# 56# 96
   
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# 79# 95
   
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RotoBaller
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# 40# 58
   
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# 59# 98
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 51# 80
   
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Razzball
# 72# 74
   
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FantasyPros
# 41# 85
   
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Freeze Stats
# 78# 81
   
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Razzball
# 53# 67
   
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# 42# 45
   
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# 65# 96
   
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# 62# 71
   
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# 42# 123
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 80# 81
   
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FantasyPros
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FanGraphs
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CBS Sports
# 74# 57
   
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Fake Teams
# 82# 53
   
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The Athletic
# 83# 81
   
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Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 108# 81
   
  David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6973
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched70.178.3
   
Wins83
   
Losses34
   
Saves56
   
Blown Saves47
   
Holds2124
   
Hits Allowed4659
   
Earned Runs2531
   
Home Runs Allowed72
   
Strikeouts9170
   
Walks2645
   
ERA3.233.59
   
WHIP1.031.34
   
  David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6565
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched66.269.1
   
Wins43
   
Losses33
   
Saves2224
   
Blown Saves107
   
Holds910
   
Hits Allowed4858
   
Earned Runs2227
   
Home Runs Allowed74
   
Strikeouts8967
   
Walks2536
   
ERA3.043.56
   
WHIP1.101.36
   
  David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
News 
 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
Jordan Hicks pitched a scoreless ninth and picked up his 13th save in the Cardinals' 4-1 win over the Marlins on Monday. He allowed one hit, walked none, and struck out two.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 11th
 David Robertson (elbow) will be evaluated when the team returns home later this week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 22nd
Jordan Hicks pitched a perfect ninth for his 12th save in the Cardinals' 3-1 win over the Reds on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
 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
Jordan Hicks pitched a perfect ninth inning and picked up his 11th save in the Cardinals' 5-3 win over the Phillies on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, May 30th
 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
Jordan Hicks pitched a perfect ninth for his 10th save in the Cardinals' 6-3 win over the Braves on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, May 26th
 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
Jordan Hicks gave up two runs on three hits over 1 1/3 innings in Sunday's extra inning loss to the Rangers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 20th
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
Spring stats often get overblown, but how do you ignore someone throwing 103 mph and collecting eight strikeouts in his first 16 batters faced? Armed with what pitching coach Mike Maddux called "the best fastball I've ever seen," Hicks brandishes elite upside despite posting a middling 3.59 ERA and 7.4 K-BB% in his rookie season. Remember, the Cardinals bumped him up straight from Single-A, so the 22-year-old is still developing. He just may ascend into a top-shelf reliever as soon as this season, and it's possible that dominance would land him save opportunities. If opening 2019 as the Cardinals' closer, Hicks wields league-winning upside.
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
Contrary to popular belief, Hicks is the favorite to land the Cardinals' closer job over Andrew Miller this season. He may not be as dynamite a reliever, but Hicks is excellent in his own respect. If he does get the job, expect loads of save opportunities to go with 70+ Ks and excellent ratios.
Bobby Sylvester - 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