Who Should I Draft?

Eduardo Rodriguez or Cole Hamels (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
37 of 59 experts
37%
Recommended by
22 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 52# 56
Best Rank# 24# 35
Worst Rank# 97# 102
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 150# 146
Best Rank# 133# 120
Worst Rank# 158# 148
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts155166
Wins1011
Saves00
ERA3.943.82
WHIP1.271.27
   
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  Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2732
   
Games Started2332
   
Innings Pitched130.1191.2
   
Wins139
   
Losses512
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed119176
   
Earned Runs5580
   
Home Runs Allowed1629
   
Strikeouts146188
   
Walks4565
   
ERA3.823.78
   
WHIP1.261.26
   
  Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2629
   
Games Started2629
   
Innings Pitched142.9173.7
   
Wins1011
   
Losses79
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed131159
   
Earned Runs6374
   
Home Runs Allowed1921
   
Strikeouts155166
   
Walks5061
   
ERA3.943.82
   
WHIP1.271.27
   
  Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
News 
 Eduardo Rodriguez struck out 12 batters over 6 2/3 innings Saturday against the Phillies, allowing just a single run on four hits and a walk.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 15th
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
 Eduardo Rodriguez gave up one run on five hits and one walk while striking out nine through six innings to take the loss against the Yankees on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 10th
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
 Eduardo Rodriguez allowed five hits and four walks while striking out eight across seven shutout innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Twins.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 5th
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
 Eduardo Rodriguez earned the win over the Rockies on Wednesday, allowing three runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out five over five innings.
John Aubin
Thu, Aug 29th
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
 Eduardo Rodriguez earned the win Friday after holding the Padres scoreless across seven innings. He gave up five hits and a walk while striking out six.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 24th
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 
 An intriguing option when healthy, Rodriguez took another step forward with a 3.82 ERA, 3.65 FIP, and 10.13 K/9 in 2018. Good luck getting a full season out of the lefty. Knee and ankle injuries contained him to 129.2 frames, so he has yet to make 25 starts for more than 137.1 frames in a single season. He flaunted a high ceiling by mixing in fewer four-seamers in favor of a cutter, and he has reportedly spent the offseason working on his slider with help from Chris Sale and Pedro Martinez. Drafters must prepare to make up the lost innings elsewhere, but he's nevertheless the type of high-strikeout hurler worth targeting after locking down sturdier rotation anchors.
Andrew Gould - 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
  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