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
35 of 56 experts
38%
Recommended by
21 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 53# 55
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 gave up just one run on six hits and struck out four over seven innings Friday in a 13-2 win over the Orioles.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
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
 Eduardo Rodriguez gave up four runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out seven batters over 5 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Rays.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
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
 Eduardo Rodriguez gave up three runs on six hits, did not give up a walk and struck out seven batters as the Red Sox beat the Royals on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 5th
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
 Eduardo Rodriguez (5-3) allowed one run on four hits and a walk while striking out five over six innings Sunday in a win over the Astros.
John Aubin
Mon, May 27th
Cole Hamels allowed six runs on seven hits over four innings in the Cubs' 6-5 loss to the Astros on Monday. He walked four and struck out zero while falling to 4-1.
Elliott Baas
Mon, May 27th
 Eduardo Rodriguez (4-3) allowed six runs on six hits with five strikeouts and three walks across five innings while taking a loss to the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, May 22nd
Cole Hamels allowed three runs on nine hits and two walks over four innings against the Phillies on Wednesday. He struck out six.
Dan Harris
Thu, May 23rd
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