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Who Should I Draft?

Frankie Montas or Kyle Hendricks (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
50 of 50 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 24# 51
Best Rank# 13# 36
Worst Rank# 43# 88
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 72# 168
Best Rank# 63# 141
Worst Rank# 79# 187
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts154143
Wins129
Saves00
ERA3.884.07
WHIP1.171.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 49
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 53
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 18# 58
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 18# 88
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 43# 60
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 46
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 21# 52
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 34# 38
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 49
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 21# 66
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 26# 58
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 26# 73
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 25# 46
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 23# 53
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 39# 52
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 19# 42
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 22# 60
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 54
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 29# 51
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 25# 59
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 30# 54
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 26# 47
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 19# 62
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 49
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 27# 42
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 28# 49
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 20# 39
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 27# 49
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 25# 41
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 38
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 30# 37
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 23# 51
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 47
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 23# 54
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 25# 55
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 20# 66
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 23# 49
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 56
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 21# 58
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 27# 52
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 23# 79
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 23# 43
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 25# 65
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 32# 77
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 35# 87
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 24# 52
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 18# 76
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 27# 41
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 35# 36
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 13# 46
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1211
   
Innings Pitched81.053.2
   
Wins63
   
Losses55
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed7357
   
Earned Runs2633
   
Home Runs Allowed1010
   
Strikeouts6460
   
Walks823
   
ERA2.885.60
   
WHIP1.001.51
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3027
   
Games Started3026
   
Innings Pitched182.3142.0
   
Wins129
   
Losses108
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed178137
   
Earned Runs7964
   
Home Runs Allowed2521
   
Strikeouts154143
   
Walks3444
   
ERA3.884.07
   
WHIP1.171.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
News 
 Kyle Hendricks threw all seven innings in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday versus the Dodgers. He only allowed a seventh-inning solo home run in a 7-1 victory.
Jamie Mellor
Wed, May 5th
Frankie Montas picked up the win Monday against Toronto, allowing three runs on seven hits over six innings with four strikeouts and one walk.
Ari Koslow
Tue, May 4th
 Monday‚Äôs game between the Cubs and Dodgers has been postponed due to inclement weather.
Brad Camara
Mon, May 3rd
Frankie Montas took the loss Tuesday against Tampa Bay, allowing three runs on six hits over six innings pitched with five strikeouts and two walks.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Apr 28th
 Kyle Hendricks went 3 2/3 innings allowing seven runs versus the Braves Wednesday. Once again, he was vulnerable in the first inning as he gave up a pair of two-run homers.
Jamie Mellor
Thu, Apr 29th
Frankie Montas took the no-decision Wednesday against the Twins, allowing six runs on nine hits over 4+ innings of work with four strikeouts and zero walks.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Apr 21st
 Kyle Hendricks went six innings allowing two runs versus the Brewers Friday. He would get a large amount of run support and was awarded his first win of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Sat, Apr 24th
Frankie Montas earned his second win of the season Friday against Detroit, tossing six shutout innings while allowing just two hits with seven strikeouts and one walk.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 17th
 Kyle Hendricks went four innings allowing seven runs versus the Braves Sunday. The Braves roughed him up for six runs in the first inning.
Jamie Mellor
Mon, Apr 19th
Frankie Montas earned the win Saturday against Houston, allowing one (earned) run on six hits over six innings pitched with five strikeouts and one walk.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 10th
Notes 
 Hendricks is the Rodney Dangerfield of fantasy pitchers in that he never gets the respect he deserves. He's had an ERA above 3.46 once in his career and he's never had a WHIP higher than 1.19. Yes, his strikeout rate is never going to help fantasy managers, but Dave Ross let him go deeper into games last year (Hendricks' 81 innings pitched were among the most in MLB), so he should make up for his lack of strikeout rate with some additional innings. The Cubs probably won't be a great team but the NL Central has mostly weak offenses, so Hendricks should find his way to enough wins to make a difference. Ignore the fact that he outperforms his expected metrics every year. Hendricks is a reliable, high-end SP3 for a fantasy team. Just be sure to take care of strikeouts elsewhere.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Montas had a terrible 2020 season, but it was more than likely due to a back injury he suffered early on which probably bothered him throughout the year. He started off with four excellent starts (four runs and 22 strikeouts in 23 innings) before he was scratched with back tightness and returned with lower velocity. Yes, he had the PED suspension in 2019, but Montas's splitter was, and should continue to be when a healthy, a dominant pitch, and a healthy season should mean a return to being a starter you can "set and forget." If he can ever get away from throwing his sinker so much, and incorporate more of his splitter and/or four-seam fastball, he could be a monster. Montas was diagnosed with COVID-19 right at the start of spring training, but he has returned healthy and looked good in the spring, so he's an ideal sleeper.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Hendricks is the type of fantasy player who can fit perfectly with certain roster construction. As a starting pitcher, he invites contact while suppressing damage on batted balls. This means that his strikeout rate leaves a lot to be desired. However, the ERA and WHIP are always fantastic, which makes Hendricks a perennially undervalued player. By drafting Hendricks in the middle rounds, fantasy managers can load up on high K/9 players later on.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros