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Who Should I Draft?

Frankie Montas or Kyle Hendricks (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
37 of 51 experts
27%
Recommended by
14 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 40# 44
Best Rank# 24# 23
Worst Rank# 105# 85
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 104# 138
Best Rank# 79# 131
Worst Rank# 121# 149
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5754
Wins44
Saves00
ERA3.874.12
WHIP1.271.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 41
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 55# 66
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 51
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 44# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 39
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 45
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 52# 85
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 43# 44
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 50
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 42# 54
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 39# 46
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 61# 63
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 28# 47
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 42# 47
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 44# 48
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 35# 51
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 27# 60
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 39# 54
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 28# 55
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 34# 51
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 62
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 25# 60
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 36# 53
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 42# 57
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 32# 48
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 37# 55
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 32# 52
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 33# 48
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 24# 52
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 59
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 36# 49
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 40# 43
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 45# 49
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 47# 48
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 49# 50
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 36# 63
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 33# 47
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 30
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 39
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 39
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 47# 44
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 49# 23
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 50# 39
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 47
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 53# 50
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 55# 44
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 55# 50
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 56# 41
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 57# 24
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 69# 52
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 105# 23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1630
   
Games Started1630
   
Innings Pitched96.0177.0
   
Wins911
   
Losses210
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed84168
   
Earned Runs2868
   
Home Runs Allowed819
   
Strikeouts103150
   
Walks2332
   
ERA2.633.46
   
WHIP1.111.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1011
   
Games Started1011
   
Innings Pitched59.065.8
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5766
   
Earned Runs2530
   
Home Runs Allowed89
   
Strikeouts5754
   
Walks1915
   
ERA3.874.12
   
WHIP1.271.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
News 
 Frankie Montas struck out nine over seven innings giving up four hits and one earned, he did issue four walks as the A’s cruised to an 11-1 win over the Mariners Monday night.
Aaron Hudson
Tue, Aug 4th
Kyle Hendricks (2-1) allowed two runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out three across seven innings in Tuesday’s 5-4 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 5th
 Frankie Montas threw five innings of Wednesday’s 5-1 loss to the Rockies, giving up five hits and two earned runs to go with three strikeouts and two walks.
Aaron Hudson
Thu, Jul 30th
Kyle Hendricks (1-1) allowed six runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three in Wednesday's 12-7 loss to the Reds. He earned his first loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 30th
 Frankie Montas pitched four innings of Friday’s opening night win against the Angels, allowing three hits, one earned run, and three walks while striking out five.
Aaron Hudson
Sat, Jul 25th
Kyle Hendricks (1-0) threw a complete game shutout in Friday's 3-0 win over the Brewers. He allowed three hits, no walks and struck out nine to pick up his first victory of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 25th
 Frankie Montas has been named the A's opening day starter. He'll face the Los Angeles Angels in Oakland on Friday, July 24th.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Jul 18th
Kyle Hendricks yielded three earned runs on six hits and a walk while striking out two across 4 2/3 innings in Sunday's 7-3 exhibition loss against the White Sox.
Brad Camara
Mon, Jul 20th
 Frankie Montas pitched 2 2/3 innings Sunday allowing four hits, two runs, zero earned runs, and added two strike outs against the Brewers.
Aaron Hudson
Mon, Mar 9th
Kyle Hendricks was working on his curveball during quarantine, attempting to spin it better. He says that the curveball is the best it has ever felt. He threw it about ten percent of the time in 2019.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Jul 17th
Notes 
 There are two sides to the Montas argument: 1. that he enjoyed a solid stretch to start the year that was an outlier and 2. his breakout was a legitimate breakout that he'll carry over to the future. It's up to you to decide which you believe.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
His value is greater this year with the ability to eat innings, especially now that Joe Maddon is gone. Still, he leaves little room for error with how he pitches.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Montas was one of the best starters in baseball until his season ended prematurely thanks to a PED suspension. Before then, he had used added velocity and improved control to lower is ERA to 2.63 and tally nine wins in just 16 starts. There's always a question of how a player coming off a PED suspension will perform the following year but, for the most part, they are often able to maintain much of their performance. Draft Montas expecting solid overall numbers, though expect an ERA in the 3.00s, rather than the 2.00s.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Hendricks can be dominant at times, but his lack of overpowering raw stuff means he has to be pinpoint with his control. When he's on, he can be unhittable, like when he led the league in getting hitters to swing at pitches outside the zone in the second half last year. But in the end, you know what Hendricks is going to give you. A sub-3.50 ERA, a sub-1.20 WHIP, and mediocre strikeout numbers. There's plenty of room for that on a fantasy team. But don't bank on much upside.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Posted a 2.63 ERA in 96 innings last year. His suspension from 2019 makes the price to draft him very reasonable
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros