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Who Should I Draft?

Hyun Jin Ryu or Kyle Hendricks (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
31 of 51 experts
39%
Recommended by
20 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 24
Best Rank# 13# 13
Worst Rank# 121# 43
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 62# 72
Best Rank# 56# 63
Worst Rank# 69# 79
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts158154
Wins1212
Saves00
ERA3.643.88
WHIP1.181.17
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 15# 18
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 13# 43
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 32
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 18# 34
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 21# 26
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 18# 25
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 34# 39
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 26
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 19# 29
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 23# 25
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 28# 30
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 21# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 19# 20
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 18# 27
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 24# 28
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 14# 20
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 24# 27
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 20# 25
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 20# 27
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 30
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 21# 23
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 24# 29
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 32
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 21# 23
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 22# 25
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 19# 20
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 19# 21
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 25# 27
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 16# 25
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 22# 24
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 29# 35
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 19# 18
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 21
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 24# 23
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 22
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 25# 23
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 25# 18
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 26# 13
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 21
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 20
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 26# 22
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 28# 23
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 28# 19
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 33# 19
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 34# 27
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 37# 35
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 37# 32
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 37# 26
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 41# 23
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 35
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 121# 21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1212
   
Games Started1212
   
Innings Pitched67.181.0
   
Wins56
   
Losses25
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6173
   
Earned Runs2126
   
Home Runs Allowed610
   
Strikeouts7264
   
Walks178
   
ERA2.822.88
   
WHIP1.161.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2930
   
Games Started2930
   
Innings Pitched167.5182.3
   
Wins1212
   
Losses810
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed161178
   
Earned Runs6879
   
Home Runs Allowed2325
   
Strikeouts158154
   
Walks3834
   
ERA3.643.88
   
WHIP1.181.17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
News 
 Hyun Jin Ryu allowed seven runs on eight hits and a walk with four strikeouts in a no-decision in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader versus Baltimore.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 12th
Kyle Hendricks went 3 2/3 innings Thursday versus the Phillies. He would allow seven runs but took a no-decision.
Jamie Mellor
Fri, Sep 17th
 Hyun Jin Ryu revealed after Monday's start versus the Yankees that he was removed early due to some arm stiffness according to Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 6th
Kyle Hendricks went six innings versus the Giants Saturday. He would allow one run and earn a no-decision.
Jamie Mellor
Sat, Sep 11th
 Hyun-Jin Ryu gave up three runs on three hits with three walks and six strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings Tuesday in a loss to the Orioles.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 1st
Kyle Hendricks went 4 1/3 innings versus the Pirates Saturday. He would allow six runs in a no-decision. Hendricks has allowed 28 runs over his last five starts.
Jamie Mellor
Sun, Sep 5th
 Hyun Jin Ryu allowed seven earned runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out four across 3 2/3 innings to take the loss Thursday against the White Sox.
John Aubin
Fri, Aug 27th
Kyle Hendricks went 4 2/3 innings versus Chicago Sunday. He would allow eight runs and take the loss to fall to 14-6 on the season.
Jamie Mellor
Mon, Aug 30th
 Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed five hits over seven innings with one walk and five strikeouts on Saturday as the Blue Jays shut out the Tigers.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 21st
Kyle Hendricks went seven innings Monday versus the Rockies. He would allow four runs and took a no-decision.
Jamie Mellor
Tue, Aug 24th
Notes 
 Fantasy managers expected some regression from Ryu after his career season in 2019 and with him moving to the Blue Jays, but it really didn't come. He continued to be among the best in the game at limiting opposing batters' quality of contact, and upped his strikeout rate to 26.2%, second best of his career. Ryu's 2.69 ERA was a bit higher than the 2.32 mark he put up in in 2019, but his FIP, xFIP, SIERA, and xERA were all the same or better than the previous year. In short, other than the potential for injury, which hasn't been a factor in the last two seasons, there's no reason to doubt Ryu at this point.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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
 Ryu fits well on certain roto builds. His elite ERA and WHIP numbers give fantasy managers a very strong base at those rate stats. It's much easier to find high-upside strikeout arms later in drafts, which pair well with Ryu's floor. Over the past three seasons only Jacob deGrom (2.10) has a lower ERA than Ryu (2.30).
Brendan Tuma - 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