Who Should I Draft?

J.A. Happ or Cole Hamels (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
29 of 56 experts
48%
Recommended by
27 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 52# 55
Best Rank# 27# 35
Worst Rank# 111# 102
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 131# 146
Best Rank# 118# 120
Worst Rank# 139# 148
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts168166
Wins1311
Saves00
ERA3.853.82
WHIP1.231.27
   
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# 52# 58
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 43# 76
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
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# 64# 71
   
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The Athletic
# 50# 37
   
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Expand The Boxscore
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# 56# 54
   
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# 57# 55
   
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# 58# 50
   
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# 59# 55
   
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# 72# 71
   
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The Athletic
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Joe E Gentile
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  J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3132
   
Games Started3132
   
Innings Pitched178.1191.2
   
Wins179
   
Losses612
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed150176
   
Earned Runs7280
   
Home Runs Allowed2729
   
Strikeouts193188
   
Walks5165
   
ERA3.653.78
   
WHIP1.131.26
   
  J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2929
   
Games Started2929
   
Innings Pitched167.6173.7
   
Wins1311
   
Losses89
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed153159
   
Earned Runs7274
   
Home Runs Allowed2421
   
Strikeouts168166
   
Walks5261
   
ERA3.853.82
   
WHIP1.231.27
   
  J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
News 
 J.A. Happ gave up eight runs on 11 hits with two walks and three strikeouts on Sunday as the Yankees lost to the Astros by a 9-4 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 23rd
Cole Hamels allowed three runs on seven hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 5-3 win over the Mets on Sunday. He walked two and struck out five in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 23rd
 J.A. Happ (7-3) allowed two runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and no walks across five innings while earning a victory against the Rays on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
Cole Hamels allowed one run on six hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 3-1 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday. He walked two and struck out eight in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 19th
 J.A. Happ did not factor into the decision in Thursday's loss to the White Sox, allowing four runs on four hits and four walks while striking out two through five innings.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 14th
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
 J.A. Happ gave up just one run on four hits and struck out four batters in seven innings and earned a win over the Blue Jays on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 7th
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
 J.A. Happ (5-3) allowed one run on three hits with five strikeouts and two walks across five innings to earn a victory against the Red Sox on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 1st
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
Notes 
 The undervalued Happ massively out-performed his 2018 draft pick despite posting his highest ERA (3.65) since 2014. He now owns a 3.49 ERA and 8.45 K/9 over those past four seasons, and yet many drafters have scoffed at him going around the pick-150 range. Seems like a reasonable price for someone who accompanied his career-high 193 strikeouts with a career-high 10.3% swinging-strike rate and career-low 78.3% contact rate. He looked comfortable in pinstripes (2.69 ERA, 1.05 WHIP) and could once again reap the rewards of run support to a crooked wins tally. Don't run away just because the southpaw is 36.
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