Who Should I Draft?

J.A. Happ or Eduardo Rodriguez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
30 of 56 experts
46%
Recommended by
26 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 53# 52
Best Rank# 24# 27
Worst Rank# 97# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 150# 131
Best Rank# 133# 118
Worst Rank# 158# 139
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts155168
Wins1013
Saves00
ERA3.943.85
WHIP1.271.23
   
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  Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2731
   
Games Started2331
   
Innings Pitched130.1178.1
   
Wins1317
   
Losses56
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed119150
   
Earned Runs5572
   
Home Runs Allowed1627
   
Strikeouts146193
   
Walks4551
   
ERA3.823.65
   
WHIP1.261.13
   
  Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2629
   
Games Started2629
   
Innings Pitched142.9167.6
   
Wins1013
   
Losses78
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed131153
   
Earned Runs6372
   
Home Runs Allowed1924
   
Strikeouts155168
   
Walks5052
   
ERA3.943.85
   
WHIP1.271.23
   
  Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
News 
 Eduardo Rodriguez gave up four runs and three walks while striking out nine through seven innings, taking the win over the Twins on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 20th
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
 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
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
 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
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
 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
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
 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
Thursday's game between the Yankees and Red Sox was postponed due to rain; it will be made up Aug. 3.
James Bisson
Thu, May 30th
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
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