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
53%
Recommended by
31 of 59 experts
47%
Recommended by
28 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 52# 51
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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# 54# 57
   
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# 39# 72
   
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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 allowed just an unearned run on two hits and walked two batters over six innings and fanned 10 to beat the Giants on Thursday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
J.A. Happ allowed two runs on four hits with no walks and four strikeouts across 5 1/3 innings during a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
 Eduardo Rodriguez struck out 12 batters over 6 2/3 innings Saturday against the Phillies, allowing just a single run on four hits and a walk.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 15th
J.A. Happ (biceps) will make his next scheduled start Friday against the Blue Jays, Mike Mazzeo of Yahoo Sports reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
 Eduardo Rodriguez gave up one run on five hits and one walk while striking out nine through six innings to take the loss against the Yankees on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 10th
J.A. Happ (biceps) received a cortisone shot Friday and is expected to start Thursday against the Angels, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
 Eduardo Rodriguez allowed five hits and four walks while striking out eight across seven shutout innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Twins.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 5th
J.A. Happ is headed to New York to see a doctor about biceps tendinitis, which he's apparently been dealing with for his last few starts, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 12th
 Eduardo Rodriguez earned the win over the Rockies on Wednesday, allowing three runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out five over five innings.
John Aubin
Thu, Aug 29th
J.A Happ pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing only two hits and one walk while striking out seven as the Yankees defeated the Red Sox 5-1.
Brandon Plutner
Sat, Sep 7th
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