Who Should I Draft?

J.A. Happ or Ken Giles (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 52# 54
Best Rank# 27# 38
Worst Rank# 111# 124
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 131# 144
Best Rank# 118# 134
Worst Rank# 139# 157
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts16874
Wins133
Saves030
ERA3.853.60
WHIP1.231.18
   
Misc 
   
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The Athletic
# 74# 52
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 48
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 67# 48
   
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USA Today
# 58# 46
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 72# 66
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 51# 48
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 94# 45
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 110# 92
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 57# 54
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 44# 43
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 56# 38
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 65# 51
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 53# 44
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 56# 50
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 67# 61
   
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Athlon Sports
# 59# 56
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
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Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 56# 47
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 69# 63
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 67# 51
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 58# 39
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 82# 74
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 69# 52
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 62# 59
   
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Fantrax
# 64# 50
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 111# 57
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 64# 60
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 48
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 27# 45
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 37# 48
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 40# 76
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 41# 50
   
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Sporfolio
# 42# 124
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 43# 51
   
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# 43# 58
   
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Beast Dome
# 43# 52
   
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FanGraphs
# 44# 65
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 63
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 56
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 45# 46
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 46# 52
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 46# 49
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 47# 52
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 47# 64
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 50
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 62
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 49# 53
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 50# 85
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 52# 72
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 52# 70
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 52# 119
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 53# 68
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 54# 58
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 58# 88
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 60# 71
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 64# 78
   
  J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3155
   
Games Started310
   
Innings Pitched178.150.2
   
Wins170
   
Losses63
   
Saves026
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed15054
   
Earned Runs7226
   
Home Runs Allowed276
   
Strikeouts19353
   
Walks517
   
ERA3.654.65
   
WHIP1.131.21
   
  J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2963
   
Games Started290
   
Innings Pitched167.663.1
   
Wins133
   
Losses83
   
Saves030
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed15357
   
Earned Runs7225
   
Home Runs Allowed247
   
Strikeouts16874
   
Walks5218
   
ERA3.853.60
   
WHIP1.231.18
   
  J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
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
Ken Giles gave up a walk and a hit but was able to shut down the Red Sox in the ninth inning on Saturday, preserving a lead to earn his 12th save of the season.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 22nd
 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
Giles was activated from the 10-day injured list prior to Toronto's game against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.
James Bisson
Thu, Jun 20th
 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
Ken Giles who is on the injured list with elbow issues threw 22 pitches to hitters Wednesday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 20th
 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
Giles was placed on the 10-day injured list prior to Wednesday's game against the Baltimore Orioles with right elbow inflammation.
James Bisson
Wed, Jun 12th
 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
Ken Giles recorded a four-out save with three strikeouts and two walks during a 4-3 victory against the Yankees on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 5th
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
The Blue Jays took on Ken Giles in the Osuna trade last year. Although Giles' 2018 stats don't look pretty at first glance, his underlying numbers - including a terrific 53-to-7 strikeout-to-walk ratio - weren't too bad. Giles actually makes for a decent bounce-back candidate and potential draft-day value if your leaguemates are scared off by last year's 4.65 ERA.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  After holding down Houston's closing gig in 2017, Giles garnered a 3.08 FIP and 7.57 K/BB rate in 2018. He also posted a 4.65 ERA and got shipped to Toronto after losing the ninth-inning gig. It's the second time in three years his ERA has soared over 4.00 despite excellent peripherals, so drafters can never get too comfortable with the erratic righty. There's still a lot to like. His strikeouts dropped despite an elite 16.0% swinging-strike rate, and he closed the season with 10 scoreless outings as the Blue Jays' closer, a role he'll hold to start the season. He's not far off from the guy who recorded a 2.30 ERA, 11.9 K/9, and 34 saves in 2017.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
  Giles may have been an elite closer in 2015 and 2017, but his other two seasons have been disappointing for fantasy owners. Although he straightened is out with Toronto in his final 20 innings, we were still looking at a low K-rate and an ERA over 4.00. Plus, it isn't like there will be a ton of save opportunities in Toronto like he saw in Houston the past few years.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros