Who Should I Draft?

J.A. Happ or Ken Giles (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
30 of 59 experts
49%
Recommended by
29 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 54# 51
Best Rank# 38# 27
Worst Rank# 124# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 144# 131
Best Rank# 134# 118
Worst Rank# 157# 139
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts74168
Wins313
Saves300
ERA3.603.85
WHIP1.181.23
   
Misc 
   
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The Athletic
# 52# 74
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 57
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 67
   
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USA Today
# 46# 58
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 66# 72
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 48# 51
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 45# 94
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 92# 110
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 54# 57
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 43# 44
   
Rudy Gamble
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# 38# 56
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 51# 65
   
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Expand The Boxscore
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# 61# 67
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 63# 69
   
Dan Harris
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# 51# 67
   
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RotoBaller
# 39# 58
   
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FantasyPros
# 74# 82
   
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Freeze Stats
# 52# 69
   
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# 45# 55
   
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SportsLine
# 59# 62
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 47# 51
   
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# 50# 64
   
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# 53# 55
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 57# 111
   
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# 60# 64
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 54
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 45# 27
   
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RotoBaller
# 48# 37
   
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# 65# 40
   
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# 76# 40
   
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BretskyBall
# 50# 41
   
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Sporfolio
# 124# 42
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 51# 43
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 58# 43
   
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# 52# 43
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 65# 44
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 45
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 45
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 46# 45
   
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Razzball
# 52# 46
   
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RotoBaller
# 49# 46
   
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# 52# 47
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 64# 47
   
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# 50# 48
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 48
   
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# 53# 49
   
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The Athletic
# 85# 50
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 72# 52
   
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The Athletic
# 70# 52
   
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# 119# 52
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 68# 53
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 58# 54
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 88# 58
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 71# 60
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 78# 64
   
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5531
   
Games Started031
   
Innings Pitched50.2178.1
   
Wins017
   
Losses36
   
Saves260
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed54150
   
Earned Runs2672
   
Home Runs Allowed627
   
Strikeouts53193
   
Walks751
   
ERA4.653.65
   
WHIP1.211.13
   
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6329
   
Games Started029
   
Innings Pitched63.1167.6
   
Wins313
   
Losses38
   
Saves300
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed57153
   
Earned Runs2572
   
Home Runs Allowed724
   
Strikeouts74168
   
Walks1852
   
ERA3.603.85
   
WHIP1.181.23
   
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
News 
 Ken Giles threw a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout against the Rays on Saturday to pick up his 23rd save of the season.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 29th
J.A. Happ gave up one run on four hits with one walk and six strikeouts over five innings as the Yankees lost to the Rays on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 26th
 Ken Giles didn't allow a baserunner and struck out two during the ninth inning in a save against the Yankees on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
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
 Ken Giles gave up a solo homer before finishing off the Orioles in the ninth inning Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
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
 Ken Giles allowed one hit and a walk but struck out two during the ninth to nail down his 19th save in a 4-3 victory against the Red Sox on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 11th
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
 Ken Giles gave up a two-run home run in the ninth inning and took a loss against the Astros on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 2nd
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
Notes 
 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
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
 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