Who Should I Draft?

Jordan Hicks or Alex Colome (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Alex Colome
RP - CWS
Alex Colome
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
45 of 59 experts
24%
Recommended by
14 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 69# 81
Best Rank# 45# 42
Worst Rank# 217# 215
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 185# 203
Best Rank# 169# 178
Worst Rank# 225# 281
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6765
Wins33
Saves2420
ERA3.563.48
WHIP1.361.22
   
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Injury AlertIL60-
   
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  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Alex Colome
RP - CWS
Alex Colome
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7370
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched78.368.2
   
Wins37
   
Losses45
   
Saves612
   
Blown Saves75
   
Holds2430
   
Hits Allowed5959
   
Earned Runs3123
   
Home Runs Allowed27
   
Strikeouts7072
   
Walks4521
   
ERA3.593.04
   
WHIP1.341.18
   
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Alex Colome
RP - CWS
Alex Colome
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6563
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched69.163.8
   
Wins33
   
Losses33
   
Saves2420
   
Blown Saves75
   
Holds1010
   
Hits Allowed5858
   
Earned Runs2725
   
Home Runs Allowed47
   
Strikeouts6765
   
Walks3620
   
ERA3.563.48
   
WHIP1.361.22
   
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Alex Colome
RP - CWS
Alex Colome
News 
 The Cardinals officially placed Jordan Hicks on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 25th
Chicago White Sox closer Alex Colome was unable to protect a 2-1 lead in his team's 4-3 loss to the Tigers on Saturday. Colome served up a three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning to blow his third save of the season.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 29th
 The Cardinals announced Jordan Hicks has been diagnosed with a torn UCL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 24th
Chicago White Sox closer Alex Colome got the last out of an 8-3 win over the Indians on Wednesday to earn his 30th save of the season.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 26th
 Cardinals manager Mike Shildt says Jordan Hicks is dealing with tricep tendinitis.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
Chicago White Sox right-hander Alex Colome pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Wednesday to pick up his 28th save of the season. Colome struck out one in the 3-1 win over Minnesota.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 19th
 Jordan Hicks was removed from Saturday's game versus the Angels with an apparent injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
Chicago White Sox closer Alex Colome got the final four outs of a 9-7 win over the Mariners on Friday. Colome did not allow a run and struck out one.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 14th
 Jordan Hicks pitched a perfect ninth in a non-save situation in the Cardinals' 5-0 win over the Marlins on Monday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 17th
Chicago White Sox closer Alex Colome gave up an unearned run in his one inning of work in a 6-3 loss to the Royals on Thursday. Colome walked one and struck out one in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 12th
Notes 
 Spring stats often get overblown, but how do you ignore someone throwing 103 mph and collecting eight strikeouts in his first 16 batters faced? Armed with what pitching coach Mike Maddux called "the best fastball I've ever seen," Hicks brandishes elite upside despite posting a middling 3.59 ERA and 7.4 K-BB% in his rookie season. Remember, the Cardinals bumped him up straight from Single-A, so the 22-year-old is still developing. He just may ascend into a top-shelf reliever as soon as this season, and it's possible that dominance would land him save opportunities. If opening 2019 as the Cardinals' closer, Hicks wields league-winning upside.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Although you may expect Herrera to be the closer battle in Chicago, some reports are suggesting that Colome has the upper-hand in the competition. This will be one to watch in spring training to see how it plays out. If Colome gets the job, he would be a top 25 closer.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Contrary to popular belief, Hicks is the favorite to land the Cardinals' closer job over Andrew Miller this season. He may not be as dynamite a reliever, but Hicks is excellent in his own respect. If he does get the job, expect loads of save opportunities to go with 70+ Ks and excellent ratios.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Colome is reportedly the favorite to see most of the saves chances, but Kelvin Herrera and Nate Jones could also factor into the ninth inning at times. Colome isn't quite the dominant pitcher he appeared to be back in 2016, but he got his strikeout rate back over a batter per inning last season and he has tended to slightly outperform his peripherals. Perhaps most importantly, he's shown he can handle the ninth inning. It's not a lock that he'll run away with the job or hold it all season, but he could be a sneaky source of saves with serviceable ratios.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros