Who Should I Draft?

Jordan Hicks or Andrew Miller (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Andrew Miller
RP - STL
Andrew Miller
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
34 of 59 experts
42%
Recommended by
25 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 69# 75
Best Rank# 45# 42
Worst Rank# 217# 164
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 185# 214
Best Rank# 169# 162
Worst Rank# 225# 247
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6778
Wins33
Saves2411
ERA3.562.93
WHIP1.361.12
   
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  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Andrew Miller
RP - STL
Andrew Miller
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7337
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched78.334.1
   
Wins32
   
Losses44
   
Saves62
   
Blown Saves73
   
Holds2410
   
Hits Allowed5931
   
Earned Runs3116
   
Home Runs Allowed23
   
Strikeouts7045
   
Walks4516
   
ERA3.594.24
   
WHIP1.341.38
   
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Andrew Miller
RP - STL
Andrew Miller
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6556
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched69.158.6
   
Wins33
   
Losses32
   
Saves2411
   
Blown Saves73
   
Holds1014
   
Hits Allowed5845
   
Earned Runs2719
   
Home Runs Allowed45
   
Strikeouts6778
   
Walks3621
   
ERA3.562.93
   
WHIP1.361.12
   
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Andrew Miller
RP - STL
Andrew Miller
News 
 The Cardinals officially placed Jordan Hicks on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 25th
Andrew Miller nabbed the save Sunday against the Cubs, allowing one hit and striking out one in one inning.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 22nd
 The Cardinals announced Jordan Hicks has been diagnosed with a torn UCL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 24th
Andrew Miller issued one walk over 1.1 scoreless innings Monday, striking out a batter earning his fifth save against the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Aug 20th
 Cardinals manager Mike Shildt says Jordan Hicks is dealing with tricep tendinitis.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
Andrew Miller earned his 19th hold as the Cardinals blanked the Royals 2-0.
Brandon Plutner
Tue, Aug 13th
 Jordan Hicks was removed from Saturday's game versus the Angels with an apparent injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
Andrew Miller picked up his fourth save of the season Sunday against the Pirates, allowing one run on one hit in one inning. He struck out one.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 11th
 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
Andrew Miller locked up his third save of the season Tuesday against the Pirates, tossing a clean ninth inning with no strikeouts or walks.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Jul 24th
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
Some are under the impression that Miller was signed to close in St. Louis, but the Cardinals have made it clear that Miller will be a multi-inning middle of the game type of beast like we saw in his Cleveland days. Rather, Jordan Hicks or potentially even Carlos Martinez will close. Regardless, Miller should be able to pile up the Ks and keep his ratios down enough to warrant a late-round pick.
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
The Cardinals acquired Miller this offseason, but they appear unlikely to use him exclusively in the ninth inning. Still, Miller is the definition of the kind of dominant reliever who belongs on fantasy rosters in many leagues even if he isn't closing.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros