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
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 69# 76
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 
 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 allowed the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth and fell to 1-2 in the Cardinals' 2-1 loss to the Pirates on Friday. He allowed three hits, one earned run, and struck out one in his lone inning of work.
Elliott Baas
Sat, May 11th
 Jordan Hicks pitched a scoreless ninth and picked up his 13th save in the Cardinals' 4-1 win over the Marlins on Monday. He allowed one hit, walked none, and struck out two.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 11th
Andrew Miller got a two-out save Tuesday in the Cardinals' 3-2 win over the Nationals. He walked none and struck out one.
Elliott Baas
Wed, May 1st
 Jordan Hicks pitched a perfect ninth for his 12th save in the Cardinals' 3-1 win over the Reds on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
Andrew Miller pitched a scoreless eighth inning and picked up the win in the Cardinals' 4-3 win over the Brewers on Tuesday. He allow no hits, no walks, and struck out two.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Apr 24th
 Jordan Hicks pitched a perfect ninth inning and picked up his 11th save in the Cardinals' 5-3 win over the Phillies on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, May 30th
Andrew Miller allowed four runs (two earned) on two hits over 0.2 innings in the Cardinals' 6-4 loss to the Padres on Saturday. Miller walked two and struck out zero while falling to 0-1.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Apr 7th
 Jordan Hicks pitched a perfect ninth for his 10th save in the Cardinals' 6-3 win over the Braves on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, May 26th
Andrew Miller gave up three earned runs in 0.2 innings pitched in the Cardinals' 4-4 tie with the Astros on Friday. Miller gave up two hits, one walk, and struck out one.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Mar 2nd
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