Who Should I Draft?

Jordan Hicks or Archie Bradley (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Archie Bradley
RP - ARI
Archie Bradley
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
43 of 59 experts
27%
Recommended by
16 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 69# 91
Best Rank# 45# 52
Worst Rank# 217# 128
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 185# 207
Best Rank# 169# 173
Worst Rank# 225# 238
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6775
Wins33
Saves2415
ERA3.563.52
WHIP1.361.24
   
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Injury AlertIL60-
   
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  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Archie Bradley
RP - ARI
Archie Bradley
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7376
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched78.372.3
   
Wins34
   
Losses45
   
Saves63
   
Blown Saves78
   
Holds2434
   
Hits Allowed5962
   
Earned Runs3129
   
Home Runs Allowed29
   
Strikeouts7075
   
Walks4520
   
ERA3.593.64
   
WHIP1.341.14
   
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Archie Bradley
RP - ARI
Archie Bradley
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6567
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched69.169.9
   
Wins33
   
Losses33
   
Saves2415
   
Blown Saves71
   
Holds109
   
Hits Allowed5862
   
Earned Runs2727
   
Home Runs Allowed47
   
Strikeouts6775
   
Walks3624
   
ERA3.563.52
   
WHIP1.361.24
   
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Archie Bradley
RP - ARI
Archie Bradley
News 
 The Cardinals officially placed Jordan Hicks on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 25th
Archie Bradley picked up his 14th save of the year on Saturday versus the Reds, tossing a scoreless inning to preserve the 1-0 win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 15th
 The Cardinals announced Jordan Hicks has been diagnosed with a torn UCL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 24th
Archie Bradley earned this 13th save of the year in Friday's win over the Reds, working around two hits and a walk to preserve the 7-5 victory.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 7th
 Cardinals manager Mike Shildt says Jordan Hicks is dealing with tricep tendinitis.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
Archie Bradley picked up his 11th save of the year on Tuesday against the Padres, allowing a run but striking out the side to preserve the 2-1 win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 4th
 Jordan Hicks was removed from Saturday's game versus the Angels with an apparent injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
Archie Bradley struck out three over 1 2/3 scoreless innings to pick up the win on Friday versus the Dodgers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 31st
 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
Archie Bradley struck out the only batter he faced to pick up a one-out save on Monday versus the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 27th
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
Bradley looked like the overwhelming favorite to close in the desert, but the situation became considerably cloudier when the Diamondbacks signed Greg Holland in January. Manager Torey Lovullo now expects to have "a nice little competition" for the job. Bradley's ERA ballooned to 3.64 last season, but his xFIP and SIERA suggest he was pretty much the same pitcher as he was in 2017. He just stranded fewer baserunners and surrendered more home runs. Although unlikely to be nearly as dominant as he was in 2017, he should certainly be better than Holland.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Bradley isn't a 90 strikeout guy, nor should we expect an ERA south of 2.00, but he is the heavy favorite to get saves in Arizona, which certainly counts for something. Granted, they won't win 80 games, but even 35 saves is plenty to warrant a late-round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros