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
41 of 56 experts
27%
Recommended by
15 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 69# 90
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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  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 
 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 was tagged for four runs on five hits in 1 1/3 innings on Sunday versus the Nationals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
 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
Archie Bradley will start for the Diamondbacks on Sunday versus the Nationals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
 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
Archie Bradley struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning as the D'Backs beat the Nationals 5-0 on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
 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
Archie Bradley came out of the bullpen to give the Diamondbacks three scoreless innings as they went on to beat the Rays 3-2 in 13 innings on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 9th
 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
Archie Bradley threw a scoreless inning in Saturday's 9-1 loss to the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 28th
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