Who Should I Draft?

Jordan Hicks or Arodys Vizcaino (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Arodys Vizcaino
RP - ATL
Arodys Vizcaino
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
38 of 59 experts
36%
Recommended by
21 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 69# 74
Best Rank# 45# 50
Worst Rank# 217# 152
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 185# 182
Best Rank# 169# 175
Worst Rank# 225# 204
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6763
Wins33
Saves2423
ERA3.563.51
WHIP1.361.25
   
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  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Arodys Vizcaino
RP - ATL
Arodys Vizcaino
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7339
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched78.338.2
   
Wins32
   
Losses42
   
Saves616
   
Blown Saves72
   
Holds241
   
Hits Allowed5930
   
Earned Runs319
   
Home Runs Allowed24
   
Strikeouts7040
   
Walks4515
   
ERA3.592.11
   
WHIP1.341.17
   
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Arodys Vizcaino
RP - ATL
Arodys Vizcaino
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6557
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched69.157.5
   
Wins33
   
Losses33
   
Saves2423
   
Blown Saves75
   
Holds107
   
Hits Allowed5848
   
Earned Runs2722
   
Home Runs Allowed46
   
Strikeouts6763
   
Walks3623
   
ERA3.563.51
   
WHIP1.361.25
   
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Arodys Vizcaino
RP - ATL
Arodys Vizcaino
News 
 The Cardinals officially placed Jordan Hicks on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 25th
The Seattle Mariners have acquired relievers Arodys Vizcaino and Jesse Biddle in exchange for Anthony Swarzak.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 20th
 The Cardinals announced Jordan Hicks has been diagnosed with a torn UCL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 24th
Arodys Vizcaino will miss the remainder of the 2019 season following shoulder surgery.
Kari Thomas
Wed, Apr 17th
 Cardinals manager Mike Shildt says Jordan Hicks is dealing with tricep tendinitis.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
The Braves have placed Arodys Vizcaino (shoulder inflammation) on the 10-day IL retroactive to April 11th.
John Pritchard
Sun, Apr 14th
 Jordan Hicks was removed from Saturday's game versus the Angels with an apparent injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
Braves reliever Arodys Vizcaino blew his first save of the season on Sunday, allowing a solo home run to Curtis Granderson in the ninth inning of a one-run game. Atlanta went on to score a run in the bottom of the ninth for a walk-off victory, giving Vizcaino the win.
Mike Maher
Mon, Apr 8th
 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
Braves reliever Arodys Vizcaino earned his first save of the season on Wednesday, walking one and striking out two to close out a win over the Braves.
Mike Maher
Thu, Apr 4th
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
Reports were suggesting that Vizcaino was in a closer battle with A.J. Minter, but now that Minter is banged up, it seems as though Vizcaino will open the season as the closer for a playoff contending team. That should make him worthwhile to draft, but that doesn't exactly mean he will hang onto the job for long if he slips up.
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
Braves manager Brian Snitker recently suggested that the team could play matchups in the eighth and ninth innings, which means that both the right-handed Vizcaino and left-handed A.J. Minter could see plenty of save opportunities in 2019. Most major league hitters are right-handed, so Vizcaino is the favorite to again lead Atlanta in saves when all is said and done. His walk rate is higher than you'd like, but he's outperformed his peripherals for most of his career, so it wouldn't be shocking if he managed another sub-3.00 ERA.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros