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Who Should I Draft?

Jordan Hicks or Carlos Carrasco (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - NYM
Carlos Carrasco
Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
39 of 51 experts
24%
Recommended by
12 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58# 99
Best Rank# 16# 50
Worst Rank# 183# 291
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 116# 200
Best Rank# 96# 160
Worst Rank# 179# 225
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts14758
Wins93
Saves012
ERA3.483.43
WHIP1.131.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 79
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 77# 95
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 52# 106
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 67# 148
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 70# 101
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 29# 62
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 16# 117
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 36# 93
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 110
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 56# 109
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 19# 124
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 55# 72
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 32
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 68# 102
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 63# 107
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 84# 291
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 59# 104
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 70# 83
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 81# 98
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 47# 121
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 76# 97
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 65# 104
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 57
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 28
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 102
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 65# 92
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 30
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 48# 82
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 62# 137
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 124
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 56# 70
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 28# 103
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 59# 99
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 42# 62
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 56# 66
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 108
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 62# 96
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 25# 86
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 107# 50
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 99# 54
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 80# 59
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 70# 59
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 74# 62
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 96# 75
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 183# 79
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 81
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 93# 81
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 119# 90
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 137# 103
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 166# 111
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - NYM
Carlos Carrasco
Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played12
   
Games Started12
   
Innings Pitched68.2
   
Wins3
   
Losses4
   
Saves0
   
Blown Saves0
   
Holds0
   
Hits Allowed55
   
Earned Runs22
   
Home Runs Allowed8
   
Strikeouts82
   
Walks27
   
ERA2.91
   
WHIP1.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - NYM
Carlos Carrasco
Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2254
   
Games Started210
   
Innings Pitched125.453.6
   
Wins93
   
Losses62
   
Saves012
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds09
   
Hits Allowed10743
   
Earned Runs4920
   
Home Runs Allowed174
   
Strikeouts14758
   
Walks3424
   
ERA3.483.43
   
WHIP1.131.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - NYM
Carlos Carrasco
Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
News 
 Carlos Carrasco allowed four runs (one earned) on seven hits, one walk, and four strikeouts in five innings. The 34-year-old was forced to work much harder than he should have been by the Mets' sloppy fielding. They won 9-4 Tuesday and are four games behind the Braves in the NL East and three and a half games behind the Reds and Padres for the final Wild Card spot.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Sep 8th
Jordan Hicks is unlikely to return this year because of problems with his right elbow. He could be used as a starter next year.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Aug 25th
 Carlos Carrasco allowed three runs on four hits, one walk, and five strikeouts in five and one-third innings. The Mets won 4-3 Tuesday and are winners of four straight. They're 66-67 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Sep 3rd
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jordan Hicks (elbow) could be used as a starter in 2022. per general manager John Mozeliak.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 4th
 Carlos Carrasco allowed two runs on three hits, zero walks, and five strikeouts in seven innings pitched. He left the game tied, and the Mets blew the game in the eighth inning, losing 3-2. They're 61-66 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Aug 27th
Cardinals RHP Jordan Hicks (elbow) has begun some light throwing.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 21st
 Carlos Carrasco allowed three runs on five hits, one walk, and six strikeouts in five innings. The Mets lost 3-2 and are now 60-62 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sat, Aug 21st
Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak says that a "best case" scenario would have Jordan Hicks (elbow) returning in August.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 4th
 Carlos Carrasco allowed six runs on six hits, one walk, and three strikeouts in two innings.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Aug 16th
Jordan Hicks got an injection in his elbow last week and has now begun his rehab program as of Monday. He'll have a month to recover before the Cardinals ramp him back up to major league ready condition.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, May 18th
Notes 
 Carrasco suffered a serious hamstring strain in mid-March which is likely to keep him out 6-8 weeks. It's a devastating blow to the veteran who returned strong from his battle with leukemia in 2019 to post a 2.91 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 2020. There was plenty to like about Carrasco in New York, including that the Mets will provide him with a better chance at wins, their infield defense should be above average, and Carrasco will play in a more favorable park. But at this point, he's nothing more than a bench starter for your fantasy team given his injury.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Hicks is likely to serve as the Cardinals' closer this year if he can show that he has fully recovered from Tommy John surgery. He totaled 20 saves from 2018-2019 before hurting his elbow, and then opted out of last season, in part because of setbacks in his recovery. Early reports from the spring are promising, and it seems that the Cardinals want him and his 100+ MPH fastball to lead the way in the ninth inning. Monitor his health in the spring, but draft him late for now and expect saves so long as he is healthy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 We can completely write off Carrasco's 2019 season as the right-hander was going through a battle with leukemia. The 33-year-old heroically bounced back last summer, posting a 2.91 ERA to go along with a 1.21 WHIP and 82 strikeouts in 64 innings. A 9.6% walk rate is mildly concerning, but Carrasco misses enough bats that he should still be viewed as a reliable SP2/3. The perception around him seems to be that he isn't durable, but Carrasco started 30 games three times from 2015-18.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros