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Who Should I Draft?

Jordan Hicks or Drew Pomeranz (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Drew Pomeranz
SP,RP - SD
Drew Pomeranz
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
27 of 49 experts
45%
Recommended by
22 of 49 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 99# 98
Best Rank# 50# 63
Worst Rank# 291# 171
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 200# 210
Best Rank# 160# 199
Worst Rank# 225# 244
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5881
Wins33
Saves1212
ERA3.433.68
WHIP1.241.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 95# 124
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 106# 110
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 148# 164
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 103# 113
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 79# 88
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 101# 104
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 62# 82
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 81# 118
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 93# 111
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 72# 115
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 81# 110
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 102# 105
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 75
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 50
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 121# 171
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 97# 99
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 54# 79
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 82# 104
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 70# 83
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 99# 130
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 62# 93
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 66# 119
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 62# 90
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 59# 72
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 86# 90
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 90# 107
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 59
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 83# 71
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 92# 87
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 96# 92
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 98# 97
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 102# 88
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 103# 79
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 104# 102
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 104# 85
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 107# 88
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 108# 75
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 109# 93
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 110# 77
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 111# 109
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 117# 112
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 124# 78
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 124# 81
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 137# 71
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 291# 95
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 63
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 79
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 81
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 88
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Drew Pomeranz
SP,RP - SD
Drew Pomeranz
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played20
   
Games Started0
   
Innings Pitched19.1
   
Wins1
   
Losses0
   
Saves4
   
Blown Saves1
   
Holds9
   
Hits Allowed9
   
Earned Runs3
   
Home Runs Allowed1
   
Strikeouts29
   
Walks10
   
ERA1.45
   
WHIP1.02
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Drew Pomeranz
SP,RP - SD
Drew Pomeranz
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5458
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched53.662.4
   
Wins33
   
Losses23
   
Saves1212
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds917
   
Hits Allowed4352
   
Earned Runs2025
   
Home Runs Allowed48
   
Strikeouts5881
   
Walks2427
   
ERA3.433.68
   
WHIP1.241.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Drew Pomeranz
SP,RP - SD
Drew Pomeranz
News 
 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
San Diego Padres pitcher Drew Pomeranz (forearm) was placed on the 10-day injured list with left forearm inflammation.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 11th
 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
Padres LHP Drew Pomeranz is being evaluated for forearm tightness.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 11th
 Cardinals RHP Jordan Hicks (elbow) has begun some light throwing.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 21st
The Padres activated LHP Drew Pomeranz (forearm) prior to Saturday's game against the Nationals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 17th
 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
Padres LHP Drew Pomeranz was placed on the 10-day IL with left forearm inflammation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 9th
 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
The Padres activated LHP Drew Pomeranz (lat) from the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 29th
Notes 
 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
Pomeranz likely would have, at the very least, factored into the closer's mix for San Diego prior to the Mark Melancon and Keone Kela signings. After finally switching into a full-time reliever role last year, Pomeranz shined, with a 1.45 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP, and a 39.7% strikeout rate. Although he may still be in line for save opportunities, the presence of Melancon, Kela, and Emilio Pagan muddy the waters. That's especially true given that Pomeranz is currently the only healthy and reliable left-hander in the bullpen. Pomeranz is worth a late selection until and unless Jayce Tingler declares that he's not an option for the ninth inning.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros