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Who Should I Draft?

Jordan Hicks or Giovanny Gallegos (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Giovanny Gallegos
RP - STL
Giovanny Gallegos
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
29 of 50 experts
42%
Recommended by
21 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 99# 106
Best Rank# 50# 60
Worst Rank# 291# 136
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 200# 275
Best Rank# 160# 248
Worst Rank# 225# 287
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5873
Wins34
Saves128
ERA3.433.34
WHIP1.241.06
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 95# 108
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 106
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 103# 115
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 79# 136
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 101# 114
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 62
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 81
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 72# 109
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 81# 94
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 102# 107
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 107# 110
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 75
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 50# 112
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 83# 94
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 98# 103
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 121
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 97# 120
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 104# 132
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 54
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 92# 110
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 70# 102
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 62# 112
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 66# 131
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 62
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 96# 108
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 59# 63
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 86# 106
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 90
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 59# 82
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 82# 71
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 93# 91
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 99# 85
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 102# 90
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 103# 100
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 104# 60
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 108# 100
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 109# 94
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 110# 92
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 111# 102
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 117# 86
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 124# 97
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 124# 107
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 137# 76
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 148# 83
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 291# 103
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 83
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 91
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 100
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 103
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 117
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Giovanny Gallegos
RP - STL
Giovanny Gallegos
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played16
   
Games Started0
   
Innings Pitched15.0
   
Wins2
   
Losses2
   
Saves4
   
Blown Saves0
   
Holds1
   
Hits Allowed9
   
Earned Runs6
   
Home Runs Allowed1
   
Strikeouts21
   
Walks4
   
ERA3.60
   
WHIP0.87
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Giovanny Gallegos
RP - STL
Giovanny Gallegos
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5457
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched53.658.9
   
Wins34
   
Losses23
   
Saves128
   
Blown Saves21
   
Holds912
   
Hits Allowed4347
   
Earned Runs2022
   
Home Runs Allowed48
   
Strikeouts5873
   
Walks2416
   
ERA3.433.34
   
WHIP1.241.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Giovanny Gallegos
RP - STL
Giovanny Gallegos
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
Giovanny Gallegos pitched around a pair of walks to fire a scoreless inning on Sunday to secure his 14th save in a 4-2 win over the Cubs.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Sep 26th
 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
Giovanny Gallegos pitched another perfect inning with two more strikeouts on Friday to notch another save as he closed out the first game of a doubleheader against the Cubs.
Lucas Spence
Sat, Sep 25th
 Cardinals RHP Jordan Hicks (elbow) has begun some light throwing.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 21st
Giovanny Gallegos pitched a perfect inning with a pair of strikeouts to close out an 8-5 win over the Brewers on Thursday.
Lucas Spence
Thu, Sep 23rd
 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
Giovanny Gallegos closed the door on the Cardinals 2-1 win over the Brewers on Tuesday, securing his 11th save of the season with a scoreless inning.
Lucas Spence
Tue, Sep 21st
 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
Giovanny Gallegos recorded another save for the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon, pitching a perfect inning with two strikeouts in an 8-7 win over the Padres.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Sep 19th
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
Gallegos pitched well last year with the Cardinals despite seeing limited innings because of his difficulty in getting to the states in the middle of a pandemic. But he was effective when he pithed, and owns a career 3.06 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and 31.6% strikeout rate. The Cardinals want Jordan Hicks to be their closer, but Gallegos will undoubtedly be in the mix should Hick prove ineffective or suffer a setback in his return from Tommy John surgery.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros