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Who Should I Draft?

Jordan Hicks or Hector Neris (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Hector Neris
RP - PHI
Hector Neris
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
28 of 51 experts
45%
Recommended by
23 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 99# 87
Best Rank# 50# 60
Worst Rank# 291# 131
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 200# 300
Best Rank# 160# 227
Worst Rank# 225# 335
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5878
Wins33
Saves1217
ERA3.433.95
WHIP1.241.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 95# 98
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 79# 93
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 101# 110
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 62# 103
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 81# 97
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 117# 126
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 93# 131
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 110# 130
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 72# 78
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 102# 112
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 107# 109
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 75# 87
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 50# 74
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 83# 113
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 121# 123
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 111# 125
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 54# 105
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 102
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 92# 101
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 82# 110
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 70# 107
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 103# 105
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 62# 103
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 62# 116
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 96# 101
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 59# 60
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 86# 123
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 59# 112
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 66# 60
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 81# 70
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 90# 86
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 97# 88
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 98# 94
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 99# 81
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 103# 85
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 104# 69
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 104# 65
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 106# 94
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 108# 92
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 109# 98
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 124# 103
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 124# 108
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 137# 78
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 148# 62
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 291# 93
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 72
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 80
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 82
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 97
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 103
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 115
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Hector Neris
RP - PHI
Hector Neris
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played24
   
Games Started0
   
Innings Pitched22.1
   
Wins2
   
Losses2
   
Saves5
   
Blown Saves3
   
Holds4
   
Hits Allowed24
   
Earned Runs11
   
Home Runs Allowed0
   
Strikeouts27
   
Walks13
   
ERA4.57
   
WHIP1.71
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Hector Neris
RP - PHI
Hector Neris
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5464
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched53.662.6
   
Wins33
   
Losses23
   
Saves1217
   
Blown Saves29
   
Holds99
   
Hits Allowed4356
   
Earned Runs2027
   
Home Runs Allowed49
   
Strikeouts5878
   
Walks2424
   
ERA3.433.95
   
WHIP1.241.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Hector Neris
RP - PHI
Hector Neris
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
Hector Neris allowed three runs on three hits in an inning of work on Wednesday against the Yankees.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 22nd
 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
Phillies reliever Hector Neris struck out two over a perfect inning to convert his 12th save of the season in Sunday's win over the Marlins.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Jul 19th
 Cardinals RHP Jordan Hicks (elbow) has begun some light throwing.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 21st
Phillies reliever Hector Neris took the loss and the blown save in Saturday's loss to the Mets, allowing two unearned runs on one hit and two walks while striking out one.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Jun 27th
 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
Phillies reliever Hector Neris struck out one over a perfect inning to earn his 11th save of the season Friday.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Jun 26th
 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
Phillies reliever Hector Neris allowed two earned runs on three hits in Wednesday's loss to the Washington Nationals. He was charged with his fifth blown save and his fourth loss of the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Jun 24th
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
Neris has been named the Phillies' closer to start the season. Although he has been the Phillies' primary closer for the past four seasons, he's hardly been the model of efficiency. His ERA over those seasons is 3.01, 5.10, 2.93, and 4.57. And he surprisingly struggled with his control last year, seeking his BB/9 rate jump to 5.40 and his WHIP to 1.71. Neris's splitter is outstanding when it's on, but he has the tendency to get hit hard when it's not. With Archie Bradley and Jose Alvarado in tow, and Brandon Kintzler with the team on a minor league deal, Neris's leash will be short. Draft him as a low-end closer, but don't rush to do so.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros