Who Should I Draft?

Jordan Hicks or Mychal Givens (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
40 of 59 experts
32%
Recommended by
19 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 69# 80
Best Rank# 45# 54
Worst Rank# 217# 142
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 185# 255
Best Rank# 169# 204
Worst Rank# 225# 273
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6777
Wins33
Saves2425
ERA3.563.63
WHIP1.361.22
   
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Injury AlertIL60-
   
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  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7369
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched78.377.2
   
Wins30
   
Losses47
   
Saves69
   
Blown Saves74
   
Holds2415
   
Hits Allowed5961
   
Earned Runs3134
   
Home Runs Allowed24
   
Strikeouts7079
   
Walks4530
   
ERA3.593.99
   
WHIP1.341.19
   
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6567
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched69.169.8
   
Wins33
   
Losses33
   
Saves2425
   
Blown Saves76
   
Holds102
   
Hits Allowed5858
   
Earned Runs2728
   
Home Runs Allowed48
   
Strikeouts6777
   
Walks3627
   
ERA3.563.63
   
WHIP1.361.22
   
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
News 
 The Cardinals officially placed Jordan Hicks on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 25th
Mychal Givens pitched one inning on Saturday giving up three runs on two hits and walked one batter as the Orioles lost to the Mariners in extra innings.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 22nd
 The Cardinals announced Jordan Hicks has been diagnosed with a torn UCL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 24th
Mychal Givens took a loss in relief after giving up four runs (three earned) in the ninth Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
 Cardinals manager Mike Shildt says Jordan Hicks is dealing with tricep tendinitis.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
Mychal Givens pitched the ninth inning and gave up a solo home run to blow the lead for the Orioles and the team lost in extra-innings to the Tigers by an 8-4 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 15th
 Jordan Hicks was removed from Saturday's game versus the Angels with an apparent injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
Mychal Givens got out all three batters he faced in the ninth inning with two strikeouts during his 11th save in a 2-0 victory against the Nationals on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 28th
 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
Mychal Givens gave up one hit and struck out a batter in an inning of work to pick up the save against the Royals on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 21st
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
Although Baltimore may only win 50 games, Givens is one of the closers who has no competition for saves on his team. Even 25 save opportunities is better than what someone like Josh Hader or Zach Britton will get. Pair that with another 80 strikeouts and respectable ratios and we are looking at a top 30 fantasy reliever.
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