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
38 of 56 experts
32%
Recommended by
18 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 69# 79
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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  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 
 Cardinals manager Mike Shildt says Jordan Hicks is dealing with tricep tendinitis.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
Mychal Givens pitched one inning on Saturday giving a run on one hit, walked one and struck out two as the Orioles beat the Mariners by an 8-4 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 23rd
 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 gave up a game-tying solo home run in the ninth inning to blow the save in Sunday's 10-inning loss to the Red Sox.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
 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 recorded two strikeouts as he retired the side in order during the ninth inning to earn the save in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 12th
 Jordan Hicks pitched a scoreless ninth and picked up his 13th save in the Cardinals' 4-1 win over the Marlins on Monday. He allowed one hit, walked none, and struck out two.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 11th
Mychal Givens struck out both of the batters he faced in the ninth inning to earn his fifth save of the season Tuesday against the Rangers.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 5th
 Jordan Hicks pitched a perfect ninth for his 12th save in the Cardinals' 3-1 win over the Reds on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
Mychal Givens walked two through 1/3 of an inning to blow the save in an 8-7 loss to the Rockies on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, May 27th
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