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Who Should I Draft?

Jordan Hicks or Yimi Garcia (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Yimi Garcia
RP - MIA
Yimi Garcia
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
44 of 46 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 99# 154
Best Rank# 50# 61
Worst Rank# 291# 283
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 200# 342
Best Rank# 160# 245
Worst Rank# 225# 438
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5863
Wins33
Saves127
ERA3.433.76
WHIP1.241.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 95
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 106
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 148# 177
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 103# 142
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 79# 142
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 101
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 62
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 81
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 117
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 93
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 110
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 109
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 124
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 72# 128
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 81# 133
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 102# 142
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 107
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 75
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 50
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 104
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 83# 119
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 98# 143
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 121
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 97
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 104# 141
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 111# 162
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 54
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 102
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 92# 156
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 82# 114
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 137# 192
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 124
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 70
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 103
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 99# 283
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 62
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 66# 151
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 108# 118
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 62
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 96
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 59# 61
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 86# 155
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 90
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 59
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 291# 127
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 118
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Yimi Garcia
RP - MIA
Yimi Garcia
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played14
   
Games Started0
   
Innings Pitched15.0
   
Wins3
   
Losses0
   
Saves1
   
Blown Saves1
   
Holds4
   
Hits Allowed9
   
Earned Runs1
   
Home Runs Allowed0
   
Strikeouts19
   
Walks5
   
ERA0.60
   
WHIP0.93
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Yimi Garcia
RP - MIA
Yimi Garcia
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5461
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched53.659.6
   
Wins33
   
Losses23
   
Saves127
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds911
   
Hits Allowed4351
   
Earned Runs2025
   
Home Runs Allowed410
   
Strikeouts5863
   
Walks2416
   
ERA3.433.76
   
WHIP1.241.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Yimi Garcia
RP - MIA
Yimi Garcia
News 
 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
Marlins closer Yimi Garcia allowed a walk-off home run on Tuesday to suffer his fifth loss of the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Jun 16th
 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
Tue, May 18th
Marlins closer Yimi Garcia allowed one hit and one walk while striking out two over an inning of work to earn his 11th save of the season in Friday's win over the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Jun 12th
 The Cardinals transferred RHP Jordan Hicks (elbow) to the 60-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, May 14th
Marlins closer Yimi Garcia pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn his 10th save of the season in Sunday's win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Jun 7th
 Cardinals reliever Jordan Hicks will miss a minimum of four weeks according to the Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak.
Corbin Young
Tue, May 4th
Marlins reliever Yimi Garcia allowed one unearned run over an inning of work but was charged with his third blown save of the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Jun 6th
 The Cardinals placed RHP Jordan Hicks on the 10-day IL with right elbow inflammation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 4th
Yimi Garcia was charged with three runs on three hits and two walks while blowing his second save of the season on Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 3rd
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
Garcia was the favorite for saves in Miami until the team signed Anthony Bass, and now his exact role in the bullpen is unclear. He struck out 31.7% of the batter he faced last year, and put up a 0.80 ERA and 0.93 WHIP. He's got more prototypical "closer's stuff" than Bass does, and he has a lengthy relationship with Don Mattingly dating back to their Dodgers days. Draft Garcia late and hope he wins the job, but make sure you have other options.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros