Who Should I Draft?

Josh Hader or Kyle Hendricks (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
33 of 59 experts
44%
Recommended by
26 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 42# 43
Best Rank# 19# 14
Worst Rank# 117# 97
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 105# 126
Best Rank# 101# 116
Worst Rank# 129# 144
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts115155
Wins413
Saves130
ERA2.693.67
WHIP1.041.20
   
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# 44# 45
   
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The Athletic
# 116# 49
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 117# 14
   
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5533
   
Games Started033
   
Innings Pitched81.0199.1
   
Wins614
   
Losses111
   
Saves120
   
Blown Saves50
   
Holds210
   
Hits Allowed36184
   
Earned Runs2276
   
Home Runs Allowed922
   
Strikeouts143161
   
Walks3044
   
ERA2.433.44
   
WHIP0.811.15
   
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6031
   
Games Started031
   
Innings Pitched73.0184.3
   
Wins413
   
Losses39
   
Saves130
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds150
   
Hits Allowed46175
   
Earned Runs2275
   
Home Runs Allowed921
   
Strikeouts115155
   
Walks3047
   
ERA2.693.67
   
WHIP1.041.20
   
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
News 
 Josh Hader allowed two hits and a run while striking out two in one inning in Saturday's loss to the Rockies, blowing the save.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 29th
Kyle Hendricks (11-10) allowed six runs (five earned) over six innings, taking the loss against the Pirates on Tuesday. He struck out five.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 25th
 Josh Hader earned his 37th save of the season Thursday against the Reds, walking one and striking out two in 1.1 innings.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 26th
Kyle Hendricks did not factor into the decision Thursday against the Cardinals, allowing four runs on eight hits over 5.1 innings. He struck out six and walked one.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 20th
 Josh Hader allowed two hits and struck out one in one inning to earn his 36th save Tuesday against the Reds.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 25th
Kyle Hendricks (11-9) earned the win Saturday against the Pirates, allowing one run on seven hits and no walks across six innings. He struck out two.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
 Josh Hader picked up his 35th save of the season Sunday against the Pirates, allowing one hit and striking out three in 1.1 innings pitched.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 23rd
Kyle Hendricks (10-9) earned the win Monday against the Padres, allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits over 5.2 innings. He struck out five and walked one.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 10th
 Josh Hader converted his 34th save of the season Thursday against the Padres, striking out one in a clean ninth inning.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 19th
Kyle Hendricks allowed one run on three hits and one walk through six innings Monday against the Mariners. He struck out seven and did not factor into the decision.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 2nd
Notes 
 Hader registered three fewer strikeouts (143) than Miles Mikolas last season and eight more than Kenley Jansen and Ken Giles combined. Although not Milwaukee's full-time closer, he notched 12 saves and six wins with a 2.43 ERA and 0.81 WHIP. He led all relievers in strikeout % (46.7) and swinging-strike rate (19.0%). As a result, he's an anomaly who should get drafted above middling closers even in standard five-by-five leagues. Despite his clear dominance, it's awfully tough paying such a steep price for a middle reliever who's no guarantee to vulture as many saves and wins. With a consensus ADP above Sean Doolittle, Kirby Yates, and Jose Leclerc, drafters should instead try to find the next Hader in the final rounds or on the waiver wire. This could all change, however, if injuries to Jeremy Jeffress and Corey Knebel clear a path to saves. (The Brewers have also been linked to Craig Kimbrel.) Hader is a top-five stud in saves-plus-holds format who'd garner that same elite status in all leagues if given the closer's role.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
His success defies common convention, but how many times does Hendricks have to prove himself as a sustainable anomaly? He boasts a 3.07 career ERA in 789 innings, only once going over 3.45 (3.95 in 2015). He has made at least 30 starts in three of the last four seasons, and a stellar 5.4% walk rate led to a 1.15 WHIP in 2018. Despite his lacking velocity, The Professor typically records 160-170 strikeouts over a full season of work. He's a boring, but effective SP3 to pair with high-upside strikeout pitchers.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Hader has dominant stuff and a proven ability to succeed in the ninth inning, but it remains to be seen whether he'll see as many save opportunities as he did last season. Regardless, he can help enough in other areas (Ks, ERA, WHIP) to be worth rostering in many formats even if he isn't closing. If you're skeptical, consider this: Hader and Jeffress finished as the third and fourth most-valuable relievers in standard 5
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 
 You may not get a dozen saves out of Hader again, but the 143 strikeouts and lights out ratios are here to stay. Those video game numbers make him a top 10 fantasy relief pitcher, as you won't find anyone more apt to help you in those three big categories.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros