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
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 42# 44
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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Injury Alert-IL10
   
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Brandon Funston
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# 44# 45
   
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# 19# 47
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 36# 57
   
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USA Today
# 39# 40
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 39# 52
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 38# 41
   
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The Athletic
# 32# 41
   
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Beast Dome
# 59# 73
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 48# 66
   
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CBS Sports
# 40# 52
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 44
   
KJ
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# 42# 51
   
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Razzball
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The Athletic
# 32# 56
   
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The Athletic
# 34# 46
   
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Expand The Boxscore
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The Fake Baseball
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# 46# 48
   
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# 41# 68
   
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# 31# 58
   
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# 29# 50
   
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# 35# 44
   
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# 34# 97
   
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# 35# 38
   
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# 35# 18
   
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RotoBaller
# 38# 29
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 38# 33
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 40# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 36
   
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# 42# 26
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 46# 43
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 40
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 49# 42
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 51# 41
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 51# 48
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 52# 44
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 52# 48
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 53# 47
   
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RotoBaller
# 55# 38
   
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# 55# 42
   
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# 55# 33
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 56# 17
   
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Razzball
# 57# 48
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 61# 21
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 62# 53
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 82# 45
   
Nando Di Fino
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 struck out four over two perfect innings to lock down his 18th save in a 6-5 win over the Reds on Saturday.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jun 24th
Kyle Hendricks (shoulder) has an impingement that could keep him out until after the All-Star break.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Jun 18th
 Josh Hader fired two perfect innings to secure his 17th save in the Brewers' 5-3 win over the Giants on Sunday. He struck out three.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 17th
The Cubs placed Kyle Hendricks on the 10-day IL with right shoulder inflammation.
Dan Harris
Sat, Jun 15th
 Josh Hader pitched a scoreless ninth for his 16th save in the Brewers' 5-2 win over the Pirates on Sunday. He walked one and struck out three.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 10th
Kyle Hendricks allowed five runs on six hits over 4 1/3rd innings in the Cubs' 5-3 loss to the Dodgers on Friday. He walked two and struck out one while falling to 7-5.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 15th
 Josh Hader pitched a perfect ninth and struck out the side to pick up his 15th save in the Brewers' 5-3 win over the Pirates on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 9th
Kyle Hendricks allowed one run on eight hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 5-1 win over the Cardinals on Sunday. He walked none and struck out three while improving to 5-1.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 10th
 Josh Hader picked up a four-out save in the Brewers' 5-1 win over the Marlins on Thursday. He allowed no hits, one walk, and struck out four.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
Kyle Hendricks allowed three runs on six hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 6-3 win over the Rockies on Tuesday. He walked one and struck out ten while improving to 6-4.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 4th
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