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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Hader or Liam Hendriks (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
27 of 43 experts
37%
Recommended by
16 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 12# 14
Best Rank# 6# 7
Worst Rank# 19# 24
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 36# 42
Best Rank# 29# 31
Worst Rank# 49# 56
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts10299
Wins44
Saves3332
ERA2.802.68
WHIP0.980.92
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertFME-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 24
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 16
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 16# 17
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 12# 13
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 14# 15
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 15# 16
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 19# 20
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10# 11
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 11# 12
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 11
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 12# 14
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 12# 14
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 14# 15
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 12# 13
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 16
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 12# 16
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 10# 11
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 12# 13
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 11# 13
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 6# 7
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 17
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 16# 19
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 16
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 16# 17
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 6# 10
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 17# 18
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 15# 18
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 7
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 9# 7
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 10# 9
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 8
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 12# 11
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 12# 11
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 14# 13
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 15# 13
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 14
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 14
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 14
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 15# 13
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 16# 15
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 17# 16
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 17
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 19# 17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6069
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched59.271.2
   
Wins48
   
Losses23
   
Saves3438
   
Blown Saves16
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed2545
   
Earned Runs820
   
Home Runs Allowed311
   
Strikeouts102113
   
Walks247
   
ERA1.232.54
   
WHIP0.840.73
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6467
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched63.768.5
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves3332
   
Blown Saves25
   
Holds21
   
Hits Allowed3749
   
Earned Runs2020
   
Home Runs Allowed89
   
Strikeouts10299
   
Walks2614
   
ERA2.802.68
   
WHIP0.980.92
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
News 
 The Milwaukee Brewers placed closer Josh Hader on the family medical emergency list Monday.
Ari Koslow
Mon, May 23rd
Liam Hendriks allowed no hits, no runs while walking two batters and striking out one in 1 1/3 innings to earn the save against Boston.
Nate Lowenthal
Thu, May 26th
 Brewers closer Josh Hader came into Saturday's game and recorded the final out to pick up the save in the Brewers' 5-1 win over the Nationals.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 22nd
Liam Hendriks allowed no hits and no runs with three Ks to get the save against the Yankees.
Nate Lowenthal
Sun, May 22nd
 Brewers closer Josh Hader tossed a perfect ninth inning Monday, striking out all three batters faced and picking up the save in the Brewers' 1-0 win over the Braves.
Chris Schommer
Tue, May 17th
Liam Hendriks allowed two hits and no earned runs while striking out one batter in one inning to earn the save against the Royals.
Nate Lowenthal
Thu, May 19th
 Brewers closer Josh Hader tossed a perfect ninth inning Friday, picking up his thirteenth save in the Brewers' 2-1 win over the Marlins.
Chris Schommer
Sat, May 14th
Liam Hendriks allowed one hit, no runs, while striking out one batter to earn the save against the Royals.
Nate Lowenthal
Tue, May 17th
 Brewers closer Josh Hader extended his scoreless appearance streak to 12 Tuesday, striking out two and walking one to pick up the save in the Brewers' 5-4 win over the Reds.
Chris Schommer
Wed, May 11th
Liam Hendriks allowed no hits or runs while striking out all three batters he faced in his one inning to earn the save against the Royals.
Nate Lowenthal
Tue, May 17th
Notes 
 Every year, there are arguments about the value of closers. Fantasy managers who consistently win leagues say having one or two elite closers is a season maker. Fantasy managers who say closers are always available on the wire and to never draft one before the 12th round usually spend August and September complaining that they lost the league by a half-dozen points because of a lack of saves and a bloated WHIP. Hader isn't just a closer. His numbers are so spectacular in just one or two innings of work at a time that rostering him is like getting half a season of an ace starter while also getting 35 saves. His Ks can cover for your lower-tier starters who can't reach that baseline K/IP number you want, and his paper-thin WHIP can move the needle. If you're on the wrong end of the snake draft and he's there at the fifth-round/sixth-round turn, grab him and start the closer run.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
He's been lights-out for three years now. Hendricks led the AL with 38 saves last year, finishing one save behind MLB leader Mark Melancon. And, man, did Hendricks earn those saves. In 71 innings, he had 113 strikeouts and gave up only seven walks. For a second straight year, he gave up fewer than six hits per nine innings. His combined WHIP over the past two years is 0.72. Hendricks' flyball rate crept above 50% last year, leading to 11 gopher balls, but that's a small blemish on an otherwise flawless profile. Invest confidently in one of the game's best closers.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros