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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Hader or Liam Hendriks (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
44 of 44 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 18# 30
Best Rank# 6# 22
Worst Rank# 25# 57
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 56# 93
Best Rank# 44# 82
Worst Rank# 59# 115
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4633
Wins11
Saves1111
ERA2.862.97
WHIP0.961.08
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 40
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 33
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 9# 37
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 37
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 38
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 10# 35
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 35
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 18# 25
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 22
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 18# 37
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 22# 37
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 20# 32
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 30
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 23
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 20# 32
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 20# 28
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 25# 42
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 6# 34
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 20# 46
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 21# 34
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 20# 32
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 23# 39
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 17# 27
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 16# 34
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 13# 45
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 32
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 9# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 17# 28
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 20# 57
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 13# 28
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 19# 27
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 39
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 22# 36
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 16# 26
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 18# 30
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 34
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 19# 47
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 12# 46
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 12# 35
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 15# 44
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 21# 27
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 22# 32
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 23# 44
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 20# 30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6175
   
Games Started02
   
Innings Pitched76.185.1
   
Wins34
   
Losses54
   
Saves3725
   
Blown Saves77
   
Holds68
   
Hits Allowed4161
   
Earned Runs2217
   
Home Runs Allowed155
   
Strikeouts138124
   
Walks2021
   
ERA2.621.80
   
WHIP0.810.96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2325
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched27.324.8
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves1111
   
Blown Saves35
   
Holds11
   
Hits Allowed1720
   
Earned Runs98
   
Home Runs Allowed43
   
Strikeouts4633
   
Walks97
   
ERA2.862.97
   
WHIP0.961.08
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
News 
 Josh Hader lost his arbitration case and will make $4.1 million in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Feb 14th
Liam Hendriks pitched one inning against the Cubs Monday night, giving up one hit and striking out three.
Aaron Hudson
Mon, Mar 2nd
Notes 
 In a regular season, Hader would be the first reliever taken. However, with just 60 games this year and a less-than-good rotation, the Brewers could deploy Hader in a swing-man role in the seventh and eighth inning, and turn to Corey Knebel in the ninth.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
The A's haven't had the same reliever lead them in saves in back-to-back seasons since Grant Balfour in 2012.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Hader throws his fastball about 83 percent of the time and batters just can't hit it. They bat .167 against with a miniscule .275 wOBA and there's just no reason to expect that to change. Thus, his nearly 50 percent strikeout rate is likely here to stay, and that makes Hader the top reliever to draft in fantasy, even if his occasional multi-inning role means he won't get every save chance.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
If Hendriks' 2019 performance doesn't convince you to wait on closers, nothing will. An afterthought in drafts pitching behind Blake Treinen, Hendriks not only took the closer's role for the A's but also developed into one of the best relievers in the game. A velocity bump made his fastball nearly unhittable and he rarely gave up home runs. He'll be given the chance to repeat his performance, but whether he can is an entirely open question.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 If you play in a league where saves are at a premium it make sense to be aggressive on Hader, who struck out 138 batters last year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros