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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Hader or Liam Hendriks (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
34 of 51 experts
33%
Recommended by
17 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 18# 19
Best Rank# 12# 14
Worst Rank# 56# 57
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 54# 55
Best Rank# 51# 49
Worst Rank# 61# 62
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts10491
Wins44
Saves3031
ERA2.912.93
WHIP0.981.02
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 18
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 18# 31
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 16# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 22
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 17# 23
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 18# 29
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 20
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 17# 21
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 15# 17
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 16# 17
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 17
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 20# 22
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 19# 22
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 17# 24
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 18# 19
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 56# 57
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 17# 23
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 21# 22
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 21# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 17# 18
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 18# 31
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 37
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 19# 22
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 16# 20
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 16# 17
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 16# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 21
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 19# 21
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 12# 24
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 19# 24
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 18# 19
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 19# 20
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 17# 21
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 18# 19
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 17# 14
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 17# 16
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 16
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 19# 18
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 19# 18
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 20# 19
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 21# 20
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 22# 20
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 22# 20
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 23# 22
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 24# 19
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 26# 25
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 26# 21
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 27# 25
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 15
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 31# 20
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 37# 19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2124
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched19.125.1
   
Wins13
   
Losses21
   
Saves1314
   
Blown Saves21
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed814
   
Earned Runs85
   
Home Runs Allowed31
   
Strikeouts3137
   
Walks103
   
ERA3.791.78
   
WHIP0.950.67
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6263
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched64.666.0
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves3031
   
Blown Saves77
   
Holds32
   
Hits Allowed3951
   
Earned Runs2121
   
Home Runs Allowed98
   
Strikeouts10491
   
Walks2416
   
ERA2.912.93
   
WHIP0.981.02
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
News 
 Josh Hader picked up another save Saturday against the Cubs, allowing one hit, walking one, and striking out two.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 19th
Liam Hendricks allowed just one hit, an infield single, in the inning as he secured the victory for the White Sox.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sat, Sep 11th
 Josh Hader picked up save 32 Friday against the Cubs, allowing one hit and striking out one in one inning.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 18th
Liam Hendricks has an easy 1-2-3 ninth inning against Oakland on Tuesday, striking out one batter in the process.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 8th
 Josh Hader earned the save Saturday against Cleveland, striking out two in one inning.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 11th
Liam Hendricks pitched a 1-2-3 ninth on Saturday, striking out one batter to earn his 32nd save of the season.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sun, Sep 5th
 Josh Hader earned the save Wednesday against the Phillies, walking two in a scoreless inning.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 9th
Liam Hendricks recorded five outs on just 18 pitches Wednesday, allowing one hit and striking out two batters.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Thu, Sep 2nd
 Josh Hader picked up the save Wednesday against the Giants, walking one and striking out three in a scoreless inning.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 2nd
Liam Hendricks gave up a one-out single in the ninth, but quickly got a double play to escape the inning and secure the victory for Chicago.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 1st
Notes 
 Hader wasn't quite as dominant as he had been the previous two years, largely due to a spike in walk rate and the slightest of declines in strikeout rate. But he still tallied 13 saves, third-best in baseball, and had a miniscule 0.95 WHIP. If you parse it closely, it was just a bizarre season for Hader, who didn't give up a run through his first nine appearances, but subsequently allowed four runs in an inning. He walked five batters in a game, but didn't allow a single walk in any game after that, a span of 11 appearances. In other words, there seems to be a lot of noise in Hader's "decline," which likely would have been ironed out over the course of a full season. Draft him as the top closer off the board with few concerns.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Hendriks showed last year that his 2019 breakout season was not a fluke, as he improved on just about all of his numbers. Not only did he put up 14 saves in the shortened season, but he dropped his ERA to 1.78, his WHIP to 0.67, and his walk rate to just 3.3%. In short, there's nothing negative you can possibly take away from his 2020 season. Despite moving to a worse park with the White Sox, Hendriks is, without question one of the top closers in fantasy, and should be either the first or second (behind only Josh Hader) relief pitcher drafted.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Hendriks has the most fWAR among relievers over the past two seasons. He got even better in 2020 as both his walk-rate and strikeout-rate ranked within the 98th percentile. Set to exclusively handle the ninth inning for one of the best teams in the American League, Hendriks can confidently be drafted as a top-three closer for 2021 fantasy baseball drafts.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros