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Who Should I Draft?

Julio Urias or Jordan Hicks (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
49 of 51 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 45# 99
Best Rank# 21# 50
Worst Rank# 81# 291
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 118# 200
Best Rank# 111# 160
Worst Rank# 131# 225
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts12958
Wins93
Saves012
ERA3.763.43
WHIP1.191.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 95
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 106
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 55# 148
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 32# 103
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 79
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 49# 101
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 33# 62
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 81
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 60# 117
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 70# 93
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 50# 110
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 50# 109
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 49# 124
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 64
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 33# 81
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 102
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 27# 107
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 45# 75
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 49
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 36# 50
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 36# 291
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 40# 104
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 72# 83
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 52# 98
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 33# 121
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 42# 97
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 40# 104
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 111
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 67
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 42# 54
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 57
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 102
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 48# 92
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 44
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 82
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 63# 137
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 124
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 48# 70
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 50# 103
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 48# 99
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 47# 62
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 39# 108
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 56# 62
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 49# 96
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 21# 59
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 47# 86
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 44# 90
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 40# 59
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 70# 66
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 81# 72
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played11
   
Games Started10
   
Innings Pitched55.1
   
Wins3
   
Losses0
   
Saves0
   
Blown Saves0
   
Holds0
   
Hits Allowed45
   
Earned Runs20
   
Home Runs Allowed5
   
Strikeouts45
   
Walks18
   
ERA3.27
   
WHIP1.15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3354
   
Games Started230
   
Innings Pitched128.253.6
   
Wins93
   
Losses52
   
Saves012
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds19
   
Hits Allowed11143
   
Earned Runs5420
   
Home Runs Allowed174
   
Strikeouts12958
   
Walks4224
   
ERA3.763.43
   
WHIP1.191.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
News 
 LHP Julio Urias earned the win on Sunday when he allowed five hits with three strikeouts and one walk over five scoreless innings in the Dodgers' 3-0 win over the D-Backs.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 27th
Jordan Hicks is unlikely to return this year because of problems with his right elbow. He could be used as a starter next year.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Aug 25th
 LHP Julio Urias allowed four runs on seven hits with five strikeouts across six innings in the Dodgers' 5-4 win over the Rockies on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 22nd
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jordan Hicks (elbow) could be used as a starter in 2022. per general manager John Mozeliak.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 4th
 LHP Julio Urias earned the win on Wednesday when he allowed two runs on three hits with two walks and five strikeouts over five innings in the Dodgers' 5-3 win over the Diamondbacks.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 16th
Cardinals RHP Jordan Hicks (elbow) has begun some light throwing.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 21st
 Julio Urias threw seven shutout innings in this one, allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out seven batters.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sat, Sep 11th
Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak says that a "best case" scenario would have Jordan Hicks (elbow) returning in August.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 4th
 LHP Julio Urias earned the win on Saturday when he allowed one run on eight hits with eight strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings as the Dodgers beat the Giants 6-1.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Sep 5th
Jordan Hicks got an injection in his elbow last week and has now begun his rehab program as of Monday. He'll have a month to recover before the Cardinals ramp him back up to major league ready condition.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, May 18th
Notes 
 Urias had an interesting season (other than his postseason, which was dominant). His numbers overall were very solid, with a 3.27 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. But his strikeout rate dipped dramatically as a full-time starter, and his SIERA (4.88) and xFIP (5.06) suggest he got lucky. But the bottom line is that Urias is excellent at limiting hard contact, and he's allowed just a .257 BABIP over the last two seasons, which should keep his ERA in check. The Dodgers' rotation is overflowing, so it's possible they continue to limit Urias's innings. But for now, he should be considered an SP3, and as his playoffs showed, there's plenty of room for growth with his strikeout numbers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Hicks is likely to serve as the Cardinals' closer this year if he can show that he has fully recovered from Tommy John surgery. He totaled 20 saves from 2018-2019 before hurting his elbow, and then opted out of last season, in part because of setbacks in his recovery. Early reports from the spring are promising, and it seems that the Cardinals want him and his 100+ MPH fastball to lead the way in the ninth inning. Monitor his health in the spring, but draft him late for now and expect saves so long as he is healthy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros