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Who Should I Draft?

Ken Giles or Kyle Hendricks (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
36 of 51 experts
29%
Recommended by
15 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 37# 43
Best Rank# 27# 23
Worst Rank# 88# 85
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 115# 138
Best Rank# 106# 131
Worst Rank# 141# 149
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3154
Wins14
Saves110
ERA3.174.12
WHIP1.111.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 39
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 42# 50
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 57# 66
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 44
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 31
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 51
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 43# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 34# 39
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 41# 45
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 42# 85
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 41# 44
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 50
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 34# 46
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 47# 63
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 35# 47
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 40# 47
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 43# 48
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 48# 51
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 39# 60
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 35# 54
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 27# 55
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 62
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 34# 60
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 43# 53
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 34# 57
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 36# 48
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 35# 55
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 50# 52
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 35# 39
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 34# 52
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 59
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 44# 49
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 38# 50
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 48# 50
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 41# 63
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 36# 47
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 28# 23
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 33# 23
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 40# 24
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 44# 41
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 44# 39
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 45# 41
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 45# 44
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 49# 47
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 50# 48
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 54# 48
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 30
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 55# 54
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 58# 49
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 60# 52
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 88# 43
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5330
   
Games Started030
   
Innings Pitched53.2177.0
   
Wins211
   
Losses310
   
Saves230
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed36168
   
Earned Runs1168
   
Home Runs Allowed519
   
Strikeouts83150
   
Walks1732
   
ERA1.873.46
   
WHIP1.001.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2311
   
Games Started011
   
Innings Pitched22.765.8
   
Wins14
   
Losses13
   
Saves110
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed1966
   
Earned Runs830
   
Home Runs Allowed39
   
Strikeouts3154
   
Walks715
   
ERA3.174.12
   
WHIP1.111.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
News 
 Ken Giles (forearm) played catch on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 14th
Kyle Hendricks (3-1) allowed one earned run on seven hits and no walks while striking out five across six innings to earn the win Wednesday's 7-2 victory against Indians.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 13th
 Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins says Ken Giles (forearm) "could be throwing soon."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 11th
Kyle Hendricks (2-1) allowed two runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out three across seven innings in Tuesday’s 5-4 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 5th
 Blue Jays closer Ken Giles got some encouraging news on Friday when he was diagnosed with a mild strain of the flexor mass in his right forearm, according to a report from Sportsnet.ca's Andrew Zwelling on Twitter. Zwelling adds that Toronto GM Ross Atkins is "Very optimistic that we'll see him pitching again soon."
Mike Maher
Fri, Jul 31st
Kyle Hendricks (1-1) allowed six runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three in Wednesday's 12-7 loss to the Reds. He earned his first loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 30th
 Ken Giles will receive a second opinion on his strained right forearm and remains shut down, for now, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
John Aubin
Tue, Jul 28th
Kyle Hendricks (1-0) threw a complete game shutout in Friday's 3-0 win over the Brewers. He allowed three hits, no walks and struck out nine to pick up his first victory of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 25th
 Ken Giles is still awaiting the results of his elbow MRI but will head to the injured list Monday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
John Aubin
Mon, Jul 27th
Kyle Hendricks yielded three earned runs on six hits and a walk while striking out two across 4 2/3 innings in Sunday's 7-3 exhibition loss against the White Sox.
Brad Camara
Mon, Jul 20th
Notes 
 Giles is the perfect candidate for your first closer if you don't want to invest heavily into the top guys. He has no competition in the pen in Toronto.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
His value is greater this year with the ability to eat innings, especially now that Joe Maddon is gone. Still, he leaves little room for error with how he pitches.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Giles may have had the quietest 1.87 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in the history of baseball. Add to that a a 14.09/9 strikeout rate and Giles was one of the best relievers in baseball in 2019. He'll be a free agent after this year so it seems unlikely he holds down the closer's role in Toronto all year. But he'll certainly help your overall numbers in the first half of the season at least.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Hendricks can be dominant at times, but his lack of overpowering raw stuff means he has to be pinpoint with his control. When he's on, he can be unhittable, like when he led the league in getting hitters to swing at pitches outside the zone in the second half last year. But in the end, you know what Hendricks is going to give you. A sub-3.50 ERA, a sub-1.20 WHIP, and mediocre strikeout numbers. There's plenty of room for that on a fantasy team. But don't bank on much upside.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros