Who Should I Draft?

Kirby Yates or Kyle Hendricks (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
30 of 56 experts
46%
Recommended by
26 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 44
Best Rank# 24# 14
Worst Rank# 89# 97
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 108# 126
Best Rank# 100# 116
Worst Rank# 147# 144
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts88155
Wins313
Saves290
ERA3.173.67
WHIP1.111.20
   
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  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6533
   
Games Started033
   
Innings Pitched63.0199.0
   
Wins514
   
Losses311
   
Saves120
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds160
   
Hits Allowed41184
   
Earned Runs1576
   
Home Runs Allowed622
   
Strikeouts90161
   
Walks1744
   
ERA2.143.44
   
WHIP0.921.15
   
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6531
   
Games Started031
   
Innings Pitched63.1184.3
   
Wins313
   
Losses39
   
Saves290
   
Blown Saves60
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed49175
   
Earned Runs2275
   
Home Runs Allowed821
   
Strikeouts88155
   
Walks00
   
ERA3.173.67
   
WHIP1.111.20
   
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
News 
 Kirby Yates struck out the side and allowed one hit en route to picking up his ninth save of the season on Saturday versus the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 14th
Kyle Hendricks allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits over five innings in the Cubs' 6-5 loss to the Angels on Saturday. He walked one and struck out two while falling to 0-3.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Apr 14th
 Kirby Yates struck out one and allowed two baserunners in a scoreless ninth to earn the save on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 10th
Kyle Hendricks allowed four runs on eight hits over four innings in the Cubs' 4-2 loss to the Brewers on Sunday. He walked one and struck out four while falling to 0-2.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Apr 7th
 Kirby Yates struck out two and walked one in a scoreless ninth to pick up his sixth save of the season on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 9th
Kyle Hendricks allowed seven runs (two earned) on 10 hits over 4.1 innings in the Cubs' 8-0 loss to the Braves on Monday. Hendricks walked three and struck out four.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Apr 2nd
 Kirby Yates struck out one and allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth as the Padres beat the Cardinals 6-4 on Saturday afternoon.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 6th
Kyle Hendricks and the Cubs have announced a four-year extension that will span the 2020 through the 2023 seasons.
Blaine Blontz
Tue, Mar 26th
 Kirby Yates struck out one in a perfect ninth to pick up his fourth save of the year on Friday versus the Cardinals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 5th
Kyle Hendricks allowed three earned runs over three innings in the Cubs' 7-5 spring loss to the Brewers on Sunday. He gave up five hits, walked one, and struck out four.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Mar 10th
Notes 
 Yates took over as the Padres' closer following the Brad Hand trade last July, and the team didn't skip a beat. Yates finished with an impressive 2.14 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, and 12.86 K/9, so he should return as the unquestioned 2019 closer barring a surprise acquisition. Yates' fantasy value also gets a bit of a boost from the Padres signing Manny Machado, as it decreases the likelihood of Yates getting dealt to a contender at the trade deadline.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
His success defies common convention, but how many times does Hendricks have to prove himself as a sustainable anomaly? He boasts a 3.07 career ERA in 789 innings, only once going over 3.45 (3.95 in 2015). He has made at least 30 starts in three of the last four seasons, and a stellar 5.4% walk rate led to a 1.15 WHIP in 2018. Despite his lacking velocity, The Professor typically records 160-170 strikeouts over a full season of work. He's a boring, but effective SP3 to pair with high-upside strikeout pitchers.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 The Padres kept their assembly line of elite relievers running when Brad Hand's midseason trade propelled Yates into the ninth inning. Hardly a downgrade, he posted a 2.14 ERA and 0.92 WHIP with the sixth-highest K-BB% (29.2) of all qualified relievers. He could follow Hand's path out of San Diego, but there's no guarantee he'd settle for a setup role elsewhere. At least a safe bet to keep the job with an exceptional strikeout tally while still on the team, drafters should pick him now and worry about a potential deal later.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 
 The Padres aren't expected to compete with the Dodgers or even Rockies for the division, but San Diego plays in enough low scoring close games that their closers tend to rack up the saves. This year should be no different for their new closer, who just so happened to be one of the best setup men in baseball before Brad Hand left the closer job open. Yates should find his way to 80+ Ks to go with amazing ratios once again.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros