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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Injury Alert-IL10
   
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# 32# 45
   
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# 30# 47
   
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# 31# 36
   
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# 29# 61
   
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# 47# 52
   
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# 56# 73
   
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Bobby Sylvester
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FantasyPros
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# 52# 97
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 40
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 36# 17
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 33
   
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# 37# 29
   
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# 38# 21
   
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# 39# 33
   
KJ
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Jason Johnson
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# 40# 18
   
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# 42# 25
   
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# 43# 38
   
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# 44# 39
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 44# 42
   
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Athlon Sports
# 47# 43
   
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The Athletic
# 48# 46
   
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USA Today
# 48# 40
   
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# 48# 45
   
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Going For 2
# 48# 26
   
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# 49# 44
   
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Razzball
# 50# 48
   
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# 51# 44
   
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The Athletic
# 54# 41
   
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CBS Sports
# 56# 52
   
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# 66# 38
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 67# 14
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 89# 48
   
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6533
   
Games Started033
   
Innings Pitched63.0199.1
   
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
   
Walks2147
   
ERA3.173.67
   
WHIP1.111.20
   
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
News 
 Kirby Yates was at it again on Monday versus Milwaukee, striking out one in a perfect ninth to secure his 25th save of the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 18th
Kyle Hendricks (shoulder) has an impingement that could keep him out until after the All-Star break.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Jun 18th
 Kirby Yates struck out two in a perfect ninth to earn his 24th save of the season on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 17th
The Cubs placed Kyle Hendricks on the 10-day IL with right shoulder inflammation.
Dan Harris
Sat, Jun 15th
 Kirby Yates allowed a solo homer in the twelfth inning of Friday's 16-12 win over the Rockies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
Kyle Hendricks allowed five runs on six hits over 4 1/3rd innings in the Cubs' 5-3 loss to the Dodgers on Friday. He walked two and struck out one while falling to 7-5.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 15th
 Kirby Yates struck out one in a perfect ninth to preserve the 5-4 win over the Nationals on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 7th
Kyle Hendricks allowed one run on eight hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 5-1 win over the Cardinals on Sunday. He walked none and struck out three while improving to 5-1.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 10th
 Kirby Yates struck out one in a perfect ninth to earn his 22nd save of the season on Friday night versus the Marlins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 1st
Kyle Hendricks allowed three runs on six hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 6-3 win over the Rockies on Tuesday. He walked one and struck out ten while improving to 6-4.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 4th
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