Who Should I Draft?

Kyle Hendricks or Chris Archer (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
33 of 56 experts
41%
Recommended by
23 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 43# 44
Best Rank# 13# 14
Worst Rank# 78# 97
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 124# 126
Best Rank# 96# 116
Worst Rank# 128# 144
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts198155
Wins1113
Saves00
ERA3.773.67
WHIP1.261.20
   
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Injury Alert-IL10
   
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  Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2733
   
Games Started2733
   
Innings Pitched148.1199.1
   
Wins614
   
Losses811
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed155184
   
Earned Runs7176
   
Home Runs Allowed1922
   
Strikeouts162161
   
Walks4944
   
ERA4.313.44
   
WHIP1.381.15
   
  Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3131
   
Games Started3131
   
Innings Pitched179.7184.3
   
Wins1113
   
Losses109
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed169175
   
Earned Runs7575
   
Home Runs Allowed2221
   
Strikeouts198155
   
Walks5847
   
ERA3.773.67
   
WHIP1.261.20
   
  Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
News 
 Chris Archer allowed four runs on seven hits over five innings in the Pirates' 5-4 win over the Marlins on Sunday. He walked three and struck out eight in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
Kyle Hendricks (shoulder) has an impingement that could keep him out until after the All-Star break.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Jun 18th
 Chris Archer allowed seven runs on six hits over six innings in the Pirates' 7-5 loss to the Braves on Tuesday. He walked two and struck out eight while falling to 3-6.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 12th
The Cubs placed Kyle Hendricks on the 10-day IL with right shoulder inflammation.
Dan Harris
Sat, Jun 15th
 Chris Archer allowed one run on six hits over six innings in the Pirates' 6-1 win over the Braves on Thursday. He walked two and struck out six while improving to 3-5.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
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
 Chris Archer allowed four runs on five hits over seven innings in the Pirates' 9-4 win over the Brewers on Friday. He walked two and struck out seven while improving to 2-5.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 1st
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
 Chris Archer allowed four runs on six hits over five innings in the Pirates' 11-7 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday. He walked six and struck out three while falling to 1-5.
Elliott Baas
Sun, May 26th
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 
 Archer has proven to be a pitcher who consistently posts a higher ERA than his advanced metrics suggest he deserves. At this point, we should no longer be expecting that to suddenly change. Until we see otherwise, expect Archer to post an ERA around 4.00, a WHIP in the 1.20s, and a fairly strong strikeout rate.
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
 Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, well, look at all those strikeouts. Fool me three times … but his FIP is still lower. Even though he missed over a month with an abdominal strain last year, Archer has amassed the sixth-most strikeouts (644) over the last three seasons. He has collected a 3.64 FIP and 3.54 SIERA during that span. His ERA also ballooned above 4.00 each year. How many times can we keep putting our hand on the hot stove? Archer's fastball has ceded a slugging percentage above .500 in each campaign, so he wields no other effective pitch beyond his slider. He's an elite source of strikeouts, but don't expect a positive ERA contribution.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros