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Who Should I Draft?

Kyle Hendricks or Craig Kimbrel (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Craig Kimbrel
RP - LAD
Craig Kimbrel
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
40 of 43 experts
7%
Recommended by
3 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 49# 104
Best Rank# 20# 58
Worst Rank# 88# 325
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 136# 243
Best Rank# 91# 174
Worst Rank# 159# 293
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts89134
Wins410
Saves260
ERA3.534.42
WHIP1.141.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 72# 88
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 82
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 74# 76
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 74
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 53# 96
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 22# 90
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 39# 135
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 36
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 51
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 59# 86
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 95
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 40# 317
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 54# 89
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 41# 112
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 99
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 46# 96
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 53# 100
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 21# 118
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 50
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 86# 99
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 68# 95
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 28# 101
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 41# 78
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 28# 98
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 35# 95
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 47# 107
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 44# 179
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 27# 180
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 58
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 42# 58
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 33# 123
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 115
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 42# 88
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 63# 325
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 88# 119
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 43# 95
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 58
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 30
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 93
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 89
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 59
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 83# 73
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 84# 80
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Craig Kimbrel
RP - LAD
Craig Kimbrel
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6332
   
Games Started032
   
Innings Pitched60.3181.1
   
Wins414
   
Losses57
   
Saves240
   
Blown Saves50
   
Holds60
   
Hits Allowed31200
   
Earned Runs1596
   
Home Runs Allowed631
   
Strikeouts100131
   
Walks2344
   
ERA2.264.77
   
WHIP0.911.35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Craig Kimbrel
RP - LAD
Craig Kimbrel
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6331
   
Games Started030
   
Innings Pitched60.2182.2
   
Wins410
   
Losses311
   
Saves260
   
Blown Saves90
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed42190
   
Earned Runs2489
   
Home Runs Allowed928
   
Strikeouts89134
   
Walks2740
   
ERA3.534.42
   
WHIP1.141.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Craig Kimbrel
RP - LAD
Craig Kimbrel
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
News 
 Los Angeles Dodgers RP Craig Kimrel pitched the ninth inning on Tuesday, striking out three, walking one, and allowing one hit for one earned run in the Dodgers' 7-6 Game 1 win over the Diamondbacks.
Josh Thiessen
Tue, May 17th
Kyle Hendricks pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing five hits, one run, and two walks while striking out two during the Cubs' 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks Saturday night.
Kelly Kirby
Sun, May 15th
 Los Angeles Dodgers RP Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth inning on Monday, striking out two, and allowing two hits for two earned runs in the Dodgers' 5-4 win over the Diamondbacks.
Josh Thiessen
Tue, May 17th
Kyle Hendricks pitched 8 2/3 innings, allowing only two hits and one walk while striking out seven to earn the win in Chicago's 6-0 win over San Diego on Monday night.
Kelly Kirby
Tue, May 10th
 Los Angeles Dodgers RP Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth inning on Friday, striking out two, and allowing one hit in the Dodgers' 12-10 loss to the Phillies.
Josh Thiessen
Sat, May 14th
Kyle Hendricks pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits, one walk, and four earned runs while striking out only two batters and taking the loss on Wednesday night.
Kelly Kirby
Wed, May 4th
 Los Angeles Dodgers RP Craig Kimbrel pitched the final inning on Tuesday, striking out one, walking one, and allowing one hit for zero earned runs in the Dodgers' 3-1 win over the Giants.
Josh Thiessen
Wed, May 4th
Kyle Hendricks allowed six runs on seven hits while striking out two in 4 1/3 innings pitched during Friday's 11-1 loss to the Brewers.
Diego Sandoval
Sat, Apr 30th
 Los Angeles Dodgers RP Craig Kimbrel pitched 2/3 of the ninth inning on Sunday, walking one in the Dodgers' 6-3 win over the Tigers.
Josh Thiessen
Sun, May 1st
Kyle Hendricks allowed two hits, pitching two strikeouts and no walks in seven shutout innings in the win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Nate Lowenthal
Sat, Apr 23rd
Notes 
 Kimbrel bounced back in a huge way last season, cutting his walk rate to 9.8%, his lowest since 2017. He was vintage Kimbrel, piling up the strikeouts and saves until a mid-season trade to the White Sox where he became the setup man to Liam Hendriks. He was slated to be a late-round pick with Chicago, but with the trade to the Dodgers, he immediately becomes a top-5 closer. Expect 35-plus saves and elite ratios.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Hendricks won the "most underrated starter" award for five years in a row or so because fantasy managers liked to ignore his excellent numbers due to his low velocity and strikeout rate. But the bill came due last eason, and he had, by far, the worst season of his career. His ERA pushed 5.00, his WHIP was two tenths of a point higher than his career mark, and his already low strikeout rate dipped further. There's hope for a rebound, of course. Hendricks is just 32, his home run rate seemed unsustainably high, and through it all, he still got to 14 wins. But this already feels like fantasy manager missed the opportunity to jump off the Hendricks ship a year too early rather than a year too late. Hendricks needs to have pristine ratios to justify the strikeout rate, and pitching in front of a mediocre defense, it seems highly unlikely he'll get there. There are better places to spend your late-round investment.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros