Who Should I Draft?

Kyle Hendricks or J.A. Happ (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
44 of 59 experts
25%
Recommended by
15 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 43# 51
Best Rank# 14# 27
Worst Rank# 97# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 126# 131
Best Rank# 116# 118
Worst Rank# 144# 139
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts155168
Wins1313
Saves00
ERA3.673.85
WHIP1.201.23
   
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  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3331
   
Games Started3331
   
Innings Pitched199.1178.1
   
Wins1417
   
Losses116
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed184150
   
Earned Runs7672
   
Home Runs Allowed2227
   
Strikeouts161193
   
Walks4451
   
ERA3.443.65
   
WHIP1.151.13
   
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3129
   
Games Started3129
   
Innings Pitched184.3167.6
   
Wins1313
   
Losses98
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed175153
   
Earned Runs7572
   
Home Runs Allowed2124
   
Strikeouts155168
   
Walks4752
   
ERA3.673.85
   
WHIP1.201.23
   
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
News 
 Kyle Hendricks did not factor into the decision Thursday against the Cardinals, allowing four runs on eight hits over 5.1 innings. He struck out six and walked one.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 20th
J.A. Happ allowed two runs on four hits with no walks and four strikeouts across 5 1/3 innings during a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
 Kyle Hendricks (11-9) earned the win Saturday against the Pirates, allowing one run on seven hits and no walks across six innings. He struck out two.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
J.A. Happ (biceps) will make his next scheduled start Friday against the Blue Jays, Mike Mazzeo of Yahoo Sports reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
 Kyle Hendricks (10-9) earned the win Monday against the Padres, allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits over 5.2 innings. He struck out five and walked one.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 10th
J.A. Happ (biceps) received a cortisone shot Friday and is expected to start Thursday against the Angels, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
 Kyle Hendricks allowed one run on three hits and one walk through six innings Monday against the Mariners. He struck out seven and did not factor into the decision.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 2nd
J.A. Happ is headed to New York to see a doctor about biceps tendinitis, which he's apparently been dealing with for his last few starts, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 12th
 Kyle Hendricks allowed six runs on eight hits and one walk in 4.2 innings against the Mets on Wednesday. He struck out three and did not factor into the decision.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Aug 29th
J.A Happ pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing only two hits and one walk while striking out seven as the Yankees defeated the Red Sox 5-1.
Brandon Plutner
Sat, Sep 7th
Notes 
 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 undervalued Happ massively out-performed his 2018 draft pick despite posting his highest ERA (3.65) since 2014. He now owns a 3.49 ERA and 8.45 K/9 over those past four seasons, and yet many drafters have scoffed at him going around the pick-150 range. Seems like a reasonable price for someone who accompanied his career-high 193 strikeouts with a career-high 10.3% swinging-strike rate and career-low 78.3% contact rate. He looked comfortable in pinstripes (2.69 ERA, 1.05 WHIP) and could once again reap the rewards of run support to a crooked wins tally. Don't run away just because the southpaw is 36.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros