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
42 of 56 experts
25%
Recommended by
14 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 44# 52
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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Injury AlertIL10-
   
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# 45# 74
   
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# 36# 57
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 61# 67
   
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USA Today
# 40# 58
   
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# 21# 49
   
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# 33# 43
   
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# 44# 54
   
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# 47# 45
   
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# 53# 45
   
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# 66# 47
   
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# 73# 43
   
  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 (shoulder) has an impingement that could keep him out until after the All-Star break.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Jun 18th
J.A. Happ gave up eight runs on 11 hits with two walks and three strikeouts on Sunday as the Yankees lost to the Astros by a 9-4 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 23rd
 The Cubs placed Kyle Hendricks on the 10-day IL with right shoulder inflammation.
Dan Harris
Sat, Jun 15th
J.A. Happ (7-3) allowed two runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and no walks across five innings while earning a victory against the Rays on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
 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
J.A. Happ did not factor into the decision in Thursday's loss to the White Sox, allowing four runs on four hits and four walks while striking out two through five innings.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 14th
 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
J.A. Happ gave up just one run on four hits and struck out four batters in seven innings and earned a win over the Blue Jays on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 7th
 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
J.A. Happ (5-3) allowed one run on three hits with five strikeouts and two walks across five innings to earn a victory against the Red Sox on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 1st
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