Who Should I Draft?

Kyle Hendricks or Jose Leclerc (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Jose Leclerc
RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
35 of 59 experts
41%
Recommended by
24 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 43# 47
Best Rank# 14# 26
Worst Rank# 97# 87
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 126# 118
Best Rank# 116# 106
Worst Rank# 144# 142
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts15587
Wins133
Saves029
ERA3.673.16
WHIP1.201.21
   
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  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Jose Leclerc
RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3359
   
Games Started330
   
Innings Pitched199.158.1
   
Wins142
   
Losses113
   
Saves012
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds015
   
Hits Allowed18424
   
Earned Runs7610
   
Home Runs Allowed221
   
Strikeouts16185
   
Walks4425
   
ERA3.441.56
   
WHIP1.150.85
   
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Jose Leclerc
RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3162
   
Games Started310
   
Innings Pitched184.362.8
   
Wins133
   
Losses93
   
Saves029
   
Blown Saves010
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed17542
   
Earned Runs7522
   
Home Runs Allowed216
   
Strikeouts15587
   
Walks4734
   
ERA3.673.16
   
WHIP1.201.21
   
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Jose Leclerc
RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
News 
 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
Jose Leclerc allowed a walk through a scoreless inning in Thursday’s 6-4 win over the Rays to earn the save. He notched his 13th save of the season.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 13th
 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
Jose Leclerc allowed a run on two hits and no walks while striking out two in Wednesday's 10-9 win over the Rays. He earned his 12th save of the season.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
 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
Jose Leclerc allowed one hit with a walk while striking out one through a scoreless inning in Friday's 7-6 win over the Orioles. He earned his 11th save of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 7th
 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
Jose Leclerc allowed a hit and walk while striking out one through a scoreless inning in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Orioles. He earned his 10th save of the season.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 6th
 Kyle Hendricks (9-9) earned the win Thursday against the Giants, allowing three hits and walking none over seven scoreless innings, while striking out seven.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Aug 22nd
Jose Leclerc (2-4) allowed two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out one through an inning in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Mariners. He was saddled with his fourth loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Fri, Aug 30th
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
Leclerc emerged from relative obscurity in 2018 to become a dominant closer, producing a 1.56 ERA, 0.85 WHIP, and 13.27 K/9. That performance clearly impressed manager Chris Woodward, who has left no doubt that Leclerc will be the Rangers' closer again in 2019. He could be one of the better fantasy closers in the league even if Texas doesn't win a ton of games.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  Essentially the Blake Snell of relievers down the stretch, Leclerc allowed just nine hits and two runs-both on July 28-over his final 28 innings. If going two entire months without allowing a run wasn't impressive enough, he yielded one extra-base hit (a double) while stockpiling 29 strikeouts and six walks in his final 20 frames. The Rangers have accordingly committed to the 25-year-old as their Opening Day closer. If he can sustain last season's late command improvements, he could keep the role all year as a top-five stud with 100-strikeout capabilities. A career 16.0% walk rate and a lackluster Rangers squad present some significant pitfalls, but the sky-high upside makes him an alluring second-tier breakout option.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
  Don't look now, but Leclerc may already be the most dominant reliever in baseball. His ERA last year was 1.56 with a 0.850 WHIP and 13.3 K/9. The saves could triple to 35+ this season so don't hesitate to reach a few rounds to secure a stud on draft day.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros