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Who Should I Draft?

Kyle Hendricks or Max Fried (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Max Fried
SP - ATL
Max Fried
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
34 of 51 experts
33%
Recommended by
17 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 24# 27
Best Rank# 13# 17
Worst Rank# 43# 61
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 72# 64
Best Rank# 63# 55
Worst Rank# 79# 89
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts154159
Wins1212
Saves00
ERA3.883.82
WHIP1.171.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 40
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 29
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 18# 22
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 18# 28
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 21# 33
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 45
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 21# 31
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 26# 61
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 23# 31
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 39# 40
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 19# 33
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 22# 30
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 28
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 25# 29
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 26# 30
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 19# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 22
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 20# 21
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 27# 29
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 28
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 30# 46
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 23# 32
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 23# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 20# 39
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 23# 52
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 23
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 21# 22
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 27# 29
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 23# 31
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 23# 34
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 25# 33
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 24# 27
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 18# 47
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 13# 39
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 25# 23
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 25# 19
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 25# 23
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 26# 21
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 27# 23
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 27# 22
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 28# 25
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 29# 25
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 29# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 30# 27
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 32# 21
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 17
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 25
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 34# 31
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 35# 30
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 35# 28
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 43# 21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Max Fried
SP - ATL
Max Fried
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1211
   
Innings Pitched81.056.2
   
Wins67
   
Losses50
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed7342
   
Earned Runs2614
   
Home Runs Allowed102
   
Strikeouts6450
   
Walks819
   
ERA2.882.25
   
WHIP1.001.09
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Max Fried
SP - ATL
Max Fried
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3029
   
Games Started3029
   
Innings Pitched182.3161.3
   
Wins1212
   
Losses107
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed178153
   
Earned Runs7968
   
Home Runs Allowed2518
   
Strikeouts154159
   
Walks3452
   
ERA3.883.82
   
WHIP1.171.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Max Fried
SP - ATL
Max Fried
News 
 Kyle Hendricks went 5 2/3 innings versus the Twins Wednesday. He would allow four runs (three earned) and take the loss to fall to 14-7 on the season.
Jamie Mellor
Thu, Sep 23rd
Max Fried pitched seven shutout innings against the Giants Sunday, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out five batters. The Braves bullpen completed the shutout, with Fried's record improving to 12-7 on the year. He threw 99 pitches, 67 for strikes, and carries a 3.31 ERA.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 19th
 Kyle Hendricks went 3 2/3 innings Thursday versus the Phillies. He would allow seven runs but took a no-decision.
Jamie Mellor
Fri, Sep 17th
Max Fried pitched six innings against the Marlins Sunday, allowing four hits, three runs (all earned), and one walk while striking out seven batters. He was not a factor in the decision, a 5-3 Braves victory, but did earn a quality start. Fried threw 89 pitches, 67 for strikes, and carries a 3.47 ERA.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 12th
 Kyle Hendricks went six innings versus the Giants Saturday. He would allow one run and earn a no-decision.
Jamie Mellor
Sat, Sep 11th
Max Fried pitched six innings against the Nationals Tuesday, allowing six hits, one run (earned), and four walks while striking out five batters. He was not a factor in the decision but did earn a quality start. He threw 96 pitches, 56 for strikes, and carries a 3.42 ERA.
Steve Painter
Wed, Sep 8th
 Kyle Hendricks went 4 1/3 innings versus the Pirates Saturday. He would allow six runs in a no-decision. Hendricks has allowed 28 runs over his last five starts.
Jamie Mellor
Sun, Sep 5th
Max Fried pitched six innings against the Dodgers Wednesday, allowing three hits, two runs (both earned), and one walk while striking out nine batters. He did not factor in the decision. Fried threw 99 pitches, 59 for strikes, and carries a 3.51 ERA.
Steve Painter
Thu, Sep 2nd
 Kyle Hendricks went 4 2/3 innings versus Chicago Sunday. He would allow eight runs and take the loss to fall to 14-6 on the season.
Jamie Mellor
Mon, Aug 30th
Max Fried pitched six innings against the Giants Friday, allowing five hits and four runs (three earned) while striking out five batters. He did not factor into the decision, a 6-5 Braves win. He threw 93 pitches, 65 for strikes, and carries a 3.54 ERA.
Steve Painter
Sat, Aug 28th
Notes 
 Hendricks is the Rodney Dangerfield of fantasy pitchers in that he never gets the respect he deserves. He's had an ERA above 3.46 once in his career and he's never had a WHIP higher than 1.19. Yes, his strikeout rate is never going to help fantasy managers, but Dave Ross let him go deeper into games last year (Hendricks' 81 innings pitched were among the most in MLB), so he should make up for his lack of strikeout rate with some additional innings. The Cubs probably won't be a great team but the NL Central has mostly weak offenses, so Hendricks should find his way to enough wins to make a difference. Ignore the fact that he outperforms his expected metrics every year. Hendricks is a reliable, high-end SP3 for a fantasy team. Just be sure to take care of strikeouts elsewhere.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
In many ways, Fried regressed during his 2020 season. His strikeout rate dropped, his walk rate increased, and his xFIP and SIERA jumped significantly. Nevertheless, thanks to his ability to limit hard contact (his 83.4 MPH average exit velocity and 23.8% hard hit rate allowed were among the best in MLB) led to a massive drop in BABIP allowed, and kept both his ERA and WHIP in check. It's hard to buy a pitcher without an elite strikeout rate whose underlying numbers don't fully support his gains. Nevertheless, Fried was an elite prospect playing on an excellent team, and is just 27 years old. Don't pay for last year's numbers, but don't run away from him in drafts either.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Hendricks is the type of fantasy player who can fit perfectly with certain roster construction. As a starting pitcher, he invites contact while suppressing damage on batted balls. This means that his strikeout rate leaves a lot to be desired. However, the ERA and WHIP are always fantastic, which makes Hendricks a perennially undervalued player. By drafting Hendricks in the middle rounds, fantasy managers can load up on high K/9 players later on.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros