Who Should I Draft?

Kyle Hendricks or Nick Pivetta (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
40 of 56 experts
29%
Recommended by
16 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 44# 50
Best Rank# 14# 31
Worst Rank# 97# 247
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 126# 151
Best Rank# 116# 147
Worst Rank# 144# 168
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts155177
Wins1310
Saves00
ERA3.674.15
WHIP1.201.29
   
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  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3333
   
Games Started3332
   
Innings Pitched199.1164.2
   
Wins147
   
Losses1114
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed184163
   
Earned Runs7687
   
Home Runs Allowed2224
   
Strikeouts161188
   
Walks4451
   
ERA3.444.77
   
WHIP1.151.30
   
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3130
   
Games Started3130
   
Innings Pitched184.3162.2
   
Wins1310
   
Losses910
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed175154
   
Earned Runs7575
   
Home Runs Allowed2123
   
Strikeouts155177
   
Walks4755
   
ERA3.674.15
   
WHIP1.201.29
   
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
News 
 Kyle Hendricks (shoulder) has an impingement that could keep him out until after the All-Star break.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Jun 18th
Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed six earned runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out two over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Washington Nationals on Thursday. The loss drops him to 4-2 on the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 21st
 The Cubs placed Kyle Hendricks on the 10-day IL with right shoulder inflammation.
Dan Harris
Sat, Jun 15th
Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed four earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out six over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Atlanta Braves on Friday.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed one earned run on six hits and no walks while striking out six over nine innings in a complete game win over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. The win brings him to 4-1 on the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 9th
 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
Phillies starter Nick Pivetta tossed six shutout innings on Sunday, allowing three hits and no walks while striking out nine.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 2nd
 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
Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed three earned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out six over five innings in Tuesday’s win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher
Wed, May 29th
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
Pivetta's peripherals say that his ERA should have been much better than 4.77 last year, but he was victimized by a high BABIP, low strand rate, and lots and lots of home runs. This is an elite bat misser who has thrown fewer than 300 innings at the Major League level, so there is some breakout potential here. We'll learn this season whether Pivetta is ready to take a step forward or if he's the next in a line of pitchers who don't quite live up to their peripherals.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  Most metrics paint Pivetta as the perfect breakout pick. On the strength of a stellar 19.7 K-BB%, he posted a 3.80 FIP and 3.51 SIERA despite a bloated 4.77 ERA. He possesses an excellent curveball and slider combination that each induced swinging-strike rates above 15.0%. Before going all in on a Cy Young Award dark horse, beware an abysmal fastball that surrendered a .302/.385/.516 slash line. His ups and downs also weren't predictable, as he went from silencing the Red Sox to getting stuffed by the Mets in consecutive August outings. There's enough upside to draft him as a top-40 hurler. Just don't assume he's a sure thing to slice his ERA by at least a full run.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros