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
42 of 59 experts
29%
Recommended by
17 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 43# 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 (11-10) allowed six runs (five earned) over six innings, taking the loss against the Pirates on Tuesday. He struck out five.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 25th
Nick Pivetta was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 24th
 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
Phillies pitcher Nick Pivetta allowed two hits and struck out four over two scoreless innings to earn his first save in Saturday's win over the White Sox.
Mike Maher
Sun, Aug 4th
 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
Pivetta will reportedly move to the bullpen once the Phillies' signing of Drew Smyly is official.
James Bisson
Fri, Jul 19th
 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
Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed one earned run on no hits and four walks while striking out four over 2 1/3 innings in a rain-shortened no-decision against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jul 18th
 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
Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed three earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two over five innings in a loss to the Nationals on Friday. The loss drops him to 4-4 on the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jul 12th
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