Who Should I Draft?

Kyle Hendricks or Raisel Iglesias (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 44# 45
Best Rank# 14# 22
Worst Rank# 97# 76
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 126# 125
Best Rank# 116# 92
Worst Rank# 144# 130
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts15580
Wins133
Saves031
ERA3.673.29
WHIP1.201.18
   
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Injury AlertIL10-
   
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# 45# 50
   
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# 47# 59
   
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# 36# 40
   
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# 25# 26
   
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# 40# 71
   
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# 97# 47
   
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3366
   
Games Started330
   
Innings Pitched199.172.0
   
Wins142
   
Losses115
   
Saves030
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed18452
   
Earned Runs7619
   
Home Runs Allowed2212
   
Strikeouts16180
   
Walks4425
   
ERA3.442.38
   
WHIP1.151.07
   
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3164
   
Games Started310
   
Innings Pitched184.370.3
   
Wins133
   
Losses93
   
Saves031
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed17558
   
Earned Runs7526
   
Home Runs Allowed219
   
Strikeouts15580
   
Walks4725
   
ERA3.673.29
   
WHIP1.201.18
   
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
News 
 The Cubs placed Kyle Hendricks on the 10-day IL with right shoulder inflammation.
Dan Harris
Sat, Jun 15th
Raisel Iglesias fell to 1-6 after allowing the winning run in the Reds' 2-1 extra innings loss to the Indians on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 12th
 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
Raisel Iglesias picked up a four-out save in the Reds' 4-3 win over the Phillies on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 10th
 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
Raisel Iglesias logged a scoreless inning of relief on Wednesday, allowing two hits while striking out two batters.
Blaine Blontz
Thu, May 30th
 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
Raisel Iglesias allowed one hit over a scoreless ninth for his tenth save in the Reds' 3-0 win over the Brewers on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, May 21st
 Kyle Hendricks pitched eight effective innings against the Astros on Wednesday, allowing one run on four hits and a walk while striking out seven. He earned the win, moving to 5-4 on the season.
Dan Harris
Thu, May 30th
Raisel Iglesias pitched 1 and 2/3 scoreless innings of scoreless ball in a tie game in the Reds' 6-5 win over the Cubs on Wednesday. He allowed two hits with no walks or strikeouts.
Elliott Baas
Wed, May 15th
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
New Reds manager David Bell has indicated that Iglesias is "going to pitch in the most important spots in the game," whether it is the ninth inning or earlier. Bell added that "[a] lot of times it's going to be in that closing role." In actuality, that may not be much of a change from past seasons for Iglesias, who has entered in the eighth inning in 43 of his 129 appearances (33 percent) over the last two seasons. He didn't amass more than 30 saves either year, but still finished as a top-12 reliever in standard 5
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  Reds manager David Bell said he wants to use Iglesias when a high-leverage situation arises rather than limiting his best reliever to the ninth. He could serve a role reminiscent to Josh Hader, which makes the southpaw unlikely to record another 30 saves. Yet he can still contribute if scattering some saves and wins with a high strikeout tally and low ERA over 70-75 frames. Move him down the rankings in standard-scoring leagues, but don't dismiss him entirely.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
  Iglesias has been one of the better closers over the past two seasons with 58 saves and 172 Ks, but the Reds have been suggesting that he might not be the every day closer this year. The Ks and ratios would still be good enough to own even if he didn't get any saves, but this undoubtedly causes a hit in his overall fantasy value.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros