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Who Should I Draft?

Kyle Hendricks or Triston McKenzie (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Triston McKenzie
SP - CLE
Triston McKenzie
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
34 of 41 experts
17%
Recommended by
7 of 41 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 83# 104
Best Rank# 59# 58
Worst Rank# 193# 325
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 219# 243
Best Rank# 206# 174
Worst Rank# 250# 293
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts142134
Wins710
Saves00
ERA4.514.42
WHIP1.271.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 88
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 82
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 75# 76
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 83
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 82# 96
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 94# 135
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 74
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 77# 80
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 76# 86
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 71# 95
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 193# 317
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 77# 112
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 99
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 78# 96
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 81# 100
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 80# 118
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 92
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 95# 99
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 82# 95
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 77# 101
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 92# 98
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 83# 95
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 77# 107
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 112# 179
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 105# 180
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 73# 123
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 89# 115
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 61# 88
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 146# 325
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 107# 119
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 82# 95
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 85
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 84# 93
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 79# 89
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 83# 58
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 87# 58
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 59
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 73
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 86# 78
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 92# 89
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 112# 90
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Triston McKenzie
SP - CLE
Triston McKenzie
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2532
   
Games Started2432
   
Innings Pitched120.0181.1
   
Wins514
   
Losses97
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed84200
   
Earned Runs6696
   
Home Runs Allowed2131
   
Strikeouts136131
   
Walks5844
   
ERA4.954.77
   
WHIP1.181.35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Triston McKenzie
SP - CLE
Triston McKenzie
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2631
   
Games Started2630
   
Innings Pitched131.2182.2
   
Wins710
   
Losses811
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed113190
   
Earned Runs6689
   
Home Runs Allowed2328
   
Strikeouts142134
   
Walks5340
   
ERA4.514.42
   
WHIP1.271.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Triston McKenzie
SP - CLE
Triston McKenzie
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
News 
 Cleveland Guardians right-hander Triston McKenzie pitched well in a 3-1 loss to the Twins on Sunday. McKenzie allowed three runs over seven innings while striking out four and walking two.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, May 15th
Kyle Hendricks pitched five innings, giving up seven runs on eight hits, two walks, and four home runs while only striking out three. He took the loss in the Cubs' 10-6 defeat by the Diamondbacks Friday afternoon.
Kelly Kirby
Fri, May 20th
 Cleveland Guardians right-hander Triston McKenzie pitched well in an 8-2 win over the Blue Jays in the second game of a Saturday doubleheader. McKenzie allowed two runs over six innings of work while striking out six and walking two.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 7th
Kyle Hendricks pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing five hits, one run, and two walks while striking out two during the Cubs' 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks Saturday night.
Kelly Kirby
Sun, May 15th
 Cleveland Guardians right-hander Triston McKenzie threw a gem in a 7-3 win over the A's on Sunday. McKenzie tossed 6 1/3 shutout innings while striking out seven and walking one.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, May 1st
Kyle Hendricks pitched 8 2/3 innings, allowing only two hits and one walk while striking out seven to earn the win in Chicago's 6-0 win over San Diego on Monday night.
Kelly Kirby
Tue, May 10th
 Cleveland Guardians right-hander Triston McKenzie allowed four runs in 5 2/3 innings in a 4-1 loss to the Angels on Tuesday. McKenzie struck out six and walked none.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 27th
Kyle Hendricks pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits, one walk, and four earned runs while striking out only two batters and taking the loss on Wednesday night.
Kelly Kirby
Wed, May 4th
 Cleveland Guardians right-hander Triston McKenzie allowed one run over 4 1/3 innings in a 2-1 win over the White Sox in Game 2 of a Wednesday doubleheader. McKenzie struck out four and walked four in the contest.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 20th
Kyle Hendricks allowed six runs on seven hits while striking out two in 4 1/3 innings pitched during Friday's 11-1 loss to the Brewers.
Diego Sandoval
Sat, Apr 30th
Notes 
 McKenzie's overall numbers from last year look rough, as he pitched to a 4.95 ERA and had an 11.7% walk rate. But he was significantly better after he returned from the minors in the second half of the season and at least offered hoped for this year. McKenzie is incredibly slight and he needs to improve his command and the effectiveness of his fastball to become a reliable fantasy starter. But he's worth a late flier given his pedigree.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Hendricks won the "most underrated starter" award for five years in a row or so because fantasy managers liked to ignore his excellent numbers due to his low velocity and strikeout rate. But the bill came due last eason, and he had, by far, the worst season of his career. His ERA pushed 5.00, his WHIP was two tenths of a point higher than his career mark, and his already low strikeout rate dipped further. There's hope for a rebound, of course. Hendricks is just 32, his home run rate seemed unsustainably high, and through it all, he still got to 14 wins. But this already feels like fantasy manager missed the opportunity to jump off the Hendricks ship a year too early rather than a year too late. Hendricks needs to have pristine ratios to justify the strikeout rate, and pitching in front of a mediocre defense, it seems highly unlikely he'll get there. There are better places to spend your late-round investment.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros