Who Should I Draft?

Kyle Hendricks or Wade Davis (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
44 of 56 experts
21%
Recommended by
12 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 44# 49
Best Rank# 14# 24
Worst Rank# 97# 84
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 126# 121
Best Rank# 116# 101
Worst Rank# 144# 151
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts15575
Wins133
Saves034
ERA3.673.66
WHIP1.201.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 45# 58
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 49
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 26# 65
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 25# 65
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 40# 53
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 21# 24
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 54
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 48# 67
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 41# 43
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 41# 84
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 17# 37
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 52# 54
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 48
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 37# 64
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 51# 61
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 42# 53
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 41# 54
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 51# 60
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 45# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 49# 57
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 46# 62
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 39# 51
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 33# 36
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 45# 53
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 14# 73
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 43# 50
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 53# 57
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 42# 48
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 44# 56
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 29# 41
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 57# 68
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 48# 57
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 18# 41
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 48# 61
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 38# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 58# 72
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 50# 55
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 48# 69
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 44# 57
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 44# 54
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 39# 55
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 38# 70
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 52# 62
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 50
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 47# 42
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 43
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 49# 48
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 52# 44
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 56# 39
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 57# 55
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 60# 47
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 61# 53
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 66# 44
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 68# 66
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 73# 31
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 97# 45
   
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3369
   
Games Started330
   
Innings Pitched199.165.2
   
Wins143
   
Losses116
   
Saves043
   
Blown Saves06
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed18443
   
Earned Runs7630
   
Home Runs Allowed228
   
Strikeouts16178
   
Walks4426
   
ERA3.444.13
   
WHIP1.151.06
   
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3163
   
Games Started310
   
Innings Pitched184.362.2
   
Wins133
   
Losses93
   
Saves034
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed17550
   
Earned Runs7525
   
Home Runs Allowed218
   
Strikeouts15575
   
Walks4727
   
ERA3.673.66
   
WHIP1.201.22
   
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
News 
 Kyle Hendricks (shoulder) has an impingement that could keep him out until after the All-Star break.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Jun 18th
Wade Davis picked up his 10th save of the year on Monday versus the Giants, throwing a scoreless ninth to protect the 2-0 win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 25th
 The Cubs placed Kyle Hendricks on the 10-day IL with right shoulder inflammation.
Dan Harris
Sat, Jun 15th
Wade Davis gave up a run in the ninth inning on Wednesday versus Arizona but settled down to earn his ninth save.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 20th
 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
Wade Davis suffered his second blown save of the weekend on Sunday versus San Diego, giving up four runs in 2/3 of an inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 17th
 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
Wade Davis blew his first save of the year on Friday versus San Diego, giving up two runs on three hits and a walk in 2/3 of an inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Wade Davis allowed a solo homer in the ninth inning of Thursday's 9-6 win over the Padres.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
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
You may feel comfortable with the fact that Wade Davis is incredible, but beware of Coors. The saves will come, but chances are high that his ratios will lag behind what you are looking for in a closer. At his current ADP, you will almost certainly be able to wait and snag a better option.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
  Davis was shaky at times in his first season in Colorado, but he led the National League with 43 saves, and a strong 10.74 K/9 and 1.06 WHIP offset his bloated 4.13 ERA. Expect his ERA and WHIP to move closer to his career marks of 3.50 and 1.25, respectively, though each may be a bit higher because of the Coors Field effect. Barring a total collapse, Davis should have plenty of job security and again be a top-20 fantasy closer.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  It only takes one bad week to torpedo a reliever's season. Davis relinquished eight runs in three outings from Aug. 2-9, raising his ERA from 4.20 to 5.51. He recovered back to 4.13 by allowing one run over his last 18 innings, but the final line remains far too high for a pricey reliever. Despite looking more like his dominant self down the stretch, diminished velocity and a putrid 49.4% first-pitch strike rate pose major problems. The Rockies kept him in the ninth all season over the clearly superior Adam Ottavino, who signed with the Yankees, so job security makes Davis one of few "saves are saves" picks still left on the table.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros