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
78%
Recommended by
46 of 59 experts
22%
Recommended by
13 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 43# 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 
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 45# 58
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 49
   
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DailyOverlay
# 26# 65
   
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The Athletic
# 25# 65
   
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USA Today
# 40# 53
   
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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
   
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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
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Razzball
# 51# 60
   
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BretskyBall
# 45# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 49# 57
   
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The Athletic
# 46# 62
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 39# 51
   
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# 33# 36
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 45# 53
   
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Sporfolio
# 14# 73
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 53# 57
   
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Pitcher List
# 42# 48
   
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RotoBaller
# 44# 56
   
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RotoBaller
# 29# 41
   
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# 57# 68
   
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# 48# 57
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 18# 41
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 48# 61
   
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RotoBaller
# 38# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 58# 72
   
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Freeze Stats
# 50# 55
   
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Razzball
# 48# 69
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 44# 57
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 47
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 44# 54
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 38# 53
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 39# 55
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 37# 46
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 38# 70
   
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Pitcher List
# 52# 62
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 50
   
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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
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 57# 55
   
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Fake Teams
# 60# 47
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 61# 53
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 63# 54
   
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 (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
Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies are removing Wade Davis from the closer role.
John Aubin
Fri, Aug 2nd
 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
Wade Davis was hit hard on Wednesday versus the Dodgers, giving up five runs (via two homers) and recording just one out.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 1st
 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
Wade Davis picked up his 15th save of the year on Thursday against the Nationals, striking out the side to secure the 8-7 Rockies win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 25th
 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
Wade Davis allowed four runs (three earned) on two hits and two walks in just 1/3 of an inning on Tuesday versus the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 17th
 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
Wade Davis threw a scoreless ninth on Friday versus Cincinnati to earn his 13th save of the year.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 13th
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