Who Should I Draft?

Kyle Hendricks or Yu Darvish (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
31 of 56 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 44# 46
Best Rank# 14# 8
Worst Rank# 97# 93
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 126# 143
Best Rank# 116# 137
Worst Rank# 144# 148
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts155160
Wins139
Saves00
ERA3.673.79
WHIP1.201.23
   
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Injury AlertIL10-
   
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  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played338
   
Games Started338
   
Innings Pitched199.140.1
   
Wins141
   
Losses113
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed18436
   
Earned Runs7622
   
Home Runs Allowed227
   
Strikeouts16149
   
Walks4421
   
ERA3.444.95
   
WHIP1.151.43
   
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3124
   
Games Started3124
   
Innings Pitched184.3140.6
   
Wins139
   
Losses98
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed175122
   
Earned Runs7559
   
Home Runs Allowed2118
   
Strikeouts155160
   
Walks4752
   
ERA3.673.79
   
WHIP1.201.23
   
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
News 
 The Cubs placed Kyle Hendricks on the 10-day IL with right shoulder inflammation.
Dan Harris
Sat, Jun 15th
Yu Darvish allowed one run on two hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 2-1 win over the Dodgers on Saturday. He walked one and struck out ten in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
 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
Yu Darvish allowed four runs on six hits over six innings in the Cubs' 6-5 loss to the Rockies on Monday. He walked none and struck out three in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 11th
 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
Yu Darvish allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits over 5.1 innings in the Cubs' 9-8 win over the Rockies on Wednesday. He walked three and struck out five in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 5th
 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
Yu Darvish allowed one run on three hits over six innings in the Cubs' 2-1 loss to the Cardinals on Friday. He walked three and struck out six in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 1st
 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
Yu Darvish allowed six runs on 12 hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 8-6 win over the Reds on Saturday. He walked two and struck out five in the no decision.
Elliott Baas
Sun, May 26th
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
Darvish missed most of the 2018 season due to elbow and triceps injuries, and he was clearly not himself for the 40 innings he was able to pitch. Health has been a constant concern for Darvish, but he's been a consistently dominant strikeout pitcher, and last year was the first time in his Major League career that he's had an ERA over 3.90 or WHIP above 1.28. His team context in Chicago remains great, so the chance of a big bounce back season is there if he can just stay off of the DL.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  Arthroscopic elbow surgery limited Darvish to eight starts in 2018. Adding insult to injury, he wasn't even good (4.95 ERA) in his brief time on the mound. He has now pitched 327 innings over the last four seasons combined. Darvish reportedly added 10-15 pounds of muscle during the offseason, and he said he feels far more comfortable in Chicago after dealing with pressure from signing a hefty contract. There's always the chance he stays healthy and drafters steal an ace with a career 3.49 ERA and 11.04 K/9. There's also, however, enough risk to proceed with caution. He's the ultimate boom-or-bust SP3.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros