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
56%
Recommended by
33 of 59 experts
44%
Recommended by
26 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 43# 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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  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 
 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
Yu Darvish (6-7) took the loss Tuesday against the Reds, allowing four runs on six hits and one walk across seven innings. He struck out 13.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 18th
 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
Yu Darvish threw five scoreless frames Saturday against the Brewers, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out seven.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 8th
 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
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish has been scratched from his scheduled Sunday start against the Milwaukee Brewers with right forearm tightness, the team announced. He is expected to be able to make his next start.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 1st
 Kyle Hendricks allowed six runs on eight hits and one walk in 4.2 innings against the Mets on Wednesday. He struck out three and did not factor into the decision.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Aug 29th
Yu Darvish (5-6) pitched eight innings of one-run ball to earn the win Tuesday against the Mets. He allowed five hits and one walk, while striking out seven.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 28th
 Kyle Hendricks (9-9) earned the win Thursday against the Giants, allowing three hits and walking none over seven scoreless innings, while striking out seven.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Aug 22nd
Yu Darvish did not factor into the decision in Wednesday's win over the Giants, allowing seven runs (six earned) on seven hits while striking out eight over 5.1 innings.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Aug 22nd
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