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Who Should I Draft?

Lance Lynn or Liam Hendriks (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lance Lynn
SP - CWS
Lance Lynn
Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
32 of 51 experts
37%
Recommended by
19 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 19
Best Rank# 12# 14
Worst Rank# 38# 57
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 52# 55
Best Rank# 43# 49
Worst Rank# 65# 62
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts19891
Wins124
Saves031
ERA3.952.93
WHIP1.221.02
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 14# 21
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 16# 31
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 18# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 22
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 19# 23
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 23# 29
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 16# 19
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 20# 21
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 12# 20
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 17# 22
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 18# 22
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 17# 18
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 18# 25
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 15# 20
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 17# 19
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 12# 57
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 20# 23
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 16# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 16# 18
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 14# 31
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 37
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 17# 22
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 17# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 21
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 20# 25
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 18# 21
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 15# 24
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 17# 20
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 15# 22
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 17# 19
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 17# 20
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 15# 21
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 18# 14
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 15
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 17
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 18# 17
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 18# 16
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 19# 17
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 16
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 20# 19
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 21# 19
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 18
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 23# 22
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 24# 20
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 24# 21
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 25# 18
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 26# 24
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 28# 19
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 24
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 17
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Lance Lynn
SP - CWS
Lance Lynn
Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1324
   
Games Started130
   
Innings Pitched84.025.1
   
Wins63
   
Losses31
   
Saves014
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6414
   
Earned Runs315
   
Home Runs Allowed131
   
Strikeouts8937
   
Walks253
   
ERA3.321.78
   
WHIP1.060.67
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Lance Lynn
SP - CWS
Lance Lynn
Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3063
   
Games Started300
   
Innings Pitched184.166.0
   
Wins124
   
Losses93
   
Saves031
   
Blown Saves07
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed16751
   
Earned Runs8121
   
Home Runs Allowed278
   
Strikeouts19891
   
Walks5716
   
ERA3.952.93
   
WHIP1.221.02
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Lance Lynn
SP - CWS
Lance Lynn
Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
News 
 Lance Lynn allowed just two hits in his five innings of work, striking out nine and not allowing a single earned run.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Mon, Sep 13th
Liam Hendriks had a clean 1-2-3 eighth inning on Tuesday, striking out two batters in the process.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, Sep 21st
 The White Sox reinstated RHP Lance Lynn (knee) from the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 11th
Liam Hendricks allowed just one hit, an infield single, in the inning as he secured the victory for the White Sox.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sat, Sep 11th
 White Sox pitcher Lance Lynn is expected to start on Sunday against Boston. It will be his first outing since landing on the 10-day injured list with right knee inflammation at the end of August.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Sep 9th
Liam Hendricks has an easy 1-2-3 ninth inning against Oakland on Tuesday, striking out one batter in the process.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 8th
 Lance Lynn is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Friday.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Sep 8th
Liam Hendricks pitched a 1-2-3 ninth on Saturday, striking out one batter to earn his 32nd save of the season.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sun, Sep 5th
 The White Sox placed Lance Lynn on the 10-day injured list with a knee injury.
Corbin Young
Wed, Sep 1st
Liam Hendricks recorded five outs on just 18 pitches Wednesday, allowing one hit and striking out two batters.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Thu, Sep 2nd
Notes 
 Lynn turned in another stellar year in 2020, leading MLB with 84 innings pitched, striking out plenty of batters, and keeping his walk rate and overall numbers in check. But there are a few warning signs under the hood, including his 4.19 FIP, his 4.34 xFIP, and his career-high 79.4% LOB rate. Of bigger concern is his trade to the White Sox and hitter-friendly Guaranteed Rate Field, particularly because Lynn had a 38.3% fly-ball rate in 2019 and a 42.3% fly-ball rate last year. That led to the worst HR/9 rate of his career and second-worst HR/FB rate (13.8%) in 2020. Countering those troublesome warning signs, however, is the fact that he'll be caught by perhaps the best pitch framer in baseball in Yasmani Grandal, and that will generally help with his numbers which, again, were excellent last year. Add it all up and Lynn's ERA should likely increase simply because of the additional home runs he'll allow if he can't turn around his trend in fly-ball rate, but Grandal's presence and Lynn's general aptitude on the mound should allow for another strong season and make him worthy of a selection as an SP2.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Hendriks showed last year that his 2019 breakout season was not a fluke, as he improved on just about all of his numbers. Not only did he put up 14 saves in the shortened season, but he dropped his ERA to 1.78, his WHIP to 0.67, and his walk rate to just 3.3%. In short, there's nothing negative you can possibly take away from his 2020 season. Despite moving to a worse park with the White Sox, Hendriks is, without question one of the top closers in fantasy, and should be either the first or second (behind only Josh Hader) relief pitcher drafted.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Hendriks has the most fWAR among relievers over the past two seasons. He got even better in 2020 as both his walk-rate and strikeout-rate ranked within the 98th percentile. Set to exclusively handle the ninth inning for one of the best teams in the American League, Hendriks can confidently be drafted as a top-three closer for 2021 fantasy baseball drafts.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros