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Who Should I Draft?

Liam Hendriks or Aroldis Chapman (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
43 of 51 experts
16%
Recommended by
8 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 23
Best Rank# 14# 16
Worst Rank# 57# 61
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 55# 65
Best Rank# 49# 62
Worst Rank# 62# 80
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts9185
Wins43
Saves3132
ERA2.932.89
WHIP1.021.09
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 24
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 23
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 30
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 20# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 18
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 20# 22
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 19# 36
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 24
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 23# 39
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 29# 37
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 23
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 19# 26
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 21# 27
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 20# 24
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 17# 19
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 24
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 22# 30
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 16# 19
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 24
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 18# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 24# 32
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 25# 26
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 28
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 19# 23
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 57# 61
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 22# 31
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 25
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 23
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 18# 20
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 22# 24
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 24
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 17# 25
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 25
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 25# 27
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 24
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 20# 29
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 22# 25
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 14# 21
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 19# 23
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 20# 23
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 19# 22
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 21# 26
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 19# 27
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 17# 16
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 21# 19
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 23# 19
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 24# 19
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 24# 22
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 31# 23
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 31# 23
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 36
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2413
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched25.112.3
   
Wins31
   
Losses11
   
Saves143
   
Blown Saves12
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed146
   
Earned Runs54
   
Home Runs Allowed12
   
Strikeouts3722
   
Walks34
   
ERA1.783.09
   
WHIP0.670.86
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6358
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched66.056.6
   
Wins43
   
Losses32
   
Saves3132
   
Blown Saves77
   
Holds21
   
Hits Allowed5138
   
Earned Runs2118
   
Home Runs Allowed86
   
Strikeouts9185
   
Walks1624
   
ERA2.932.89
   
WHIP1.021.09
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
News 
 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
Aroldis Chapman pitched a perfect ninth inning while striking out two to earn a save in the win over the Orioles on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 16th
 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
Aroldis Chapman fired a scoreless ninth inning, allowing one hit while striking out one to earn the save in the win over the Mets on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 12th
 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
Aroldis Chapman lasted just 2/3 of an inning giving up a homer and walking two before being pulled on Wednesday as the Yankees lost to the Blue Jays by a 6-3 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 9th
 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
Aroldis Chapman (5-4) took the loss Saturday, giving up one run on one hit and one walk in the ninth inning as the Yankees fell 4-3 to the Orioles. He struck out three.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 5th
 Liam Hendricks gave up a one-out single in the ninth, but quickly got a double play to escape the inning and secure the victory for Chicago.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 1st
Aroldis Chapman saved Thursday's 7-6 win over the Athletics, allowing one hit with one strikeout in the ninth.
John Aubin
Fri, Aug 27th
Notes 
 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
Chapman missed time last year because he was diagnosed with COVID-19, but he was largely the same pitcher as always when he was on the mount. He struck out 22 batters in his 11 2/3 innings pitched and allowed just six hits. His velocity may be slightly below what it was at its peak, but it's still elite, and he appears to have plenty left in the tank heading into his age-33 season. He'll again close for one of the best teams in baseball, and although he's never had a 40-save season, he should easily surpass 30 and be one of the top closers drafted in fantasy.
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