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Who Should I Draft?

Liam Hendriks or Brandon Woodruff (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
34 of 44 experts
23%
Recommended by
10 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 29# 30
Best Rank# 21# 22
Worst Rank# 110# 57
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 86# 93
Best Rank# 76# 82
Worst Rank# 91# 115
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6433
Wins41
Saves011
ERA3.972.97
WHIP1.261.08
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 40
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 33
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 37
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 27# 38
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 35
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 28# 37
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 31# 37
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 32
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 30
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 22# 32
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 28
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 21# 42
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 21# 34
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 34# 46
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 29# 34
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 22# 32
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 34# 39
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 32
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 32# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 28
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 25# 57
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 26# 28
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 27
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 39
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 28# 36
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 22# 26
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 25# 30
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 34
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 31# 47
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 46
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 26# 35
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 27# 44
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 38# 44
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 24# 30
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 22
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 23
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 110# 25
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 34# 27
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 56# 27
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 44# 32
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 38# 34
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 48# 35
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 37
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 48# 45
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2275
   
Games Started222
   
Innings Pitched122.285.1
   
Wins114
   
Losses34
   
Saves025
   
Blown Saves07
   
Holds08
   
Hits Allowed10961
   
Earned Runs4917
   
Home Runs Allowed125
   
Strikeouts143124
   
Walks3021
   
ERA3.621.80
   
WHIP1.140.96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1125
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched60.624.8
   
Wins41
   
Losses31
   
Saves011
   
Blown Saves05
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed5720
   
Earned Runs278
   
Home Runs Allowed83
   
Strikeouts6433
   
Walks207
   
ERA3.972.97
   
WHIP1.261.08
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
News 
  Liam Hendriks pitched one inning against the Cubs Monday night, giving up one hit and striking out three.
Aaron Hudson
Mon, Mar 2nd
Notes 
 Last year, fantasy managers were trying to decide between Freddy Peralta, Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff. We know who the clear winner was. If Woodruff didn't miss time with an oblique injury, there's no telling how good he'd be. The Brewers bullpen will be relied upon heavily with their other starters, so expect Woodruff to be the go-to length pitcher for them this year.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
The A's haven't had the same reliever lead them in saves in back-to-back seasons since Grant Balfour in 2012.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Woodruff earned his breakout 2019, relying on his elite fastball to limit hard contact and avoid big innings. His solid control allows him to keep the line moving, and the Brewers' strong lineup adds to his win potential. Although he missed a large chunk of the season due to injury, he should be ready to lead the Brewers rotation this year, and can and should be drafted as a strong second-tier starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
If Hendriks' 2019 performance doesn't convince you to wait on closers, nothing will. An afterthought in drafts pitching behind Blake Treinen, Hendriks not only took the closer's role for the A's but also developed into one of the best relievers in the game. A velocity bump made his fastball nearly unhittable and he rarely gave up home runs. He'll be given the chance to repeat his performance, but whether he can is an entirely open question.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 3.01 FIP suggests he has room to improve if he can stay healthy
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros