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Who Should I Draft?

Liam Hendriks or Carlos Carrasco (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - NYM
Carlos Carrasco
Expert
Recommendation
92%
Recommended by
46 of 50 experts
8%
Recommended by
4 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 61
Best Rank# 14# 16
Worst Rank# 57# 183
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 55# 116
Best Rank# 49# 96
Worst Rank# 62# 179
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts91147
Wins49
Saves310
ERA2.933.48
WHIP1.021.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 79
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 77
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 52
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 20# 67
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 31# 137
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 183
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 20# 70
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 19# 29
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 22
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 29# 36
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 35
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 19# 56
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 17# 55
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 20# 32
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 17# 93
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 68
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 22# 63
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 16# 96
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 26
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 18# 107
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 24# 84
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 25# 59
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 70
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 19# 81
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 23# 76
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 22# 65
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 166
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 57
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 18# 99
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 22# 65
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 30
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 17# 48
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 21# 62
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 48
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 25# 56
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 28
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 24# 59
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 24# 42
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 20# 56
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 22# 41
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 14# 74
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 19# 62
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 20# 70
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 19# 25
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 21# 119
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 19# 80
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 21# 19
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 23# 16
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 26
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 57# 47
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - NYM
Carlos Carrasco
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2412
   
Games Started012
   
Innings Pitched25.168.2
   
Wins33
   
Losses14
   
Saves140
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed1455
   
Earned Runs522
   
Home Runs Allowed18
   
Strikeouts3782
   
Walks327
   
ERA1.782.91
   
WHIP0.671.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - NYM
Carlos Carrasco
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6322
   
Games Started021
   
Innings Pitched66.0125.4
   
Wins49
   
Losses36
   
Saves310
   
Blown Saves70
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed51107
   
Earned Runs2149
   
Home Runs Allowed817
   
Strikeouts91147
   
Walks1634
   
ERA2.933.48
   
WHIP1.021.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - NYM
Carlos Carrasco
News 
 Liam Hendriks allowed one run on two hits and struck out two in one inning, taking a blown save in Sunday's 4-3 extra-inning loss versus the Royals.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 11th
Mets pitcher Carlos Carrasco will fly soon to the Mets' alternate site in Brooklyn to begin doing fielding work.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Apr 12th
 Liam Hendriks struck out one across a perfect inning during Wednesday’s 8-4 loss to the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Wed, Apr 7th
Mets manager Luis Rojas said Carlos Carrasco threw two innings Sunday during a simulated game at the team’s spring training facility.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 4th
 Liam Hendriks allowed two runs on two hits and one walk while striking out two over 1 1/3 innings to earn the save in Friday’s 12-8 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Sat, Apr 3rd
The New York Mets placed Carlos Carrasco, Seth Lugo, and Drew Smith on the 10-day injured list Thursday.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Apr 1st
 Liam Hendriks is pitching today after dealing with a bout of kidney stones.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Mar 26th
Mets RHP Carlos Carrasco (hamstring) has begun a throwing program.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 29th
 Liam Hendriks has reportedly been dealing with kidney stones, according to manager Tony La Russa. La Russa indicated there's a 'good chance' Hendriks could pitch this weekend.
Matt Flipi
Wed, Mar 24th
Mets RHP Carlos Carrasco (hamstring) says the Mets medical staff hasn't given him a timeline for his return.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 20th
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
Carrasco suffered a serious hamstring strain in mid-March which is likely to keep him out 6-8 weeks. It's a devastating blow to the veteran who returned strong from his battle with leukemia in 2019 to post a 2.91 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 2020. There was plenty to like about Carrasco in New York, including that the Mets will provide him with a better chance at wins, their infield defense should be above average, and Carrasco will play in a more favorable park. But at this point, he's nothing more than a bench starter for your fantasy team given his injury.
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
We can completely write off Carrasco's 2019 season as the right-hander was going through a battle with leukemia. The 33-year-old heroically bounced back last summer, posting a 2.91 ERA to go along with a 1.21 WHIP and 82 strikeouts in 64 innings. A 9.6% walk rate is mildly concerning, but Carrasco misses enough bats that he should still be viewed as a reliable SP2/3. The perception around him seems to be that he isn't durable, but Carrasco started 30 games three times from 2015-18.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros