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Who Should I Draft?

Liam Hendriks or Hyun Jin Ryu (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
33 of 51 experts
35%
Recommended by
18 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 21
Best Rank# 14# 13
Worst Rank# 57# 121
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 55# 62
Best Rank# 49# 56
Worst Rank# 62# 69
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts91158
Wins412
Saves310
ERA2.933.64
WHIP1.021.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 26
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 26
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 29
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 20# 23
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 43
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 23# 121
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 37
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 21# 24
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 17# 34
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 20# 28
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 17# 26
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 22
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 16# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 28
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 18# 21
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 24# 33
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 19# 24
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 23# 24
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 18# 21
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 22
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 17# 19
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 21# 41
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 24
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 25
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 24# 28
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 24# 25
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 22# 37
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 14# 37
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 19# 22
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 20# 25
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 19# 34
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 21# 29
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 19# 26
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 17
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 19# 18
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 19# 18
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 18
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 20# 15
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 20# 16
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 19
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 22# 21
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 20
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 22# 20
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 22# 19
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 25# 19
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 25# 19
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 29# 21
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 31# 24
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 31# 13
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 21
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 57# 14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2412
   
Games Started012
   
Innings Pitched25.167.1
   
Wins35
   
Losses12
   
Saves140
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed1461
   
Earned Runs521
   
Home Runs Allowed16
   
Strikeouts3772
   
Walks317
   
ERA1.782.82
   
WHIP0.671.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6329
   
Games Started029
   
Innings Pitched66.0167.5
   
Wins412
   
Losses38
   
Saves310
   
Blown Saves70
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed51161
   
Earned Runs2168
   
Home Runs Allowed823
   
Strikeouts91158
   
Walks1638
   
ERA2.933.64
   
WHIP1.021.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
News 
 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 Toronto Blue Jays placed pitcher Hyun Jin Ryu (neck) on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a neck strain.
Brad Camara
Mon, Sep 20th
 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
Hyun Jin Ryu allowed five runs on five hits and a walk with two strikeouts in two innings, taking the loss Friday versus Minnesota.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 18th
 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
Hyun Jin Ryu allowed seven runs on eight hits and a walk with four strikeouts in a no-decision in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader versus Baltimore.
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
Hyun Jin Ryu revealed after Monday's start versus the Yankees that he was removed early due to some arm stiffness according to Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 6th
 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
Hyun-Jin Ryu gave up three runs on three hits with three walks and six strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings Tuesday in a loss to the Orioles.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 1st
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
Fantasy managers expected some regression from Ryu after his career season in 2019 and with him moving to the Blue Jays, but it really didn't come. He continued to be among the best in the game at limiting opposing batters' quality of contact, and upped his strikeout rate to 26.2%, second best of his career. Ryu's 2.69 ERA was a bit higher than the 2.32 mark he put up in in 2019, but his FIP, xFIP, SIERA, and xERA were all the same or better than the previous year. In short, other than the potential for injury, which hasn't been a factor in the last two seasons, there's no reason to doubt Ryu at this point.
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
Ryu fits well on certain roto builds. His elite ERA and WHIP numbers give fantasy managers a very strong base at those rate stats. It's much easier to find high-upside strikeout arms later in drafts, which pair well with Ryu's floor. Over the past three seasons only Jacob deGrom (2.10) has a lower ERA than Ryu (2.30).
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros