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Who Should I Draft?

Liam Hendriks or Ken Giles (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
38 of 43 experts
12%
Recommended by
5 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 30# 40
Best Rank# 22# 28
Worst Rank# 61# 89
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 94# 128
Best Rank# 81# 106
Worst Rank# 115# 142
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3331
Wins11
Saves1110
ERA2.973.16
WHIP1.081.11
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 57
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 45
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 37# 60
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 47
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 38# 44
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 57
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 25# 30
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 36
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 37# 55
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 37# 49
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 32# 34
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 41
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 28
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 32# 55
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 28# 37
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 42# 44
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 34# 47
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 46# 48
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 34# 43
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 32# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 39# 46
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 27# 35
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 52
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 35# 40
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 27# 33
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 29# 38
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 27# 45
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 49
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 36# 52
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 26# 37
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 30# 34
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 44
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 46# 89
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 44# 58
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 27# 38
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 32# 50
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 44# 50
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 30# 41
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 35# 30
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 36# 29
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 39# 37
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 46# 35
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 61# 51
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7553
   
Games Started20
   
Innings Pitched85.153.2
   
Wins42
   
Losses43
   
Saves2523
   
Blown Saves71
   
Holds80
   
Hits Allowed6136
   
Earned Runs1711
   
Home Runs Allowed55
   
Strikeouts12483
   
Walks2117
   
ERA1.801.87
   
WHIP0.961.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2523
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched24.822.7
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves1110
   
Blown Saves50
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed2018
   
Earned Runs88
   
Home Runs Allowed33
   
Strikeouts3331
   
Walks77
   
ERA2.973.16
   
WHIP1.081.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
News 
 Liam Hendriks pitched one inning against the Cubs Monday night, giving up one hit and striking out three.
Aaron Hudson
Mon, Mar 2nd
Ken Giles pitched a scoreless inning and struck out one batter on Wednesday in the Blue Jays' Grapefruit League win over the Orioles.
John Aubin
Thu, Mar 12th
Notes 
 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
Giles is the perfect candidate for your first closer if you don't want to invest heavily into the top guys. He has no competition in the pen in Toronto.
Michael Waterloo - 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
Giles may have had the quietest 1.87 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in the history of baseball. Add to that a a 14.09/9 strikeout rate and Giles was one of the best relievers in baseball in 2019. He'll be a free agent after this year so it seems unlikely he holds down the closer's role in Toronto all year. But he'll certainly help your overall numbers in the first half of the season at least.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros