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Who Should I Draft?

Liam Hendriks or Kyle Hendricks (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
36 of 51 experts
29%
Recommended by
15 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 24
Best Rank# 14# 13
Worst Rank# 57# 43
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 55# 72
Best Rank# 49# 63
Worst Rank# 62# 79
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts91154
Wins412
Saves310
ERA2.933.88
WHIP1.021.17
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 21
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 20
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 31# 43
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 32
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 20# 21
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 19# 34
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 35
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 26
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 19# 25
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 21# 23
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 17# 39
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 17# 22
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 26
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 22# 29
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 16# 25
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 30
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 18# 26
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 27
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 19# 28
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 23# 27
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 22# 25
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 27
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 30
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 18# 23
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 22# 23
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 25
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 17# 20
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 21# 23
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 22
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 27
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 20# 25
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 22# 32
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 14# 35
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 19# 24
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 19# 27
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 21# 35
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 19# 13
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 20# 18
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 20# 19
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 20# 18
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 18
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 23# 21
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 24# 23
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 24# 23
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 24# 19
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 25# 21
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 25# 20
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 29# 26
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 31# 29
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 32
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 57# 20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2412
   
Games Started012
   
Innings Pitched25.181.0
   
Wins36
   
Losses15
   
Saves140
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed1473
   
Earned Runs526
   
Home Runs Allowed110
   
Strikeouts3764
   
Walks38
   
ERA1.782.88
   
WHIP0.671.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6330
   
Games Started030
   
Innings Pitched66.0182.3
   
Wins412
   
Losses310
   
Saves310
   
Blown Saves70
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed51178
   
Earned Runs2179
   
Home Runs Allowed825
   
Strikeouts91154
   
Walks1634
   
ERA2.933.88
   
WHIP1.021.17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
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
Kyle Hendricks went 5 2/3 innings versus the Twins Wednesday. He would allow four runs (three earned) and take the loss to fall to 14-7 on the season.
Jamie Mellor
Thu, Sep 23rd
 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
Kyle Hendricks went 3 2/3 innings Thursday versus the Phillies. He would allow seven runs but took a no-decision.
Jamie Mellor
Fri, Sep 17th
 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
Kyle Hendricks went six innings versus the Giants Saturday. He would allow one run and earn a no-decision.
Jamie Mellor
Sat, Sep 11th
 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
Kyle Hendricks went 4 1/3 innings versus the Pirates Saturday. He would allow six runs in a no-decision. Hendricks has allowed 28 runs over his last five starts.
Jamie Mellor
Sun, Sep 5th
 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
Kyle Hendricks went 4 2/3 innings versus Chicago Sunday. He would allow eight runs and take the loss to fall to 14-6 on the season.
Jamie Mellor
Mon, Aug 30th
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
Hendricks is the Rodney Dangerfield of fantasy pitchers in that he never gets the respect he deserves. He's had an ERA above 3.46 once in his career and he's never had a WHIP higher than 1.19. Yes, his strikeout rate is never going to help fantasy managers, but Dave Ross let him go deeper into games last year (Hendricks' 81 innings pitched were among the most in MLB), so he should make up for his lack of strikeout rate with some additional innings. The Cubs probably won't be a great team but the NL Central has mostly weak offenses, so Hendricks should find his way to enough wins to make a difference. Ignore the fact that he outperforms his expected metrics every year. Hendricks is a reliable, high-end SP3 for a fantasy team. Just be sure to take care of strikeouts elsewhere.
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
Hendricks is the type of fantasy player who can fit perfectly with certain roster construction. As a starting pitcher, he invites contact while suppressing damage on batted balls. This means that his strikeout rate leaves a lot to be desired. However, the ERA and WHIP are always fantastic, which makes Hendricks a perennially undervalued player. By drafting Hendricks in the middle rounds, fantasy managers can load up on high K/9 players later on.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros