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Who Should I Draft?

Liam Hendriks or Raisel Iglesias (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Raisel Iglesias
RP - LAA
Raisel Iglesias
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
50 of 51 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 32
Best Rank# 14# 21
Worst Rank# 57# 60
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 55# 94
Best Rank# 49# 84
Worst Rank# 62# 112
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts9179
Wins44
Saves3128
ERA2.933.57
WHIP1.021.15
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 43
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 24
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 33
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 20# 33
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 31# 34
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 31
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 20# 29
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 19# 21
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 26
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 23# 40
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 29# 44
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 32
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 19# 32
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 21# 38
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 17# 27
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 20# 46
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 17# 23
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 33
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 22# 35
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 16# 24
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 37
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 18# 32
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 24# 34
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 25# 35
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 29
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 19# 33
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 57# 60
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 23# 45
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 22# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 39
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 33
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 18# 26
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 53
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 22# 32
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 42
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 17# 34
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 21# 31
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 37
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 25# 36
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 36
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 24# 27
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 24# 35
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 20# 32
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 22# 36
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 14# 25
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 19# 32
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 20# 26
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 19# 39
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 21# 40
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 19# 33
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 31# 26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Raisel Iglesias
RP - LAA
Raisel Iglesias
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2422
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched25.123.2
   
Wins34
   
Losses13
   
Saves148
   
Blown Saves12
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed1416
   
Earned Runs57
   
Home Runs Allowed11
   
Strikeouts3731
   
Walks35
   
ERA1.782.74
   
WHIP0.670.91
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Raisel Iglesias
RP - LAA
Raisel Iglesias
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6363
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched66.064.0
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves3128
   
Blown Saves77
   
Holds22
   
Hits Allowed5154
   
Earned Runs2125
   
Home Runs Allowed89
   
Strikeouts9179
   
Walks1619
   
ERA2.933.57
   
WHIP1.021.15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Raisel Iglesias
RP - LAA
Raisel Iglesias
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
Raisel Iglesias shut the door on Thursday, allowing two hits, and striking out three over an inning pitched against the Astros on Thursday.
Liam Gibney
Fri, Sep 24th
 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
Raisel Iglesias took the loss on Sunday. He went one innings, allowed one hit, one walk, and one run in the ninth inning against the A’s.
Liam Gibney
Mon, Sep 20th
 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
Raisel Iglesias allowed two hits and struck out two en route to closing the door on the White Sox in the ninth innings, earning his 32nd save of the season.
Liam Gibney
Thu, Sep 16th
 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
Raisel Iglesias allowed two hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck out one. But he was able to come through in collecting his 31st save on Saturday.
Liam Gibney
Sun, Sep 12th
 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
Raisel Iglesias pitched a clean inning on his way to earning his 28th save of the season against the Yankees on Monday.
Liam Gibney
Tue, Aug 31st
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
Iglesias bounced back from a sub-par 2019 to post an excellent 2020 season, with a 2.74 ERA, a 0.91 WHIP, and the lowest walk rate of his career. He'll now move to the Angels where he'll keep his role as a closer. Iglesias's numbers should be solid as usual, and his precise value should hinge on whether the Angels use him in more of a multi-inning role like the Reds historically did (which limited Iglesias's save totals), or deploy him as a more traditional ninth-inning option. Either way, Iglesias will be the Angels' stopper, and hence, should be drafted as a strong top-10 RP option.
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