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Who Should I Draft?

Liam Hendriks or Ryan Pressly (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
51 of 51 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 39
Best Rank# 14# 21
Worst Rank# 57# 77
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 55# 105
Best Rank# 49# 103
Worst Rank# 62# 131
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts9175
Wins43
Saves3129
ERA2.933.28
WHIP1.021.15
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 48
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 36
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 45
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 20# 29
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 31# 37
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 33
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 20# 40
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 19# 44
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 42
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 23# 50
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 29# 42
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 19# 36
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 21# 45
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 17# 32
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 20# 37
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 17# 21
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 37
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 22# 37
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 16# 39
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 47
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 18# 42
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 24# 25
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 25# 37
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 36
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 19# 41
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 57# 59
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 23# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 22# 44
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 77
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 32
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 18# 25
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 31# 46
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 68
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 22# 39
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 47
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 17# 37
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 21# 34
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 45
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 25# 38
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 46
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 24# 37
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 24# 45
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 20# 35
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 22# 47
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 14# 38
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 19# 41
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 20# 24
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 19# 50
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 21# 58
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 19# 41
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2423
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched25.121.0
   
Wins31
   
Losses13
   
Saves1412
   
Blown Saves14
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed1422
   
Earned Runs59
   
Home Runs Allowed12
   
Strikeouts3729
   
Walks37
   
ERA1.783.86
   
WHIP0.671.38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6362
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched66.060.7
   
Wins43
   
Losses33
   
Saves3129
   
Blown Saves714
   
Holds25
   
Hits Allowed5153
   
Earned Runs2122
   
Home Runs Allowed87
   
Strikeouts9175
   
Walks1617
   
ERA2.933.28
   
WHIP1.021.15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
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
Astros closer Ryan Pressly struck out all three batters he faced while pitching the ninth inning against the Diamondbacks on Sunday. He required just 12 pitches and nine strikes en route to earning the save. Houston ultimately defeated Arizona by a score of 7-6.
Andersen Pickard
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
Astros closer struck out one batter while throwing a scoreless ninth inning against the Angels on Sunday. He earned the save as Houston ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 3-1.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Sep 12th
 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
Astros closer Ryan Pressly allowed three runs over 0.2 innings against the Mariners, breaking a critical late-game tie and eventually costing Houston the game. His final line included two hits, one walk, two strikeouts, and the loss. Houston ultimately fell to Seattle by a score of 8-5.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Sep 8th
 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
Astros star closer Ryan Pressly threw a scoreless ninth inning against the Padres on Friday. He issued one walk and zero hits en route to earning the save. Houston ultimately defeated San Diego by a score of 6-3.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 4th
 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
Astros closer Ryan Pressly threw a scoreless ninth inning against the Mariners on Monday, amassing one walk and one strikeout along the way. He earned the save as Houston ultimately defeated Seattle by a score of 4-3.
Andersen Pickard
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
Pressly had his usual solid season, but got the benefit of closing for the Astros after Roberto Osuna's injury. His numbers fell off a bit from the previous two years (his 1.33 WHIP was particularly out of character), but he will almost certainly rebound from the .365 BABIP he allowed. He's slated to again be the Astros' closer, and as such, should provide plenty of saves while giving fantasy managers positive value in ratios. That makes him one of the few reliable closers worth drafting at more than a late-round price.
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