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Who Should I Draft?

Liam Hendriks or Zack Wheeler (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
28 of 43 experts
35%
Recommended by
15 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 30# 37
Best Rank# 22# 17
Worst Rank# 61# 90
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 93# 108
Best Rank# 82# 88
Worst Rank# 115# 120
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3363
Wins14
Saves110
ERA2.974.16
WHIP1.081.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 90
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 37# 41
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 35# 76
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 25# 38
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 63
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 37# 39
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 32# 54
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 32
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 61
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 32# 33
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 28# 35
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 34# 40
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 46# 63
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 34# 37
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 32# 36
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 27# 47
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 34# 36
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 38
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 35# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 27# 43
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 29# 46
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 27# 41
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 36# 40
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 26# 62
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 39# 68
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 27# 33
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 30# 31
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 30# 29
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 32# 28
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 28
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 27
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 31
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 37# 34
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 38# 34
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 30
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 39# 17
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 42# 28
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 44# 22
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 44# 30
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 45# 33
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 46# 31
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 61# 59
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7531
   
Games Started231
   
Innings Pitched85.1195.0
   
Wins411
   
Losses48
   
Saves250
   
Blown Saves70
   
Holds80
   
Hits Allowed61196
   
Earned Runs1785
   
Home Runs Allowed522
   
Strikeouts124195
   
Walks2150
   
ERA1.803.92
   
WHIP0.961.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2511
   
Games Started011
   
Innings Pitched24.864.9
   
Wins14
   
Losses13
   
Saves110
   
Blown Saves50
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed2064
   
Earned Runs830
   
Home Runs Allowed310
   
Strikeouts3363
   
Walks719
   
ERA2.974.16
   
WHIP1.081.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
News 
 Liam Hendriks pitched one inning against the Cubs Monday night, giving up one hit and striking out three.
Aaron Hudson
Mon, Mar 2nd
Phillies manager Joe Girardi says there is a chance Zack Wheeler (paternity) might not be available for the start of the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
  Zack Wheeler could miss one or two starts at the beginning of the season with his wife expecting a baby sometime in July.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Jun 26th
  Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out six over four innings in Tuesday's win over the Minnesota Twins.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 10th
  Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed two earned runs on three hits and one walk while striking out two over 2 1/3 innings in Thursday's Spring Training outing against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 5th
  Phillies pitcher Zack Wheeler allowed two earned runs on one hit and one walk while striking out two over two innings in his Spring debut with his new team on Saturday. Both runs came on a two-run homer off the bat of Toronto‚Äôs Danny Jansen.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Mar 1st
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
Wheeler's had a fine career so far, and he parlayed a solid year with the Mets into a long-term deal with the Phillies. He's not that attractive of a fantasy asset, but he'll offer the volume you want this year.
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
Wheeler's numbers declined from his breakout 2018 season but, overall, there were plenty of gains. He upped his strikeout rate and velocity, cut his walk rate, and set a career high in innings. Now with the Phillies, he'll see a downgrade in park, but because he's been able to avoid home runs over the last two seasons, the move should not have too much of an impact. Wheeler probably won't develop into a fantasy ace, but he's, at worst, a strong third fantasy starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros