Who Should I Draft?

Madison Bumgarner or Kyle Hendricks (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Madison Bumgarner
SP - SF
Madison Bumgarner
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
35 of 56 experts
38%
Recommended by
21 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 44
Best Rank# 18# 14
Worst Rank# 67# 97
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 96# 126
Best Rank# 67# 116
Worst Rank# 108# 144
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts164155
Wins1013
Saves00
ERA3.703.67
WHIP1.221.20
   
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Injury Alert-IL10
   
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# 34# 45
   
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# 39# 47
   
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# 33# 57
   
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# 36# 25
   
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# 37# 18
   
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# 39# 33
   
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# 43# 39
   
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# 43# 40
   
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# 45# 38
   
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# 46# 41
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 47# 39
   
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# 47# 44
   
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# 48# 45
   
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# 48# 21
   
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The Athletic
# 52# 17
   
Max Freeze
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# 54# 50
   
KJ
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# 56# 37
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 56# 51
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 58# 56
   
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# 63# 60
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 67# 29
   
  Madison Bumgarner
SP - SF
Madison Bumgarner
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2133
   
Games Started2133
   
Innings Pitched130.1199.1
   
Wins614
   
Losses711
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed118184
   
Earned Runs4776
   
Home Runs Allowed1422
   
Strikeouts109161
   
Walks4344
   
ERA3.263.44
   
WHIP1.241.15
   
  Madison Bumgarner
SP - SF
Madison Bumgarner
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2931
   
Games Started2931
   
Innings Pitched181.9184.3
   
Wins1013
   
Losses119
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed170175
   
Earned Runs7575
   
Home Runs Allowed2421
   
Strikeouts164155
   
Walks5147
   
ERA3.703.67
   
WHIP1.221.20
   
  Madison Bumgarner
SP - SF
Madison Bumgarner
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
News 
 Madison Bumgarner received a no-decision on Saturday versus Milwaukee, surrendering five runs (three earned) on five hits in six innings of work.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
Kyle Hendricks (shoulder) has an impingement that could keep him out until after the All-Star break.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Jun 18th
 Madison Bumgarner fell to 3-6 on Sunday versus the Dodgers, spinning seven innings of one-run ball while striking out five.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 9th
The Cubs placed Kyle Hendricks on the 10-day IL with right shoulder inflammation.
Dan Harris
Sat, Jun 15th
 Madison Bumgarner received a no-decision on Tuesday versus the Mets, throwing six innings of three-run ball while striking out five.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 4th
Kyle Hendricks allowed five runs on six hits over 4 1/3rd innings in the Cubs' 5-3 loss to the Dodgers on Friday. He walked two and struck out one while falling to 7-5.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 15th
 Madison Bumgarner fell to 3-5 on Wednesday in Miami, giving up two runs on six hits over six innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 30th
Kyle Hendricks allowed one run on eight hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 5-1 win over the Cardinals on Sunday. He walked none and struck out three while improving to 5-1.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 10th
 Madison Bumgarner received a no-decision on Thursday versus Atlanta, allowing two runs on six hits over six solid innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 23rd
Kyle Hendricks allowed three runs on six hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 6-3 win over the Rockies on Tuesday. He walked one and struck out ten while improving to 6-4.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 4th
Notes 
 Bumgarner was one of the best fantasy starters out there until a couple of years ago, but he hasn't been quite the same since his 2017 dirt bike accident. He has remained a help in ERA thanks to his ability to limit base hits, but his strikeout rate has plummeted and last year his walk rate rose as well. Bumgarner's peripherals suggest he is playing with fire, even in a very pitcher-friendly environment in San Francisco. Still just 29 years old, a big bounce back season cannot be completely discounted, but there is no question that Bumgarner is a risk-reward choice on draft day.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
His success defies common convention, but how many times does Hendricks have to prove himself as a sustainable anomaly? He boasts a 3.07 career ERA in 789 innings, only once going over 3.45 (3.95 in 2015). He has made at least 30 starts in three of the last four seasons, and a stellar 5.4% walk rate led to a 1.15 WHIP in 2018. Despite his lacking velocity, The Professor typically records 160-170 strikeouts over a full season of work. He's a boring, but effective SP3 to pair with high-upside strikeout pitchers.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 A dirt-bike accident in 2017 and broken hand suffered last spring limited Bumgarner to 240.2 combined innings in the past two seasons. He had previously exceeded 200 in each of the last six seasons. While he could regain his workhorse label in 2019, the 29-year-old must combat declines in velocity, swinging strikes (9.2%), and strikeouts (19.8%). Don't pay for past success, but take him as a stable, high-floor SP3 if everyone else is fading the owner of a career 3.03 ERA.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros