Who Should I Draft?

Masahiro Tanaka or Kyle Hendricks (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Masahiro Tanaka
SP - NYY
Masahiro Tanaka
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
46 of 59 experts
22%
Recommended by
13 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 35# 43
Best Rank# 20# 14
Worst Rank# 60# 97
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 120# 126
Best Rank# 97# 116
Worst Rank# 129# 144
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts166155
Wins1213
Saves00
ERA3.803.67
WHIP1.171.20
   
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  Masahiro Tanaka
SP - NYY
Masahiro Tanaka
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2733
   
Games Started2733
   
Innings Pitched156.0199.1
   
Wins1214
   
Losses611
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed141184
   
Earned Runs6576
   
Home Runs Allowed2522
   
Strikeouts159161
   
Walks3544
   
ERA3.753.44
   
WHIP1.131.15
   
  Masahiro Tanaka
SP - NYY
Masahiro Tanaka
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2831
   
Games Started2831
   
Innings Pitched165.0184.3
   
Wins1213
   
Losses89
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed156175
   
Earned Runs7075
   
Home Runs Allowed2421
   
Strikeouts166155
   
Walks3847
   
ERA3.803.67
   
WHIP1.171.20
   
  Masahiro Tanaka
SP - NYY
Masahiro Tanaka
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
News 
 Masahiro Tanaka allowed four runs on eight hits with no walks and six strikeouts across five innings during a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Friday
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
Kyle Hendricks (11-9) earned the win Saturday against the Pirates, allowing one run on seven hits and no walks across six innings. He struck out two.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
 Masahiro Tanaka did not factor into the decision against Boston on Sunday, pitching four innings and giving up four runs on eight hits while striking out two. He did not walk a batter.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 9th
Kyle Hendricks (10-9) earned the win Monday against the Padres, allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits over 5.2 innings. He struck out five and walked one.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 10th
 Masahiro Tanaka took the loss Monday as the Yankees were blanked 7-0 by the Rangers, giving up two runs on seven hits and two walks over six innings while striking out five.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 3rd
Kyle Hendricks allowed one run on three hits and one walk through six innings Monday against the Mariners. He struck out seven and did not factor into the decision.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 2nd
 Masahiro Tanaka got the win against the Mariners on Tuesday, giving up no runs on three hits over seven strong innings, striking out seven and walking one as the Yankees won by a 7-0 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 28th
Kyle Hendricks allowed six runs on eight hits and one walk in 4.2 innings against the Mets on Wednesday. He struck out three and did not factor into the decision.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Aug 29th
 Masahiro Tanaka pitched six innings and took the loss against Oakland on Thursday, giving up five runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out five.
John Aubin
Fri, Aug 23rd
Kyle Hendricks (9-9) earned the win Thursday against the Giants, allowing three hits and walking none over seven scoreless innings, while striking out seven.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Aug 22nd
Notes 
 Tanaka was basically the same pitcher last year as he was in 2017, but he shaved a run off of his ERA thanks to slight improvements in BABIP allowed, home runs allowed, and left-on-base percentage. Still, home runs remain an issue for Tanaka, which explains why his ERA generally lags behind his WHIP. He's also never made it to 200 innings, so he's not exactly a workhorse. At this point we should just accept Tanaka for what he is: a solid third or fourth fantasy starter.
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
 Tanaka's xFIP (3.42) and SIERA (3.50) dropped 0.02 points apiece, but his ERA plunged nearly a full run from 4.74 to 3.75. That works just fine when paired with a 1.13 WHIP and 9.17 K/9. His elite skills support last season's approved ERA if he can avoid home-run catastrophe in Yankee Stadium. Just prepare to assume some added volatility when his splitter isn't clicking, and he's more likely to work 160 innings than 190. Those risks are all factored into his reasonable SP3 price.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros