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
79%
Recommended by
44 of 56 experts
21%
Recommended by
12 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 35# 44
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
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 37# 45
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 47
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 36
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 43# 57
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 61
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 38# 40
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 48# 52
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 29# 48
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 39# 41
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 40# 41
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 20# 73
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 41# 66
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 44# 52
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 44
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 43# 49
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 27# 51
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 42
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 41
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 35# 51
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 43# 45
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 53# 56
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 36# 46
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 34# 39
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 39# 60
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 41# 45
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 39# 43
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 36# 53
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 40# 42
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 27# 44
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 29# 57
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 39# 48
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 68
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 41# 48
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 30# 38
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 51# 58
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 42# 50
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 45# 48
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 39# 44
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 38# 44
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 35# 39
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 30# 97
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 38
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 37# 52
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 40
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 31# 14
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 32# 26
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 35# 29
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 37# 25
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 41# 37
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 42# 33
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 44# 18
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 48# 33
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 50# 47
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 51# 21
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 54# 17
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 49
   
  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 gave up five runs (four earned) on seven hits while striking out seven and not walking a batter over 6 2/3 innings in a win over the Mets on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 11th
The Cubs placed Kyle Hendricks on the 10-day IL with right shoulder inflammation.
Dan Harris
Sat, Jun 15th
 Monday’s game between the Mets and Yankees has been postponed due to rain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 10th
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
 Tanaka will return from the paternity list to start Monday against the Mets.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jun 8th
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
 The Yankees placed Masahiro Tanaka on the paternity leave list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 8th
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
 Tanaka may miss his next scheduled start Sunday in Cleveland due to the birth of his child.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jun 7th
Kyle Hendricks pitched eight effective innings against the Astros on Wednesday, allowing one run on four hits and a walk while striking out seven. He earned the win, moving to 5-4 on the season.
Dan Harris
Thu, May 30th
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