Who Should I Draft?

Nick Pivetta or Cole Hamels (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
35 of 56 experts
38%
Recommended by
21 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 50# 55
Best Rank# 31# 35
Worst Rank# 247# 102
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 151# 146
Best Rank# 147# 120
Worst Rank# 168# 148
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts177166
Wins1011
Saves00
ERA4.153.82
WHIP1.291.27
   
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  Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3332
   
Games Started3232
   
Innings Pitched164.2191.2
   
Wins79
   
Losses1412
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed163176
   
Earned Runs8780
   
Home Runs Allowed2429
   
Strikeouts188188
   
Walks5165
   
ERA4.773.78
   
WHIP1.301.26
   
  Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3029
   
Games Started3029
   
Innings Pitched162.2173.7
   
Wins1011
   
Losses109
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed154159
   
Earned Runs7574
   
Home Runs Allowed2321
   
Strikeouts177166
   
Walks5561
   
ERA4.153.82
   
WHIP1.291.27
   
  Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
News 
 Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed four earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out six over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Atlanta Braves on Friday.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
Cole Hamels fired seven scoreless innings and improved to 6-3 in the Cubs'10-1 win over the Rockies' on Wednesday. He allowed six hits, one walk, and struck out nine.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 13th
 Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed one earned run on six hits and no walks while striking out six over nine innings in a complete game win over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. The win brings him to 4-1 on the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 9th
Cole Hamels fired eight scoreless innings and picked up his fifth win in the Cubs' 3-1 victory over the Cardinals on Friday. He allowed three hits, one walk, and struck out ten.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
 Phillies starter Nick Pivetta tossed six shutout innings on Sunday, allowing three hits and no walks while striking out nine.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 2nd
Cole Hamels allowed one unearned run on two hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 2-1 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday. He walked two and struck out four while falling to 4-2.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 2nd
 Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed three earned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out six over five innings in Tuesday’s win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher
Wed, May 29th
Cole Hamels allowed six runs on seven hits over four innings in the Cubs' 6-5 loss to the Astros on Monday. He walked four and struck out zero while falling to 4-1.
Elliott Baas
Mon, May 27th
 The Phillies announced Nick Pivetta will start on Tuesday versus the Cardinals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 26th
Cole Hamels allowed three runs on nine hits and two walks over four innings against the Phillies on Wednesday. He struck out six.
Dan Harris
Thu, May 23rd
Notes 
 Pivetta's peripherals say that his ERA should have been much better than 4.77 last year, but he was victimized by a high BABIP, low strand rate, and lots and lots of home runs. This is an elite bat misser who has thrown fewer than 300 innings at the Major League level, so there is some breakout potential here. We'll learn this season whether Pivetta is ready to take a step forward or if he's the next in a line of pitchers who don't quite live up to their peripherals.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Hamels displayed all the signs of a pitcher in decline during his three seasons in Texas, but he rebounded nicely upon joining the Cubs at midseason last year. It's hard to know exactly what version of Hamels we'll get at this point, but being in the National League should help. It's not unreasonable to hope for a sub-4.00 ERA, a WHIP in the low 1.20s, and close to a strikeout per inning in 2019.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Most metrics paint Pivetta as the perfect breakout pick. On the strength of a stellar 19.7 K-BB%, he posted a 3.80 FIP and 3.51 SIERA despite a bloated 4.77 ERA. He possesses an excellent curveball and slider combination that each induced swinging-strike rates above 15.0%. Before going all in on a Cy Young Award dark horse, beware an abysmal fastball that surrendered a .302/.385/.516 slash line. His ups and downs also weren't predictable, as he went from silencing the Red Sox to getting stuffed by the Mets in consecutive August outings. There's enough upside to draft him as a top-40 hurler. Just don't assume he's a sure thing to slice his ERA by at least a full run.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Looking caput in Texas, a late trade to the Cubs sparked a revival for Hamels. The veteran southpaw sported a 2.36 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 74 strikeouts in 76.1 innings (12 starts) with his new club. He repaired first-pitch strike (60.1%) and swinging-strike (12.1%) rates that had dipped to alarming levels (56.4%, 9.7%) in 2017, so the 35-year-old may have another strong season left in the tank. Having made at least 30 starts with 188 or more strikeouts in eight of the last nine seasons, Hamels is a more appealing mid-draft workhorse to target ahead of teammates Jose Quintana and Jake Arrieta.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros