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
61%
Recommended by
36 of 59 experts
39%
Recommended by
23 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 50# 56
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 
 Nick Pivetta was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 24th
Cole Hamels allowed two runs on three hits and five walks while striking out four through 3.1 innings in a no-decision against the Reds on Monday.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 17th
 Phillies pitcher Nick Pivetta allowed two hits and struck out four over two scoreless innings to earn his first save in Saturday's win over the White Sox.
Mike Maher
Sun, Aug 4th
Cole Hamels (7-7) allowed one run on four hits and four walks while striking out six through four 1/3 innings in Wednesday’s 4-0 loss to the Padres. He took his seventh loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
 Pivetta will reportedly move to the bullpen once the Phillies' signing of Drew Smyly is official.
James Bisson
Fri, Jul 19th
Cole Hamels (7-6) took the loss Friday against the Brewers, allowing five runs on nine hits and two walks over 3.1 innings. He struck out three.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 7th
 Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed one earned run on no hits and four walks while striking out four over 2 1/3 innings in a rain-shortened no-decision against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jul 18th
Cole Hamels (7-5) took the loss Saturday against the Brewers, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks over six innings. He struck out seven.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Aug 31st
 Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed three earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two over five innings in a loss to the Nationals on Friday. The loss drops him to 4-4 on the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jul 12th
Cole Hamels did not factor into the decision in Sunday's loss to the Giants, allowing two runs on seven hits and one walk over five innings.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 25th
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