Who Should I Draft?

Rich Hill or Cole Hamels (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
34 of 59 experts
42%
Recommended by
25 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 53# 56
Best Rank# 16# 35
Worst Rank# 110# 102
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 174# 146
Best Rank# 154# 120
Worst Rank# 187# 148
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts150166
Wins1011
Saves00
ERA3.513.82
WHIP1.151.27
   
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# 54# 61
   
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# 47# 102
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 50# 76
   
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Brewer Rat
# 58# 71
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 57
   
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The Athletic
# 36# 71
   
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# 32# 61
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 47# 60
   
KJ
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# 43# 50
   
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The Athletic
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Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 66
   
  Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2532
   
Games Started2432
   
Innings Pitched133.1191.2
   
Wins119
   
Losses512
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed108176
   
Earned Runs5480
   
Home Runs Allowed2029
   
Strikeouts150188
   
Walks4165
   
ERA3.663.78
   
WHIP1.121.26
   
  Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2429
   
Games Started2429
   
Innings Pitched136.1173.7
   
Wins1011
   
Losses79
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed112159
   
Earned Runs5374
   
Home Runs Allowed1821
   
Strikeouts150166
   
Walks4561
   
ERA3.513.82
   
WHIP1.151.27
   
  Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
News 
 Rich Hill has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL in his left knee.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 13th
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
 Rich Hill was pulled after 2/3 of an inning in Thursday’s contest against the Orioles due to a left knee injury.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
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
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Rich Hill (elbow) will pitch out of the bullpen when he returns to the team.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 12th
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
 Rich Hill (elbow) threw from 75 feet and aims to progress to a bullpen session in the next few weeks.
Chris Chen
Thu, Aug 8th
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
 Rich Hill has been diagnosed with a flexor strain. Early reports indicate that he'll have to wait three-to-four weeks before he's able to pick up a baseball. Hill is hopeful that he'll be able to return this season.
Blaine Blontz
Thu, Jun 20th
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 
 It's a bit surprising how much the ECR favors Hill over Kenta Maeda, Hyun-Jin Ryu, and Ross Stripling. All are superb options when healthy, but none should be trusted to work any more than 135 innings. So why such a heavy preference for Hill? The unlikely reclamation project turns 39 before starting the season, and he wasn't as elite (3.66 ERA, 3.97 FIP, 3.57 SIERA) in 2018's 132.2 innings. Drafters must exude patience, as he has struggled out of the gate in each of the last two seasons. In what should come as a surprise to nobody, he's already dealing with a short-term MCL injury that will delay his scheduled Opening Day start. He's a strong SP2 or 3 in the starts he makes, but it wouldn't be shocking to see him run out of steam. Just don't drop him much for this injury; such issues were already expected and factored into his draft cost.
Andrew Gould - 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
 Hill has developed into a high-end fantasy starter in his mid-30s, posting no worse than a 3.66 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 10.18 K/9 over each of the last three seasons. Of course, he's never thrown more than 136 innings in any of those seasons, and we can't expect him to do it this year, either. But he's proven he can be a very valuable fantasy commodity in limited innings, particularly in leagues with a low innings cap.
Andrew Seifter - 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