Who Should I Draft?

Rich Hill or David Robertson (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
37 of 56 experts
34%
Recommended by
19 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 51# 56
Best Rank# 16# 30
Worst Rank# 110# 153
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 174# 145
Best Rank# 154# 125
Worst Rank# 187# 242
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts15089
Wins104
Saves022
ERA3.513.04
WHIP1.151.10
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 50
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 41# 60
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 46# 51
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 64
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 47# 57
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 50# 56
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 55
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 36# 57
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 32# 51
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 47# 64
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 65# 67
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 16# 50
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 48# 52
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 52# 58
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 56# 64
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 45# 48
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 47# 64
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 47
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 54# 83
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 50# 57
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 34# 96
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 56# 68
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 50# 153
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 49# 60
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 55# 79
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 48# 53
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 59
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 71# 108
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 37# 41
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 61# 78
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 44# 53
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 50# 65
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 60# 62
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 41# 42
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 86# 96
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 80
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 42# 40
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 43# 30
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 52# 45
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 52# 42
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 54# 49
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 56# 51
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 58# 53
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 59# 33
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 64# 58
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 67# 40
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 69# 54
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 73# 72
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 79# 56
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 79# 74
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 80# 71
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 90# 82
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 94# 73
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 110# 43
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 58
   
  Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2569
   
Games Started240
   
Innings Pitched133.170.1
   
Wins118
   
Losses53
   
Saves05
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds021
   
Hits Allowed10846
   
Earned Runs5425
   
Home Runs Allowed207
   
Strikeouts15091
   
Walks4126
   
ERA3.663.23
   
WHIP1.121.03
   
  Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2465
   
Games Started240
   
Innings Pitched136.166.2
   
Wins104
   
Losses73
   
Saves022
   
Blown Saves010
   
Holds09
   
Hits Allowed11248
   
Earned Runs5322
   
Home Runs Allowed187
   
Strikeouts15089
   
Walks4525
   
ERA3.513.04
   
WHIP1.151.10
   
  Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
News 
 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
Phillies reliever David Robertson saw orthopedist James Andrews on Monday and will not throw for another three weeks, according to beat writer Matt Gelb on Twitter. Rest has been recommended for his ailing elbow.
Mike Maher
Mon, May 13th
 Rich Hill (forearm) will be placed on the 10-day injured list on Thursday, according to Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jun 20th
David Robertson (elbow) will be evaluated when the team returns home later this week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 22nd
 Rich Hill left the mound at the top of the second inning against the San Fransisco Giants Wednesday. Dave Roberts and a trainer escorted a grimacing Hill out the game.
Jonathan Limehouse - Jonathan Limehouse Fantasy Pros
Wed, Jun 19th
David Robertson has been placed on the IL for 10 days, due to elbow soreness. Righty Drew Anderson will be called up from Triple-A. The relief man is scheduled to undergo a MRI on Tuesday, but is not currently concerned about his long-term status.
Garett Thomas
Mon, Apr 15th
 Rich Hill improved to 4-1 on Friday versus the Cubs, spinning seven innings of three-run ball while striking out seven.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
Phillies reliever David Robertson pitched in the eighth inning of Sunday's win over the Twins, recording two outs and earning a hold before giving way to lefty Adam Morgan. Hector Neris pitched the ninth inning to earn the save.
Mike Maher
Mon, Apr 8th
 Rich Hill improved to 3-1 on Saturday in San Francisco, striking out six while allowing two runs in five innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 9th
Phillies reliever David Robertson had a rough outing on Wednesday against the Nationals, allowing a run on three walks and a hit to take the loss without getting an out in the ninth inning.
Mike Maher
Wed, Apr 3rd
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
Phillies manager Gabe Kapler refused to commit to a single closer in 2018, and that will reportedly happen again in 2019, even after Philadelphia spent $23 million this offseason to bring in Robertson on a two-year contract. Robertson and Seranthony Dominguez are the two logical candidates to share the closer's role, but further late-inning shenanigans simply can't be ruled out from Kapler.
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
Robertson, the owner of a 2.88 ERA and 2.81 FIP, has posted a K/9 of 10.4 or higher in each of his 11 MLB seasons. In most leagues, it's not the end of the world if he isn't Philadelphia's full-time closer, the likely outcome given Gabe Kapler's diversified ninth-inning usage last season. He should at least be in line for some saves alongside Seranthony Dominguez and Hector Neris, making him an intriguing speculative pick once the sturdier choices (there aren't many) fall off the board.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
  It was easy to forget how great Robertson is since he only managed 19 saves over the past two seasons. He has racked up 88 Ks per season and excellent ratios over the last 8 years, however. With plenty of save opportunities in store, we could see him return to being a top 10 closer this year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros