Who Should I Draft?

Rich Hill or Ken Giles (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
30 of 59 experts
49%
Recommended by
29 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 54# 53
Best Rank# 38# 16
Worst Rank# 124# 110
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 144# 174
Best Rank# 134# 154
Worst Rank# 157# 187
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts74150
Wins310
Saves300
ERA3.603.51
WHIP1.181.15
   
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  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5525
   
Games Started024
   
Innings Pitched50.2133.1
   
Wins011
   
Losses35
   
Saves260
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed54108
   
Earned Runs2654
   
Home Runs Allowed620
   
Strikeouts53150
   
Walks741
   
ERA4.653.66
   
WHIP1.211.12
   
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6324
   
Games Started024
   
Innings Pitched63.1136.1
   
Wins310
   
Losses37
   
Saves300
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed57112
   
Earned Runs2553
   
Home Runs Allowed718
   
Strikeouts74150
   
Walks1845
   
ERA3.603.51
   
WHIP1.181.15
   
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
News 
 Ken Giles didn't allow a baserunner and struck out two during the ninth inning in a save against the Yankees on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
Rich Hill has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL in his left knee.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 13th
 Ken Giles gave up a solo homer before finishing off the Orioles in the ninth inning Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
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
 Ken Giles allowed one hit and a walk but struck out two during the ninth to nail down his 19th save in a 4-3 victory against the Red Sox on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 11th
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
 Ken Giles gave up a two-run home run in the ninth inning and took a loss against the Astros on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 2nd
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
 Ken Giles saved the game against his former club on Saturday night, working a scoreless ninth inning to protect a two-run lead against the Astros.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 1st
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
Notes 
 The Blue Jays took on Ken Giles in the Osuna trade last year. Although Giles' 2018 stats don't look pretty at first glance, his underlying numbers - including a terrific 53-to-7 strikeout-to-walk ratio - weren't too bad. Giles actually makes for a decent bounce-back candidate and potential draft-day value if your leaguemates are scared off by last year's 4.65 ERA.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
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
 After holding down Houston's closing gig in 2017, Giles garnered a 3.08 FIP and 7.57 K/BB rate in 2018. He also posted a 4.65 ERA and got shipped to Toronto after losing the ninth-inning gig. It's the second time in three years his ERA has soared over 4.00 despite excellent peripherals, so drafters can never get too comfortable with the erratic righty. There's still a lot to like. His strikeouts dropped despite an elite 16.0% swinging-strike rate, and he closed the season with 10 scoreless outings as the Blue Jays' closer, a role he'll hold to start the season. He's not far off from the guy who recorded a 2.30 ERA, 11.9 K/9, and 34 saves in 2017.
Andrew Gould - 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
 Giles may have been an elite closer in 2015 and 2017, but his other two seasons have been disappointing for fantasy owners. Although he straightened is out with Toronto in his final 20 innings, we were still looking at a low K-rate and an ERA over 4.00. Plus, it isn't like there will be a ton of save opportunities in Toronto like he saw in Houston the past few years.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros