Who Should I Draft?

Rich Hill or Ken Giles (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
29 of 56 experts
48%
Recommended by
27 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 51# 54
Best Rank# 16# 38
Worst Rank# 110# 124
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 174# 144
Best Rank# 154# 134
Worst Rank# 187# 157
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts15074
Wins103
Saves030
ERA3.513.60
WHIP1.151.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 48
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 41# 76
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 46# 70
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 46
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 47# 53
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 50# 51
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 58# 66
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 36# 78
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 32# 52
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 43# 72
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 16# 92
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 48# 58
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 52# 54
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 47# 50
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 62
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 54# 85
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 34# 119
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 56# 61
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 50# 124
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 49# 56
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 48# 49
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 42# 47
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 56# 63
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 37# 74
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 44# 88
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 52# 58
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 50# 59
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 41# 65
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 48
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 45# 38
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 47# 45
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 50# 44
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 50
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 52# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 48
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 54# 52
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 55# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 56# 43
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 59# 45
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 48
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 60# 50
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 61# 52
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 64# 51
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 65# 64
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 67# 63
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 69# 52
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 71# 39
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 73# 52
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 79# 49
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 79# 71
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 80# 50
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 86# 60
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 90# 57
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 94# 68
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 110# 46
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 56
   
  Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2555
   
Games Started240
   
Innings Pitched133.150.2
   
Wins110
   
Losses53
   
Saves026
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed10854
   
Earned Runs5426
   
Home Runs Allowed206
   
Strikeouts15053
   
Walks417
   
ERA3.664.65
   
WHIP1.121.21
   
  Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2463
   
Games Started240
   
Innings Pitched136.163.1
   
Wins103
   
Losses73
   
Saves030
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed11257
   
Earned Runs5325
   
Home Runs Allowed187
   
Strikeouts15074
   
Walks4518
   
ERA3.513.60
   
WHIP1.151.18
   
  Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
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
Ken Giles gave up a walk and a hit but was able to shut down the Red Sox in the ninth inning on Saturday, preserving a lead to earn his 12th save of the season.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 22nd
 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
Giles was activated from the 10-day injured list prior to Toronto's game against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.
James Bisson
Thu, Jun 20th
 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
Ken Giles who is on the injured list with elbow issues threw 22 pitches to hitters Wednesday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 20th
 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
Giles was placed on the 10-day injured list prior to Wednesday's game against the Baltimore Orioles with right elbow inflammation.
James Bisson
Wed, Jun 12th
 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
Ken Giles recorded a four-out save with three strikeouts and two walks during a 4-3 victory against the Yankees on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 5th
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
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
 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
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
  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