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Who Should I Draft?

Richard Rodriguez or Jordan Hicks (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Expert
Recommendation
72%
Recommended by
36 of 50 experts
28%
Recommended by
14 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 80# 99
Best Rank# 39# 50
Worst Rank# 161# 291
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 206# 200
Best Rank# 192# 160
Worst Rank# 254# 225
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7258
Wins33
Saves1912
ERA3.813.43
WHIP1.191.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 97
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 73# 95
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 100# 106
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 59# 148
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 39# 103
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 66# 79
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 78# 101
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 87# 117
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 90# 93
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 88# 110
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 78# 109
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 89# 124
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 86
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 71# 81
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 102
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 63# 75
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 89
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 79# 291
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 91# 104
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 82# 98
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 79# 97
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 96# 104
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 107# 111
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 103
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 81# 92
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 104
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 69# 82
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 46# 137
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 82# 124
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 85# 103
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 62# 99
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 97# 108
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 59# 62
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 78# 96
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 55# 59
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 77# 86
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 71# 59
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 83# 54
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 84# 72
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 89# 62
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 90# 70
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 101# 83
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 102# 81
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 104# 90
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 104# 62
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 105# 66
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 108# 50
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 115# 107
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 161# 121
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 102
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played24
   
Games Started0
   
Innings Pitched23.2
   
Wins3
   
Losses2
   
Saves4
   
Blown Saves1
   
Holds2
   
Hits Allowed15
   
Earned Runs7
   
Home Runs Allowed3
   
Strikeouts34
   
Walks5
   
ERA2.70
   
WHIP0.86
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6454
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched63.653.6
   
Wins33
   
Losses42
   
Saves1912
   
Blown Saves82
   
Holds59
   
Hits Allowed5743
   
Earned Runs2720
   
Home Runs Allowed104
   
Strikeouts7258
   
Walks1924
   
ERA3.813.43
   
WHIP1.191.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
News 
 RHP Richard Rodriguez is on the move to Atlanta, ESPN's Jeff Passan reports.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Fri, Jul 30th
Jordan Hicks is unlikely to return this year because of problems with his right elbow. He could be used as a starter next year.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Aug 25th
 Jason Mackey of the Post-Gazette reports that the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies are in talks with the Pittsburgh Pirates for right-hander Richard Rodriguez.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 27th
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jordan Hicks (elbow) could be used as a starter in 2022. per general manager John Mozeliak.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 4th
 Jon Morosi of the MLB Network reports that the Oakland Athletics are prioritizing a bullpen upgrade and have shown interest in Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Richard Rodriguez.
Brad Camara
Mon, Jul 26th
Cardinals RHP Jordan Hicks (elbow) has begun some light throwing.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 21st
 Richard Rodriguez converted his 14th save of the season Friday against the Giants, but allowed one run on one hit and one walk. He struck out two.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jul 24th
Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak says that a "best case" scenario would have Jordan Hicks (elbow) returning in August.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 4th
 Richard Rodriguez (4-2) took the loss and blew the save Sunday against the Mets, allowing two runs on two hits in one inning. He struck out one.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jul 18th
Jordan Hicks got an injection in his elbow last week and has now begun his rehab program as of Monday. He'll have a month to recover before the Cardinals ramp him back up to major league ready condition.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, May 18th
Notes 
 So long as he remains with the Pirates, Rodriguez is likely to be the closer after locking down four saves last year. He's been a quality reliever for a few years in a row now, including last year when he put up a 2.70 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP with plenty of strikeouts. There's been speculation that the Pirates will look to deal Rodriguez before the season begins. But until and unless they do, he's a decent late-round selection who will likely total a handful of saves until he's inevitably dealt mid-season.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Hicks is likely to serve as the Cardinals' closer this year if he can show that he has fully recovered from Tommy John surgery. He totaled 20 saves from 2018-2019 before hurting his elbow, and then opted out of last season, in part because of setbacks in his recovery. Early reports from the spring are promising, and it seems that the Cardinals want him and his 100+ MPH fastball to lead the way in the ninth inning. Monitor his health in the spring, but draft him late for now and expect saves so long as he is healthy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros