Who Should I Draft?

Robbie Ray or Kyle Hendricks (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
39 of 56 experts
30%
Recommended by
17 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 40# 44
Best Rank# 26# 14
Worst Rank# 118# 97
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 116# 126
Best Rank# 110# 116
Worst Rank# 133# 144
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts205155
Wins1013
Saves00
ERA3.753.67
WHIP1.301.20
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 36# 45
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 47
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 36
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 39# 57
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 61
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 31# 40
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 50# 52
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 33
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 32# 48
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 41
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 37# 41
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 39# 73
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 51# 66
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 35# 52
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 34# 37
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 33# 51
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 40# 42
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 42# 51
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 38# 56
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 49
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 38# 39
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 43# 60
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 44# 45
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 41# 43
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 44# 53
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 38# 42
   
Bobby Sylvester
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# 49# 57
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 40# 48
   
Tyler Thompson
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# 29# 68
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 34# 48
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 45# 47
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 38
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 46# 50
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 26# 48
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 33# 44
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 36# 97
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 41# 52
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 40
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 29# 26
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 39# 29
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 40# 14
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 41# 17
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 42# 18
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 46# 45
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 47# 44
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 48# 41
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 49# 46
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 50# 44
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 50# 38
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 59# 25
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 65# 58
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 68# 39
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 73# 21
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 81# 33
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 118# 49
   
  Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2433
   
Games Started2433
   
Innings Pitched124.1199.1
   
Wins614
   
Losses211
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed97184
   
Earned Runs5476
   
Home Runs Allowed1922
   
Strikeouts165161
   
Walks7044
   
ERA3.933.44
   
WHIP1.351.15
   
  Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2931
   
Games Started2931
   
Innings Pitched160.1184.3
   
Wins1013
   
Losses89
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed133175
   
Earned Runs6775
   
Home Runs Allowed2121
   
Strikeouts205155
   
Walks7547
   
ERA3.753.67
   
WHIP1.301.20
   
  Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
News 
 Robbie Ray received a no-decision on Thursday versus Colorado, allowing three runs on four hits in six innings of work.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 21st
Kyle Hendricks (shoulder) has an impingement that could keep him out until after the All-Star break.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Jun 18th
 Robbie Ray fell to 5-4 on Friday versus the Nationals, giving up five runs on five hits in six innings of work.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
The Cubs placed Kyle Hendricks on the 10-day IL with right shoulder inflammation.
Dan Harris
Sat, Jun 15th
 Robbie Ray improved to 5-3 on Sunday in Toronto, throwing 6 2/3 innings of two-run ball while striking out 10.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 9th
Kyle Hendricks allowed five runs on six hits over 4 1/3rd innings in the Cubs' 5-3 loss to the Dodgers on Friday. He walked two and struck out one while falling to 7-5.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 15th
 Robbie Ray fell to 4-3 on Monday versus the Dodgers, allowing three runs on six hits in seven innings of work.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 4th
Kyle Hendricks allowed one run on eight hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 5-1 win over the Cardinals on Sunday. He walked none and struck out three while improving to 5-1.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 10th
 Robbie Ray fell to 4-2 on Wednesday in Colorado, giving up five runs (four earned) on eight hits in just 4 2/3 innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 30th
Kyle Hendricks allowed three runs on six hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 6-3 win over the Rockies on Tuesday. He walked one and struck out ten while improving to 6-4.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 4th
Notes 
 Ray took a big step backward last year in the ratios but still racked up 165 Ks in just over 120 innings pitcher. There is still upside for an ace pitcher here and the floor may be about what we got last year which didn't kill anyone's championship hopes. He makes for a quality mid-round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
His success defies common convention, but how many times does Hendricks have to prove himself as a sustainable anomaly? He boasts a 3.07 career ERA in 789 innings, only once going over 3.45 (3.95 in 2015). He has made at least 30 starts in three of the last four seasons, and a stellar 5.4% walk rate led to a 1.15 WHIP in 2018. Despite his lacking velocity, The Professor typically records 160-170 strikeouts over a full season of work. He's a boring, but effective SP3 to pair with high-upside strikeout pitchers.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Ray was an obvious regression candidate coming off his phenomenal 2017 season, and regress he did. While his strikeout rate remained elite, his walk rate ballooned to over 5.00 per nine innings, inflating his WHIP back up to 1.35. Ray is really hard to hit, so he's capable of keeping his ERA under 4.00, but the WHIP isn't likely to be pretty, which makes him hard to rely on as a weekly starter in standard mixed leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 
 Everything went right for Ray in 2017, when he registered a 2.89 ERA despite a 3.94 BB/9 and 3.72 FIP. An oblique strain limited him to just 123.2 innings in 24 starts last season, and 70 walks led to a 3.93 ERA and 1.35 WHIP. He remained just as tough to hit with a .215 batting average against and 12.01 K/9, so he could bounce back to the 218 strikeouts procured in 2016 and 2017 even if again held below 175 frames. Yet the ballooning walk rate makes him a WHIP liability, and run support could be scarce from a ransacked Diamondbacks lineup.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros