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Who Should I Draft?

Roberto Osuna or Liam Hendriks (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
Expert
Recommendation
81%
Recommended by
35 of 43 experts
19%
Recommended by
8 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 26# 30
Best Rank# 12# 25
Worst Rank# 45# 61
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 82# 94
Best Rank# 72# 81
Worst Rank# 97# 115
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2733
Wins11
Saves1311
ERA3.202.97
WHIP1.031.08
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 40
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 33
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 22# 37
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 37
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 36# 38
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 14# 36
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 25
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 27# 37
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 25# 35
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 30
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 30
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 29# 32
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 27# 28
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 29# 42
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 12# 34
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 46
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 27# 34
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 24# 32
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 33# 39
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 24# 27
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 24# 35
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 38# 46
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 18# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 22# 31
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 61
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 25# 29
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 39
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 23# 30
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 34
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 23# 46
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 36# 39
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 38# 44
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 25# 27
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 36# 44
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 26# 30
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 27# 26
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 32
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 35# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 26
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 37# 36
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 35
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 32
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 45# 37
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6675
   
Games Started02
   
Innings Pitched65.285.1
   
Wins44
   
Losses34
   
Saves3825
   
Blown Saves67
   
Holds08
   
Hits Allowed4561
   
Earned Runs1917
   
Home Runs Allowed85
   
Strikeouts73124
   
Walks1221
   
ERA2.631.80
   
WHIP0.880.96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2325
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched23.124.8
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves1311
   
Blown Saves35
   
Holds11
   
Hits Allowed1920
   
Earned Runs88
   
Home Runs Allowed33
   
Strikeouts2733
   
Walks57
   
ERA3.202.97
   
WHIP1.031.08
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
News 
 Roberto Osuna tossed a scoreless inning in Wednesday's 6-2 Grapefruit League loss to the Nationals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 11th
Liam Hendriks pitched one inning against the Cubs Monday night, giving up one hit and striking out three.
Aaron Hudson
Mon, Mar 2nd
 Roberto Osuna struck out three while allowing three unearned runs in an inning of work on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 8th
 
Notes 
 If you want to invest in a closer but don't want one of the top-priced guys, you could do far worse than Roberto Osuna, who is my No. 1 reliever. He's done that thing that managers love where he's "proven himself" able to handle the late-inning work, and he pitches for one of the best teams in the league, which means the saves should be there. This is a great spot to dip your toes into the saves category.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
The A's haven't had the same reliever lead them in saves in back-to-back seasons since Grant Balfour in 2012.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Osuna may not be quite the pitcher he was in his absolute prime, but he's not far off. He has yet to have a season in the majors with a WHIP above 1.00, and his strikeout rate has rebounded to above-average, if not elite, levels. He has immense job security on an excellent team and should once again provide all the numbers you could want from a closer. Draft him with confidence.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
If Hendriks' 2019 performance doesn't convince you to wait on closers, nothing will. An afterthought in drafts pitching behind Blake Treinen, Hendriks not only took the closer's role for the A's but also developed into one of the best relievers in the game. A velocity bump made his fastball nearly unhittable and he rarely gave up home runs. He'll be given the chance to repeat his performance, but whether he can is an entirely open question.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros