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Who Should I Draft?

Sonny Gray or Liam Hendriks (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
30 of 51 experts
41%
Recommended by
21 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 30
Best Rank# 16# 17
Worst Rank# 81# 55
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 98# 93
Best Rank# 83# 84
Worst Rank# 109# 115
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6634
Wins41
Saves012
ERA3.963.05
WHIP1.281.09
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 36
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 28# 38
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 16# 36
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 35
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 35
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 31
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 30
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 27
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 42
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 26# 38
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 30# 34
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 27# 32
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 33
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 32
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 26# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 19# 27
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 55
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 39
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 25# 35
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 28# 43
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 29# 30
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 35
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 20# 47
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 30# 46
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 29# 34
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 33# 44
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 16# 32
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 41# 42
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 29# 30
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 18# 48
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 26
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 30# 29
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 30# 29
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 25
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 31
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 33# 31
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 36# 25
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 36# 25
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 36# 27
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 37# 27
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 23
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 39# 27
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 39# 34
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 42# 32
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 43# 26
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 44# 35
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 45# 26
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 22
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 60# 17
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 81# 37
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3175
   
Games Started312
   
Innings Pitched175.185.1
   
Wins114
   
Losses84
   
Saves025
   
Blown Saves07
   
Holds08
   
Hits Allowed12261
   
Earned Runs5617
   
Home Runs Allowed175
   
Strikeouts205124
   
Walks6821
   
ERA2.871.80
   
WHIP1.080.96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1125
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched62.525.1
   
Wins41
   
Losses31
   
Saves012
   
Blown Saves05
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed5620
   
Earned Runs289
   
Home Runs Allowed83
   
Strikeouts6634
   
Walks247
   
ERA3.963.05
   
WHIP1.281.09
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
News 
 Reds starter Sonny Gray allowed one earned run on five hits and one walk while striking out 10 over 6 2/3 innings in Friday's win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The win brings him to 4-1 on the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Aug 15th
Liam Hendriks earned the save Saturday against the Astros pitching one inning, giving up two hits and an earned run to go with a strikeout.
Aaron Hudson
Sun, Aug 9th
 Sonny Gray (3-1) allowed four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out seven across five 1/3 innings in Sunday's 9-3 loss to the Brewers. He earned his first loss of the year.
Brad Camara
Sun, Aug 9th
Liam Hendriks pitched the ninth allowing one hit and striking out one to earn his fourth save of the year in Thursday’s 6-4 win over the Rangers.
Aaron Hudson
Thu, Aug 6th
 Sonny Gray (3-0) allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks while striking out eight across six innings in Monday's 3-2 win over the Indians.
Brad Camara
Tue, Aug 4th
Liam Hendriks came on to protect a tie game in the top of the ninth, pitching one inning and striking out one, he got the win in the bottom of the ninth thanks to a Stephen Piscotty walk off grand slam to give the A’s a 5-1 win over Texas.
Aaron Hudson
Wed, Aug 5th
 Sonny Gray (2-0) allowed two runs (zero earned) on one hit and one walk while striking out 11 across six 2/3 innings in Wednesday's 12-7 win over the Cubs.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 30th
Liam Hendriks picked up his third save In Sunday’s 3-2 win over the Mariners striking out three and allowing one hit.
Aaron Hudson
Sun, Aug 2nd
 Sonny Gray (1-0) allowed one run on three hits while striking out nine across six innings in Friday's 7-1 win over the Tigers. He earned his first win of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 25th
Liam Hendriks came on in the tenth inning to preserve a one run lead earning his second save of the year, he threw one inning striking out one.
Aaron Hudson
Sun, Aug 2nd
Notes 
 Sonny Gray was a favorite of many heading into 2019, as the thought was that he'd have positive regression from leaving New York. Boy, did he ever. The results look pretty legitimate, but don't forget that we've done this same song and dance with Gray twice, where he's disappointed managers in a big way after his big 2015 and 2017 seasons. If you can get Gray as your SP3, you're in good shape, but if you're counting on him to lead your staff, start planning for 2021.
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
 Gray talked about how he didn't like how the Yankees had forced him to use his slider and that he expected better results in 2019. Boy, did he get them with the Reds. His slider and curveball went from very good to great in 2019, and along with it improved all of his numbers. Armed now with a top-notch strikeout rate and peripherals that finally match his raw stuff, Gray should be drafted with confidence in 2020 as a reliable fantasy starter.
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
 My 2019 Charlie Morton (Favorite pitcher at ADP) goes to Sonny Gray. Gray had a huge breakout season in 2019 for Cincinnati and we have seen him be successful in the past. Even if he does regress, I do not expect it to be major regression, making him a great pick at his current ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 
 Quietly put up a 2.87 ERA with over 200 strikeouts in first season with the Reds
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros