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Who Should I Draft?

Stephen Strasburg or Kyle Hendricks (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
30 of 51 experts
41%
Recommended by
21 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 24
Best Rank# 8# 13
Worst Rank# 122# 43
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 59# 72
Best Rank# 54# 63
Worst Rank# 74# 79
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts169154
Wins1112
Saves00
ERA3.723.88
WHIP1.181.17
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 21
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 16# 18
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 8# 18
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 32
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 17# 34
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 20# 26
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 18# 26
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 21# 25
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 36# 39
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 14# 19
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 26
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 20# 30
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 25# 27
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 21# 28
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 23# 25
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 26# 27
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 15# 30
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 20# 29
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 32
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 20# 23
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 20# 23
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 15# 21
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 20# 27
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 20# 23
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 21# 25
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 17# 32
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 33# 35
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 21# 24
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 26# 27
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 18# 35
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 21# 13
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 21# 20
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 24# 21
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 24# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 24# 23
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 25# 23
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 27# 26
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 28# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 29# 20
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 29# 21
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 29# 19
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 30# 23
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 30# 25
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 22
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 20
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 33# 25
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 35
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 45# 29
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 45# 43
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 51# 20
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 122# 18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played212
   
Games Started212
   
Innings Pitched5.281.0
   
Wins06
   
Losses15
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed873
   
Earned Runs626
   
Home Runs Allowed110
   
Strikeouts264
   
Walks18
   
ERA10.802.88
   
WHIP1.801.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2730
   
Games Started2730
   
Innings Pitched152.8182.3
   
Wins1112
   
Losses710
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed137178
   
Earned Runs6379
   
Home Runs Allowed2025
   
Strikeouts169154
   
Walks4434
   
ERA3.723.88
   
WHIP1.181.17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
News 
 Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg (neck) will undergo neurogenic thoracic outlet surgery. He will miss the rest of the 2021 season.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 27th
Kyle Hendricks went 3 2/3 innings Thursday versus the Phillies. He would allow seven runs but took a no-decision.
Jamie Mellor
Fri, Sep 17th
 Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg (neck) had an “uncomfortable” feeling in his neck following Wednesday’s bullpen session.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 23rd
Kyle Hendricks went six innings versus the Giants Saturday. He would allow one run and earn a no-decision.
Jamie Mellor
Sat, Sep 11th
 Nationals RHP Stephen Strasburg (neck) threw from the bullpen mound on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 19th
Kyle Hendricks went 4 1/3 innings versus the Pirates Saturday. He would allow six runs in a no-decision. Hendricks has allowed 28 runs over his last five starts.
Jamie Mellor
Sun, Sep 5th
 Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg has suffered a setback after throwing a sim game recently. He felt some discomfort in his neck shortly after the outing.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Jul 17th
Kyle Hendricks went 4 2/3 innings versus Chicago Sunday. He would allow eight runs and take the loss to fall to 14-6 on the season.
Jamie Mellor
Mon, Aug 30th
 Nationals' starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg threw a 60-pitch bullpen session on Monday. Strasburg hasn't pitched since June 1.
Corbin Young
Tue, Jul 6th
Kyle Hendricks went seven innings Monday versus the Rockies. He would allow four runs and took a no-decision.
Jamie Mellor
Tue, Aug 24th
Notes 
 Strasburg was limited to just five innings in 2020, with an injury that eventually required carpal tunnel syndrome. Although that's a minor surgery, the truth is that fantasy managers have very little data as to the impact and/or successful recovery rate after that surgery for pitchers. Strasburg's a tricky draft pick in any given year - he always provides strong value when he's on the mound, but has only topped 200 innings pitched twice in his career. Now entering his age-33 season, Strasburg will likely again provide excellent overall numbers assuming he is healthy. He looks great in the spring, though he's currently battling a minor calf injury, though it shouldn't keep him out for long. Draft him as an SP2, but anything more than 160 innings is gravy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Hendricks is the Rodney Dangerfield of fantasy pitchers in that he never gets the respect he deserves. He's had an ERA above 3.46 once in his career and he's never had a WHIP higher than 1.19. Yes, his strikeout rate is never going to help fantasy managers, but Dave Ross let him go deeper into games last year (Hendricks' 81 innings pitched were among the most in MLB), so he should make up for his lack of strikeout rate with some additional innings. The Cubs probably won't be a great team but the NL Central has mostly weak offenses, so Hendricks should find his way to enough wins to make a difference. Ignore the fact that he outperforms his expected metrics every year. Hendricks is a reliable, high-end SP3 for a fantasy team. Just be sure to take care of strikeouts elsewhere.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Hendricks is the type of fantasy player who can fit perfectly with certain roster construction. As a starting pitcher, he invites contact while suppressing damage on batted balls. This means that his strikeout rate leaves a lot to be desired. However, the ERA and WHIP are always fantastic, which makes Hendricks a perennially undervalued player. By drafting Hendricks in the middle rounds, fantasy managers can load up on high K/9 players later on.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros