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Who Should I Draft?

Trevor Bauer or Liam Hendriks (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
34 of 43 experts
21%
Recommended by
9 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 30
Best Rank# 10# 25
Worst Rank# 45# 61
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 79# 92
Best Rank# 63# 81
Worst Rank# 88# 115
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8333
Wins41
Saves011
ERA4.142.86
WHIP1.271.09
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 40
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 33
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 30# 37
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 37
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 26# 38
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 26# 36
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 35
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 30
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 23# 37
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 29# 37
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 30# 35
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 25# 30
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 30
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 31# 32
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 21# 31
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 32# 42
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 33# 46
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 32# 34
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 26# 32
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 30# 39
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 25# 46
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 32
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 20# 61
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 23# 27
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 39
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 36
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 23# 30
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 34
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 28# 46
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 35# 39
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 19# 44
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 24# 27
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 24# 32
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 10# 44
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 27# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 31
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 36# 35
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 37# 25
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 38# 35
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 38# 30
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 41# 27
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 41# 34
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 45# 29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3475
   
Games Started342
   
Innings Pitched213.085.1
   
Wins114
   
Losses134
   
Saves025
   
Blown Saves07
   
Holds08
   
Hits Allowed18561
   
Earned Runs10717
   
Home Runs Allowed345
   
Strikeouts253124
   
Walks8221
   
ERA4.521.80
   
WHIP1.250.96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1224
   
Games Started120
   
Innings Pitched72.924.2
   
Wins41
   
Losses41
   
Saves011
   
Blown Saves05
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed6619
   
Earned Runs348
   
Home Runs Allowed113
   
Strikeouts8333
   
Walks277
   
ERA4.142.86
   
WHIP1.271.09
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
News 
 Trevor Bauer could toe the mound every fourth day in the abbreviated 2020 season, according to Reds' pitching coach Derek Johnson.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jul 6th
Liam Hendriks pitched one inning against the Cubs Monday night, giving up one hit and striking out three.
Aaron Hudson
Mon, Mar 2nd
Notes 
 For someone who thinks he's the best player on the planet and an innovative genius, Trevor Bauer really only has one good season under his belt. If you're in a league that counts innings pitched, he has increased value, but outside of that, the strikeouts aren't worth the over-hyped price that comes with drafting Bauer."
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
 Bauer may be one of the most talented pitchers in baseball, but he has exactly one season with an ERA below 4.18, a WHIP below 1.25, or more than 12 wins. Even on an improved Cincinnati team, there's little reason to expect him to do much better than those numbers. Bauer will give you innings and plenty of strikeouts, but fantasy owners would do well to largely forget 2018, and draft him with closer to a 4.00 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in mind.
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