Who Should I Draft?

Wade Davis or Rich Hill (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
31 of 59 experts
47%
Recommended by
28 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 49# 53
Best Rank# 24# 16
Worst Rank# 84# 110
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 121# 174
Best Rank# 101# 154
Worst Rank# 151# 187
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts75150
Wins310
Saves340
ERA3.663.51
WHIP1.221.15
   
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Injury Alert-DTD
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 67
   
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# 55# 69
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 59
   
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# 24# 47
   
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Razzball
# 44# 59
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 43# 53
   
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Beast Dome
# 31# 32
   
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The Athletic
# 37# 47
   
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CBS Sports
# 44# 65
   
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
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FantasyPros
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The Athletic
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Fake Teams
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The Fake Baseball
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RotoBaller
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Razzball
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FantasyPros
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RotoBaller
# 46# 71
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 57
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 53# 67
   
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# 55# 60
   
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# 46# 61
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 54# 59
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 45# 90
   
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Pitcher List
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# 36# 34
   
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The Athletic
# 48# 16
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 46
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 50# 46
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 51# 50
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 53# 45
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 52
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 54# 50
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 50
   
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# 54# 47
   
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RotoBaller
# 56# 55
   
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# 57# 45
   
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# 57# 52
   
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The Athletic
# 58# 54
   
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Razzball
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The Athletic
# 62# 54
   
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The Athletic
# 65# 46
   
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# 69# 44
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 70# 41
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 72# 37
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 73# 50
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 84# 36
   
  Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6925
   
Games Started024
   
Innings Pitched65.2133.1
   
Wins311
   
Losses65
   
Saves430
   
Blown Saves60
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed43108
   
Earned Runs3054
   
Home Runs Allowed820
   
Strikeouts78150
   
Walks2641
   
ERA4.133.66
   
WHIP1.061.12
   
  Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6324
   
Games Started024
   
Innings Pitched62.2136.1
   
Wins310
   
Losses37
   
Saves340
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed50112
   
Earned Runs2553
   
Home Runs Allowed818
   
Strikeouts75150
   
Walks2745
   
ERA3.663.51
   
WHIP1.221.15
   
  Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
News 
 Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies are removing Wade Davis from the closer role.
John Aubin
Fri, Aug 2nd
Rich Hill has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL in his left knee.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 13th
 Wade Davis was hit hard on Wednesday versus the Dodgers, giving up five runs (via two homers) and recording just one out.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 1st
Rich Hill was pulled after 2/3 of an inning in Thursday’s contest against the Orioles due to a left knee injury.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
 Wade Davis picked up his 15th save of the year on Thursday against the Nationals, striking out the side to secure the 8-7 Rockies win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 25th
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Rich Hill (elbow) will pitch out of the bullpen when he returns to the team.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 12th
 Wade Davis allowed four runs (three earned) on two hits and two walks in just 1/3 of an inning on Tuesday versus the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 17th
Rich Hill (elbow) threw from 75 feet and aims to progress to a bullpen session in the next few weeks.
Chris Chen
Thu, Aug 8th
 Wade Davis threw a scoreless ninth on Friday versus Cincinnati to earn his 13th save of the year.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 13th
Rich Hill has been diagnosed with a flexor strain. Early reports indicate that he'll have to wait three-to-four weeks before he's able to pick up a baseball. Hill is hopeful that he'll be able to return this season.
Blaine Blontz
Thu, Jun 20th
Notes 
 You may feel comfortable with the fact that Wade Davis is incredible, but beware of Coors. The saves will come, but chances are high that his ratios will lag behind what you are looking for in a closer. At his current ADP, you will almost certainly be able to wait and snag a better option.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
It's a bit surprising how much the ECR favors Hill over Kenta Maeda, Hyun-Jin Ryu, and Ross Stripling. All are superb options when healthy, but none should be trusted to work any more than 135 innings. So why such a heavy preference for Hill? The unlikely reclamation project turns 39 before starting the season, and he wasn't as elite (3.66 ERA, 3.97 FIP, 3.57 SIERA) in 2018's 132.2 innings. Drafters must exude patience, as he has struggled out of the gate in each of the last two seasons. In what should come as a surprise to nobody, he's already dealing with a short-term MCL injury that will delay his scheduled Opening Day start. He's a strong SP2 or 3 in the starts he makes, but it wouldn't be shocking to see him run out of steam. Just don't drop him much for this injury; such issues were already expected and factored into his draft cost.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Davis was shaky at times in his first season in Colorado, but he led the National League with 43 saves, and a strong 10.74 K/9 and 1.06 WHIP offset his bloated 4.13 ERA. Expect his ERA and WHIP to move closer to his career marks of 3.50 and 1.25, respectively, though each may be a bit higher because of the Coors Field effect. Barring a total collapse, Davis should have plenty of job security and again be a top-20 fantasy closer.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Hill has developed into a high-end fantasy starter in his mid-30s, posting no worse than a 3.66 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 10.18 K/9 over each of the last three seasons. Of course, he's never thrown more than 136 innings in any of those seasons, and we can't expect him to do it this year, either. But he's proven he can be a very valuable fantasy commodity in limited innings, particularly in leagues with a low innings cap.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 It only takes one bad week to torpedo a reliever's season. Davis relinquished eight runs in three outings from Aug. 2-9, raising his ERA from 4.20 to 5.51. He recovered back to 4.13 by allowing one run over his last 18 innings, but the final line remains far too high for a pricey reliever. Despite looking more like his dominant self down the stretch, diminished velocity and a putrid 49.4% first-pitch strike rate pose major problems. The Rockies kept him in the ninth all season over the clearly superior Adam Ottavino, who signed with the Yankees, so job security makes Davis one of few "saves are saves" picks still left on the table.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros