Who Should I Draft?

Wade Davis or Rich Hill (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
29 of 56 experts
48%
Recommended by
27 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 51# 49
Best Rank# 16# 24
Worst Rank# 110# 84
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 174# 121
Best Rank# 154# 101
Worst Rank# 187# 151
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts15075
Wins103
Saves034
ERA3.513.66
WHIP1.151.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 54# 58
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 49
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 41# 65
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 46# 65
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 53
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 50# 54
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 58# 67
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 36# 84
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 43# 64
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 16# 48
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 48# 61
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 52# 53
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 45# 60
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 47# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 57
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 54# 62
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 50# 51
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 34# 36
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 50# 73
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 49# 50
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 55# 56
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 42# 68
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 66
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 37# 72
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 44# 69
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 52# 57
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 50# 54
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 41# 70
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 47# 24
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 32# 31
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 47# 37
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 52# 39
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 48# 41
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 56# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 64# 42
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 67# 43
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 43
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 59# 44
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 65# 44
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 90# 45
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 71# 46
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 80# 47
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 79# 48
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 56# 53
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 53
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 56# 54
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 79# 54
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 60# 55
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 61# 55
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 69# 55
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 94# 57
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 110# 57
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 73# 61
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 86# 62
   
  Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2569
   
Games Started240
   
Innings Pitched133.165.2
   
Wins113
   
Losses56
   
Saves043
   
Blown Saves06
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed10843
   
Earned Runs5430
   
Home Runs Allowed208
   
Strikeouts15078
   
Walks4126
   
ERA3.664.13
   
WHIP1.121.06
   
  Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2463
   
Games Started240
   
Innings Pitched136.162.2
   
Wins103
   
Losses73
   
Saves034
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed11250
   
Earned Runs5325
   
Home Runs Allowed188
   
Strikeouts15075
   
Walks4527
   
ERA3.513.66
   
WHIP1.151.22
   
  Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
News 
 Rich Hill improved to 4-1 on Friday versus the Cubs, spinning seven innings of three-run ball while striking out seven.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
Wade Davis blew his first save of the year on Friday versus San Diego, giving up two runs on three hits and a walk in 2/3 of an inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 Rich Hill improved to 3-1 on Saturday in San Francisco, striking out six while allowing two runs in five innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 9th
Wade Davis allowed a solo homer in the ninth inning of Thursday's 9-6 win over the Padres.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
 Rich Hill improved to 2-1 on Sunday versus the Phillies, striking out nine while tossing seven shutout innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
Wade Davis allowed a hit and recorded a strikeout to earn the save in Monday's 6-5 win over the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
 Rich Hill received a no-decision on Tuesday’s loss to the Mets, striking out six while allowing two earned runs over six innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 29th
Davis was activated off the 10-day DL prior to Friday's game against the New York Mets.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 7th
 Rich Hill received a no-decision on Wednesday in Tampa Bay, striking out seven while throwing six innings of one-run ball.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 23rd
Wade Davis (oblique) threw live BP on Wednesday and could rejoin the team this weekend.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 6th
Notes 
 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
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
 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
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
  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