Who Should I Draft?

Yu Darvish or J.A. Happ (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
43 of 56 experts
23%
Recommended by
13 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46# 52
Best Rank# 8# 27
Worst Rank# 93# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 143# 131
Best Rank# 137# 118
Worst Rank# 148# 139
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts160168
Wins913
Saves00
ERA3.793.85
WHIP1.231.23
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 67
   
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USA Today
# 56# 58
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 29# 43
   
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# 44# 72
   
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  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played831
   
Games Started831
   
Innings Pitched40.1178.1
   
Wins117
   
Losses36
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed36150
   
Earned Runs2272
   
Home Runs Allowed727
   
Strikeouts49193
   
Walks2151
   
ERA4.953.65
   
WHIP1.431.13
   
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2429
   
Games Started2429
   
Innings Pitched140.6167.6
   
Wins913
   
Losses88
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed122153
   
Earned Runs5972
   
Home Runs Allowed1824
   
Strikeouts160168
   
Walks5252
   
ERA3.793.85
   
WHIP1.231.23
   
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
News 
 Yu Darvish allowed one run on two hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 2-1 win over the Dodgers on Saturday. He walked one and struck out ten in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
J.A. Happ (7-3) allowed two runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and no walks across five innings while earning a victory against the Rays on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
 Yu Darvish allowed four runs on six hits over six innings in the Cubs' 6-5 loss to the Rockies on Monday. He walked none and struck out three in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 11th
J.A. Happ did not factor into the decision in Thursday's loss to the White Sox, allowing four runs on four hits and four walks while striking out two through five innings.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 14th
 Yu Darvish allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits over 5.1 innings in the Cubs' 9-8 win over the Rockies on Wednesday. He walked three and struck out five in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 5th
J.A. Happ gave up just one run on four hits and struck out four batters in seven innings and earned a win over the Blue Jays on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 7th
 Yu Darvish allowed one run on three hits over six innings in the Cubs' 2-1 loss to the Cardinals on Friday. He walked three and struck out six in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 1st
J.A. Happ (5-3) allowed one run on three hits with five strikeouts and two walks across five innings to earn a victory against the Red Sox on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 1st
 Yu Darvish allowed six runs on 12 hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 8-6 win over the Reds on Saturday. He walked two and struck out five in the no decision.
Elliott Baas
Sun, May 26th
Thursday's game between the Yankees and Red Sox was postponed due to rain; it will be made up Aug. 3.
James Bisson
Thu, May 30th
Notes 
 Darvish missed most of the 2018 season due to elbow and triceps injuries, and he was clearly not himself for the 40 innings he was able to pitch. Health has been a constant concern for Darvish, but he's been a consistently dominant strikeout pitcher, and last year was the first time in his Major League career that he's had an ERA over 3.90 or WHIP above 1.28. His team context in Chicago remains great, so the chance of a big bounce back season is there if he can just stay off of the DL.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
The undervalued Happ massively out-performed his 2018 draft pick despite posting his highest ERA (3.65) since 2014. He now owns a 3.49 ERA and 8.45 K/9 over those past four seasons, and yet many drafters have scoffed at him going around the pick-150 range. Seems like a reasonable price for someone who accompanied his career-high 193 strikeouts with a career-high 10.3% swinging-strike rate and career-low 78.3% contact rate. He looked comfortable in pinstripes (2.69 ERA, 1.05 WHIP) and could once again reap the rewards of run support to a crooked wins tally. Don't run away just because the southpaw is 36.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Arthroscopic elbow surgery limited Darvish to eight starts in 2018. Adding insult to injury, he wasn't even good (4.95 ERA) in his brief time on the mound. He has now pitched 327 innings over the last four seasons combined. Darvish reportedly added 10-15 pounds of muscle during the offseason, and he said he feels far more comfortable in Chicago after dealing with pressure from signing a hefty contract. There's always the chance he stays healthy and drafters steal an ace with a career 3.49 ERA and 11.04 K/9. There's also, however, enough risk to proceed with caution. He's the ultimate boom-or-bust SP3.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros