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Who Should I Draft?

Yu Darvish or Josh Hader (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
28 of 52 experts
46%
Recommended by
24 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 20
Best Rank# 4# 10
Worst Rank# 27# 71
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 56# 60
Best Rank# 44# 56
Worst Rank# 56# 81
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4676
Wins14
Saves120
ERA2.784.03
WHIP0.961.20
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 13
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 20
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 9# 25
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 10# 33
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 18# 19
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 23# 71
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 4# 27
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 20# 25
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 17
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 20# 23
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 18# 19
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 6# 16
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 21# 43
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 17# 20
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 9# 36
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 13# 35
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 17# 18
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 22
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 11# 19
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 23
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 15# 17
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 15# 16
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 23
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 19# 22
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 12# 17
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 12# 25
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 15# 16
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 27# 32
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 10
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 20# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 12
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 20# 13
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 23# 13
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 16# 13
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 22# 13
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 22# 14
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 16# 14
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 23# 15
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 19# 15
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 17# 16
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 16
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 18# 16
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 19# 17
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 17
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 20# 17
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 18
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 19
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 21# 19
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 20# 19
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 25# 20
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 20
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 21# 20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6131
   
Games Started031
   
Innings Pitched76.1179.2
   
Wins36
   
Losses58
   
Saves370
   
Blown Saves70
   
Holds60
   
Hits Allowed41140
   
Earned Runs2279
   
Home Runs Allowed1533
   
Strikeouts138229
   
Walks2056
   
ERA2.623.98
   
WHIP0.811.10
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2411
   
Games Started011
   
Innings Pitched27.364.8
   
Wins14
   
Losses13
   
Saves120
   
Blown Saves30
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed1756
   
Earned Runs829
   
Home Runs Allowed410
   
Strikeouts4676
   
Walks1022
   
ERA2.784.03
   
WHIP0.961.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
News 
 Josh Hader threw a perfect inning while striking out one to earn his first save of the season.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 30th
Yu Darvish (1-1) allowed two hits and one walk while striking out seven across six scoreless innings in Friday's 6-3 win over the Pirates. He picked up his first win of the year.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 1st
 Josh Hader lost his arbitration case and will make $4.1 million in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Feb 14th
The Cubs-Reds game in Cincinnati has been postponed. No makeup date has been announced.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Thu, Jul 30th
  Yu Darvish (0-1) allowed three runs on six hits and no walks across while striking out five across four innings in Saturday's 8-3 loss to the Brewers. He earned his first loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Sun, Jul 26th
  Yu Darvish surrendered five runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three across four innings in Monday‚Äôs exhibition loss to the White Sox.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 21st
  Yu Darvish has been named the Cubs' number two starter. He will get his first start against the Brewers.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Thu, Jul 16th
Notes 
 In a regular season, Hader would be the first reliever taken. However, with just 60 games this year and a less-than-good rotation, the Brewers could deploy Hader in a swing-man role in the seventh and eighth inning, and turn to Corey Knebel in the ninth.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
There's a lot of focus on the second-half performance of Yu Darvish, one in which he allowed just seven walks over his final 13 starts, but not a lot on his dreadful first three months of the season, where he was at best a streamer who was walking everyone. Maybe he figured it out, but the whole is a greater sample than selected stretches. For Darvish, you're likely looking at a player who will be somewhere in between. He'll be a strikeout artist, but he'll be an average pitcher who is fine - not great - in the other categories. If his first half of the season in 2019 happened in the second half of the season instead, we'd be looking at him as a late-round flyer at best.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Hader throws his fastball about 83 percent of the time and batters just can't hit it. They bat .167 against with a miniscule .275 wOBA and there's just no reason to expect that to change. Thus, his nearly 50 percent strikeout rate is likely here to stay, and that makes Hader the top reliever to draft in fantasy, even if his occasional multi-inning role means he won't get every save chance.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Darvish's season was a tale of two halves. He was utterly unplayable to begin the season, tallying a 1.56 WHIP through May and walking roughly six batters per nine innings. But Darvish pulled out of it and then some, walking only seven batters over his final 14 starts, during which he had a 2.95 ERA and 0.83 WHIP. Can you fully trust Darvish? Probably not? But should you expect him to pitch closer to his second half than his first? For sure.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 If you play in a league where saves are at a premium it make sense to be aggressive on Hader, who struck out 138 batters last year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Which Yu Darvish will we get? If if it second half 2019 Darvish, he will blow his ADP out of the water, if it is first half 2019 Darvish, he will be a big loss of investment. Honestly know way of knowing, just depends if you want to take the risk or not.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  From July 12th through the end of the year Darvish posted a 2.76 ERA with 118 strikeouts and just seven walks
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros