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Who Should I Draft?

Zack Greinke or Josh Hader (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
28 of 51 experts
45%
Recommended by
23 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 18# 17
Best Rank# 9# 4
Worst Rank# 33# 27
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 50# 56
Best Rank# 42# 44
Worst Rank# 65# 56
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6746
Wins51
Saves012
ERA3.902.78
WHIP1.160.96
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 19
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 20
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 17# 21
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 20# 22
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 21
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 10# 23
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 20
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 15# 18
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 20
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 18# 19
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 20
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 18# 20
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 17# 18
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 17# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 14# 21
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 20# 21
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 15# 20
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 15# 20
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 21
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 17# 20
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 13# 15
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 22
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 17# 19
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 10# 12
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 19# 21
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 15# 22
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 16# 27
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 16# 19
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 9# 6
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 12# 10
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 10
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 15# 9
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 15# 11
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 16# 12
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 16# 15
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 17# 15
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 18# 16
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 19# 17
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 19# 17
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 19# 9
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 20# 18
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 8
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 22# 13
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 24# 20
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 24# 20
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 25# 20
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 28# 23
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 28# 16
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 21
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 29# 4
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 33# 23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3361
   
Games Started330
   
Innings Pitched209.276.1
   
Wins183
   
Losses55
   
Saves037
   
Blown Saves07
   
Holds06
   
Hits Allowed17641
   
Earned Runs7122
   
Home Runs Allowed2115
   
Strikeouts187138
   
Walks3020
   
ERA3.062.62
   
WHIP0.990.81
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1224
   
Games Started120
   
Innings Pitched71.127.3
   
Wins51
   
Losses31
   
Saves012
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed6717
   
Earned Runs318
   
Home Runs Allowed114
   
Strikeouts6746
   
Walks1610
   
ERA3.902.78
   
WHIP1.160.96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
News 
 Zack Greinke was masterful on Wednesday against the Giants, limiting San Francisco to one run on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings pitched
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 13th
Josh Hader worked around trouble to secure a four-out save as three of his four outs were strikeouts in Friday’s win over the Cubs by a 4-3 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 15th
 Zack Greinke received a no-decision on Friday against the A's, striking out five and walking one over six shutout innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 8th
Josh Hader walked one and struck out three in a scoreless ninth inning to record his third save of the season in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Twins.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 12th
 Zack Greinke received a no-decision on Saturday against the Angels, giving up two runs on three hits over 5 2/3 innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 2nd
Josh Hader struck out one across a perfect inning to earn the save in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the White Sox.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 6th
 Zack Greinke lasted just 3 1/3 innings on Sunday against the Mariners, giving up three runs on four hits.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 26th
Josh Hader threw a perfect inning while striking out one to earn his first save of the season.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 30th
 Zack Greinke is lined up to pitch the third game of the season for the Astros this year.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 15th
Josh Hader lost his arbitration case and will make $4.1 million in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Feb 14th
Notes 
 Quality guy without the nasty flash. Safe pick ranked safely.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
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
 One of these years, it's going to happen. Zack Greinke is going to get rocked as his velocity continues to decline. There's little upside here, with more downside that the end is here at age 36. Greinke has been the model of consistency, but at a position where strikeouts are the most valuable result that a pitcher can give you, Greinke doesn't help you at all. If you're looking at pure volume in a short season, he's worth the pick here.
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
 Greinke didn't see the patented Astros bump after a mid-season trade, as his overall numbers actually declined a bit after his move from the Diamondbacks. His ERA and WHIP remain outstanding, but his strikeout rate continues to decline, such that it now actively does not help fantasy owners. Still, he's nearly a lock for 200 innings, plenty of wins, and solid peripherals, making him a fine addition to any fantasy staff. But with his advancing age, don't bank on him necessarily being a top-20 pitcher.
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
 Has become a boring pick but there's plenty of upside in his first full season with the Astros. A lot of potential for wins, which are often overlooked when analyzing SPs
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros