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Who Should I Draft?

Archie Bradley or Mark Melancon (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Archie Bradley
RP - PHI
Archie Bradley
Mark Melancon
RP - SD
Mark Melancon
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
28 of 45 experts
38%
Recommended by
17 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 117# 116
Best Rank# 65# 68
Worst Rank# 158# 186
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 256# 264
Best Rank# 191# 200
Worst Rank# 285# 291
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6950
Wins43
Saves1211
ERA3.863.85
WHIP1.281.32
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 109
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 141# 163
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 119# 124
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 97# 124
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 104# 108
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 132# 134
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 110# 112
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 125# 149
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 65
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 119# 132
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 113
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 103
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 92# 130
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 118# 163
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 100# 107
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 158# 163
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 115
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 133# 148
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 107# 114
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 111# 186
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 124# 139
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 108# 115
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 128# 154
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 124# 130
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 77# 83
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 104# 117
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 83# 121
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 82# 124
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 88# 73
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 104# 101
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 107# 106
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 108# 106
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 111# 97
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 113# 98
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 116# 95
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 123# 106
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 131# 101
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 140# 104
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 68
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 75
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 84
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 97
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 103
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 104
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 121
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Archie Bradley
RP - PHI
Archie Bradley
Mark Melancon
RP - SD
Mark Melancon
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1623
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched18.023.2
   
Wins22
   
Losses01
   
Saves611
   
Blown Saves12
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed1722
   
Earned Runs67
   
Home Runs Allowed11
   
Strikeouts1814
   
Walks37
   
ERA2.952.78
   
WHIP1.091.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Archie Bradley
RP - PHI
Archie Bradley
Mark Melancon
RP - SD
Mark Melancon
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6259
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched63.259.0
   
Wins43
   
Losses33
   
Saves1211
   
Blown Saves54
   
Holds1311
   
Hits Allowed5961
   
Earned Runs2725
   
Home Runs Allowed86
   
Strikeouts6950
   
Walks2217
   
ERA3.863.85
   
WHIP1.281.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Archie Bradley
RP - PHI
Archie Bradley
Mark Melancon
RP - SD
Mark Melancon
News 
 Phillies reliever Archie Bradley earned his second save of the season in Thursday's win over the Nationals, allowing two hits and an unearned run in an inning of work.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Fri, Aug 6th
Mark Melancon had a nice 1-2-3 inning in the ninth, striking out one batter in the process.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Fri, Sep 24th
 Phillies reliever Archie Bradley allowed one earned run on two hits and one walk over an inning of work on Monday but ended up with a win.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Jul 27th
Mark Melancon had a rough ninth inning, allowing three consecutive singles which lead to one earned run in the inning.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 22nd
 Phillies reliever Archie Bradley allowed one run on one hit, no walks, and no strikeouts to earn his first save of the season in Sunday's win over the Mets.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Jun 28th
Mark Melancon had a 1-2-3 ninth inning to lock down the save over the Angels on Wednesday, his 37th of the season.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Thu, Sep 9th
 Archie Bradley has been reinstated from the injured list.
Dan Harris
Tue, May 18th
Mark Melancon had a rough ninth inning, walking the first two batters before inducing a ground ball double-play. He then walked another batter before striking out the final better to escape the jam.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Mon, Sep 6th
 Phillies right-handed pitcher Archie Bradley, who has been out since April 11th with an oblique injury, is targeting a return on May 18th. This date corresponds with when the team returns home from its nine-game road trip.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, May 6th
Mark Melancon struck out the first two batters of the inning, but then gave up back-to-back singles with two outs. He would inevitably escape the jam with his third strikeout of the inning.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 1st
Notes 
 Bradley joined the Phillies on a one-year deal after a successful 2020 season with Arizona and Philadelphia. He performed admirably over the past two seasons as the Diamondbacks' closer, and last year put up a very solid 2.95 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 24.7% strikeout rate. The Phillies were open about their desire to add some velocity to their bullpen and Bradley does just that. But although Joe Girardi has indicated he'd like set roles for the Phillies' bullpen, those roles may not be decided until close to the end of spring training. Bradley is worth drafting, but only late, as he may go back to his former role as a setup man.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Melancon had another fine year as the Braves' closer, and now joins the back end of the Padres bullpen. It's unclear if he'll serve as the closer, a Drew Pomeranz and Emilio Pagan also may have a claim to the role. Melancon is entering his age-36 season and his strikeout rate is mediocre at best. Although he is still performing well, his lack of pure stuff suggests that the wheels could come off at any moment. That said, he'll have plenty of value if he can earn the ninth-inning role, so monitor the reports out of spring, and draft him late until and unless he's officially ruled out for the role.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros