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Who Should I Draft?

Brandon Woodruff or Ian Kennedy (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
41 of 43 experts
5%
Recommended by
2 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 29# 80
Best Rank# 21# 54
Worst Rank# 110# 128
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 86# 186
Best Rank# 76# 172
Worst Rank# 91# 223
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6426
Wins41
Saves09
ERA3.974.13
WHIP1.261.25
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 94
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 64
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 128
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 27# 84
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 49# 63
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 86
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 93
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 28# 107
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 31# 88
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 75
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 81
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 91
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 22# 114
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 59
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 21# 83
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 21# 54
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 34# 79
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 29# 86
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 22# 82
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 34# 93
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 34# 80
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 39# 76
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 49# 112
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 94
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 32# 94
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 98
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 23# 74
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 23# 67
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 104
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 79
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 28# 71
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 22# 94
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 25# 86
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 122
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 70
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 26# 81
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 27# 116
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 56# 81
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 44# 78
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 38# 88
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 24# 88
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 110# 109
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 82
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2263
   
Games Started220
   
Innings Pitched122.263.0
   
Wins113
   
Losses32
   
Saves030
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed10964
   
Earned Runs4924
   
Home Runs Allowed126
   
Strikeouts14373
   
Walks3017
   
ERA3.623.41
   
WHIP1.141.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1122
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched60.625.1
   
Wins41
   
Losses31
   
Saves09
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed5723
   
Earned Runs2712
   
Home Runs Allowed84
   
Strikeouts6426
   
Walks208
   
ERA3.974.13
   
WHIP1.261.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
News 
  Kansas City Royals closer Ian Kennedy was charged with three earned runs in a 6-4 Cactus League win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Mar 4th
Notes 
 Last year, fantasy managers were trying to decide between Freddy Peralta, Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff. We know who the clear winner was. If Woodruff didn't miss time with an oblique injury, there's no telling how good he'd be. The Brewers bullpen will be relied upon heavily with their other starters, so expect Woodruff to be the go-to length pitcher for them this year.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Kennedy was an afterthought on draft day last year, but a run of save chances in the middle of the summer boosted him to 30 saves. His peripherals didn't hurt fantasy owners and his strikeout numbers were solid, making Kennedy the poster child for the "wait on saves" crowd. In the final year of his deal, he'll again open as the closer for the Royals, but his chances of being dealt mid-season are extremely high. Draft him, of course, but don't bank on much more than 15 saves or so.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Woodruff earned his breakout 2019, relying on his elite fastball to limit hard contact and avoid big innings. His solid control allows him to keep the line moving, and the Brewers' strong lineup adds to his win potential. Although he missed a large chunk of the season due to injury, he should be ready to lead the Brewers rotation this year, and can and should be drafted as a strong second-tier starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros