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Who Should I Draft?

Brandon Woodruff or Mark Melancon (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
41 of 42 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 42 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 29# 85
Best Rank# 21# 57
Worst Rank# 111# 141
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 86# 217
Best Rank# 76# 183
Worst Rank# 90# 248
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6621
Wins41
Saves08
ERA4.033.79
WHIP1.261.36
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 81
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 64
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 68
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 27# 71
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 49# 79
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 87
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 57
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 28# 127
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 31# 94
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 87
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 84
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 105
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 22
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 55# 78
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 21# 81
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 21# 108
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 34# 101
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 29# 91
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 22# 77
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 34# 86
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 34# 88
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 39# 87
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 49# 93
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 99
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 32# 92
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 27# 81
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 23# 101
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 23# 86
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 94
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 98
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 28# 73
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 26# 104
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 24# 81
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 97
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 141
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 26# 85
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 27# 114
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 56# 99
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 44# 80
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 38# 92
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 24# 78
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 111# 60
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2266
   
Games Started220
   
Innings Pitched122.267.1
   
Wins115
   
Losses32
   
Saves012
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds05
   
Hits Allowed10971
   
Earned Runs4927
   
Home Runs Allowed124
   
Strikeouts14368
   
Walks3018
   
ERA3.623.61
   
WHIP1.141.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1122
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched62.522.0
   
Wins41
   
Losses31
   
Saves08
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed5923
   
Earned Runs289
   
Home Runs Allowed92
   
Strikeouts6621
   
Walks207
   
ERA4.033.79
   
WHIP1.261.36
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
News 
  Mark Melancon allowed two hits and recorded two strikeouts over two innings Tuesday against the Astros.
Steve Painter
Tue, Mar 10th
  Mark Melancon struck out one over a solid inning against the Rays.
Steve Painter
Sat, Mar 7th
  Mark Melancon put in a solid inning of work Wednesday against the Pirates, striking out two of the three batters he faced.
Steve Painter
Wed, Mar 4th
  Mark Melancon put in an inning of work in Thursday's spring game against the Cardinals, allowing one hit and recording a strikeout.
Steve Painter
Thu, Feb 27th
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
Read Smith, Will. Too many options in the Braves bullpen for Melancon to hold down the job for long.
Michael Waterloo - 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
Despite Melancon plainly not being the best reliever on his team, he'll likely enter the 2020 season as the Braves' closer. Melancon still has decent control, but the days of being a lockdown option are long gone. Draft him as a back-end closer, and understand that Will Smith will be looking over his shoulder all year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros