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Who Should I Draft?

Brandon Woodruff or Will Smith (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
42 of 44 experts
5%
Recommended by
2 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 29# 82
Best Rank# 21# 34
Worst Rank# 110# 379
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 86# 175
Best Rank# 76# 134
Worst Rank# 91# 215
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6428
Wins41
Saves04
ERA3.973.19
WHIP1.261.11
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 110
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 66
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 94
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 27# 75
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 48# 119
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 90
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 121
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 28# 82
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 31# 78
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 116
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 82
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 53
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 22# 39
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 86
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 21# 80
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 21# 59
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 34# 379
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 29# 80
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 22# 85
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 34# 111
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 34# 94
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 38# 80
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 48# 84
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 75
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 32
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 100
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 25# 139
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 26# 102
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 107
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 62
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 28# 72
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 22# 86
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 25# 101
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 64
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 31# 64
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 80
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 26# 91
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 27# 95
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 56# 64
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 44# 81
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 38# 82
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 24# 83
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 110# 47
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2263
   
Games Started220
   
Innings Pitched122.265.2
   
Wins116
   
Losses30
   
Saves034
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed10946
   
Earned Runs4920
   
Home Runs Allowed1210
   
Strikeouts14396
   
Walks3021
   
ERA3.622.76
   
WHIP1.141.03
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1121
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched60.621.1
   
Wins41
   
Losses31
   
Saves04
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds03
   
Hits Allowed5716
   
Earned Runs277
   
Home Runs Allowed83
   
Strikeouts6428
   
Walks207
   
ERA3.973.19
   
WHIP1.261.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
News 
  The Braves placed Will Smith on the COVID-19 injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 5th
  Will Smith pitched an inning Wednesday, allowing a walk and recording two strikeouts.
Steve Painter
Wed, Mar 11th
  Will Smith allowed one hit and one walk while striking out two over 1 1/3 innings Sunday against the Yankees.
Steve Painter
Sun, Mar 8th
  Will Smith put in an inning of work Tuesday, striking out one and allowing no hits or walks.
Steve Painter
Tue, Feb 25th
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
Smith tested positive for COVID-19 and has not been at Braves camp yet as of mid-July. When healthy, he'll be the prime handcuff for Mark Melancon, but with a shortened season and with his health concerns, there's little reason to draft him at the moment.
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
The Braves bullpen is so good, that Smith may not get the saves we want or need him to get.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 3.01 FIP suggests he has room to improve if he can stay healthy
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros