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Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Carrasco or Will Smith (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
41 of 43 experts
5%
Recommended by
2 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 82
Best Rank# 21# 34
Worst Rank# 108# 379
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 123# 175
Best Rank# 105# 134
Worst Rank# 135# 213
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6728
Wins41
Saves04
ERA3.773.19
WHIP1.191.11
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 110
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 66
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 94
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 43# 75
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 55# 119
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 90
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 112
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 24# 82
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 78
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 46# 116
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 82
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 53
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 28# 39
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 62# 86
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 45# 80
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 48# 59
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 29# 379
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 31# 80
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 54# 85
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 38# 111
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 38# 94
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 29# 79
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 36# 86
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 75
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 60
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 36# 89
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 37# 94
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 22# 89
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 107
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 62
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 39# 72
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 86
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 33# 101
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 64
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 36# 80
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 49# 72
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 21# 95
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 59# 64
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 42# 81
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 33# 82
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 54# 83
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 108# 47
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2363
   
Games Started120
   
Innings Pitched80.265.2
   
Wins66
   
Losses70
   
Saves134
   
Blown Saves14
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed9246
   
Earned Runs4720
   
Home Runs Allowed1810
   
Strikeouts9696
   
Walks1621
   
ERA5.292.76
   
WHIP1.351.03
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1021
   
Games Started100
   
Innings Pitched59.721.1
   
Wins41
   
Losses31
   
Saves04
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds03
   
Hits Allowed5716
   
Earned Runs257
   
Home Runs Allowed93
   
Strikeouts6728
   
Walks147
   
ERA3.773.19
   
WHIP1.191.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
News 
 Carlos Carrasco (elbow) says he is "ready to go" and has built up to pitching six innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 3rd
The Braves placed Will Smith on the COVID-19 injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 5th
 Indians manager Terry Francona says Carlos Carrasco (elbow) is throwing bullpens in Cleveland.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 17th
Will Smith pitched an inning Wednesday, allowing a walk and recording two strikeouts.
Steve Painter
Wed, Mar 11th
 Carlos Carrasco received an injection in his elbow and will be shut down for a few days.
Brad Camara
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
 Cleveland pitcher Carlos Carrasco has "been backed up a few days due to mild elbow inflammation," according to a report from beat reporter Mandy Bell. However, manager Terry Francona seemed unconcerned and described the situation as maintenance.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Mar 7th
Will Smith put in an inning of work Tuesday, striking out one and allowing no hits or walks.
Steve Painter
Tue, Feb 25th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco allowed two runs in two innings in an 11-7 loss to the Angels on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Mar 3rd
 
Notes 
 The Indians had Carrasco on their lineup for Spring Training, so all signs point to him playing this year. If he pitches and can be healthy, he's an absolute steal here at this nice spot. The relief eligibility elevates him in points leagues.
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
 Carrasco was already dealing with plenty of question marks after losing much of last season to leukemia, and now has been diagnosed with a mild hip flexor. He's day-to-day but it's obviously not the start to the spring that Carrasco owners were hoping for. Continue to monitor his progress but he avoids setbacks, he represents a fairly steep bargain in fantasy drafts, given his past performance and the fact that last year can largely be written off to his illness.
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
 Too many injured seasons for Carrasco throughout his career and he is having some soreness this Spring already. He has been "relatively" healthy over the last 3 or 4 years (2019 he had his physical issues), and I love the strikeout potential, but I can't help but be cautious here.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData