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Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Martinez or Mychal Givens (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
41 of 43 experts
5%
Recommended by
2 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 77# 106
Best Rank# 39# 68
Worst Rank# 105# 174
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 167# 324
Best Rank# 167# 304
Worst Rank# 183# 356
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4631
Wins31
Saves24
ERA4.043.95
WHIP1.351.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 66
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 87# 119
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 77# 98
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 96# 137
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 78
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 93# 98
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 99# 114
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 77# 111
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 74# 111
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 80# 108
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 88# 103
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 63# 117
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 89# 100
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 82# 96
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 93# 151
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 62# 108
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 76# 108
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 64# 101
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 40# 112
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 75# 119
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 59# 108
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 39# 120
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 121
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 70# 117
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 60# 131
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 78# 169
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 71# 118
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 80# 137
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 72# 125
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 92# 114
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 79# 131
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 69# 113
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 72# 103
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 84# 123
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 101# 174
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 64# 101
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 81# 119
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 76# 111
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 83# 118
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 79# 110
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 62
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 105# 97
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 68
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played4858
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched48.063.0
   
Wins42
   
Losses26
   
Saves2411
   
Blown Saves38
   
Holds37
   
Hits Allowed3949
   
Earned Runs1732
   
Home Runs Allowed213
   
Strikeouts5386
   
Walks1826
   
ERA3.174.57
   
WHIP1.181.19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1323
   
Games Started70
   
Innings Pitched47.025.0
   
Wins31
   
Losses31
   
Saves24
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds13
   
Hits Allowed4421
   
Earned Runs2111
   
Home Runs Allowed54
   
Strikeouts4631
   
Walks1910
   
ERA4.043.95
   
WHIP1.351.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
News 
 Carlos Martinez was cleared to participate in workouts and threw a bullpen session on Tuesday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 9th
Mychal Givens is in a competition for the closer job with Hunter Harvey, per pitching coach Doug Brocail. Richard Bleier is in the mix to get saves against lefties.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sun, Jul 12th
 Carlos Martinez has been absent from Cardinals workouts during spring training 2.0.
Brad Camara
Mon, Jul 6th
Mychal Givens trailed starter Tom Eshelman in Wednesday's exhibition against the Blue Jays, serving up a two-run homer to Randal Grichuk. He also walked one and struck out one in the outing.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Wed, Mar 11th
 Carlos Martinez (shoulder) has been cleared to begin throwing off a mound.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jan 19th
Mychal Givens pitched the fourth inning of Sunday's exhibition against the Yankees, giving up two runs on two hits. He left a pitch middle-middle to Thomas Milone, who promptly deposited the ball over the fence.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Mon, Mar 9th
  Mychal Givens's shot at the closer role is in doubt after it has been reported that Hunter Harvey will get a look as the Orioles' closer.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Mar 6th
Notes 
 A short season could benefit Martinez, who could be a Top 40 pitcher.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Givens isn't a special pitcher, pitches for a poor team, and isn't guaranteed to be the closer. Even if he were, he's tallied just 20 saves over the last two seasons. There's no reason to draft Givens, and if you're looking for a Baltimore closer, better to take your chance on Hunter Harvey.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Martinez's shoulder weakness pushed him to the bullpen, where he eventually successfully took over for Jordan Hicks as the closer for the Cardinals. His 2020 role remains in flux, as it appears he'll be given an opportunity to win back the starting role he so covets, but his success is far from assured. Martinez should provide value in the rotation or the bullpen, so given that you won't need to spend much draft capital to get him anyway, don't shy away.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros