Who Should I Draft?

Cody Allen or Will Smith (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cody Allen
RP - LAA
Cody Allen
Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
40 of 56 experts
29%
Recommended by
16 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 60# 64
Best Rank# 26# 43
Worst Rank# 110# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 156# 297
Best Rank# 145# 166
Worst Rank# 206# 928
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7975
Wins33
Saves3024
ERA3.862.96
WHIP1.241.13
   
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  Cody Allen
RP - LAA
Cody Allen
Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7054
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched67.153.2
   
Wins42
   
Losses63
   
Saves2714
   
Blown Saves54
   
Holds76
   
Hits Allowed5837
   
Earned Runs3515
   
Home Runs Allowed113
   
Strikeouts8071
   
Walks3315
   
ERA4.702.55
   
WHIP1.360.98
   
  Cody Allen
RP - LAA
Cody Allen
Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6661
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched65.559.0
   
Wins33
   
Losses33
   
Saves3024
   
Blown Saves67
   
Holds34
   
Hits Allowed5546
   
Earned Runs2819
   
Home Runs Allowed95
   
Strikeouts7975
   
Walks2721
   
ERA3.862.96
   
WHIP1.241.13
   
  Cody Allen
RP - LAA
Cody Allen
Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
News 
 The Angels designated Cody Allen for assignment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
Will Smith gave up a solo homer in the ninth inning but settled down to secure the save as the Giants beat the Brewers 8-7 on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
 Cody Allen threw a scoreless inning on Friday against the Orioles. He allowed a walk and struck out two in the win.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, May 11th
Will Smith struck out two in a perfect ninth to earn his 15th save of the year on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
 Allen hasn't pitched since going on the injured list April 26 with a back ailment.
James Bisson
Tue, May 7th
Will Smith struck out two in a perfect ninth inning on Friday versus the Dodgers, picking up his 14th save as the Giants won 2-1.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 8th
 Cody Allen was placed on the 10-day injured list with a back injury, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Apr 26th
Will Smith threw a perfect ninth inning in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Marlins to earn his 13th save of 2019.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 30th
 Angels manager Brad Ausmus says Cody Allen is not currently the team's closer.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 24th
Will Smith struck out three and allowed one hit in a scoreless inning on Sunday versus Arizona.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 27th
Notes 
 Allen had accrued a sub-3.00 ERA and K/9 above 11.0 in four straight seasons before his ERA ballooned to 4.75 with 80 strikeouts in 67 frames (10.75 K/9) last season. A massive 50.6% fly-ball rate led to a career-high 11 home runs surrendered. Here's the good news: He still found a ninth-inning gig with the Angels. The gopheritis and alarming walk increase (4.42 BB/9) make him a ratio risk, but Allen offers a rare source of affordable saves.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Smith doesn't have much competition for saves at this point, but he hasn't exactly been the most durable reliever. More importantly, he will be a valuable trade chip mid-season as a lefty setup man, so take the saves while you can with Smith, but know they might not stick around all year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Allen's last year in Cleveland turned out to be his worst, but that didn't stop the Angels from signing him as their new ninth-inning man. Allen's strikeout rate fell of a bit last season, but the bigger concerns were his ballooning walk rate, declining velocity, and the high amount of hard contact allowed. Allen has plenty of job security and should be a serviceable closer on an above-average team, but it would be unwise to expect a return to a sub-3.00 ERA, sub-1.20 WHIP, or 12+ K/9. He's a mid-tier closing option for 2019.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Smith and Mark Melancon will reportedly enter spring training as the top two candidates to serve as the Giants' closer in 2019. While Smith has clearly done far more to deserve the job, the Giants' desire to save face on Melancon's bloated $62 million contract may make him the slight favorite. After posting a strong 2.55 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in the role last season, Smith could be a very good fantasy closer if he's able to win the job.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 It seemed as though Ty Buttrey, Bedrosian and Anderson were going to compete for saves in LA, but then they signed Allen who figures to get the job. Don't be surprised if he losses the gig early, however, if he struggles like we saw last season. Don't consider him a lock for 25 saves again.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros