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Who Should I Draft?

Craig Kimbrel or Brandon Workman (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
Brandon Workman
RP - BOS
Brandon Workman
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
28 of 43 experts
35%
Recommended by
15 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 50# 55
Best Rank# 28# 31
Worst Rank# 98# 77
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 139# 141
Best Rank# 124# 125
Worst Rank# 147# 167
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3031
Wins11
Saves1110
ERA3.923.63
WHIP1.231.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 60
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 28# 62
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 48# 64
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 31# 47
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 46# 65
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 31# 42
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 71
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 54# 62
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 50# 59
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 52# 56
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 46# 50
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 50# 64
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 51# 60
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 42# 55
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 52# 64
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 48# 77
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 57# 72
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 64
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 61# 68
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 55# 73
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 37# 64
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 48# 76
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 65
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 58# 64
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 57
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 37# 66
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 40# 69
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 54# 61
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 51# 47
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 51# 46
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 58# 31
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 59# 54
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 59# 39
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 59
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 62# 46
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 64# 52
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 66# 52
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 69# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 72# 65
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 77# 73
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 83# 53
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 90# 49
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 98# 35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
Brandon Workman
RP - BOS
Brandon Workman
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2373
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched21.372.3
   
Wins010
   
Losses41
   
Saves1316
   
Blown Saves36
   
Holds015
   
Hits Allowed2129
   
Earned Runs1515
   
Home Runs Allowed91
   
Strikeouts30104
   
Walks1245
   
ERA6.531.88
   
WHIP1.601.03
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
Brandon Workman
RP - BOS
Brandon Workman
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2224
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched21.423.8
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves1110
   
Blown Saves24
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed1618
   
Earned Runs910
   
Home Runs Allowed43
   
Strikeouts3031
   
Walks1012
   
ERA3.923.63
   
WHIP1.231.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
Brandon Workman
RP - BOS
Brandon Workman
News 
 Craig Kimbrel allowed two runs on three hits while striking out two across 2/3 of an inning in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Diamondbacks.
Brad Camara
Sun, Mar 8th
Brandon Workman struck out two batters in a 1-2-3 inning Sunday in Grapefruit League play as the Red Sox defeated the Braves by a 4-2 score.
John Aubin
Mon, Mar 2nd
  Red Sox interim manager Ron Roenicke says Brandon Workman will be the team's closer to begin the 2020 season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 12th
Notes 
 Was Kimbrel's down year due to the long layoff from being unsigned, or was it the beginning of the end for one of the game's most dominant closers?
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Workman is another guy who seems like a safe bet as an RP 2, but let's not totally ignore Matt Barnes.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Kimbrel waited to sign until months into the season, and the results weren't pretty. He battled injury and was entirely ineffective, pitching to an 8.10 ERA and walking more than five batters per nine innings. Whether the complete lack of control was a continuing trend or just due to rust/injuries. But, either way, the price on Kimbrel should be the cheapest in years, and if you're waiting on saves, he's as good an option to take a chance on as anyone.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Workman was never the guy for the Red Sox . . . until one day he just was. When he finally locked down the closer's role, he was fantastic, striking out batters at will and pitching to a 1.88 ERA. His WHIP hovered near 1.00 despite the fact that he walked more than 5.5 batters per nine innings, a feat which he's unlikely to duplicate. In short, while Workman will close for the Red Sox, he'll need to improve his control in order to hold the job for the whole year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros