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Who Should I Draft?

Craig Kimbrel or David Price (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
David Price
RP,SP - LAD
David Price
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
31 of 50 experts
38%
Recommended by
19 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 62# 77
Best Rank# 35# 50
Worst Rank# 108# 286
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 164# 180
Best Rank# 153# 165
Worst Rank# 233# 240
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts79118
Wins38
Saves240
ERA3.653.87
WHIP1.211.20
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 109
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 61# 79
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 52# 126
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 55# 62
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 109
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 58# 104
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 54# 102
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 54# 136
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 35# 74
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 63# 83
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 48# 76
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 73# 286
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 89# 109
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 59# 82
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 68# 81
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 68# 89
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 51# 61
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 50
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 62# 68
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 58# 89
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 70# 72
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 47# 115
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 58# 80
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 61# 76
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 42# 83
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 75# 98
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 80# 94
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 67# 72
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 58# 88
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 58# 66
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 39# 94
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 58# 56
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 63# 50
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 63# 54
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 64# 63
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 64# 57
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 65# 63
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 69# 54
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 71# 65
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 72# 61
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 74# 58
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 76# 73
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 83# 82
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 86# 80
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 87# 70
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 98# 85
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 98# 85
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 103# 64
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 108# 66
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 59
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
David Price
RP,SP - LAD
David Price
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played18
   
Games Started0
   
Innings Pitched15.0
   
Wins0
   
Losses1
   
Saves2
   
Blown Saves1
   
Holds3
   
Hits Allowed10
   
Earned Runs9
   
Home Runs Allowed2
   
Strikeouts28
   
Walks12
   
ERA5.28
   
WHIP1.43
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
David Price
RP,SP - LAD
David Price
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5635
   
Games Started017
   
Innings Pitched54.1112.0
   
Wins38
   
Losses25
   
Saves240
   
Blown Saves110
   
Holds42
   
Hits Allowed40101
   
Earned Runs2248
   
Home Runs Allowed816
   
Strikeouts79118
   
Walks2633
   
ERA3.653.87
   
WHIP1.211.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
David Price
RP,SP - LAD
David Price
News 
 Craig Kimbrel went a scoreless inning versus the Mets Thursday. He got three outs on seven pitches. The Cubs would win it in the next inning.
Jamie Mellor
Fri, Apr 23rd
LHP David Price earned the save on Thursday when he worked a scoreless ninth inning, allowing two hits and striking out two in a 7-5 win over the Rockies.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Apr 16th
 Craig Kimbrel allowed his first hit of the season and the Mets loaded the bases in the ninth inning Tuesday. Kimbrel would close out the inning with no actual damage to earn his fourth save of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Wed, Apr 21st
David Price allowed two runs on five hits with two strikeouts over 1 2/3 innings of relief in his Dodgers debut during an 11-6 win over the Rockies on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Apr 3rd
 Craig Kimbrel went an inning versus Atlanta Sunday in a non-save situation. He walked two batters but did not allow a run.
Jamie Mellor
Mon, Apr 19th
Los Angeles Dodgers LHP David Price will start the season in the bullpen, according to manager Dave Roberts.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Mar 29th
 Craig Kimbrel came in to snuff out a rally in the eighth inning. He would finish out the game allowing no runs for his third save of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Wed, Apr 14th
Dodgers LHP David Price (illness) was scratched from Sunday’s start, but hopes to throw a simulated game Monday.
Brad Camara
Sun, Mar 28th
 Craig Kimbrel recorded his first five-out save of his career Thursday versus the Pirates. It was also career save #350.
Jamie Mellor
Fri, Apr 9th
David Price allowed no runs on no hits with one strikeout over one inning of relief in Monday's Cactus League game vs. the White Sox.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Mar 8th
Notes 
 As a whole, Kimbrel's 2020 numbers were abysmal. A 5.28 ERA, a 1.43 WHIP, and a walk rate of 17.4%. And yet, there were some encouraging signs. Not only did his strikeout rate bounce back to 40.6%, but he was actually an elite pitcher after his first four outings. How elite? He pitched to a 1.42 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP, and stuck out 53.1% of the batters he faced. It wasn't perfect, as Kimbrel still walked five batters per nine innings over that stretch. But he showed that he still has some has left in the tank. Although he never reclaimed the closer's job despite his strong finish, it's a good bet that the Cubs hand him the ninth-inning role to start, as they try to rebuild his trade value in the final year of his deal. That means Kimbrel should at least get save chances for the first several weeks of the season, and, as such, should be drafted as low-end second closer with just a modicum of upside.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Price was traded to the Dodgers along with Mookie Betts, but hasn't yet made a start with the team after opting out of the 2020 season. He'll be back for 2021, but his role isn't yet solidified according to reports, especially considering the extreme depth of the Dodgers' rotation. When healthy, even at his advanced age, Price is still a quality major league starter, with above-average strikeout and walk rates. The issue for Price is really health, as he's averaged only about 120 innings per season over his previous three years. His average draft position reflects the risk, and assuming he does end up in the rotation, he offers as much upside as anyone going in his range. There's still juice left for Price when he's healthy, so monitor reports out of the spring.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Over his final 14 appearances (12 2/3 IP) Kimbrel registered a 27:7 K:BB ratio to go along with a 1.42 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP. I'd like confirmation from the Cubs that he's entering the season as the closer before going "all in" on drafting him, but as long as he gets the ninth inning I'll be interested. Kimbrel has likely turned off many fantasy managers with some ugly blowup performances the past two years. This creates a buying opportunity. Kimbrel is a perfect candidate to draft for those who prefer to wait on saves.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros