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Who Should I Draft?

Craig Kimbrel or Matthew Boyd (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
25 of 43 experts
42%
Recommended by
18 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 50# 52
Best Rank# 28# 34
Worst Rank# 98# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 138# 154
Best Rank# 124# 133
Worst Rank# 146# 163
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3073
Wins14
Saves110
ERA3.924.35
WHIP1.231.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 28# 74
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 48# 58
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 29# 69
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 46# 61
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 31# 53
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 47
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 54# 59
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 52# 54
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 46# 55
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 50# 55
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 58# 82
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 51# 56
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 42# 50
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 52# 53
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 48# 71
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 58# 72
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 57
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 59# 63
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 37# 54
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 48# 51
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 60
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 51# 74
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 37# 61
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 40# 59
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 54# 58
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 39
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 37
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 50# 49
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 51# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 55# 50
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 55# 51
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 58# 38
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 61# 57
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 60
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 62# 49
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 63# 45
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 64# 62
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 66# 53
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 69# 53
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 77# 35
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 83# 52
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 90# 41
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 98# 61
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2332
   
Games Started032
   
Innings Pitched21.3185.2
   
Wins09
   
Losses412
   
Saves130
   
Blown Saves30
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed21178
   
Earned Runs1594
   
Home Runs Allowed939
   
Strikeouts30238
   
Walks1250
   
ERA6.534.56
   
WHIP1.601.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2211
   
Games Started011
   
Innings Pitched21.465.9
   
Wins14
   
Losses14
   
Saves110
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed1662
   
Earned Runs932
   
Home Runs Allowed412
   
Strikeouts3073
   
Walks1020
   
ERA3.924.35
   
WHIP1.231.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
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
 
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
Alex Fast loves Matthew Boyd, so I, in turn, love Matthew Boyd. He's in a fantastic park, but he still gave up far too many homers and won't win many games with the Tigers.
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
Armed with a devastating slider into which he leaned heavily, Boyd had an impressive opening to his season, putting up gaudy strikeout numbers with impressive overall stats. Unfortunately, his ERA rose from 3.87 in the first half to 5.51 in the second half, with his WHIP coming along for the ride. An awful .318 BABIP on groundballs didn't help, but that number isn't all that surprising given the defense behind him. With almost no win potential, Boyd is more of a back-end-of-the-rotation fantasy starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  If the ball gets dejuiced, there may be no player more positively impacted than Matt Boyd. Boyd was destroyed by the long ball in 2019, and if he can cut that rate in half or even by a quarter, we may have a solid SP2 for fantasy purposes.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy