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Who Should I Draft?

Craig Kimbrel or Nick Anderson (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
Nick Anderson
RP - TB
Nick Anderson
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
30 of 43 experts
30%
Recommended by
13 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 50# 56
Best Rank# 28# 28
Worst Rank# 98# 325
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 139# 140
Best Rank# 124# 125
Worst Rank# 147# 184
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3033
Wins11
Saves118
ERA3.923.42
WHIP1.231.10
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 65
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 54
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 28# 36
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 51# 64
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 48# 52
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 31# 53
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 46# 63
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 31# 45
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 48
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 54# 74
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 50# 52
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 52# 57
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 46# 57
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 50# 91
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 98# 325
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 51# 69
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 42# 46
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 48# 58
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 65
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 59# 62
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 55# 72
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 37# 61
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 48# 83
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 86
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 62# 89
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 69
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 69# 78
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 37# 88
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 40# 54
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 54# 71
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 51# 50
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 52# 51
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 57# 47
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 58# 44
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 58# 28
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 59# 44
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 61# 48
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 63# 33
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 64# 44
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 66# 56
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 77# 57
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 83# 41
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 90# 66
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
Nick Anderson
RP - TB
Nick Anderson
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2368
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched21.365.2
   
Wins05
   
Losses44
   
Saves131
   
Blown Saves34
   
Holds016
   
Hits Allowed2152
   
Earned Runs1524
   
Home Runs Allowed98
   
Strikeouts30110
   
Walks1218
   
ERA6.533.32
   
WHIP1.601.08
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
Nick Anderson
RP - TB
Nick Anderson
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2223
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched21.422.7
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves118
   
Blown Saves24
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed1618
   
Earned Runs99
   
Home Runs Allowed43
   
Strikeouts3033
   
Walks107
   
ERA3.923.42
   
WHIP1.231.10
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
Nick Anderson
RP - TB
Nick Anderson
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
Prior to the delay of the MLB season, Nick Anderson was in line to see a majority of the save opportunities in Tampa Bay.
Blaine Blontz
Mon, Mar 23rd
  Nick Anderson tossed a scoreless inning on Wednesday against Boston, striking out two while allowing one hit and two walks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 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
We know that Anderson should be the locked-in closer for the Rays, but we also know how the Rays work. Proceed with caution.
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
Anderson was exceptional with the Rays, though Emilio Pagan got the vast majority of the save chances. With Pagan now out of the way, Anderson may have the chance to lead a committee of Diego Castillo and Jose Alvarado. Even if he doesn't get the majority of the save chances, if Anderson pitches like he did with the Rays last year (52.6% strikeout rate), he'll be worth owning no matter what.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros