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Who Should I Draft?

Craig Kimbrel or Robbie Ray (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
35 of 51 experts
31%
Recommended by
16 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 47# 54
Best Rank# 21# 26
Worst Rank# 95# 86
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 135# 148
Best Rank# 122# 128
Worst Rank# 155# 165
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3075
Wins14
Saves120
ERA3.924.34
WHIP1.231.35
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 28# 55
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 52
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 48# 49
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 29# 60
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 39# 46
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 46# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 31# 57
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 21
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 78
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 50# 53
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 48# 49
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 52# 55
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 44# 64
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 63# 80
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 64# 75
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 53# 57
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 50# 54
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 58# 79
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 69# 80
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 48# 59
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 51# 57
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 42# 61
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 48# 59
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 48# 50
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 29# 77
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 47# 53
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 56
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 56# 64
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 80# 86
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 53
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 35# 55
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 48# 57
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 37# 57
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 40# 52
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 44# 64
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 47# 44
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 49# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 50# 36
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 52# 26
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 49
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 48
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 57# 56
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 58# 37
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 58# 54
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 59# 58
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 65# 41
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 65# 59
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 43
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 69# 66
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 77# 47
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 95# 61
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2333
   
Games Started033
   
Innings Pitched21.3174.0
   
Wins012
   
Losses48
   
Saves130
   
Blown Saves30
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed21150
   
Earned Runs1584
   
Home Runs Allowed930
   
Strikeouts30235
   
Walks1284
   
ERA6.534.34
   
WHIP1.601.34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2211
   
Games Started011
   
Innings Pitched21.760.7
   
Wins14
   
Losses13
   
Saves120
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed1653
   
Earned Runs929
   
Home Runs Allowed49
   
Strikeouts3075
   
Walks1029
   
ERA3.924.34
   
WHIP1.231.35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
News 
 Cubs manager David Ross was noncommittal when asked whether Craig Kimbrel would remain the team’s closer going forward.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 3rd
Robbie Ray was hit hard in Colorado on Monday when he gave up six runs on seven hits while issuing three free passes and striking out six over 3.2 innings. He left with a lead and was given a no-decision in the D-backs 12-8 win over the Rockies.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Aug 11th
 Craig Kimbrel allowed two runs on two hits across two innings in Friday’s 6-3 win over the Pirates.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 1st
Robbie Ray (1-2) allowed six runs on six hits and two walks in five innings Wednesday against the Astros. He struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Aug 6th
 Craig Kimbrel allowed two runs on four walks across a 1/3 inning in Monday's 8-7 win over the Reds.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 28th
Robbie Ray (0-2) was charged with the loss Thursday against the Dodgers. He allowed five runs on five hits and six walks with four strikeouts in 4.2 innings.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jul 31st
 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
Robbie Ray (0-1) was saddled with the loss Saturday against San Diego, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks in 3.2 innings. He struck out seven.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jul 26th
  Robbie Ray gave up one earned run on three hits while striking out three in 4.0 innings while earning the win against the Rangers on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Mar 6th
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
Wouldn't it be the most Robbie Ray thing in the world if he got pulled at 4.2 innings each start this year? Great strikeouts, bad command. We know who he is.
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
While the overall numbers fluctuate, Ray is largely the same guy he's always been. He's going to amass a ton of strikeouts and he's going to hand out free passes like a doctor handing out lollipops. It is just impossible to rely on a starter who can't top 175 innings or keep his WHIP below 1.33. Ray is certainly rosterable but close your eyes when he's pitching.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros