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Who Should I Draft?

Craig Kimbrel or Sandy Alcantara (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Sandy Alcantara
SP - MIA
Sandy Alcantara
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
38 of 50 experts
24%
Recommended by
12 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 52# 62
Best Rank# 34# 35
Worst Rank# 184# 108
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 131# 164
Best Rank# 115# 153
Worst Rank# 163# 233
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts14979
Wins93
Saves024
ERA4.243.65
WHIP1.321.21
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 108
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 55
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 42# 61
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 52# 72
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 54# 55
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 50# 76
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 58# 83
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 54# 58
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 57# 74
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 40# 63
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 49# 63
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 40# 71
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 56# 65
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 34# 86
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 60# 73
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 34# 89
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 50# 59
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 54# 64
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 38# 63
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 53# 68
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 42# 68
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 36# 98
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 47# 50
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 53# 62
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 49# 58
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 42# 47
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 58
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 51# 61
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 53# 64
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 44# 75
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 40# 80
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 58# 67
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 39# 58
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 53# 58
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 42# 87
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 59# 103
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 66# 98
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 59# 35
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 64# 39
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 73# 42
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 58# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 93# 51
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 93# 52
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 57# 54
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 82# 54
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 184# 54
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 65# 58
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 98# 69
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 80# 70
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Sandy Alcantara
SP - MIA
Sandy Alcantara
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played718
   
Games Started70
   
Innings Pitched42.015.0
   
Wins30
   
Losses21
   
Saves02
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds03
   
Hits Allowed3510
   
Earned Runs149
   
Home Runs Allowed42
   
Strikeouts3928
   
Walks1512
   
ERA3.005.28
   
WHIP1.191.43
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Sandy Alcantara
SP - MIA
Sandy Alcantara
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2956
   
Games Started290
   
Innings Pitched170.254.1
   
Wins93
   
Losses112
   
Saves024
   
Blown Saves011
   
Holds04
   
Hits Allowed16040
   
Earned Runs8022
   
Home Runs Allowed228
   
Strikeouts14979
   
Walks6526
   
ERA4.243.65
   
WHIP1.321.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Sandy Alcantara
SP - MIA
Sandy Alcantara
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
News 
 Marlins starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara allowed three earned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out four over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Braves on Monday.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Apr 13th
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
 Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara allowed two earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out 10 over six innings in Tuesday's loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Apr 7th
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
 Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara struck out seven over six scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday. He walked two and allowed two hits.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Fri, Apr 2nd
Craig Kimbrel pitched another perfect inning with two strikeouts Sunday versus the Pirates. He earned his first save of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Mon, Apr 5th
 Sandy Alcantara will start on Opening Day for the Miami Marlins, according to beat reporter Christina de Nicola. Alcantara will pitch against Tyler Glasnow and the Rays to start the season.
Ryan Evans - Baseballogy
Thu, Mar 18th
Craig Kimbrel faced three batters and struck out all of them. He did not get the save because the Cubs had a four-run lead though.
Jamie Mellor
Sun, Apr 4th
  Cubs manager David Ross said RHP Craig Kimbrel is “going to be our closer.”
Brad Camara
Tue, Feb 16th
Notes 
 Alcantara continued to build on what was a pretty strong foundation heading into 2020. He lowered his ERA to 3.00 and his WHIP to 1.19, and improved in both his strikeout and walk rate while adding velocity. He pitched only 42 innings last year because of COVID-19 issues, but he dominated over the latter three-quarters of the season, pitching to a 2.30 ERA with 30 strikeouts over his final 31 1/3 innings. There's not a ton to dislike about Alcantara, and there's room for continued growth. Draft him as a fourth starter with upside for more.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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
  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