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Who Should I Draft?

Daniel Bard or Mark Melancon (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mark Melancon
RP - SD
Mark Melancon
Daniel Bard
RP - COL
Daniel Bard
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
23 of 45 experts
49%
Recommended by
22 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 116# 118
Best Rank# 68# 65
Worst Rank# 186# 297
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 264# 255
Best Rank# 200# 232
Worst Rank# 291# 308
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5062
Wins33
Saves1120
ERA3.854.40
WHIP1.321.38
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 104
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 106# 110
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 124
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 108
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 112# 141
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 98
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 130# 297
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 107# 121
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 163
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 101# 137
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 73# 93
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 84
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 75
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 114# 118
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 106# 111
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 139# 180
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 95# 129
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 101# 116
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 68# 99
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 83# 109
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 117
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 124# 128
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 97# 118
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 149# 65
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 121# 74
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 83
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 115# 91
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 106# 91
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 97# 95
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 130# 95
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 103# 96
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 104# 99
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 102
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 163# 105
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 106
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 163# 111
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 113
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 134# 114
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 117
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 121# 119
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 124# 120
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 154# 122
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 132# 123
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 186# 134
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 148# 145
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mark Melancon
RP - SD
Mark Melancon
Daniel Bard
RP - COL
Daniel Bard
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2323
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched23.225.1
   
Wins24
   
Losses12
   
Saves116
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed2222
   
Earned Runs710
   
Home Runs Allowed12
   
Strikeouts1427
   
Walks710
   
ERA2.783.65
   
WHIP1.281.30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mark Melancon
RP - SD
Mark Melancon
Daniel Bard
RP - COL
Daniel Bard
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5955
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched59.058.4
   
Wins33
   
Losses33
   
Saves1120
   
Blown Saves44
   
Holds113
   
Hits Allowed6155
   
Earned Runs2529
   
Home Runs Allowed68
   
Strikeouts5062
   
Walks1726
   
ERA3.854.40
   
WHIP1.321.38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mark Melancon
RP - SD
Mark Melancon
Daniel Bard
RP - COL
Daniel Bard
News 
 Mark Melancon had a nice 1-2-3 inning in the ninth, striking out one batter in the process.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Fri, Sep 24th
Rockies reliever Daniel Bard allowed three runs during the ninth inning of Sunday's game against the Giants. He retired just two batters in the effort. His final line included one hit, two walks, two strikeouts, and the loss. Colorado ultimately fell to San Francisco by a score of 6-2.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Sep 26th
 Mark Melancon had a rough ninth inning, allowing three consecutive singles which lead to one earned run in the inning.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 22nd
Rockies reliever Daniel Bard was summoned from the bullpen to pitch the eighth inning of a 2-2 game against the Dodgers on Saturday. He ultimately allowed three runs on two hits and two walks, all while failing to retire a batter. He was hit with the loss as Colorado ultimately fell to Los Angeles by a score of 5-2.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Aug 29th
 Mark Melancon had a 1-2-3 ninth inning to lock down the save over the Angels on Wednesday, his 37th of the season.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Thu, Sep 9th
Rockies closer Daniel Bard allowed a walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Cubs on Monday evening. His final line included two hits, two runs, and one strikeout over 0.1 innings of work. The veteran reliever was hit with the loss as Colorado ultimately fell to Chicago by a score of 6-4.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Aug 24th
 Mark Melancon had a rough ninth inning, walking the first two batters before inducing a ground ball double-play. He then walked another batter before striking out the final better to escape the jam.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Mon, Sep 6th
Rockies closer Daniel Bard was called upon to pitch the ninth inning of a 2-2 game against the Diamondbacks on Saturday evening. He preserved the tie, allowing zero runs and one hit while striking out one batter. The right-hander was credited with the win following Elias Diaz's walk-off homer in the bottom of the frame. Colorado ultimately defeated Arizona by a score of 5-2.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Aug 22nd
 Mark Melancon struck out the first two batters of the inning, but then gave up back-to-back singles with two outs. He would inevitably escape the jam with his third strikeout of the inning.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 1st
Rockies closer Daniel Bard allowed one hit while tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Padres on Wednesday. He struck out one batter and earned the save as Colorado ultimately defeated San Diego by a score of 7-5.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Aug 18th
Notes 
 Melancon had another fine year as the Braves' closer, and now joins the back end of the Padres bullpen. It's unclear if he'll serve as the closer, a Drew Pomeranz and Emilio Pagan also may have a claim to the role. Melancon is entering his age-36 season and his strikeout rate is mediocre at best. Although he is still performing well, his lack of pure stuff suggests that the wheels could come off at any moment. That said, he'll have plenty of value if he can earn the ninth-inning role, so monitor the reports out of spring, and draft him late until and unless he's officially ruled out for the role.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Bard comes into 2021 as the Rockies' presumptive closer, after he came out of a two-year retirement to pitch in the majors for the first time since 2013. Bard's control problems, which derailed his career, were largely solved, and his 3.65 ERA and 1.30 WHIP were more than passable for a Colorado closer. Mychal Givens remains, and Scott Oberg will try to pitch effectively after undergoing thoracic outlet surgery, but if Bard can maintain his control, he'll likely earn and hold the closer's job.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros