Who Should I Draft?

David Robertson or Will Smith (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
47 of 59 experts
20%
Recommended by
12 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 57# 68
Best Rank# 30# 43
Worst Rank# 153# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 145# 297
Best Rank# 125# 166
Worst Rank# 242# 928
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8975
Wins43
Saves2224
ERA3.042.96
WHIP1.101.13
   
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Injury AlertIL60-
   
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# 49# 66
   
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# 40# 83
   
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# 50# 76
   
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# 33# 79
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 56# 62
   
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  David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6954
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched70.153.2
   
Wins82
   
Losses33
   
Saves514
   
Blown Saves44
   
Holds216
   
Hits Allowed4637
   
Earned Runs2515
   
Home Runs Allowed73
   
Strikeouts9171
   
Walks2615
   
ERA3.232.55
   
WHIP1.030.98
   
  David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6561
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched66.259.0
   
Wins43
   
Losses33
   
Saves2224
   
Blown Saves107
   
Holds94
   
Hits Allowed4846
   
Earned Runs2219
   
Home Runs Allowed75
   
Strikeouts8975
   
Walks2521
   
ERA3.042.96
   
WHIP1.101.13
   
  David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
News 
 Phillies reliever David Robertson is out for the season and is expected to need surgery to repair the flexor tendon. He may also require Tommy John Surgery at some point, according to a report from Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jul 31st
Will Smith struck out two in a scoreless ninth to preserve the 4-1 Giants' win over the Braves on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Phillies reliever David Robertson saw orthopedist James Andrews on Monday and will not throw for another three weeks, according to beat writer Matt Gelb on Twitter. Rest has been recommended for his ailing elbow.
Mike Maher
Mon, May 13th
Will Smith was unavailable for Tuesday's save chance versus the Pirates due to back inflammation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
 David Robertson (elbow) will be evaluated when the team returns home later this week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 22nd
Will Smith allowed a solo homer but held on to earn the save and protect the 5-4 win on Friday versus the Dodgers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 7th
 David Robertson has been placed on the IL for 10 days, due to elbow soreness. Righty Drew Anderson will be called up from Triple-A. The relief man is scheduled to undergo a MRI on Tuesday, but is not currently concerned about his long-term status.
Garett Thomas
Mon, Apr 15th
Will Smith picked up his 30th save of the season on Sunday in Oakland, throwing a scoreless ninth as the Giants won 5-4.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 25th
 Phillies reliever David Robertson pitched in the eighth inning of Sunday's win over the Twins, recording two outs and earning a hold before giving way to lefty Adam Morgan. Hector Neris pitched the ninth inning to earn the save.
Mike Maher
Mon, Apr 8th
Will Smith picked up the win on Friday in Arizona despite allowing two runs on three hits over 1 2/3 innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 17th
Notes 
 Phillies manager Gabe Kapler refused to commit to a single closer in 2018, and that will reportedly happen again in 2019, even after Philadelphia spent $23 million this offseason to bring in Robertson on a two-year contract. Robertson and Seranthony Dominguez are the two logical candidates to share the closer's role, but further late-inning shenanigans simply can't be ruled out from Kapler.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Smith doesn't have much competition for saves at this point, but he hasn't exactly been the most durable reliever. More importantly, he will be a valuable trade chip mid-season as a lefty setup man, so take the saves while you can with Smith, but know they might not stick around all year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Robertson, the owner of a 2.88 ERA and 2.81 FIP, has posted a K/9 of 10.4 or higher in each of his 11 MLB seasons. In most leagues, it's not the end of the world if he isn't Philadelphia's full-time closer, the likely outcome given Gabe Kapler's diversified ninth-inning usage last season. He should at least be in line for some saves alongside Seranthony Dominguez and Hector Neris, making him an intriguing speculative pick once the sturdier choices (there aren't many) fall off the board.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Smith and Mark Melancon will reportedly enter spring training as the top two candidates to serve as the Giants' closer in 2019. While Smith has clearly done far more to deserve the job, the Giants' desire to save face on Melancon's bloated $62 million contract may make him the slight favorite. After posting a strong 2.55 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in the role last season, Smith could be a very good fantasy closer if he's able to win the job.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 It was easy to forget how great Robertson is since he only managed 19 saves over the past two seasons. He has racked up 88 Ks per season and excellent ratios over the last 8 years, however. With plenty of save opportunities in store, we could see him return to being a top 10 closer this year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros