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Who Should I Draft?

Dinelson Lamet or Craig Kimbrel (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Dinelson Lamet
SP - SD
Dinelson Lamet
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
25 of 43 experts
42%
Recommended by
18 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 47# 50
Best Rank# 28# 28
Worst Rank# 373# 98
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 121# 138
Best Rank# 116# 124
Worst Rank# 152# 146
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6430
Wins31
Saves011
ERA4.063.92
WHIP1.281.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 62
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 47
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 51
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 46
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 46# 90
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 52# 54
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 41# 50
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 47# 52
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 63
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 40# 64
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 48# 50
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 50# 51
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 42# 48
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 50# 55
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 47# 58
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 53
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 55# 59
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 49# 55
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 55# 62
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 49# 83
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 46
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 54# 69
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 40# 77
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 35# 54
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 46# 66
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 40
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 48# 37
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 49# 40
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 49# 31
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 49# 46
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 45
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 52# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 56# 48
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 57# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 58# 52
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 59# 37
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 60# 58
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 63# 61
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 64# 28
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 66# 58
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 86# 29
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 87# 51
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 373# 98
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Dinelson Lamet
SP - SD
Dinelson Lamet
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1423
   
Games Started140
   
Innings Pitched73.121.3
   
Wins30
   
Losses54
   
Saves013
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6221
   
Earned Runs3315
   
Home Runs Allowed129
   
Strikeouts10530
   
Walks3012
   
ERA4.076.53
   
WHIP1.261.60
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Dinelson Lamet
SP - SD
Dinelson Lamet
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1022
   
Games Started100
   
Innings Pitched53.421.4
   
Wins31
   
Losses31
   
Saves011
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4616
   
Earned Runs249
   
Home Runs Allowed84
   
Strikeouts6430
   
Walks2210
   
ERA4.063.92
   
WHIP1.281.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Dinelson Lamet
SP - SD
Dinelson Lamet
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
News 
 Dinelson Lamet tossed three scoreless innings Thursday against the Mariners, striking out five and allowing one hit.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Mar 6th
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
 Dinelson Lamet tossed two scoreless innings against the Reds on Saturday, allowing once hit and one walk while striking out three.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Mar 2nd
 
Notes 
 Lamet has one amazing pitch right now, and there's a chance they he can take the next step forward to become a top 25 pitcher. But if you're going to draft Robbie Ray, Jr., why not just draft Robbie Ray?
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 Lamet is a popular breakout candidate this year, after he returned from Tommy John surgery to throw 73 innings of solid baseball last year. Lamet is still much more potential than numbers - he hasn't dominated a level above A-ball and has questionable control. But his raw stuff, particularly his slider and curveball, are impressive, and he can miss bats with the best of them. They'll be no discount for Lamet this year, but if you're looking for upside, he's worth the gamble.
Dan Harris - 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
 I am a little confused about all the Dinelson Lamet love. I know he has nasty stuff, but he is now 27 years old, he had Tommy John Surgery in 2018 and he has never pitched more than 150 innings in any year of his major league career. He has also shown inconsistencies. Drafting him over a guy like Matt Boyd, for example, is crazy to me.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy