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Who Should I Draft?

Drew Smyly or Bryan Garcia (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Drew Smyly
SP - ATL
Drew Smyly
Bryan Garcia
RP - DET
Bryan Garcia
Expert
Recommendation
89%
Recommended by
16 of 18 experts
11%
Recommended by
2 of 18 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 106# 185
Best Rank# 76# 112
Worst Rank# 188# 424
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 372# 526
Best Rank# 222# 416
Worst Rank# 297# 450
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts14247
Wins73
Saves012
ERA4.564.48
WHIP1.341.45
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 85
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 99
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 76
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 105
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 156# 186
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 119
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 103
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 79
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 87# 153
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 81# 124
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 82# 204
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 133# 424
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 84
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 188# 284
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 110
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 98
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 145# 112
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 130
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Drew Smyly
SP - ATL
Drew Smyly
Bryan Garcia
RP - DET
Bryan Garcia
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played726
   
Games Started50
   
Innings Pitched26.222.1
   
Wins02
   
Losses11
   
Saves04
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds03
   
Hits Allowed2018
   
Earned Runs104
   
Home Runs Allowed20
   
Strikeouts4212
   
Walks910
   
ERA3.421.66
   
WHIP1.101.29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Drew Smyly
SP - ATL
Drew Smyly
Bryan Garcia
RP - DET
Bryan Garcia
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2363
   
Games Started230
   
Innings Pitched123.657.3
   
Wins73
   
Losses64
   
Saves012
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds08
   
Hits Allowed11656
   
Earned Runs6329
   
Home Runs Allowed218
   
Strikeouts14247
   
Walks4927
   
ERA4.564.48
   
WHIP1.341.45
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Drew Smyly
SP - ATL
Drew Smyly
Bryan Garcia
RP - DET
Bryan Garcia
News 
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Notes 
 If you're willing to buy into Smyly's 2020 season, then he's likely to come at a major discount in drafts. He added more than two miles per hour to his fastball, struck out 37.8% of the batters he faced, and leaned more into his excellent curveball. There's reason for optimism after the Braves offered him a substantial one-year deal. Of course, Smyly's real issue is his health, as he missed two full seasons because of Tommy John surgery and even last year was limited to 26 1/3 innings. But there's reason to believe his gains last year are sustainable, so taking him late in your drafts, is worth the gamble.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Garcia is the favorite for the closer's role in Detroit, but don't be fooled by his 1.66 ERA last year, as it came with a 5.74 xFIP and a 4.98 K/9 mark. His minor league career has been fairly stellar (2.50 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 11.5 K/9), and he has extensive experience as a closer from both college and the minors. If you're drafting a Tigers reliever, it should be Garcia, but only at a bargain-basement price.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros