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Who Should I Draft?

Drew Smyly or Greg Holland (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Drew Smyly
SP - ATL
Drew Smyly
Greg Holland
RP - KC
Greg Holland
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
26 of 49 experts
47%
Recommended by
23 of 49 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 102# 99
Best Rank# 48# 59
Worst Rank# 204# 164
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 355# 214
Best Rank# 227# 193
Worst Rank# 299# 264
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts13861
Wins73
Saves017
ERA4.554.09
WHIP1.301.32
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 114# 115
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 85# 90
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 110# 129
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 81# 105
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 109# 128
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 89# 99
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 98# 118
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 114
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 102
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 86# 111
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 75# 95
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 88# 92
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 96# 101
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 108# 164
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 101# 104
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 58# 157
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 96# 102
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 112# 131
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 99# 119
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 104# 117
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 111# 125
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 95# 106
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 97# 100
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 103# 137
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 94# 102
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 48
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 71
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 81# 68
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 92# 84
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 101# 91
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 102# 84
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 103# 83
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 103# 80
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 103# 63
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 104# 69
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 110# 106
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 114# 97
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 114# 85
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 114# 102
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 117# 112
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 126# 87
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 151# 95
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 167# 69
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 204# 77
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 59
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 71
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 86
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 107
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 155
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Drew Smyly
SP - ATL
Drew Smyly
Greg Holland
RP - KC
Greg Holland
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played728
   
Games Started50
   
Innings Pitched26.228.1
   
Wins03
   
Losses10
   
Saves06
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed2020
   
Earned Runs106
   
Home Runs Allowed21
   
Strikeouts4231
   
Walks97
   
ERA3.421.91
   
WHIP1.100.95
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Drew Smyly
SP - ATL
Drew Smyly
Greg Holland
RP - KC
Greg Holland
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2357
   
Games Started230
   
Innings Pitched119.557.7
   
Wins73
   
Losses63
   
Saves017
   
Blown Saves05
   
Holds06
   
Hits Allowed11250
   
Earned Runs6026
   
Home Runs Allowed217
   
Strikeouts13861
   
Walks4426
   
ERA4.554.09
   
WHIP1.301.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Drew Smyly
SP - ATL
Drew Smyly
Greg Holland
RP - KC
Greg Holland
News 
 Braves LHP Drew Smyly (forearm) is scheduled to return on Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 21st
Greg Holland threw a perfect ninth inning to earn the save during Sunday’s 2-0 win over the Blue Jays.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 18th
 The Braves have placed Drew Smyly on the 10-day IL with left forearm inflammation. Kyle Wright was recalled from the club's alternate site and will start on Friday against the Cubs.
Dan Harris
Fri, Apr 16th
Greg Holland (2-1) picked up the win in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays after throwing a perfect seventh inning.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 18th
 Drew Smyly pitched five innings against the Phillies Sunday, allowing five hits, five runs (all earned) while striking out three batters. He was not a factor in the decision. He threw 91 pitches, 59 for strikes.
Steve Painter
Sun, Apr 11th
Greg Holland allowed two hits and one walk while striking out two across one 1/3 scoreless innings to earn the save during Tuesday’s 3-2 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Wed, Apr 14th
 Drew Smyly pitched six innings against the Nats Tuesday, allowing four hits, four runs (two earned), and one walk while fanning eight batters. It was a no-decision for him, as the Braves lost 6-5. He threw 94 pitches, 64 of those strikes.
Steve Painter
Tue, Apr 6th
Greg Holland (1-1) allowed two walks while striking out two across two scoreless innings to earn the win in Sunday's 4-3 extra-inning victory over the White Sox.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 11th
 Drew Smyly pitched 4 2/3 innings Tuesday, allowing six hits, two runs (none earned) while recording four strikeouts against the Red Sox.
Steve Painter
Tue, Mar 30th
Greg Holland (0-1) allowed two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out one across 1/3 of an inning during Tuesday’s 4-2 loss to the Indians. He earned his first loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Wed, Apr 7th
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
Holland re-signed with the Royals after an outstanding season, during which he put up an ERA under 2.00 and a WHIP below 1.00 for the first time since 2014. He'll almost certainly begin the year as the closer, but he's unlikely to stay in the role for the entire season. Even if he's not dealt to a contender by the trade deadline, his walk rate is surely to be closer to the 5.3/9 innings that he put up his previous four seasons, rather than the 2.22 he managed last year. Draft Holland late as someone who can chip in saves early, but be prepared to hit the waiver wire later in the year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros