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Who Should I Draft?

Ian Kennedy or Caleb Smith (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
Caleb Smith
SP - MIA
Caleb Smith
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
26 of 49 experts
47%
Recommended by
23 of 49 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 82# 79
Best Rank# 54# 56
Worst Rank# 128# 211
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 201# 213
Best Rank# 174# 202
Worst Rank# 225# 269
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2562
Wins13
Saves100
ERA4.314.59
WHIP1.281.31
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 77
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 62# 131
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 78# 80
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 86# 88
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 82# 87
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 75# 82
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 81# 83
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 79# 139
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 91# 94
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 83# 86
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 54# 211
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 77# 109
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 82# 87
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 82# 83
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 94# 97
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 94# 95
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 78# 87
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 78# 84
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 77# 93
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 80# 93
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 95# 106
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 85# 106
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 70# 127
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 79# 92
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 81# 97
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 78# 79
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 78
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 80# 62
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 82# 72
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 82# 56
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 82# 65
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 83# 81
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 84# 82
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 84# 78
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 86# 83
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 86# 83
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 86# 79
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 86# 83
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 89# 85
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 94# 76
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 95# 72
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 109# 82
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 112# 65
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 113# 78
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 116# 79
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 122# 70
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 128# 59
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 128# 84
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 71
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
Caleb Smith
SP - MIA
Caleb Smith
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6328
   
Games Started028
   
Innings Pitched63.0153.0
   
Wins310
   
Losses211
   
Saves300
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed64128
   
Earned Runs2477
   
Home Runs Allowed633
   
Strikeouts73168
   
Walks1760
   
ERA3.414.52
   
WHIP1.281.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
Caleb Smith
SP - MIA
Caleb Smith
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2311
   
Games Started011
   
Innings Pitched24.660.1
   
Wins13
   
Losses14
   
Saves100
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed2455
   
Earned Runs1231
   
Home Runs Allowed411
   
Strikeouts2562
   
Walks824
   
ERA4.314.59
   
WHIP1.281.31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
Caleb Smith
SP - MIA
Caleb Smith
News 
 Ian Kennedy gave up one run while striking out two over one inning of relief as the Tigers took down the Royals 5-4 on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Jul 30th
Caleb Smith was placed on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 5th
 Kansas City Royals reliever Ian Kennedy pitched two scoreless innings in a 3-2 win over Cleveland on Saturday. He struck out one in the outing.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jul 26th
Caleb Smith received a no-decision on Saturday in Philadelphia, allowing one run on one hit while striking out three.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 26th
 Kansas City Royals closer Ian Kennedy was charged with three earned runs in a 6-4 Cactus League win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Mar 4th
Caleb Smith is lined up to pitch the Marlins' second game of the season versus the Phillies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 18th
  Caleb Smith was dealing with neck stiffness in the Marlins’ simulated game on Thursday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 10th
  Marlins starter Caleb Smith allowed two earned runs on two hits and one walk while striking out four over four innings in Tuesday's game against the Washington Nationals.
Mike Maher
Tue, Mar 10th
Notes 
 Kennedy was an afterthought on draft day last year, but a run of save chances in the middle of the summer boosted him to 30 saves. His peripherals didn't hurt fantasy owners and his strikeout numbers were solid, making Kennedy the poster child for the "wait on saves" crowd. In the final year of his deal, he'll again open as the closer for the Royals, but his chances of being dealt mid-season are extremely high. Draft him, of course, but don't bank on much more than 15 saves or so.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Injuries and home runs. If Smith can avoid both of them, he's going to be an absolute steal at this price.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
  Smith really fell apart over the second half of the season, as his ERA was almost two runs higher than in his first half. His overall numbers seem pedestrian, but his strikeout rate and improving control offer upside. If he can control his home runs allowed, he should be able to provide enough value to warrant placement on a fantasy staff.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros