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Who Should I Draft?

Ian Kennedy or Carlos Carrasco (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
40 of 43 experts
7%
Recommended by
3 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 40# 80
Best Rank# 21# 54
Worst Rank# 110# 128
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 124# 187
Best Rank# 107# 172
Worst Rank# 135# 223
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6826
Wins41
Saves010
ERA3.734.17
WHIP1.181.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 84
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 65
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 128
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 43# 84
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 55# 63
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 86
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 110# 111
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 92
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 24# 107
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 88
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 61# 76
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 81
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 94
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 28# 114
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 45# 83
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 48# 54
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 29# 79
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 31# 86
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 54# 82
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 38# 93
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 38# 80
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 29# 76
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 37# 112
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 94
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 60# 94
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 37# 74
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 22# 67
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 104
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 79
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 39# 71
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 22# 90
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 31# 89
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 122
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 36# 70
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 49# 81
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 21# 116
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 59# 81
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 42# 78
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 33# 88
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 54# 88
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 62# 59
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 82
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 99# 96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2363
   
Games Started120
   
Innings Pitched80.263.0
   
Wins63
   
Losses72
   
Saves130
   
Blown Saves14
   
Holds11
   
Hits Allowed9264
   
Earned Runs4724
   
Home Runs Allowed186
   
Strikeouts9673
   
Walks1617
   
ERA5.293.41
   
WHIP1.351.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1024
   
Games Started100
   
Innings Pitched60.125.2
   
Wins41
   
Losses31
   
Saves010
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed5724
   
Earned Runs2512
   
Home Runs Allowed94
   
Strikeouts6826
   
Walks148
   
ERA3.734.17
   
WHIP1.181.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
News 
 Carlos Carrasco (elbow) says he is "ready to go" and has built up to pitching six innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 3rd
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
 Indians manager Terry Francona says Carlos Carrasco (elbow) is throwing bullpens in Cleveland.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 17th
 
 Carlos Carrasco received an injection in his elbow and will be shut down for a few days.
Brad Camara
Wed, Mar 11th
 
 Cleveland pitcher Carlos Carrasco has "been backed up a few days due to mild elbow inflammation," according to a report from beat reporter Mandy Bell. However, manager Terry Francona seemed unconcerned and described the situation as maintenance.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Mar 7th
 
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco allowed two runs in two innings in an 11-7 loss to the Angels on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Mar 3rd
 
Notes 
 The Indians had Carrasco on their lineup for Spring Training, so all signs point to him playing this year. If he pitches and can be healthy, he's an absolute steal here at this nice spot. The relief eligibility elevates him in points leagues.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 Carrasco was already dealing with plenty of question marks after losing much of last season to leukemia, and now has been diagnosed with a mild hip flexor. He's day-to-day but it's obviously not the start to the spring that Carrasco owners were hoping for. Continue to monitor his progress but he avoids setbacks, he represents a fairly steep bargain in fantasy drafts, given his past performance and the fact that last year can largely be written off to his illness.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 
 Too many injured seasons for Carrasco throughout his career and he is having some soreness this Spring already. He has been "relatively" healthy over the last 3 or 4 years (2019 he had his physical issues), and I love the strikeout potential, but I can't help but be cautious here.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData