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Who Should I Draft?

Ian Kennedy or Carlos Martinez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
40 of 50 experts
20%
Recommended by
10 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 77# 82
Best Rank# 48# 54
Worst Rank# 189# 128
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 165# 201
Best Rank# 165# 174
Worst Rank# 185# 225
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4725
Wins31
Saves110
ERA4.084.31
WHIP1.351.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 94
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 93# 128
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 77# 84
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 73# 78
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 78# 86
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 96
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 72# 84
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 73# 75
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 80# 81
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 84# 95
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 88# 91
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 63# 113
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 63# 83
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 82# 83
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 68# 77
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 72# 86
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 76# 86
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 64# 82
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 61# 82
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 75# 80
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 52# 82
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 94
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 70# 94
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 61# 82
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 59# 78
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 57# 89
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 72# 79
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 73# 77
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 48# 80
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 79# 95
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 74
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 57# 85
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 71# 122
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 109# 112
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 64# 79
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 81# 116
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 76# 81
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 77# 86
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 61# 86
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 78# 128
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 93# 54
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 90# 60
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 95# 62
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 100# 70
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 83# 78
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 79# 78
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 189# 79
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 95# 82
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 82
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 109
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played4863
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched48.063.0
   
Wins43
   
Losses22
   
Saves2430
   
Blown Saves34
   
Holds31
   
Hits Allowed3964
   
Earned Runs1724
   
Home Runs Allowed26
   
Strikeouts5373
   
Walks1817
   
ERA3.173.41
   
WHIP1.181.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1323
   
Games Started70
   
Innings Pitched48.724.6
   
Wins31
   
Losses31
   
Saves110
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed4624
   
Earned Runs2212
   
Home Runs Allowed54
   
Strikeouts4725
   
Walks208
   
ERA4.084.31
   
WHIP1.351.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
News 
 Carlos Martinez (undisclosed) was placed on the 10-day injured list.
Brad Camara
Tue, Aug 4th
Ian Kennedy is serving as Kansas City's opener on Friday against the Twins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 14th
 Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports the Cardinals-Tigers four-game series has been officially postponed.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 3rd
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
 MLB Insider Robert Murray reports Carlos Martinez is among the Cardinals players to test positive for COVID-19.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 1st
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
 Carlos Martinez (0-1) allowed six runs on seven hits and a walk across three 2/3 innings while striking out two in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Twins. He earned his first loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 29th
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
 Carlos Martinez will open the season as a starting pitcher according to St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Jul 20th
 
Notes 
 A short season could benefit Martinez, who could be a Top 40 pitcher.
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
 Martinez's shoulder weakness pushed him to the bullpen, where he eventually successfully took over for Jordan Hicks as the closer for the Cardinals. His 2020 role remains in flux, as it appears he'll be given an opportunity to win back the starting role he so covets, but his success is far from assured. Martinez should provide value in the rotation or the bullpen, so given that you won't need to spend much draft capital to get him anyway, don't shy away.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros