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Who Should I Draft?

Ian Kennedy or Joe Jimenez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Joe Jimenez
RP - DET
Joe Jimenez
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
34 of 50 experts
32%
Recommended by
16 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 72# 82
Best Rank# 37# 54
Worst Rank# 114# 128
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 209# 201
Best Rank# 179# 174
Worst Rank# 234# 225
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2925
Wins11
Saves1010
ERA4.034.31
WHIP1.251.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 73# 94
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 63# 82
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 96# 128
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 61# 62
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 76# 78
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 73# 86
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 50# 109
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 82
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 88
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 82# 84
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 70# 75
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 78# 81
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 63# 79
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 92# 95
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 81# 91
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 105# 113
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 75# 83
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 67# 77
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 70# 86
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 84# 86
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 75# 82
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 91# 94
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 71# 94
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 68# 82
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 63# 78
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 72# 77
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 69# 95
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 60# 85
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 84# 122
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 90# 116
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 84# 86
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 80# 86
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 69# 128
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 106# 54
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 60
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 114# 70
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 85# 78
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 81# 78
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 83# 79
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 83# 79
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 87# 80
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 91# 80
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 85# 81
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 85# 82
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 83# 82
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 84# 83
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 86# 84
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 92# 89
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 114# 112
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Joe Jimenez
RP - DET
Joe Jimenez
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6663
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched60.363.0
   
Wins43
   
Losses72
   
Saves930
   
Blown Saves54
   
Holds151
   
Hits Allowed5664
   
Earned Runs2924
   
Home Runs Allowed136
   
Strikeouts8273
   
Walks2317
   
ERA4.373.41
   
WHIP1.321.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Joe Jimenez
RP - DET
Joe Jimenez
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2323
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched23.124.6
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves1010
   
Blown Saves21
   
Holds11
   
Hits Allowed2024
   
Earned Runs1012
   
Home Runs Allowed34
   
Strikeouts2925
   
Walks88
   
ERA4.034.31
   
WHIP1.251.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Joe Jimenez
RP - DET
Joe Jimenez
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
News 
 Detroit Tigers closer Joe Jimenez struggled in a 17-13 win over the Pirates on Friday. Jimenez was called upon to protect a 12-9 lead in the ninth inning but let in three runs, allowing the Pirates to tie the game.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Aug 8th
Ian Kennedy is serving as Kansas City's opener on Friday against the Twins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 14th
 Detroit Tigers right-hander Joe Jimenez took the loss in his team's 4-3 loss to the Reds in the first game of a Sunday doubleheader. Jimenez allowed one run in his one inning of work.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Aug 2nd
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
 Detroit closer Joe Jimenez tossed a scoreless ninth inning to save a 5-4 win over the Royals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jul 29th
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
 Detroit Tigers closer Joe Jimenez threw a scoreless ninth inning to wrap up his third save of the season, preserving a 4-3 win over the Royals on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
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
 Detroit Tigers closer Joe Jimenez picked up his second save of the season in a 3-2 win over the Reds on Sunday. Jimenez allowed one run on two hits in his inning of work.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jul 26th
 
Notes 
 Who else will the Tigers turn to?
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
 Although Jimenez's numbers weren't pretty in 2019, he actually performed fairly well once the Tigers turned over the closer role to him. He'll never be a top-tier closer, particularly given that Detroit is unlikely to compete, but considering he's under team control for several more seasons, he should be given every chance to hold the job all year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros