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Who Should I Draft?

Ian Kennedy or Mark Melancon (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
26 of 43 experts
40%
Recommended by
17 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 80# 85
Best Rank# 54# 57
Worst Rank# 128# 141
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 187# 217
Best Rank# 172# 183
Worst Rank# 223# 248
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2621
Wins11
Saves108
ERA4.173.79
WHIP1.241.36
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 82
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 63# 79
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 86# 87
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 107# 127
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 88# 94
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 76# 87
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 81# 84
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 94# 105
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 114
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 59# 78
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 54# 108
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 79# 101
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 86# 91
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 80# 88
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 76# 87
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 94# 99
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 74# 101
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 67# 86
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 98
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 71# 73
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 90# 104
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 70# 141
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 81# 85
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 81# 99
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 78# 80
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 88# 92
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 64
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 82# 77
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 83# 81
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 84# 81
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 84# 71
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 88# 78
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 89# 82
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 92# 57
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 93# 86
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 94# 92
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 96# 81
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 104# 94
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 111# 61
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 112# 93
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 116# 114
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 122# 97
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 128# 68
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6366
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched63.067.1
   
Wins35
   
Losses22
   
Saves3012
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds15
   
Hits Allowed6471
   
Earned Runs2427
   
Home Runs Allowed64
   
Strikeouts7368
   
Walks1718
   
ERA3.413.61
   
WHIP1.281.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2422
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched25.222.0
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves108
   
Blown Saves12
   
Holds12
   
Hits Allowed2423
   
Earned Runs129
   
Home Runs Allowed42
   
Strikeouts2621
   
Walks87
   
ERA4.173.79
   
WHIP1.241.36
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
News 
 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
Mark Melancon allowed two hits and recorded two strikeouts over two innings Tuesday against the Astros.
Steve Painter
Tue, Mar 10th
  Mark Melancon struck out one over a solid inning against the Rays.
Steve Painter
Sat, Mar 7th
  Mark Melancon put in a solid inning of work Wednesday against the Pirates, striking out two of the three batters he faced.
Steve Painter
Wed, Mar 4th
  Mark Melancon put in an inning of work in Thursday's spring game against the Cardinals, allowing one hit and recording a strikeout.
Steve Painter
Thu, Feb 27th
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
Read Smith, Will. Too many options in the Braves bullpen for Melancon to hold down the job for long.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
  Despite Melancon plainly not being the best reliever on his team, he'll likely enter the 2020 season as the Braves' closer. Melancon still has decent control, but the days of being a lockdown option are long gone. Draft him as a back-end closer, and understand that Will Smith will be looking over his shoulder all year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros