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Who Should I Draft?

Ian Kennedy or Mark Melancon (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mark Melancon
RP - SD
Mark Melancon
Ian Kennedy
RP - TEX
Ian Kennedy
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
36 of 40 experts
10%
Recommended by
4 of 40 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 116# 168
Best Rank# 68# 94
Worst Rank# 186# 237
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 264# 375
Best Rank# 200# 328
Worst Rank# 291# 527
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5050
Wins32
Saves1110
ERA3.854.06
WHIP1.321.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 104
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 163# 171
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 106# 216
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 104# 125
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 124# 125
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 106
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 124
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 108
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 103# 142
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 134
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 112
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 149# 156
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 97# 127
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 132
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 98
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 130
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 107# 232
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 163
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 101# 161
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 148# 182
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 73
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 84
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 75
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 114# 164
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 106
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 186# 209
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 95
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 115
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 101
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 154# 177
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 68
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 83
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 117
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 121# 237
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 124# 200
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 97
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 121# 94
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 130# 103
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 139# 133
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 163# 148
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mark Melancon
RP - SD
Mark Melancon
Ian Kennedy
RP - TEX
Ian Kennedy
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2315
   
Games Started01
   
Innings Pitched23.214.2
   
Wins20
   
Losses12
   
Saves110
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed2220
   
Earned Runs714
   
Home Runs Allowed17
   
Strikeouts1415
   
Walks75
   
ERA2.789.00
   
WHIP1.281.79
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mark Melancon
RP - SD
Mark Melancon
Ian Kennedy
RP - TEX
Ian Kennedy
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5948
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched59.050.2
   
Wins32
   
Losses33
   
Saves1110
   
Blown Saves43
   
Holds116
   
Hits Allowed6147
   
Earned Runs2523
   
Home Runs Allowed69
   
Strikeouts5050
   
Walks1714
   
ERA3.854.06
   
WHIP1.321.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mark Melancon
RP - SD
Mark Melancon
Ian Kennedy
RP - TEX
Ian Kennedy
News 
 Mark Melancon allowed a one out single in the ninth, but managed to escape the inning while also striking out one batter.
Ethan Biddle
Fri, Jul 23rd
Rangers closer Ian Kennedy struck out one of three batters he faced in the ninth inning as he retired the Athletics in order. He earned yet another save as Texas ultimately defeated Oakland by a score of 3-2.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Jul 10th
 Mark Melancon had yet another clean inning, this time totalling one strikeout on his way to his MLB-leading 29th save.
Ethan Biddle
Fri, Jul 23rd
Pitching the ninth inning on Tuesday, Rangers closer Ian Kennedy allowed two runs on three hits (including two homers). He still preserved the save in the process as Texas won by a score of 5-4.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Jun 30th
 Mark Melancon had a clean ninth inning, striking out two batters and securing the win for the Padres.
Ethan Biddle
Thu, Jul 22nd
Rangers closer Ian Kennedy struck out two batters in the ninth inning of Sunday's game against the Royals. He ultimately earned the save as Texas won, 4-1.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Jun 27th
 Mark Melancon was given a tie game in the ninth but unfortunately couldn't shut it down, allowing two hits and a hit by pitch which sent the Washington Nationals home with the win.
Ethan Biddle
Mon, Jul 19th
After being activated from the 10-day injured list just hours earlier, Rangers closer Ian Kennedy was called on to pitch the ninth inning against the Astros. Houston was leading by a score of 7-4, so the decision to use Kennedy was likely just to get him some live game work following his injury. Ultimately, the 36-year-old allowed one run on two hits, including a solo homer. He also struck out once Houston batter.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Jun 17th
 Mark Melancon faced four batters in the inning, walking one of them but still managing to escape with just 16 pitches.
Ethan Biddle
Fri, Jul 9th
The Rangers placed closer Ian Kennedy (hamstring) on the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 9th
Notes 
 Melancon had another fine year as the Braves' closer, and now joins the back end of the Padres bullpen. It's unclear if he'll serve as the closer, a Drew Pomeranz and Emilio Pagan also may have a claim to the role. Melancon is entering his age-36 season and his strikeout rate is mediocre at best. Although he is still performing well, his lack of pure stuff suggests that the wheels could come off at any moment. That said, he'll have plenty of value if he can earn the ninth-inning role, so monitor the reports out of spring, and draft him late until and unless he's officially ruled out for the role.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros