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Who Should I Draft?

Ian Kennedy or Will Smith (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
23 of 44 experts
48%
Recommended by
21 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 81# 82
Best Rank# 54# 34
Worst Rank# 128# 379
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 184# 175
Best Rank# 172# 134
Worst Rank# 223# 215
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2528
Wins11
Saves94
ERA4.233.19
WHIP1.271.11
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 94# 110
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 66
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 62# 119
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 86# 90
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 97# 121
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 75# 116
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 81# 82
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 59# 86
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 54# 59
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 79# 379
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 82# 85
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 93# 111
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 80# 94
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 94
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 91# 100
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 77# 139
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 66# 102
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 104# 107
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 71# 72
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 86# 101
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 70# 80
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 81# 91
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 78# 81
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 62
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 81# 64
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 82# 80
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 82# 34
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 83# 80
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 84# 75
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 86# 80
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 88# 82
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 88# 78
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 88# 83
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 90# 64
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 91# 53
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 94# 75
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 94# 86
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 107# 82
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 109# 47
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 110# 84
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 114# 39
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 116# 95
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 122# 64
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 128# 94
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6363
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched63.065.2
   
Wins36
   
Losses20
   
Saves3034
   
Blown Saves44
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed6446
   
Earned Runs2420
   
Home Runs Allowed610
   
Strikeouts7396
   
Walks1721
   
ERA3.412.76
   
WHIP1.281.03
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2221
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched24.521.1
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves94
   
Blown Saves11
   
Holds13
   
Hits Allowed2316
   
Earned Runs127
   
Home Runs Allowed43
   
Strikeouts2528
   
Walks87
   
ERA4.233.19
   
WHIP1.271.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
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
The Braves placed Will Smith on the COVID-19 injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 5th
  Will Smith pitched an inning Wednesday, allowing a walk and recording two strikeouts.
Steve Painter
Wed, Mar 11th
  Will Smith allowed one hit and one walk while striking out two over 1 1/3 innings Sunday against the Yankees.
Steve Painter
Sun, Mar 8th
  Will Smith put in an inning of work Tuesday, striking out one and allowing no hits or walks.
Steve Painter
Tue, Feb 25th
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
Smith tested positive for COVID-19 and has not been at Braves camp yet as of mid-July. When healthy, he'll be the prime handcuff for Mark Melancon, but with a shortened season and with his health concerns, there's little reason to draft him at the moment.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  The Braves bullpen is so good, that Smith may not get the saves we want or need him to get.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros