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Who Should I Draft?

Joe Jimenez or Carlos Martinez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
Joe Jimenez
RP - DET
Joe Jimenez
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
34 of 52 experts
35%
Recommended by
18 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 77# 72
Best Rank# 48# 37
Worst Rank# 189# 114
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 165# 209
Best Rank# 165# 179
Worst Rank# 185# 234
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4729
Wins31
Saves110
ERA4.084.03
WHIP1.351.25
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 73
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 93# 96
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 77# 86
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 73# 76
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 72# 82
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 84# 92
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 63# 105
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 63# 75
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 82# 84
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 93# 106
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 76# 84
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 64# 75
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 61# 83
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 75# 87
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 52# 85
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 58# 78
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 91
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 70# 71
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 61# 68
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 59# 81
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 57# 92
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 72# 83
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 48# 91
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 74
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 57# 60
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 71# 84
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 109# 114
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 100# 114
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 64# 83
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 81# 90
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 76# 85
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 83# 85
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 77# 84
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 61# 80
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 95# 41
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 95# 61
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 79# 63
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 63
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 189# 63
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 68# 67
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 79# 69
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 78# 69
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 73# 70
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 72# 70
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 73# 72
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 78# 73
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 90# 78
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 80# 78
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 88# 81
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 96# 88
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
Joe Jimenez
RP - DET
Joe Jimenez
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played4866
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched48.060.3
   
Wins44
   
Losses27
   
Saves249
   
Blown Saves35
   
Holds315
   
Hits Allowed3956
   
Earned Runs1729
   
Home Runs Allowed213
   
Strikeouts5382
   
Walks1823
   
ERA3.174.37
   
WHIP1.181.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
Joe Jimenez
RP - DET
Joe Jimenez
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1323
   
Games Started70
   
Innings Pitched48.723.1
   
Wins31
   
Losses31
   
Saves110
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed4620
   
Earned Runs2210
   
Home Runs Allowed53
   
Strikeouts4729
   
Walks208
   
ERA4.084.03
   
WHIP1.351.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
Joe Jimenez
RP - DET
Joe Jimenez
News 
 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
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
 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
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
 Carlos Martinez will open the season as a starting pitcher according to St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Jul 20th
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
 Carlos Martinez has "earned every opportunity" to be in the starting rotation, said Cardinals' manager Mike Schildt.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 17th
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
 Carlos Martinez was cleared to participate in workouts and threw a bullpen session on Tuesday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 9th
Detroit Tigers closer Joe Jimenez pitched a scoreless ninth to preserve a 6-4 win over the Reds on Saturday. He struck out one and walked one in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jul 25th
Notes 
 A short season could benefit Martinez, who could be a Top 40 pitcher.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Who else will the Tigers turn to?
Michael Waterloo - 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
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