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Who Should I Draft?

Joe Jimenez or Ian Kennedy (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Joe Jimenez
RP - DET
Joe Jimenez
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
28 of 43 experts
35%
Recommended by
15 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 77# 80
Best Rank# 41# 54
Worst Rank# 185# 128
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 208# 186
Best Rank# 180# 172
Worst Rank# 235# 223
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2926
Wins11
Saves99
ERA4.134.13
WHIP1.261.25
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 73# 94
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 63# 82
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 89# 128
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 60# 63
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 73# 86
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 50# 109
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 93
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 86# 107
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 86# 88
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 73# 75
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 78# 81
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 81# 91
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 106# 114
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 84# 86
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 75# 82
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 88# 93
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 85# 112
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 91# 94
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 71# 94
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 78# 98
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 69# 74
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 100# 104
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 81# 94
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 61# 86
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 84# 122
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 90# 116
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 86# 88
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 82# 88
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 60# 59
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 80# 76
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 64
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 83# 79
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 84# 83
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 84# 67
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 85# 78
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 85# 81
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 86# 84
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 87# 80
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 88# 71
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 89# 81
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 106# 54
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 115# 70
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 185# 79
   
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 Played2322
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched22.825.1
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves99
   
Blown Saves21
   
Holds11
   
Hits Allowed2023
   
Earned Runs1012
   
Home Runs Allowed34
   
Strikeouts2926
   
Walks88
   
ERA4.134.13
   
WHIP1.261.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Joe Jimenez
RP - DET
Joe Jimenez
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
News 
 Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said Tuesday that Joe Jimenez will be the team’s closer this season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 10th
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
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