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Who Should I Draft?

Joe Jimenez or Jose Leclerc (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
Joe Jimenez
RP - DET
Joe Jimenez
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
38 of 52 experts
27%
Recommended by
14 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 76# 72
Best Rank# 32# 37
Worst Rank# 111# 114
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 166# 209
Best Rank# 159# 179
Worst Rank# 192# 234
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3329
Wins11
Saves1010
ERA3.694.03
WHIP1.271.25
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 73
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 72# 78
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 49# 63
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 56# 96
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 72# 86
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 62# 76
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 67# 73
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 76# 82
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 66# 70
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 70# 78
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 32# 63
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 78# 92
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 81
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 71# 75
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 77# 84
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 65# 106
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 59# 67
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 77# 84
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 67# 83
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 60# 87
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 58# 85
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 74# 78
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 63# 91
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 68# 71
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 67# 68
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 58# 81
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 67# 92
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 74# 83
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 47# 72
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 67# 69
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 73
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 111# 114
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 87# 114
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 43# 83
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 72# 90
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 72# 85
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 76# 84
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 62# 80
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 41
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 50
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 62# 60
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 90# 61
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 109# 63
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 75# 69
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 80# 70
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 76# 75
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 86# 84
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 85
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 88
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 103# 91
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 108# 105
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
Joe Jimenez
RP - DET
Joe Jimenez
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7066
   
Games Started30
   
Innings Pitched69.360.3
   
Wins24
   
Losses47
   
Saves149
   
Blown Saves45
   
Holds715
   
Hits Allowed5256
   
Earned Runs3329
   
Home Runs Allowed713
   
Strikeouts10082
   
Walks3923
   
ERA4.334.37
   
WHIP1.331.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
Joe Jimenez
RP - DET
Joe Jimenez
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2423
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched23.823.1
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves1010
   
Blown Saves42
   
Holds11
   
Hits Allowed1720
   
Earned Runs1010
   
Home Runs Allowed33
   
Strikeouts3329
   
Walks138
   
ERA3.694.03
   
WHIP1.271.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
Joe Jimenez
RP - DET
Joe Jimenez
News 
 The Rangers placed Jose Leclerc on the 45-day injured list with a Grade 2 teres major strain in his right shoulder.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 30th
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
 Jose LeClerc was warming up in the eighth inning against the Diamondbacks when he experienced shoulder tightness. The Rangers were cautious and sat him down, letting Nick Goody earn the save in his stead.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
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
 Rangers manager Chris Woodward says Jose Leclerc will enter spring training as the Rangers' closer.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 5th
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
  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
  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 
 The Rangers moved on from Leclerc once last year, and it doesn't seem like they'll hesitate to do it again. Hello, Demarcus Evans.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Who else will the Tigers turn to?
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 The Rangers signed Leclerc to be their closer but he just absolutely refused to hold down the job in 2019. Bouts of ineffectiveness were followed by dominant stretches in mop-up duty, which were again followed by failures in the ninth inning. Above everything else, Leclerc has to again get his walks below four per nine innings as he did in 2018. Absent that, even though he'll begin the year as the Rangers' closer, he'll unlikely end it that way.
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