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Who Should I Draft?

Joe Jimenez or Mark Melancon (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Joe Jimenez
RP - DET
Joe Jimenez
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
Expert
Recommendation
74%
Recommended by
32 of 43 experts
26%
Recommended by
11 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 78# 85
Best Rank# 48# 57
Worst Rank# 185# 141
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 210# 217
Best Rank# 180# 183
Worst Rank# 235# 248
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2921
Wins11
Saves108
ERA4.283.79
WHIP1.281.36
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 73# 81
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 63
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 60# 79
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 73# 87
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 50# 61
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 57
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 86# 127
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 86# 94
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 74# 87
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 78# 84
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 89# 105
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 106
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 60# 78
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 106# 108
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 84# 91
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 75# 77
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 87# 88
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 80# 87
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 85# 93
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 91# 99
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 71# 92
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 77# 81
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 69# 101
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 84# 86
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 83# 98
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 81# 104
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 62# 82
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 84# 97
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 115# 141
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 90# 114
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 85# 99
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 86# 92
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 81# 64
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 82# 78
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 84# 81
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 85# 80
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 86# 71
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 88# 73
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 88# 86
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 89# 85
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 89# 68
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 100# 94
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 185# 101
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Joe Jimenez
RP - DET
Joe Jimenez
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6666
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched60.367.1
   
Wins45
   
Losses72
   
Saves912
   
Blown Saves50
   
Holds155
   
Hits Allowed5671
   
Earned Runs2927
   
Home Runs Allowed134
   
Strikeouts8268
   
Walks2318
   
ERA4.373.61
   
WHIP1.321.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Joe Jimenez
RP - DET
Joe Jimenez
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2422
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched22.322.0
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves108
   
Blown Saves22
   
Holds12
   
Hits Allowed2023
   
Earned Runs119
   
Home Runs Allowed32
   
Strikeouts2921
   
Walks87
   
ERA4.283.79
   
WHIP1.281.36
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Joe Jimenez
RP - DET
Joe Jimenez
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
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
Mark Melancon allowed two hits and recorded two strikeouts over two innings Tuesday against the Astros.
Steve Painter
Tue, Mar 10th
  Mark Melancon struck out one over a solid inning against the Rays.
Steve Painter
Sat, Mar 7th
  Mark Melancon put in a solid inning of work Wednesday against the Pirates, striking out two of the three batters he faced.
Steve Painter
Wed, Mar 4th
  Mark Melancon put in an inning of work in Thursday's spring game against the Cardinals, allowing one hit and recording a strikeout.
Steve Painter
Thu, Feb 27th
Notes 
 Who else will the Tigers turn to?
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Read Smith, Will. Too many options in the Braves bullpen for Melancon to hold down the job for long.
Michael Waterloo - 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
Despite Melancon plainly not being the best reliever on his team, he'll likely enter the 2020 season as the Braves' closer. Melancon still has decent control, but the days of being a lockdown option are long gone. Draft him as a back-end closer, and understand that Will Smith will be looking over his shoulder all year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros