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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Leclerc or Ian Kennedy (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
34 of 44 experts
23%
Recommended by
10 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 75# 81
Best Rank# 42# 54
Worst Rank# 109# 128
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 168# 184
Best Rank# 164# 172
Worst Rank# 192# 223
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3325
Wins11
Saves99
ERA3.704.23
WHIP1.271.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 94
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 49# 82
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 58# 128
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 72# 84
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 67# 86
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 97
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 95# 107
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 81# 88
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 68# 75
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 70# 81
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 91
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 109# 114
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 77# 83
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 77# 86
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 76# 82
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 77# 93
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 60# 80
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 56# 82
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 87# 110
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 63# 94
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 68# 94
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 84# 91
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 62# 66
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 70# 104
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 74# 79
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 72# 94
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 70# 86
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 82# 122
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 67# 90
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 44# 81
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 72# 116
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 72# 78
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 78# 88
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 63# 88
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 65# 54
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 68# 59
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 74# 63
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 85# 79
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 88# 70
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 91# 62
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 100# 71
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 108# 77
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 81
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 109
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7063
   
Games Started30
   
Innings Pitched69.363.0
   
Wins23
   
Losses42
   
Saves1430
   
Blown Saves44
   
Holds71
   
Hits Allowed5264
   
Earned Runs3324
   
Home Runs Allowed76
   
Strikeouts10073
   
Walks3917
   
ERA4.333.41
   
WHIP1.331.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2422
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched23.624.5
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves99
   
Blown Saves41
   
Holds11
   
Hits Allowed1723
   
Earned Runs1012
   
Home Runs Allowed34
   
Strikeouts3325
   
Walks138
   
ERA3.704.23
   
WHIP1.271.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
News 
 Rangers manager Chris Woodward says Jose Leclerc will enter spring training as the Rangers' closer.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 5th
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 
 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
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
 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