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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Leclerc or Mark Melancon (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mark Melancon
RP - SD
Mark Melancon
Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
Expert
Recommendation
97%
Recommended by
38 of 39 experts
3%
Recommended by
1 of 39 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 117
Best Rank# 68
Worst Rank# 186
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 264
Best Rank# 200
Worst Rank# 291
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5053
Wins32
Saves1111
ERA3.853.26
WHIP1.321.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 104
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 163
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 106
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 104
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 124
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 106
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 121
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 108
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 103
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 134
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 112# 115
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 149
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 97
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 132
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 98
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 130
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 163
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 107
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 163
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 101
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 148
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 73
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 75
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 114
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 106
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 186
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 139
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 95
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 115
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 101
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 154
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 130
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 68
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 83
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 117
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 121
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 124
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 97
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 124# 108
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mark Melancon
RP - SD
Mark Melancon
Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played232
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched23.22.2
   
Wins20
   
Losses10
   
Saves111
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed222
   
Earned Runs71
   
Home Runs Allowed10
   
Strikeouts143
   
Walks72
   
ERA2.784.50
   
WHIP1.282.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mark Melancon
RP - SD
Mark Melancon
Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5933
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched59.039.3
   
Wins32
   
Losses32
   
Saves1111
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds116
   
Hits Allowed6126
   
Earned Runs2514
   
Home Runs Allowed64
   
Strikeouts5053
   
Walks1718
   
ERA3.853.26
   
WHIP1.321.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mark Melancon
RP - SD
Mark Melancon
Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
News 
 Mark Melancon earned his sixth save of the season in the Padres' win over the Dodgers on Sunday.
Matt Flipi
Mon, Apr 19th
Jose Leclerc will undergo Tommy John surgery, according to Rangers GM Jon Daniels.
Dan Harris
Mon, Mar 29th
 Mark Melancon gave up 1 earned run in 2 innings pitched in the Padres' extra-innings loss to the Dodgers on Friday. Melancon struck out 1 in the outing and gave up 2 hits.
Matt Flipi
Sat, Apr 17th
Jose Leclerc is experiencing “elbow discomfort” and is expected to miss “an extended period of time.”
Brad Camara
Mon, Mar 22nd
 Mark Melancon earned his fifth save of the season in the Padres' win over the Rangers on Sunday. Melancon struck out one in the outing.
Matt Flipi
Mon, Apr 12th
Rangers manager Chris Woodward acknowledged that Jose Leclerc will get save chances, though he isn't officially naming a closer just yet.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Feb 19th
 Mark Melancon earned his fourth save of the year in the Padres' win over the Rangers on Saturday.
Matt Flipi
Sun, Apr 11th
 
 Mark Melancon recorded his third save of the season in the Padres' win over the Giants on Tuesday.
Matt Flipi
Wed, Apr 7th
 
Notes 
 Melancon had another fine year as the Braves' closer, and now joins the back end of the Padres bullpen. It's unclear if he'll serve as the closer, a Drew Pomeranz and Emilio Pagan also may have a claim to the role. Melancon is entering his age-36 season and his strikeout rate is mediocre at best. Although he is still performing well, his lack of pure stuff suggests that the wheels could come off at any moment. That said, he'll have plenty of value if he can earn the ninth-inning role, so monitor the reports out of spring, and draft him late until and unless he's officially ruled out for the role.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Leclerc is dealing with elbow soreness and is now expected to miss "extended time." It's just another in the long list of things that has derailed Leclerc's career of late, after he looked like he would be the Rangers' closer for years to come after he emerged from obscurity in 2018 to become a dominant reliever and then signed a lengthy deal. After is stellar season, his walk-rate reverted to its pre-2018 numbers quickly, he lost the closer's role, and then missed almost all of last year with a shoulder injury that required surgery. With the elbow soreness, there's just no reason to draft him this year, and you can pick him up off the waiver wire when and if he returns and is named the closer.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros