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Who Should I Draft?

Ken Giles or Craig Kimbrel (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
Expert
Recommendation
81%
Recommended by
35 of 43 experts
19%
Recommended by
8 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 41# 50
Best Rank# 29# 28
Worst Rank# 89# 98
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 128# 139
Best Rank# 106# 124
Worst Rank# 142# 146
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3131
Wins11
Saves1111
ERA3.124.08
WHIP1.101.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 57
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 47
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 51
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 44# 48
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 29# 31
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 31
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 45
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 55# 90
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 49# 54
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 38# 52
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 41# 52
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 72
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 55# 64
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 35# 44
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 44# 50
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 47# 58
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 48# 98
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 43# 51
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 46# 52
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 35# 48
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 30# 57
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 35# 59
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 53
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 40# 59
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 37# 62
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 51# 55
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 45# 48
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 52# 62
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 38# 80
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 34# 60
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 46
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 37# 51
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 58# 77
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 50# 54
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 41# 66
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 38# 37
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 38# 37
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 48# 42
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 49# 40
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 50# 40
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 57# 46
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 60# 28
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 89# 69
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5323
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched53.221.3
   
Wins20
   
Losses34
   
Saves2313
   
Blown Saves13
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed3621
   
Earned Runs1115
   
Home Runs Allowed59
   
Strikeouts8330
   
Walks1712
   
ERA1.876.53
   
WHIP1.001.60
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2322
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched22.521.7
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves1111
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed1817
   
Earned Runs810
   
Home Runs Allowed34
   
Strikeouts3131
   
Walks610
   
ERA3.124.08
   
WHIP1.101.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
News 
 Ken Giles pitched a scoreless inning and struck out one batter on Wednesday in the Blue Jays' Grapefruit League win over the Orioles.
John Aubin
Thu, Mar 12th
Craig Kimbrel allowed two runs on three hits while striking out two across 2/3 of an inning in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Diamondbacks.
Brad Camara
Sun, Mar 8th
Notes 
 Giles is the perfect candidate for your first closer if you don't want to invest heavily into the top guys. He has no competition in the pen in Toronto.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Was Kimbrel's down year due to the long layoff from being unsigned, or was it the beginning of the end for one of the game's most dominant closers?
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Giles may have had the quietest 1.87 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in the history of baseball. Add to that a a 14.09/9 strikeout rate and Giles was one of the best relievers in baseball in 2019. He'll be a free agent after this year so it seems unlikely he holds down the closer's role in Toronto all year. But he'll certainly help your overall numbers in the first half of the season at least.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Kimbrel waited to sign until months into the season, and the results weren't pretty. He battled injury and was entirely ineffective, pitching to an 8.10 ERA and walking more than five batters per nine innings. Whether the complete lack of control was a continuing trend or just due to rust/injuries. But, either way, the price on Kimbrel should be the cheapest in years, and if you're waiting on saves, he's as good an option to take a chance on as anyone.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros