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Who Should I Draft?

Ken Giles or Madison Bumgarner (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Madison Bumgarner
SP - ARI
Madison Bumgarner
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
25 of 44 experts
43%
Recommended by
19 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 40# 44
Best Rank# 28# 21
Worst Rank# 89# 78
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 116# 120
Best Rank# 106# 102
Worst Rank# 142# 132
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3163
Wins14
Saves100
ERA3.154.47
WHIP1.101.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 28# 42
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 51
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 78
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 49# 50
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 34# 51
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 41# 44
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 62
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 55# 57
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 37# 51
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 48# 64
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 43# 45
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 48# 49
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 35# 53
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 30# 49
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 54
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 40# 51
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 35# 40
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 37# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 37# 77
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 34# 59
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 44# 46
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 34# 53
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 58# 59
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 38# 44
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 41# 49
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 34# 28
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 44# 37
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 37
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 44# 30
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 40
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 45# 37
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 46# 30
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 46# 27
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 45
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 47# 44
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 49# 44
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 50# 45
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 50# 21
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 52# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 55# 50
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 35
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 57# 52
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 60# 32
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 89# 38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Madison Bumgarner
SP - ARI
Madison Bumgarner
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5334
   
Games Started034
   
Innings Pitched53.2208.1
   
Wins29
   
Losses39
   
Saves230
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed36191
   
Earned Runs1190
   
Home Runs Allowed530
   
Strikeouts83203
   
Walks1743
   
ERA1.873.90
   
WHIP1.001.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Madison Bumgarner
SP - ARI
Madison Bumgarner
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2311
   
Games Started011
   
Innings Pitched22.568.3
   
Wins14
   
Losses14
   
Saves100
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed1868
   
Earned Runs834
   
Home Runs Allowed311
   
Strikeouts3163
   
Walks718
   
ERA3.154.47
   
WHIP1.101.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Madison Bumgarner
SP - ARI
Madison Bumgarner
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
Madison Bumgarner was not present for the Diamondbacks' first workout on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 4th
  Madison Bumgarner allowed three hits and a walk over 3.2 innings Monday against the Royals. He struck out four.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Mar 10th
  Madison Bumgarner allowed five runs (four earned) on four hits and one walk in 2.2 innings against the Indians on Wednesday. He struck out two.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Mar 5th
  Madison Bumgarner allowed one run on one hit while striking out four over two innings Thursday against the Reds.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Feb 28th
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
Bumgarner is attractive this year if you're looking for solid volume from your pitchers opposed to high upside. He won't need to be built up, so you can count on consistent production from him all year.
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
Bumgarner's ERA approached 4.00 last year, but he stayed healthy all year and saw a velocity bump after two injury-plagued years. The move to Arizona is a downgrade considering the park change, but it's not quite as drastic as it would have been without the humidor. Still, Bumgarner's numbers were significantly worse away from Oracle Park last year (2.93 ERA at home, 5.29 away), so it's fair to exercise caution with Bumgarner. But, so long as you recognize him for what he is at this point in his career, he'll likely give you what you expect.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros