Who Should I Draft?

Ken Giles or Will Smith (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
Expert
Recommendation
82%
Recommended by
46 of 56 experts
18%
Recommended by
10 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 54# 64
Best Rank# 38# 43
Worst Rank# 124# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 144# 297
Best Rank# 134# 166
Worst Rank# 157# 928
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7475
Wins33
Saves3024
ERA3.602.96
WHIP1.181.13
   
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Injury AlertIL10-
   
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# 45# 79
   
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  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5554
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched50.253.2
   
Wins02
   
Losses33
   
Saves2614
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds16
   
Hits Allowed5437
   
Earned Runs2615
   
Home Runs Allowed63
   
Strikeouts5371
   
Walks715
   
ERA4.652.55
   
WHIP1.210.98
   
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6361
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched63.159.0
   
Wins33
   
Losses33
   
Saves3024
   
Blown Saves27
   
Holds14
   
Hits Allowed5746
   
Earned Runs2519
   
Home Runs Allowed75
   
Strikeouts7475
   
Walks1821
   
ERA3.602.96
   
WHIP1.181.13
   
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
News 
 Giles was placed on the 10-day injured list prior to Wednesday's game against the Baltimore Orioles with right elbow inflammation.
James Bisson
Wed, Jun 12th
Will Smith struck out two in a perfect ninth inning on Monday versus the Dodgers, preserving a 3-2 Giants win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 18th
 Ken Giles recorded a four-out save with three strikeouts and two walks during a 4-3 victory against the Yankees on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 5th
Will Smith gave up a solo homer in the ninth inning but settled down to secure the save as the Giants beat the Brewers 8-7 on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
 Ken Giles pitched one scoreless inning giving up a hit and striking out three batters as the Blue Jays lost to the Rockies by a 4-2 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 2nd
Will Smith struck out two in a perfect ninth to earn his 15th save of the year on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
 Ken Giles pitched the ninth inning on Sunday striking out two of the three batters he faced as the Blue Jays beat the Padres by a 10-1 score.
John Aubin
Mon, May 27th
Will Smith struck out two in a perfect ninth inning on Friday versus the Dodgers, picking up his 14th save as the Giants won 2-1.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 8th
 Ken Giles got the final four outs against the White Sox on Sunday giving up two hits and striking out three batters to earn his 10th save of the season.
John Aubin
Sun, May 19th
Will Smith threw a perfect ninth inning in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Marlins to earn his 13th save of 2019.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 30th
Notes 
 The Blue Jays took on Ken Giles in the Osuna trade last year. Although Giles' 2018 stats don't look pretty at first glance, his underlying numbers - including a terrific 53-to-7 strikeout-to-walk ratio - weren't too bad. Giles actually makes for a decent bounce-back candidate and potential draft-day value if your leaguemates are scared off by last year's 4.65 ERA.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Smith doesn't have much competition for saves at this point, but he hasn't exactly been the most durable reliever. More importantly, he will be a valuable trade chip mid-season as a lefty setup man, so take the saves while you can with Smith, but know they might not stick around all year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 After holding down Houston's closing gig in 2017, Giles garnered a 3.08 FIP and 7.57 K/BB rate in 2018. He also posted a 4.65 ERA and got shipped to Toronto after losing the ninth-inning gig. It's the second time in three years his ERA has soared over 4.00 despite excellent peripherals, so drafters can never get too comfortable with the erratic righty. There's still a lot to like. His strikeouts dropped despite an elite 16.0% swinging-strike rate, and he closed the season with 10 scoreless outings as the Blue Jays' closer, a role he'll hold to start the season. He's not far off from the guy who recorded a 2.30 ERA, 11.9 K/9, and 34 saves in 2017.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Smith and Mark Melancon will reportedly enter spring training as the top two candidates to serve as the Giants' closer in 2019. While Smith has clearly done far more to deserve the job, the Giants' desire to save face on Melancon's bloated $62 million contract may make him the slight favorite. After posting a strong 2.55 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in the role last season, Smith could be a very good fantasy closer if he's able to win the job.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Giles may have been an elite closer in 2015 and 2017, but his other two seasons have been disappointing for fantasy owners. Although he straightened is out with Toronto in his final 20 innings, we were still looking at a low K-rate and an ERA over 4.00. Plus, it isn't like there will be a ton of save opportunities in Toronto like he saw in Houston the past few years.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros