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Ken Giles or Will Smith (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
Expert
Recommendation
81%
Recommended by
48 of 59 experts
19%
Recommended by
11 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 54# 68
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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  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 
 Ken Giles didn't allow a baserunner and struck out two during the ninth inning in a save against the Yankees on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
Will Smith struck out two in a scoreless ninth to preserve the 4-1 Giants' win over the Braves on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Ken Giles gave up a solo homer before finishing off the Orioles in the ninth inning Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
Will Smith was unavailable for Tuesday's save chance versus the Pirates due to back inflammation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
 Ken Giles allowed one hit and a walk but struck out two during the ninth to nail down his 19th save in a 4-3 victory against the Red Sox on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 11th
Will Smith allowed a solo homer but held on to earn the save and protect the 5-4 win on Friday versus the Dodgers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 7th
 Ken Giles gave up a two-run home run in the ninth inning and took a loss against the Astros on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 2nd
Will Smith picked up his 30th save of the season on Sunday in Oakland, throwing a scoreless ninth as the Giants won 5-4.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 25th
 Ken Giles saved the game against his former club on Saturday night, working a scoreless ninth inning to protect a two-run lead against the Astros.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 1st
Will Smith picked up the win on Friday in Arizona despite allowing two runs on three hits over 1 2/3 innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 17th
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