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Who Should I Draft?

Keone Kela or Ian Kennedy (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Keone Kela
RP - PIT
Keone Kela
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
29 of 43 experts
33%
Recommended by
14 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 74# 80
Best Rank# 47# 54
Worst Rank# 115# 128
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 202# 186
Best Rank# 174# 172
Worst Rank# 230# 223
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2526
Wins11
Saves89
ERA3.504.13
WHIP1.171.25
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 65# 82
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 92# 128
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 52# 63
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 47# 86
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 59# 109
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 75# 93
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 80# 107
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 85# 88
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 71# 75
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 73# 81
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 49# 91
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 113# 114
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 82# 86
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 74# 82
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 79# 93
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 53# 112
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 71# 94
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 76# 94
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 62# 98
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 67# 74
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 62# 67
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 99# 104
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 58# 94
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 96# 122
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 64# 81
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 87# 116
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 73# 78
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 83# 88
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 74# 88
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 55# 54
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 76# 70
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 76# 59
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 79# 64
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 84# 80
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 84# 76
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 87# 84
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 87# 86
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 90# 79
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 95# 71
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 96# 81
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 99# 79
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 113# 94
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 115# 83
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Keone Kela
RP - PIT
Keone Kela
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3263
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched30.363.0
   
Wins23
   
Losses02
   
Saves130
   
Blown Saves44
   
Holds61
   
Hits Allowed1964
   
Earned Runs724
   
Home Runs Allowed36
   
Strikeouts3373
   
Walks1117
   
ERA2.123.41
   
WHIP1.011.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Keone Kela
RP - PIT
Keone Kela
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2122
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched21.225.1
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves89
   
Blown Saves31
   
Holds11
   
Hits Allowed1723
   
Earned Runs812
   
Home Runs Allowed34
   
Strikeouts2526
   
Walks88
   
ERA3.504.13
   
WHIP1.171.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Keone Kela
RP - PIT
Keone Kela
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
News 
 Keone Kela has yet to see the field at summer camp for undisclosed reasons, per Pirates’ manager Derek Shelton.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 9th
Kansas City Royals closer Ian Kennedy was charged with three earned runs in a 6-4 Cactus League win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Mar 4th
 Keone Kela (illness) is scheduled to throw live batting practice on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Feb 20th
 
 Keone Kela was confirmed as the Pirates' closer entering opening day by the team's manager Derek Shelton.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Feb 12th
 
Notes 
 As of July 11th, Kela has not reported to camp. It's unclear if he is dealing with COVID-19 or when he is planning to report, if at all. Kela is an above-average major league reliever and will start the year as the Pittsburgh closer if healthy. But for now, drop him down your draft board a few spots.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Kennedy was an afterthought on draft day last year, but a run of save chances in the middle of the summer boosted him to 30 saves. His peripherals didn't hurt fantasy owners and his strikeout numbers were solid, making Kennedy the poster child for the "wait on saves" crowd. In the final year of his deal, he'll again open as the closer for the Royals, but his chances of being dealt mid-season are extremely high. Draft him, of course, but don't bank on much more than 15 saves or so.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 He's probably going to be traded, but he'll give you cheap saves until then.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros