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Who Should I Draft?

Keone Kela or Mark Melancon (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Keone Kela
RP - PIT
Keone Kela
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
34 of 43 experts
21%
Recommended by
9 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 75# 85
Best Rank# 47# 57
Worst Rank# 115# 141
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 204# 217
Best Rank# 174# 183
Worst Rank# 230# 248
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2621
Wins11
Saves98
ERA3.463.79
WHIP1.171.36
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 65
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 52# 79
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 47# 87
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 60# 61
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 57
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 80# 127
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 85# 94
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 75# 87
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 73# 84
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 73# 105
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 113
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 76# 78
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 55# 108
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 90# 101
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 82# 91
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 74# 77
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 79# 86
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 84# 88
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 84# 87
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 53# 93
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 71# 99
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 76# 92
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 60# 81
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 67# 101
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 62# 86
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 58# 104
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 96# 97
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 76# 141
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 64# 85
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 87# 114
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 96# 99
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 73# 80
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 83# 92
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 74# 78
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 79# 64
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 87# 71
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 90# 82
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 92# 68
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 95# 73
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 99# 98
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 99# 94
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 111# 81
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 115# 81
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Keone Kela
RP - PIT
Keone Kela
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3266
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched30.367.1
   
Wins25
   
Losses02
   
Saves112
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds65
   
Hits Allowed1971
   
Earned Runs727
   
Home Runs Allowed34
   
Strikeouts3368
   
Walks1118
   
ERA2.123.61
   
WHIP1.011.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Keone Kela
RP - PIT
Keone Kela
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2222
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched21.522.0
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves98
   
Blown Saves32
   
Holds12
   
Hits Allowed1723
   
Earned Runs89
   
Home Runs Allowed32
   
Strikeouts2621
   
Walks87
   
ERA3.463.79
   
WHIP1.171.36
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Keone Kela
RP - PIT
Keone Kela
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
News 
 Keone Kela (illness) is scheduled to throw live batting practice on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Feb 20th
Mark Melancon allowed two hits and recorded two strikeouts over two innings Tuesday against the Astros.
Steve Painter
Tue, Mar 10th
 Keone Kela was confirmed as the Pirates' closer entering opening day by the team's manager Derek Shelton.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Feb 12th
Mark Melancon struck out one over a solid inning against the Rays.
Steve Painter
Sat, Mar 7th
  Mark Melancon put in a solid inning of work Wednesday against the Pirates, striking out two of the three batters he faced.
Steve Painter
Wed, Mar 4th
  Mark Melancon put in an inning of work in Thursday's spring game against the Cardinals, allowing one hit and recording a strikeout.
Steve Painter
Thu, Feb 27th
Notes 
 He's probably going to be traded, but he'll give you cheap saves until then.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Read Smith, Will. Too many options in the Braves bullpen for Melancon to hold down the job for long.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Kela is an above-average major league reliever and he'll start the year as the Pittsburgh closer. But the Pirates should be awful and he's a free agent at the end of the year. Banking on more than 15-20 saves for the season would be overly optimistic.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Despite Melancon plainly not being the best reliever on his team, he'll likely enter the 2020 season as the Braves' closer. Melancon still has decent control, but the days of being a lockdown option are long gone. Draft him as a back-end closer, and understand that Will Smith will be looking over his shoulder all year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros