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Who Should I Draft?

Marcus Stroman or Mark Melancon (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marcus Stroman
SP - CHC
Marcus Stroman
Mark Melancon
RP - ARI
Mark Melancon
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
27 of 43 experts
37%
Recommended by
16 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 64# 61
Best Rank# 40# 55
Worst Rank# 188# 108
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 164# 144
Best Rank# 145# 117
Worst Rank# 180# 226
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts14654
Wins113
Saves023
ERA4.023.79
WHIP1.281.33
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 76
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 61# 64
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 59# 62
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 57# 63
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 40# 60
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 61# 78
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 65# 67
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 54# 58
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 62# 75
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 82
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 60# 63
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 53# 60
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 63# 66
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 59# 61
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 61# 74
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 65# 67
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 55# 65
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 61# 68
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 81# 108
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 59# 78
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 77
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 53# 76
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 57# 62
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 54# 93
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 51# 55
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 60
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 86
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 63# 57
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 64# 60
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 64# 60
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 65
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 63
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 62
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 71# 60
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 71# 65
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 72# 70
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 82# 64
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 85# 71
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 92# 69
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 113# 99
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 175# 79
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 188# 64
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 56
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Marcus Stroman
SP - CHC
Marcus Stroman
Mark Melancon
RP - ARI
Mark Melancon
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3364
   
Games Started330
   
Innings Pitched179.265.2
   
Wins104
   
Losses133
   
Saves039
   
Blown Saves06
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed16053
   
Earned Runs6016
   
Home Runs Allowed174
   
Strikeouts15859
   
Walks4425
   
ERA3.022.23
   
WHIP1.141.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Marcus Stroman
SP - CHC
Marcus Stroman
Mark Melancon
RP - ARI
Mark Melancon
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3164
   
Games Started310
   
Innings Pitched176.563.8
   
Wins113
   
Losses103
   
Saves023
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds04
   
Hits Allowed17463
   
Earned Runs7927
   
Home Runs Allowed226
   
Strikeouts14654
   
Walks5222
   
ERA4.023.79
   
WHIP1.281.33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Marcus Stroman
SP - CHC
Marcus Stroman
Mark Melancon
RP - ARI
Mark Melancon
News 
 Cubs starting pitcher Marcus Stroman has been cleared to play and tossed a bullpen session Tuesday, according to Cubs writer Ryan Herrera.
Kendall Capps
Wed, May 18th
Arizona Diamondbacks’ manager Torey Lovullo explained that he spoke with Melancon about his status as the primary closer. He was not available to pitch on Sunday after working in three of the last four game and Lovullo is giving Melancon a mental break before getting back into a game soon.
Jesse Garcia
Mon, May 16th
 Marcus Stroman has been placed on the IL without a designation and will not make Sunday's start against the Dodgers.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 8th
Arizona Diamondbacks RP Mark Melancon pitched part of the ninth inning on Saturday, walking two, and allowing two hits for three earned runs in the Diamondbacks' 4-2 loss to the Cubs.
Josh Thiessen
Sun, May 15th
 Marcus Stroman allowed just two hits and one walk while striking out five in seven scoreless innings of Sunday's 2-0 win over the Brewers.
Diego Sandoval
Sun, May 1st
Arizona Diamondbacks RP Mark Melancon pitched the ninth inning on Friday, throwing 11 pitches in the Diamondbacks' 4-3 win over the Cubs.
Josh Thiessen
Sat, May 14th
 Marcus Stroman allowed two earned runs on six hits while striking out three in six innings of work during Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Braves.
Diego Sandoval
Tue, Apr 26th
Arizona Diamondbacks RP Mark Melancon pitched 2/3 of an inning on Wednesday, walking one, and allowing three hits for four earned runs in the Diamondbacks' 11-3 loss to the Marlins.
Josh Thiessen
Thu, May 12th
 Marcus Stroman lasted 4 1/3 innings, allowing seven earned runs, and eight hits, while walking two and striking out seven in the losing effort.
Nate Lowenthal
Wed, Apr 20th
Arizona Diamondbacks RP Mark Melancon pitched the ninth inning on Monday, allowing one hit for zero earned runs in the Diamondbacks' 4-3 win over the Marlins.
Josh Thiessen
Tue, May 10th
Notes 
 Stroman had some of the best surface numbers of his career with a 3.02 ERA and 1.15 WHIP, as a stronger Mets infield defense helped to normalize his BABIP against just a bit. But even though he had the highest strikeout rate of his career, the new splitter he introduced didn't generate enough whiffs to make a difference. He remained an overall negative in the category (7.94/9), and he'll now pitch for a mediocre Cubs team in 2022. Stroman won't hurt you, and drafting a pitcher with little downside can be a plus if you have a deep rotation. But at this point in his career, there's equally little upside, so whether you take the shot on him depends entirely on how the rest of your staff looks.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
If you saw 39 saves coming from Melancon last year, you're a fibber. He emerged from a crowded San Diego bullpen to become one of the most reliable closing options in the game. Yes, he's old for a closer and no, his strikeout numbers won't help you. But he'll be the undisputed closer for the Diamondbacks this year, and job security is more than half the battle. You have to knock a ton of saves off his projections given that he'll be pitching for a poor Arizona team, but 25-30 should be in the cards, and the guy did have a 2.23 ERA last season. His contract should keep him in Arizona for the full year, so grit your teeth and draft him as a fairly reliable option in the bullpen.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros