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Who Should I Draft?

Mark Melancon or Carlos Carrasco (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
40 of 42 experts
5%
Recommended by
2 of 42 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 40# 85
Best Rank# 21# 57
Worst Rank# 110# 141
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 124# 217
Best Rank# 107# 183
Worst Rank# 135# 248
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6821
Wins41
Saves08
ERA3.733.79
WHIP1.181.36
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 81
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 64
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 68
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 43# 71
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 55# 79
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 87
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 57
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 24# 127
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 94
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 61# 87
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 84
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 105
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 28
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 62# 78
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 45# 81
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 48# 108
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 29# 101
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 31# 91
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 54# 77
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 38# 86
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 38# 88
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 29# 87
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 37# 93
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 99
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 60# 92
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 37# 101
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 22# 86
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 94
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 98
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 39# 73
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 22# 104
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 31# 82
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 97
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 36# 141
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 49# 85
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 21# 114
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 59# 99
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 42# 80
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 33# 92
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 54# 78
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 110# 61
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 99# 81
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2366
   
Games Started120
   
Innings Pitched80.267.1
   
Wins65
   
Losses72
   
Saves112
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds15
   
Hits Allowed9271
   
Earned Runs4727
   
Home Runs Allowed184
   
Strikeouts9668
   
Walks1618
   
ERA5.293.61
   
WHIP1.351.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1022
   
Games Started100
   
Innings Pitched60.122.0
   
Wins41
   
Losses31
   
Saves08
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed5723
   
Earned Runs259
   
Home Runs Allowed92
   
Strikeouts6821
   
Walks147
   
ERA3.733.79
   
WHIP1.181.36
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
News 
 Carlos Carrasco (elbow) says he is "ready to go" and has built up to pitching six innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 3rd
Mark Melancon allowed two hits and recorded two strikeouts over two innings Tuesday against the Astros.
Steve Painter
Tue, Mar 10th
 Indians manager Terry Francona says Carlos Carrasco (elbow) is throwing bullpens in Cleveland.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 17th
Mark Melancon struck out one over a solid inning against the Rays.
Steve Painter
Sat, Mar 7th
 Carlos Carrasco received an injection in his elbow and will be shut down for a few days.
Brad Camara
Wed, Mar 11th
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
 Cleveland pitcher Carlos Carrasco has "been backed up a few days due to mild elbow inflammation," according to a report from beat reporter Mandy Bell. However, manager Terry Francona seemed unconcerned and described the situation as maintenance.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Mar 7th
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
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco allowed two runs in two innings in an 11-7 loss to the Angels on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Mar 3rd
 
Notes 
 The Indians had Carrasco on their lineup for Spring Training, so all signs point to him playing this year. If he pitches and can be healthy, he's an absolute steal here at this nice spot. The relief eligibility elevates him in points leagues.
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
 Carrasco was already dealing with plenty of question marks after losing much of last season to leukemia, and now has been diagnosed with a mild hip flexor. He's day-to-day but it's obviously not the start to the spring that Carrasco owners were hoping for. Continue to monitor his progress but he avoids setbacks, he represents a fairly steep bargain in fantasy drafts, given his past performance and the fact that last year can largely be written off to his illness.
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
 Too many injured seasons for Carrasco throughout his career and he is having some soreness this Spring already. He has been "relatively" healthy over the last 3 or 4 years (2019 he had his physical issues), and I love the strikeout potential, but I can't help but be cautious here.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData