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Who Should I Draft?

Mark Melancon or Carlos Martinez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
32 of 42 experts
24%
Recommended by
10 of 42 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 79# 84
Best Rank# 40# 46
Worst Rank# 122# 141
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 168# 216
Best Rank# 167# 183
Worst Rank# 181# 245
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4621
Wins31
Saves28
ERA4.043.89
WHIP1.351.36
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 81
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 78# 87
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 99# 127
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 77# 94
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 74# 85
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 80# 84
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 88# 95
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 63
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 93# 108
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 62# 101
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 76# 91
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 64# 77
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 40# 86
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 75# 88
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 56# 87
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 40# 93
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 99
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 70# 92
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 60# 85
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 76# 101
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 69# 86
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 80# 94
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 72# 98
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 79# 96
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 69# 79
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 72# 97
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 101# 141
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 69# 85
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 81# 114
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 76# 99
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 79# 92
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 62# 78
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 122# 46
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 60
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 105# 63
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 87# 68
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 77# 71
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 92# 73
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 89# 78
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 97# 79
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 83# 80
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 82# 81
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played4866
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched48.067.1
   
Wins45
   
Losses22
   
Saves2412
   
Blown Saves30
   
Holds35
   
Hits Allowed3971
   
Earned Runs1727
   
Home Runs Allowed24
   
Strikeouts5368
   
Walks1818
   
ERA3.173.61
   
WHIP1.181.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1322
   
Games Started70
   
Innings Pitched47.022.1
   
Wins31
   
Losses31
   
Saves28
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds12
   
Hits Allowed4423
   
Earned Runs2110
   
Home Runs Allowed52
   
Strikeouts4621
   
Walks197
   
ERA4.043.89
   
WHIP1.351.36
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
News 
 Carlos Martinez was cleared to participate in workouts and threw a bullpen session on Tuesday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 9th
Mark Melancon allowed two hits and recorded two strikeouts over two innings Tuesday against the Astros.
Steve Painter
Tue, Mar 10th
 Carlos Martinez has been absent from Cardinals workouts during spring training 2.0.
Brad Camara
Mon, Jul 6th
Mark Melancon struck out one over a solid inning against the Rays.
Steve Painter
Sat, Mar 7th
 Carlos Martinez (shoulder) has been cleared to begin throwing off a mound.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jan 19th
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 
 A short season could benefit Martinez, who could be a Top 40 pitcher.
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
 Martinez's shoulder weakness pushed him to the bullpen, where he eventually successfully took over for Jordan Hicks as the closer for the Cardinals. His 2020 role remains in flux, as it appears he'll be given an opportunity to win back the starting role he so covets, but his success is far from assured. Martinez should provide value in the rotation or the bullpen, so given that you won't need to spend much draft capital to get him anyway, don't shy away.
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