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Who Should I Draft?

Mark Melancon or Chris Archer (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
34 of 43 experts
21%
Recommended by
9 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 85
Best Rank# 54
Worst Rank# 141
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 216
Best Rank# 183
Worst Rank# 245
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2139
Wins12
Saves80
ERA3.896.94
WHIP1.361.83
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 81
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 64
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 111
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 71# 101
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 79
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 60
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 94# 97
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 85
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 84
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 78# 91
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 81# 87
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 108# 244
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 101# 104
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 91# 95
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 77# 93
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 86# 115
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 88# 96
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 87
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 92# 136
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 85
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 101
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 86
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 98# 103
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 73# 115
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 96# 824
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 79# 152
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 97
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 141
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 85
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 99# 100
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 80# 108
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 92# 96
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 78# 91
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 87# 75
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 93# 80
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 94# 86
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 99# 83
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 105# 82
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 114# 76
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 127# 83
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 94
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 94
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6623
   
Games Started023
   
Innings Pitched67.1120.3
   
Wins53
   
Losses29
   
Saves120
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds50
   
Hits Allowed71114
   
Earned Runs2769
   
Home Runs Allowed425
   
Strikeouts68143
   
Walks1855
   
ERA3.615.19
   
WHIP1.321.41
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2210
   
Games Started010
   
Innings Pitched22.135.0
   
Wins12
   
Losses13
   
Saves80
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed2351
   
Earned Runs1027
   
Home Runs Allowed27
   
Strikeouts2139
   
Walks713
   
ERA3.896.94
   
WHIP1.361.83
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
News 
 Mark Melancon allowed two hits and recorded two strikeouts over two innings Tuesday against the Astros.
Steve Painter
Tue, Mar 10th
The Pirates have placed RHP Chris Archer on the 60-day IL.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jun 30th
 Mark Melancon struck out one over a solid inning against the Rays.
Steve Painter
Sat, Mar 7th
Chris Archer underwent surgery to relieve symptoms of neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome on Tuesday. He will miss the 2020 season.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jun 3rd
 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
Chris Archer allowed one hit and one walk while striking out four across two scoreless innings in Friday's Grapefruit League contest against Toronto.
Brad Camara
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
Chris Archer (neck) has been confirmed as the starting pitcher for Friday's spring game against the Blue Jays.
Brad Camara
Fri, Mar 6th
  Chris Archer (neck) is scheduled to make his spring debut Friday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Mar 5th
Notes 
 Read Smith, Will. Too many options in the Braves bullpen for Melancon to hold down the job for long.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Archer's season was an unmitigated disaster before he was mercifully put on the season ending IL with a shoulder injury. His 5.19 ERA and 1.41 WHIP were entirely earned, as he walked more than four batters per nine innings for the first time in his career. But it is worth noting that Archer made some major gains in the second half, including improving on his FIP by more than 2.5 runs and his ERA by nearly a run. With still plenty of strikeout potential, Archer makes a low-cost, potentially high-reward option for the back of your staff.
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