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Who Should I Draft?

Mark Melancon or Ian Kennedy (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
29 of 51 experts
43%
Recommended by
22 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 80# 82
Best Rank# 42# 54
Worst Rank# 139# 128
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 207# 201
Best Rank# 180# 174
Worst Rank# 229# 225
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2125
Wins11
Saves910
ERA3.924.31
WHIP1.351.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 94
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 65# 128
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 71# 84
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 74# 78
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 60# 109
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 64
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 82
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 75# 95
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 79# 83
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 81# 83
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 61# 77
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 71# 86
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 77# 82
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 76# 82
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 75# 82
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 82# 89
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 92# 94
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 73# 82
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 70# 78
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 82# 89
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 77# 80
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 94# 95
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 129
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 73# 85
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 96# 122
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 85# 112
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 114# 116
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 77# 86
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 77# 128
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 60
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 78# 62
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 78# 77
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 79# 75
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 80# 78
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 81# 79
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 84# 81
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 85# 78
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 87# 86
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 88# 80
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 90# 86
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 90# 84
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 91# 86
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 95# 91
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 98# 79
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 99# 94
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 99# 81
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 107# 79
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 108# 54
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 139# 70
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 82
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 113
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6663
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched67.163.0
   
Wins53
   
Losses22
   
Saves1230
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds51
   
Hits Allowed7164
   
Earned Runs2724
   
Home Runs Allowed46
   
Strikeouts6873
   
Walks1817
   
ERA3.613.41
   
WHIP1.321.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2223
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched22.324.6
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves910
   
Blown Saves21
   
Holds21
   
Hits Allowed2324
   
Earned Runs1012
   
Home Runs Allowed24
   
Strikeouts2125
   
Walks78
   
ERA3.924.31
   
WHIP1.351.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
News 
 Mark Melancon threw a scoreless ninth inning as the Braves topped the Mets 4-0 on Sunday afternoon.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 3rd
Ian Kennedy gave up one run while striking out two over one inning of relief as the Tigers took down the Royals 5-4 on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Jul 30th
 Braves closer Mark Melancon allowed one hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning to record his second save of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jul 31st
Kansas City Royals reliever Ian Kennedy pitched two scoreless innings in a 3-2 win over Cleveland on Saturday. He struck out one in the outing.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jul 26th
 Braves closer Mark Melancon tossed a perfect inning in Wednesday's win over the Tampa Bay Rays to record his first save of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jul 30th
Kansas City Royals closer Ian Kennedy was charged with three earned runs in a 6-4 Cactus League win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Mar 4th
 Braves closer's Mark Melancon back tightened up on him and was unavailable during Saturday's win over the New York Mets, according to The Athletic's David O'Brien. Manager Brian Snitker said that he expects Melancon to be available on Sunday.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jul 26th
 
 Mark Melancon allowed two hits and recorded two strikeouts over two innings Tuesday against the Astros.
Steve Painter
Tue, Mar 10th
 
Notes 
 Read Smith, Will. Too many options in the Braves bullpen for Melancon to hold down the job for long.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Kennedy was an afterthought on draft day last year, but a run of save chances in the middle of the summer boosted him to 30 saves. His peripherals didn't hurt fantasy owners and his strikeout numbers were solid, making Kennedy the poster child for the "wait on saves" crowd. In the final year of his deal, he'll again open as the closer for the Royals, but his chances of being dealt mid-season are extremely high. Draft him, of course, but don't bank on much more than 15 saves or so.
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