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Who Should I Draft?

Mark Melancon or Joey Lucchesi (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
Joey Lucchesi
SP - SD
Joey Lucchesi
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
23 of 43 experts
47%
Recommended by
20 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 84# 85
Best Rank# 46# 39
Worst Rank# 141# 210
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 216# 235
Best Rank# 183# 208
Worst Rank# 245# 254
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2156
Wins13
Saves80
ERA3.894.39
WHIP1.361.32
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 75
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 110
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 71# 89
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 60# 88
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 81
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 84# 86
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 95# 96
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 78# 84
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 108# 147
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 77# 84
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 86# 96
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 88# 106
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 76# 165
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 91# 128
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 85# 96
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 86# 98
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 94# 120
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 73# 99
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 96# 98
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 79# 99
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 85# 210
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 80# 87
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 78
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 79# 68
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 81# 79
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 81# 71
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 85# 84
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 87# 83
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 91# 87
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 92# 87
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 92# 67
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 94# 89
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 97# 80
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 98# 87
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 99# 89
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 99# 87
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 101# 78
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 101# 39
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 114# 74
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 127# 73
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 141# 99
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 54
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 83
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
Joey Lucchesi
SP - SD
Joey Lucchesi
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6630
   
Games Started030
   
Innings Pitched67.1164.2
   
Wins510
   
Losses210
   
Saves120
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds50
   
Hits Allowed71144
   
Earned Runs2776
   
Home Runs Allowed423
   
Strikeouts68158
   
Walks1856
   
ERA3.614.18
   
WHIP1.321.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
Joey Lucchesi
SP - SD
Joey Lucchesi
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2211
   
Games Started011
   
Innings Pitched22.158.8
   
Wins13
   
Losses14
   
Saves80
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed2357
   
Earned Runs1029
   
Home Runs Allowed28
   
Strikeouts2156
   
Walks721
   
ERA3.894.39
   
WHIP1.361.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
Joey Lucchesi
SP - SD
Joey Lucchesi
News 
 Mark Melancon allowed two hits and recorded two strikeouts over two innings Tuesday against the Astros.
Steve Painter
Tue, Mar 10th
 
 Mark Melancon struck out one over a solid inning against the Rays.
Steve Painter
Sat, Mar 7th
 
 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 
 Read Smith, Will. Too many options in the Braves bullpen for Melancon to hold down the job for long.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Lucchesi just doesn't do enough well to guarantee his spot in the rotation - especially with MacKenzie Gore and Luis PatiƱo knocking on the door.
Michael Waterloo - 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
Lucchesi's a fine pitcher, but he really only has two pitches - a fine fastball and an above-average changeup. Although he dabbles with a cutter, it's much more of a show-me pitch, and batters hit .291 last year against it anyway with an xBA of 3.10. It's unlikely he'll make many significant gains, but there's room on your roster for a low-4.00 ERA pitcher with nearly a strikeout per inning. Just make sure it's toward the back end of your rotation.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros