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Who Should I Draft?

Mark Melancon or Will Smith (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
23 of 43 experts
47%
Recommended by
20 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 82# 85
Best Rank# 34# 54
Worst Rank# 379# 141
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 175# 216
Best Rank# 134# 183
Worst Rank# 213# 245
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2821
Wins11
Saves48
ERA3.193.89
WHIP1.111.36
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 64
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 34
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 47# 60
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 82# 127
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 78# 94
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 82# 84
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 39
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 80# 81
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 59# 108
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 80# 91
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 79# 87
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 86# 93
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 75# 99
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 94# 101
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 98
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 72# 73
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 86# 96
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 64# 97
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 80# 141
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 72# 85
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 95# 114
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 64# 99
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 82# 92
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 92# 54
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 94# 68
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 75# 71
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 85# 77
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 86# 78
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 83# 78
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 119# 79
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 101# 79
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 81# 80
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 110# 81
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 89# 83
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 116# 85
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 89# 86
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 111# 86
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 90# 87
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 94# 88
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 92
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 107# 94
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 379# 101
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 105
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6366
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched65.267.1
   
Wins65
   
Losses02
   
Saves3412
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds05
   
Hits Allowed4671
   
Earned Runs2027
   
Home Runs Allowed104
   
Strikeouts9668
   
Walks2118
   
ERA2.763.61
   
WHIP1.031.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2122
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched21.122.1
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves48
   
Blown Saves12
   
Holds32
   
Hits Allowed1623
   
Earned Runs710
   
Home Runs Allowed32
   
Strikeouts2821
   
Walks77
   
ERA3.193.89
   
WHIP1.111.36
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
News 
 The Braves placed Will Smith on the COVID-19 injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 5th
Mark Melancon allowed two hits and recorded two strikeouts over two innings Tuesday against the Astros.
Steve Painter
Tue, Mar 10th
 Will Smith pitched an inning Wednesday, allowing a walk and recording two strikeouts.
Steve Painter
Wed, Mar 11th
Mark Melancon struck out one over a solid inning against the Rays.
Steve Painter
Sat, Mar 7th
 Will Smith allowed one hit and one walk while striking out two over 1 1/3 innings Sunday against the Yankees.
Steve Painter
Sun, Mar 8th
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
 Will Smith put in an inning of work Tuesday, striking out one and allowing no hits or walks.
Steve Painter
Tue, Feb 25th
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 
 Smith tested positive for COVID-19 and has not been at Braves camp yet as of mid-July. When healthy, he'll be the prime handcuff for Mark Melancon, but with a shortened season and with his health concerns, there's little reason to draft him at the moment.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Read Smith, Will. Too many options in the Braves bullpen for Melancon to hold down the job for long.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 The Braves bullpen is so good, that Smith may not get the saves we want or need him to get.
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