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Who Should I Draft?

Matthew Boyd or Drew Smyly (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Drew Smyly
SP - ATL
Drew Smyly
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
28 of 48 experts
42%
Recommended by
20 of 48 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 102# 105
Best Rank# 48# 62
Worst Rank# 204# 215
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 355# 278
Best Rank# 227# 251
Worst Rank# 299# 343
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts138174
Wins79
Saves00
ERA4.554.67
WHIP1.301.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 110
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 85
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 151# 152
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 103# 109
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 81# 87
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 103# 111
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 89# 97
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 104# 113
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 86# 104
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 75
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 88# 114
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 96# 109
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 101# 116
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 92# 133
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 58# 104
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 103# 118
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 102# 115
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 96# 112
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 112# 163
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 111
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 95# 110
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 81# 166
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 101# 117
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 97# 107
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 204# 215
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 103# 115
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 94
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 48# 104
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 62
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 70
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 110# 81
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 98# 85
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 99# 87
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 108# 89
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 114# 93
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 94
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 114# 95
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 110# 97
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 114# 99
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 104# 99
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 102# 100
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 117# 100
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 126# 101
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 109# 104
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 114# 112
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 114# 112
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 167# 115
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 115
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Drew Smyly
SP - ATL
Drew Smyly
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played712
   
Games Started512
   
Innings Pitched26.260.0
   
Wins03
   
Losses17
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed2067
   
Earned Runs1045
   
Home Runs Allowed215
   
Strikeouts4260
   
Walks922
   
ERA3.426.71
   
WHIP1.101.48
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Drew Smyly
SP - ATL
Drew Smyly
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2330
   
Games Started2330
   
Innings Pitched119.5163.2
   
Wins79
   
Losses612
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed112159
   
Earned Runs6085
   
Home Runs Allowed2130
   
Strikeouts138174
   
Walks4450
   
ERA4.554.67
   
WHIP1.301.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Drew Smyly
SP - ATL
Drew Smyly
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
News 
 Braves LHP Drew Smyly (forearm) is scheduled to return on Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 21st
Detroit Tigers left-hander Matthew Boyd allowed two runs across 7 1/3 innings of work in a 3-2 loss to Oakland on Sunday. Boyd struck out five and walked one in the start.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Apr 18th
 The Braves have placed Drew Smyly on the 10-day IL with left forearm inflammation. Kyle Wright was recalled from the club's alternate site and will start on Friday against the Cubs.
Dan Harris
Fri, Apr 16th
Detroit left-hander Matthew Boyd pitched well in an 8-2 win over the Astros on Tuesday. Boyd allowed just one run over 6 2/3 innings of work while striking out four
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 14th
 Drew Smyly pitched five innings against the Phillies Sunday, allowing five hits, five runs (all earned) while striking out three batters. He was not a factor in the decision. He threw 91 pitches, 59 for strikes.
Steve Painter
Sun, Apr 11th
Detroit Tigers left-hander Matthew Boyd turned in a solid outing in a 3-2 loss to the Twins on Wednesday. Boyd allowed three runs over seven innings while striking out eight.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 7th
 Drew Smyly pitched six innings against the Nats Tuesday, allowing four hits, four runs (two earned), and one walk while fanning eight batters. It was a no-decision for him, as the Braves lost 6-5. He threw 94 pitches, 64 of those strikes.
Steve Painter
Tue, Apr 6th
Detroit left-hander Matthew Boyd picked up the win in a 3-2 Opening Day victory over the Indians. Boyd tossed 5 2/3 shutout innings while striking out two and walking four.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Apr 1st
 Drew Smyly pitched 4 2/3 innings Tuesday, allowing six hits, two runs (none earned) while recording four strikeouts against the Red Sox.
Steve Painter
Tue, Mar 30th
Tigers manager A.J. Hinch announced LHP Matthew Boyd will be the team's Opening Day starter on April 1st.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 22nd
Notes 
 If you're willing to buy into Smyly's 2020 season, then he's likely to come at a major discount in drafts. He added more than two miles per hour to his fastball, struck out 37.8% of the batters he faced, and leaned more into his excellent curveball. There's reason for optimism after the Braves offered him a substantial one-year deal. Of course, Smyly's real issue is his health, as he missed two full seasons because of Tommy John surgery and even last year was limited to 26 1/3 innings. But there's reason to believe his gains last year are sustainable, so taking him late in your drafts, is worth the gamble.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros