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Who Should I Draft?

Rafael Montero or Will Smith (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Rafael Montero
RP - HOU
Rafael Montero
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
28 of 51 experts
45%
Recommended by
23 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 72# 70
Best Rank# 25# 41
Worst Rank# 112# 160
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 162# 169
Best Rank# 146# 158
Worst Rank# 193# 215
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7767
Wins43
Saves1921
ERA3.453.92
WHIP1.111.21
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 81
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 64# 87
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 54# 89
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 50# 67
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 25# 91
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 76
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 53# 90
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 51# 56
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 82# 87
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 53# 58
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 46# 55
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 65# 69
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 43# 78
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 57# 85
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 56# 99
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 71# 160
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 54# 61
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 50# 99
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 69# 72
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 51# 67
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 37# 109
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 68# 69
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 35# 84
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 81# 82
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 46# 86
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 60# 97
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 34# 48
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 62# 73
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 53# 41
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 70# 51
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 71# 53
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 67# 59
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 73# 60
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 96# 60
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 99# 62
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 112# 64
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 80# 65
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 75# 68
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 97# 69
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 74# 70
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 75# 71
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 91# 71
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 85# 73
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 92# 75
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 77
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 83# 78
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 78
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 111# 79
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 101# 81
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 83
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 106
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Rafael Montero
RP - HOU
Rafael Montero
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1817
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched16.118.3
   
Wins20
   
Losses21
   
Saves08
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds60
   
Hits Allowed1112
   
Earned Runs88
   
Home Runs Allowed72
   
Strikeouts1819
   
Walks46
   
ERA4.504.08
   
WHIP0.941.02
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Rafael Montero
RP - HOU
Rafael Montero
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6260
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched59.860.0
   
Wins43
   
Losses33
   
Saves1921
   
Blown Saves85
   
Holds84
   
Hits Allowed4852
   
Earned Runs2326
   
Home Runs Allowed99
   
Strikeouts7767
   
Walks1920
   
ERA3.453.92
   
WHIP1.111.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Rafael Montero
RP - HOU
Rafael Montero
News 
 Will Smith pitched the ninth inning against the Padres Sunday, allowing three walks while recording three strikeouts, en route to earning his 35th save of the season.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 26th
Astros reliever Rafael Montero allowed one go-ahead run in the 10th inning of Friday's game against the Twins. He also struck out one opposing batter. Montero was hit with the loss as Houston ultimately fell to Minnesota by a score of 5-4.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Aug 7th
 Will Smith pitched a perfect 10th inning against the Padres Saturday to collect his 34th save.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 26th
Rafael Montero was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Friday
Ari Koslow
Sat, Jul 24th
 Will Smith pitched the ninth inning against the Giants Sunday, striking out two batters en route to sealing a shutout and his 33rd save of the season.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 19th
Rafael Montero blew a save opportunity Saturday against Cleveland, allowing three runs on two hits over one inning two walks.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Jun 13th
 Will Smith pitched the ninth inning against the Marlins Sunday, allowing a hit and a walk en route to earning his 32nd save.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 12th
Rafael Montero earned the hold Sunday against the Angels, allowing one run on two hits over one inning with one walk.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Jun 7th
 Will Smith pitched the ninth against the Nationals Tuesday, and it was a quiet seven-pitch inning en route to his 31st save.
Steve Painter
Wed, Sep 8th
Rafael Montero earned his seventh save of the season Saturday against Texas, allowing one run on two hits over one inning with one strikeout.
Ari Koslow
Sun, May 30th
Notes 
 Smith had a rough 2020 season, losing several weeks to a bout with COVID-19 and being far less effective than usual when he did pitch. His dominant slider just wasn't the same, as batters hit .263 (after never hitting better than .193) and tallied a .398 wOBA (after never totaling higher than .282) against it. But Brian Snitker appears to be willing to throw out Smith's poor season almost entirely. Although he hasn't named Smith the closer, he has professed his confidence in him, and there's been speculation from beat writers that Smith will ultimately win the role after a battle with Chris Martin and A.J. Minter. Draft Smith as the presumptive closer unless you hear otherwise from Braves camp.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Montero wound up closing for the Rangers and totaling eight saves in 2020, but it wasn't a particularly special season. His hard-hit rate and walk-rate increased from his strong 2019 season, and he totaled a 4.08 ERA. Now with Seattle, Montero's best asset may be his lack of competition for the closer's role, as Seattle has struggled for several seasons to find a reliable ninth-inning option. Draft Montero as a mid-tier closer, who you're taking more for his job security than his spectacular numbers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros