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Who Should I Draft?

Taylor Rogers or Craig Kimbrel (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
36 of 43 experts
16%
Recommended by
7 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 37# 50
Best Rank# 18# 28
Worst Rank# 65# 98
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 102# 139
Best Rank# 94# 124
Worst Rank# 125# 146
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2931
Wins11
Saves1211
ERA3.064.08
WHIP1.101.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 57
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 47
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 51
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 18# 31
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 29# 31
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 45
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 57# 90
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 43# 54
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 41# 52
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 52
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 72
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 36# 64
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 34# 44
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 36# 50
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 27# 58
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 36# 98
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 40# 51
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 38# 42
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 41# 52
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 43# 48
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 43# 57
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 50# 59
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 53
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 27# 59
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 42# 62
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 29# 48
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 45# 62
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 37# 80
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 40# 60
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 46
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 42# 69
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 34# 51
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 53# 77
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 37# 40
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 48# 54
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 33# 66
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 40# 37
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 40
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 46# 37
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 47# 28
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 46
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 54# 48
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 65# 55
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6023
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched69.021.3
   
Wins20
   
Losses44
   
Saves3013
   
Blown Saves63
   
Holds100
   
Hits Allowed5821
   
Earned Runs2015
   
Home Runs Allowed89
   
Strikeouts9030
   
Walks1112
   
ERA2.616.53
   
WHIP1.001.60
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2422
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched24.521.7
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves1211
   
Blown Saves22
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed2117
   
Earned Runs810
   
Home Runs Allowed34
   
Strikeouts2931
   
Walks610
   
ERA3.064.08
   
WHIP1.101.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
News 
  Craig Kimbrel allowed two runs on three hits while striking out two across 2/3 of an inning in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Diamondbacks.
Brad Camara
Sun, Mar 8th
Notes 
 Rogers seems to have the trust of the Twins, and with them being the favorites in the AL Central, expect a ton of save opportunities.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Was Kimbrel's down year due to the long layoff from being unsigned, or was it the beginning of the end for one of the game's most dominant closers?
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Rogers didn't have the Twins' closer role at the outset of the season, but he proved himself as Minnesota's best reliever pretty quickly. He built on his strong gains in 2018, further upping his strikeout rate and lowering his walk rate. He likely won't see all of the save chances this year for the Twins, but he should lead the way in opportunities. That, along with his strong overall numbers, makes him a reliever to target in fantasy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Kimbrel waited to sign until months into the season, and the results weren't pretty. He battled injury and was entirely ineffective, pitching to an 8.10 ERA and walking more than five batters per nine innings. Whether the complete lack of control was a continuing trend or just due to rust/injuries. But, either way, the price on Kimbrel should be the cheapest in years, and if you're waiting on saves, he's as good an option to take a chance on as anyone.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros