Who Should I Draft?

Trevor Richards or Mark Melancon (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trevor Richards
SP - MIA
Trevor Richards
Mark Melancon
RP - SF
Mark Melancon
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
25 of 33 experts
24%
Recommended by
8 of 33 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 139# 152
Best Rank# 93# 109
Worst Rank# 159# 256
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 357# 408
Best Rank# 309# 329
Worst Rank# 417# 425
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts13646
Wins72
Saves07
ERA4.083.42
WHIP1.331.31
   
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  Trevor Richards
SP - MIA
Trevor Richards
Mark Melancon
RP - SF
Mark Melancon
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2541
   
Games Started250
   
Innings Pitched126.339.0
   
Wins41
   
Losses94
   
Saves03
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds08
   
Hits Allowed12148
   
Earned Runs6214
   
Home Runs Allowed152
   
Strikeouts13031
   
Walks5414
   
ERA4.423.23
   
WHIP1.391.59
   
  Trevor Richards
SP - MIA
Trevor Richards
Mark Melancon
RP - SF
Mark Melancon
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2855
   
Games Started270
   
Innings Pitched142.154.0
   
Wins72
   
Losses103
   
Saves07
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds014
   
Hits Allowed13855
   
Earned Runs6421
   
Home Runs Allowed194
   
Strikeouts13646
   
Walks00
   
ERA4.083.42
   
WHIP1.331.31
   
  Trevor Richards
SP - MIA
Trevor Richards
Mark Melancon
RP - SF
Mark Melancon
News 
 Marlins starter Trevor Richards allowed five earned runs on four hits and four walks while striking out three over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Cubs on Monday.
Mike Maher
Tue, Apr 16th
Mark Melancon allowed one run on three hits and a walk as the Giants beat the Royals 7-2 on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 17th
 Marlins starter Trevor Richards allowed no runs on just one hit and five walks while striking out seven over six innings in a no-decision against the Cincinnati Reds.
Mike Maher
Wed, Apr 10th
Mark Melancon allowed three runs in 2/3 of an inning on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 4th
 Miami Marlins starter Trevor Richards allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out seven over six innings in a loss to the New York Mets on Wednesday.
Mike Maher
Wed, Apr 3rd
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday he won't be naming a closer "for a few weeks".
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 13th
 Trevor Richards allowed one run on four hits and two walks over six innings on Friday against the Rockies. He struck out four and did not factor into the decision.
Dan Harris
Mon, Apr 1st
 
Notes 
 Richards carried a 4.42 ERA with 4 wins last year and formerly played independent baseball after going undrafted. It helps, however, that he has the best changeup in baseball. Richards' changeup is Trevor Hoffman-esque. It carried a 41.2% whiff rate with a .214 xWOBA. It certainly helped his performance when he adjusted by throwing it 38% of the time instead of 23% of the time at the start of the season. In those closing months, hitters were so focused on his filthy change-up that his slider suddenly became even more deadly than the changeup. With two of the most useful pitches in baseball, Richards could breakout this year in Miami much like Jake Peavy did in in 2004 after a rough start to his career.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Will Smith is the closer for now in San Francisco but he hasn't been all that durable, plus he may be on the trade market before long as a coveted lefty setup man. Don't sleep on Melancon getting saves again within a few months.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
  Melancon and Will Smith will reportedly enter spring training as the top two candidates to serve as the Giants' closer in 2019. While Smith has clearly done far more to deserve the job, the Giants' desire to save face on Melancon's bloated $62 million contract may make him the slight favorite. If the job goes to Melancon, he'll be worth owning in case he can rediscover his past form, but the chances of him blowing up your ERA and/or WHIP would be significant.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros