Who Should I Draft?

Wade Davis or Will Smith (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
52 of 56 experts
7%
Recommended by
4 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 49# 64
Best Rank# 24# 43
Worst Rank# 84# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 121# 297
Best Rank# 101# 166
Worst Rank# 151# 928
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7575
Wins33
Saves3424
ERA3.662.96
WHIP1.221.13
   
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# 58# 66
   
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# 43# 83
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 76
   
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# 55# 68
   
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Going For 2
# 65# 111
   
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USA Today
# 53# 95
   
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# 24# 50
   
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# 44# 79
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 54# 62
   
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# 43# 65
   
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The Athletic
# 84# 89
   
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The Athletic
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CBS Sports
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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# 36# 85
   
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RotoBaller
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# 57# 58
   
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# 66# 67
   
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# 41# 53
   
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RotoBaller
# 46# 89
   
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# 50# 59
   
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The Fantasy Fix
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# 65# 63
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 70# 68
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 72# 44
   
  Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6954
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched65.253.2
   
Wins32
   
Losses63
   
Saves4314
   
Blown Saves64
   
Holds06
   
Hits Allowed4337
   
Earned Runs3015
   
Home Runs Allowed83
   
Strikeouts7871
   
Walks2615
   
ERA4.132.55
   
WHIP1.060.98
   
  Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6361
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched62.259.0
   
Wins33
   
Losses33
   
Saves3424
   
Blown Saves47
   
Holds14
   
Hits Allowed5046
   
Earned Runs2519
   
Home Runs Allowed85
   
Strikeouts7575
   
Walks2721
   
ERA3.662.96
   
WHIP1.221.13
   
  Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
News 
 Wade Davis blew his first save of the year on Friday versus San Diego, giving up two runs on three hits and a walk in 2/3 of an inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
Will Smith struck out two in a perfect ninth to earn his 15th save of the year on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
 Wade Davis allowed a solo homer in the ninth inning of Thursday's 9-6 win over the Padres.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
Will Smith struck out two in a perfect ninth inning on Friday versus the Dodgers, picking up his 14th save as the Giants won 2-1.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 8th
 Wade Davis allowed a hit and recorded a strikeout to earn the save in Monday's 6-5 win over the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
Will Smith threw a perfect ninth inning in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Marlins to earn his 13th save of 2019.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 30th
 Davis was activated off the 10-day DL prior to Friday's game against the New York Mets.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 7th
Will Smith struck out three and allowed one hit in a scoreless inning on Sunday versus Arizona.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 27th
 Wade Davis (oblique) threw live BP on Wednesday and could rejoin the team this weekend.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 6th
Will Smith struck out one in a perfect inning on Thursday versus the Braves.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 23rd
Notes 
 You may feel comfortable with the fact that Wade Davis is incredible, but beware of Coors. The saves will come, but chances are high that his ratios will lag behind what you are looking for in a closer. At his current ADP, you will almost certainly be able to wait and snag a better option.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Smith doesn't have much competition for saves at this point, but he hasn't exactly been the most durable reliever. More importantly, he will be a valuable trade chip mid-season as a lefty setup man, so take the saves while you can with Smith, but know they might not stick around all year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Davis was shaky at times in his first season in Colorado, but he led the National League with 43 saves, and a strong 10.74 K/9 and 1.06 WHIP offset his bloated 4.13 ERA. Expect his ERA and WHIP to move closer to his career marks of 3.50 and 1.25, respectively, though each may be a bit higher because of the Coors Field effect. Barring a total collapse, Davis should have plenty of job security and again be a top-20 fantasy closer.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Smith and Mark Melancon 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. After posting a strong 2.55 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in the role last season, Smith could be a very good fantasy closer if he's able to win the job.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 It only takes one bad week to torpedo a reliever's season. Davis relinquished eight runs in three outings from Aug. 2-9, raising his ERA from 4.20 to 5.51. He recovered back to 4.13 by allowing one run over his last 18 innings, but the final line remains far too high for a pricey reliever. Despite looking more like his dominant self down the stretch, diminished velocity and a putrid 49.4% first-pitch strike rate pose major problems. The Rockies kept him in the ninth all season over the clearly superior Adam Ottavino, who signed with the Yankees, so job security makes Davis one of few "saves are saves" picks still left on the table.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros