Who Should I Draft?

Will Smith or Alex Colome (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
Alex Colome
RP - CWS
Alex Colome
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
42 of 56 experts
25%
Recommended by
14 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 64# 81
Best Rank# 43# 42
Worst Rank# 111# 215
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 297# 203
Best Rank# 166# 178
Worst Rank# 928# 281
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7565
Wins33
Saves2420
ERA2.963.48
WHIP1.131.22
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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# 76# 85
   
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# 68# 82
   
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# 63# 105
   
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The Fantasy Fix
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# 79# 89
   
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# 62# 82
   
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# 65# 78
   
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The Athletic
# 89
   
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CBS Sports
# 73# 92
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 71
   
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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# 72# 110
   
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# 87# 105
   
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# 58# 97
   
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# 67
   
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# 53# 83
   
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# 78# 97
   
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# 84# 136
   
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FanGraphs
# 68# 113
   
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# 74# 108
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 93
   
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# 50# 44
   
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Fake Teams
# 69# 66
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 74# 57
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 80# 76
   
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FanGraphs
# 82# 76
   
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Fantrax
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CBS Sports
# 86# 79
   
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# 92# 66
   
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USA Today
# 95# 83
   
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Beast Dome
# 101# 89
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 102# 63
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 111# 101
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 60
   
  Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
Alex Colome
RP - CWS
Alex Colome
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5470
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched53.268.2
   
Wins27
   
Losses35
   
Saves1412
   
Blown Saves45
   
Holds630
   
Hits Allowed3759
   
Earned Runs1523
   
Home Runs Allowed37
   
Strikeouts7172
   
Walks1521
   
ERA2.553.04
   
WHIP0.981.18
   
  Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
Alex Colome
RP - CWS
Alex Colome
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6163
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched59.063.8
   
Wins33
   
Losses33
   
Saves2420
   
Blown Saves75
   
Holds410
   
Hits Allowed4658
   
Earned Runs1925
   
Home Runs Allowed57
   
Strikeouts7565
   
Walks2120
   
ERA2.963.48
   
WHIP1.131.22
   
  Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
Alex Colome
RP - CWS
Alex Colome
News 
 Will Smith struck out one in a scoreless ninth to pick up his 20th save of the season on Saturday versus Arizona.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 23rd
Chicago White Sox closer Alex Colome pitched a scoreless ninth to save a 5-4 win over the Rangers on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Will Smith struck out two in a perfect ninth inning on Monday versus the Dodgers, preserving a 3-2 Giants win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 18th
Chicago White Sox closer Alex Colome pitched a perfect ninth inning to save a 3-1 win over the Cubs on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 19th
 Will Smith gave up a solo homer in the ninth inning but settled down to secure the save as the Giants beat the Brewers 8-7 on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
Chicago White Sox reliever Aaron Bummer pitched a scoreless ninth inning to save a 5-4 win over the Yankees on Thursday. He struck out two in the outing.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Jun 14th
 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
Chicago White Sox closer Alex Colome picked up the save in a 7-5 win over the Nationals on Tuesday. It was a struggle as Colome gave up one run over 1 2/3 innings of work while walking two.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 12th
 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
Chicago White Sox closer Alex Colome pitched a scoreless ninth inning to save a 2-0 win over the Royals on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 8th
Notes 
 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
Although you may expect Herrera to be the closer battle in Chicago, some reports are suggesting that Colome has the upper-hand in the competition. This will be one to watch in spring training to see how it plays out. If Colome gets the job, he would be a top 25 closer.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Colome is reportedly the favorite to see most of the saves chances, but Kelvin Herrera and Nate Jones could also factor into the ninth inning at times. Colome isn't quite the dominant pitcher he appeared to be back in 2016, but he got his strikeout rate back over a batter per inning last season and he has tended to slightly outperform his peripherals. Perhaps most importantly, he's shown he can handle the ninth inning. It's not a lock that he'll run away with the job or hold it all season, but he could be a sneaky source of saves with serviceable ratios.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros