Who Should I Draft?

Will Smith or Andrew Miller (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
Andrew Miller
RP - STL
Andrew Miller
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
37 of 59 experts
37%
Recommended by
22 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 68# 75
Best Rank# 43# 42
Worst Rank# 111# 164
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 297# 214
Best Rank# 166# 162
Worst Rank# 928# 247
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7578
Wins33
Saves2411
ERA2.962.93
WHIP1.131.12
   
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# 76
   
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# 63# 84
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 62# 72
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 65# 79
   
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# 86# 123
   
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The Athletic
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# 71# 72
   
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# 62# 84
   
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The Athletic
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# 101# 81
   
Bill Dubiel
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# 102# 72
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 111# 81
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 79
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 95
   
  Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
Andrew Miller
RP - STL
Andrew Miller
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5437
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched53.234.1
   
Wins22
   
Losses34
   
Saves142
   
Blown Saves43
   
Holds610
   
Hits Allowed3731
   
Earned Runs1516
   
Home Runs Allowed33
   
Strikeouts7145
   
Walks1516
   
ERA2.554.24
   
WHIP0.981.38
   
  Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
Andrew Miller
RP - STL
Andrew Miller
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6156
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched59.058.6
   
Wins33
   
Losses32
   
Saves2411
   
Blown Saves73
   
Holds414
   
Hits Allowed4645
   
Earned Runs1919
   
Home Runs Allowed55
   
Strikeouts7578
   
Walks2121
   
ERA2.962.93
   
WHIP1.131.12
   
  Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
Andrew Miller
RP - STL
Andrew Miller
News 
 Will Smith was unavailable for Tuesday's save chance versus the Pirates due to back inflammation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
Andrew Miller issued one walk over 1.1 scoreless innings Monday, striking out a batter earning his fifth save against the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Aug 20th
 Will Smith allowed a solo homer but held on to earn the save and protect the 5-4 win on Friday versus the Dodgers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 7th
Andrew Miller earned his 19th hold as the Cardinals blanked the Royals 2-0.
Brandon Plutner
Tue, Aug 13th
 Will Smith picked up his 30th save of the season on Sunday in Oakland, throwing a scoreless ninth as the Giants won 5-4.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 25th
Andrew Miller picked up his fourth save of the season Sunday against the Pirates, allowing one run on one hit in one inning. He struck out one.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 11th
 Will Smith picked up the win on Friday in Arizona despite allowing two runs on three hits over 1 2/3 innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 17th
Andrew Miller locked up his third save of the season Tuesday against the Pirates, tossing a clean ninth inning with no strikeouts or walks.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Jul 24th
 Will Smith secured the save on Saturday versus the Phillies, striking out two while throwing a scoreless ninth.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 11th
Andrew Miller picked up the save Thursday against the Reds, allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning. He struck out one.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jul 19th
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
Some are under the impression that Miller was signed to close in St. Louis, but the Cardinals have made it clear that Miller will be a multi-inning middle of the game type of beast like we saw in his Cleveland days. Rather, Jordan Hicks or potentially even Carlos Martinez will close. Regardless, Miller should be able to pile up the Ks and keep his ratios down enough to warrant a late-round pick.
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
The Cardinals acquired Miller this offseason, but they appear unlikely to use him exclusively in the ninth inning. Still, Miller is the definition of the kind of dominant reliever who belongs on fantasy rosters in many leagues even if he isn't closing.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros