Who Should I Draft?

Will Smith or Arodys Vizcaino (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
Arodys Vizcaino
RP - ATL
Arodys Vizcaino
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
42 of 59 experts
29%
Recommended by
17 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 68# 74
Best Rank# 43# 50
Worst Rank# 111# 152
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 297# 182
Best Rank# 166# 175
Worst Rank# 928# 204
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7563
Wins33
Saves2423
ERA2.963.51
WHIP1.131.25
   
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Injury AlertDTDIL60
   
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# 66# 121
   
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# 83# 95
   
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# 68# 92
   
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# 63# 90
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 98
   
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# 50# 114
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 62
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 65# 80
   
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  Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
Arodys Vizcaino
RP - ATL
Arodys Vizcaino
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5439
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched53.238.2
   
Wins22
   
Losses32
   
Saves1416
   
Blown Saves42
   
Holds61
   
Hits Allowed3730
   
Earned Runs159
   
Home Runs Allowed34
   
Strikeouts7140
   
Walks1515
   
ERA2.552.11
   
WHIP0.981.17
   
  Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
Arodys Vizcaino
RP - ATL
Arodys Vizcaino
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6157
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched59.057.5
   
Wins33
   
Losses33
   
Saves2423
   
Blown Saves75
   
Holds47
   
Hits Allowed4648
   
Earned Runs1922
   
Home Runs Allowed56
   
Strikeouts7563
   
Walks2123
   
ERA2.963.51
   
WHIP1.131.25
   
  Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
Arodys Vizcaino
RP - ATL
Arodys Vizcaino
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
The Seattle Mariners have acquired relievers Arodys Vizcaino and Jesse Biddle in exchange for Anthony Swarzak.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 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
Arodys Vizcaino will miss the remainder of the 2019 season following shoulder surgery.
Kari Thomas
Wed, Apr 17th
 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
The Braves have placed Arodys Vizcaino (shoulder inflammation) on the 10-day IL retroactive to April 11th.
John Pritchard
Sun, Apr 14th
 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
Braves reliever Arodys Vizcaino blew his first save of the season on Sunday, allowing a solo home run to Curtis Granderson in the ninth inning of a one-run game. Atlanta went on to score a run in the bottom of the ninth for a walk-off victory, giving Vizcaino the win.
Mike Maher
Mon, Apr 8th
 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
Braves reliever Arodys Vizcaino earned his first save of the season on Wednesday, walking one and striking out two to close out a win over the Braves.
Mike Maher
Thu, Apr 4th
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
Reports were suggesting that Vizcaino was in a closer battle with A.J. Minter, but now that Minter is banged up, it seems as though Vizcaino will open the season as the closer for a playoff contending team. That should make him worthwhile to draft, but that doesn't exactly mean he will hang onto the job for long if he slips up.
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
Braves manager Brian Snitker recently suggested that the team could play matchups in the eighth and ninth innings, which means that both the right-handed Vizcaino and left-handed A.J. Minter could see plenty of save opportunities in 2019. Most major league hitters are right-handed, so Vizcaino is the favorite to again lead Atlanta in saves when all is said and done. His walk rate is higher than you'd like, but he's outperformed his peripherals for most of his career, so it wouldn't be shocking if he managed another sub-3.00 ERA.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros