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Who Should I Draft?

Will Smith or Brandon Workman (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Brandon Workman
RP - CHC
Brandon Workman
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
15 of 18 experts
17%
Recommended by
3 of 18 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 109# 188
Best Rank# 41# 117
Worst Rank# 170# 264
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 294# 503
Best Rank# 164# 315
Worst Rank# 238# 714
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7667
Wins34
Saves184
ERA3.404.08
WHIP1.111.39
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 97
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 78
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 100
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 41# 230
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 109
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 90
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 68# 202
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 170
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 59# 264
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 56
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 100
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 56# 153
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 98
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 113
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 119
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 118# 117
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 160# 128
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 117
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Brandon Workman
RP - CHC
Brandon Workman
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1821
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched16.120.2
   
Wins21
   
Losses24
   
Saves09
   
Blown Saves13
   
Holds61
   
Hits Allowed1131
   
Earned Runs813
   
Home Runs Allowed74
   
Strikeouts1823
   
Walks413
   
ERA4.505.95
   
WHIP0.942.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Brandon Workman
RP - CHC
Brandon Workman
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6159
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched58.857.7
   
Wins34
   
Losses33
   
Saves184
   
Blown Saves80
   
Holds912
   
Hits Allowed4651
   
Earned Runs2226
   
Home Runs Allowed98
   
Strikeouts7667
   
Walks1929
   
ERA3.404.08
   
WHIP1.111.39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Brandon Workman
RP - CHC
Brandon Workman
News 
 Braves manager Brian Snitker says the team might use 2-3 guys to close, but also said he has "every confidence in the world" that Will Smith could do it if needed.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Feb 18th
MLB Network's Jon Heyman confirms the Cubs signed free agent RHP Brandon Workman to a major league deal.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 17th
Notes 
 Smith had a rough 2020 season, losing several weeks to a bout with COVID-19 and being far less effective than usual when he did pitch. His dominant slider just wasn't the same, as batters hit .263 (after never hitting better than .193) and tallied a .398 wOBA (after never totaling higher than .282) against it. But Brian Snitker appears to be willing to throw out Smith's poor season almost entirely. Although he hasn't named Smith the closer, he has professed his confidence in him, and there's been speculation from beat writers that Smith will ultimately win the role after a battle with Chris Martin and A.J. Minter. Draft Smith as the presumptive closer unless you hear otherwise from Braves camp.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros