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Who Should I Draft?

Will Smith or Carson Kelly (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Will Smith
C - LAD
Will Smith
Carson Kelly
C - ARI
Carson Kelly
Expert
Recommendation
87%
Recommended by
39 of 45 experts
13%
Recommended by
6 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 125# 146
Best Rank# 78# 110
Worst Rank# 776# 276
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 158# 205
Best Rank# 142# 186
Worst Rank# 198# 311
   
Projections 
   
Runs2118
Home Runs86
RBI2418
Stolen Bases10
Batting Average.238.250
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 128
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 122# 154
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 139# 242
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 117# 150
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 110
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 105# 211
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 96# 147
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 126# 144
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 142# 143
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 144
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 190# 211
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 130# 151
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 126# 151
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 132# 162
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 140# 167
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 109# 127
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 106# 134
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 104# 114
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 78# 276
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 124# 149
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 99# 137
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 120# 125
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 141# 166
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 141# 171
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 178# 212
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 140# 153
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 113# 139
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 109# 175
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 127
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 128# 129
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 110# 158
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 151# 186
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 126# 182
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 82# 110
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 221# 257
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 115# 139
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 132# 170
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 130# 150
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 90# 132
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 153# 117
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 155# 147
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 173# 167
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 227# 201
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 256# 204
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 776# 143
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Will Smith
C - LAD
Will Smith
Carson Kelly
C - ARI
Carson Kelly
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats170314
   
Runs3046
   
Hits4376
   
Singles1939
   
Doubles919
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs1518
   
RBI4247
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks1848
   
Strikeouts5279
   
Batting Average.253.242
   
On Base Pct.337.345
   
Slugging Pct.571.475
   
On-base Plus Slugging.907.820
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Will Smith
C - LAD
Will Smith
Carson Kelly
C - ARI
Carson Kelly
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats134129
   
Runs2118
   
Hits3232
   
Singles1819
   
Doubles67
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs86
   
RBI2418
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks1518
   
Strikeouts3929
   
Batting Average.238.250
   
On Base Pct.314.342
   
Slugging Pct.457.442
   
On-base Plus Slugging.771.783
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Will Smith
C - LAD
Will Smith
Carson Kelly
C - ARI
Carson Kelly
News 
  Carson Kelly went 1-for-2 with a walk, a double, an RBI, and two runs scored Friday against the Rockies.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Mar 7th
Notes 
 Smith could be a Top 5 catcher in 2021 if he can tap into the production that he had in the minors. The March reports of him being in a timeshare are slightly concerning.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Kelly is a popular sleeper at catcher, but I'd like to see his splits even out a bit before fully buying in.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Smith was among the biggest surprises last season, knocking 15 homers and 42 RBIs in just 170 at-bats. That's a full-season pace of 40 homers and a 120 RBIs. Granted, that won't happen, but the upside is clearly there for a special season. You'll have to decide if the hefty ADP is worth the risk.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Kelly was on a roll last season before his injury but still managed to power up for 18 homers in just 314 at-bats. The batting average may end up below .240 but with a full season, 30 homers isn't out of the question for the youngster.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros