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Who Should I Draft?

Will Smith or Carlos Martinez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
25 of 43 experts
42%
Recommended by
18 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 79# 82
Best Rank# 40# 34
Worst Rank# 113# 379
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 169# 174
Best Rank# 167# 134
Worst Rank# 181# 213
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4930
Wins31
Saves14
ERA4.203.33
WHIP1.361.12
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 106
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 87# 94
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 97# 119
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 78# 90
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 77# 78
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 67# 93
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 80# 82
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 83
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 62# 379
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 76# 80
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 64# 85
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 40# 111
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 75# 94
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 56# 79
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 40# 86
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 70
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 51# 88
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 76# 94
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 69# 89
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 80# 107
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 69# 102
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 69# 72
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 81# 95
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 79# 82
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 62# 83
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 34
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 63# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 47
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 93# 59
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 72# 62
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 85# 62
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 106# 63
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 72# 64
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 76# 64
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 92# 72
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 75
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 77# 75
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 82# 80
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 101# 80
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 83# 81
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 99# 82
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 89# 86
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 113# 91
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played4863
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched48.065.2
   
Wins46
   
Losses20
   
Saves2434
   
Blown Saves34
   
Holds30
   
Hits Allowed3946
   
Earned Runs1720
   
Home Runs Allowed210
   
Strikeouts5396
   
Walks1821
   
ERA3.172.76
   
WHIP1.181.03
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1022
   
Games Started90
   
Innings Pitched50.722.1
   
Wins31
   
Losses31
   
Saves14
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds03
   
Hits Allowed4817
   
Earned Runs248
   
Home Runs Allowed53
   
Strikeouts4930
   
Walks217
   
ERA4.203.33
   
WHIP1.361.12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
News 
 Carlos Martinez was cleared to participate in workouts and threw a bullpen session on Tuesday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 9th
The Braves placed Will Smith on the COVID-19 injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 5th
 Carlos Martinez has been absent from Cardinals workouts during spring training 2.0.
Brad Camara
Mon, Jul 6th
Will Smith pitched an inning Wednesday, allowing a walk and recording two strikeouts.
Steve Painter
Wed, Mar 11th
 Carlos Martinez (shoulder) has been cleared to begin throwing off a mound.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jan 19th
Will Smith allowed one hit and one walk while striking out two over 1 1/3 innings Sunday against the Yankees.
Steve Painter
Sun, Mar 8th
  Will Smith put in an inning of work Tuesday, striking out one and allowing no hits or walks.
Steve Painter
Tue, Feb 25th
Notes 
 A short season could benefit Martinez, who could be a Top 40 pitcher.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
The Braves bullpen is so good, that Smith may not get the saves we want or need him to get.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Martinez's shoulder weakness pushed him to the bullpen, where he eventually successfully took over for Jordan Hicks as the closer for the Cardinals. His 2020 role remains in flux, as it appears he'll be given an opportunity to win back the starting role he so covets, but his success is far from assured. Martinez should provide value in the rotation or the bullpen, so given that you won't need to spend much draft capital to get him anyway, don't shy away.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Smith somehow stayed in San Francisco all season and held the closer's role all year, putting up his usual terrific numbers. He'll now move to Atlanta where early indications are that he'll set up for Mark Melancon. Smith's numbers and potential opportunity to close down the line make him worth drafting in all formats, though again, don't expect him to close right away.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros