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Who Should I Draft?

Will Smith or Drew Smyly (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Drew Smyly
SP - ATL
Drew Smyly
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
43 of 48 experts
10%
Recommended by
5 of 48 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 71# 102
Best Rank# 25# 48
Worst Rank# 112# 204
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 162# 355
Best Rank# 146# 227
Worst Rank# 193# 299
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts77138
Wins47
Saves190
ERA3.454.55
WHIP1.111.30
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 114
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 64# 85
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 54
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 70# 151
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 75# 103
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 50# 117
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 25
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 41
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 53# 110
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 51# 81
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 82# 114
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 96# 103
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 101# 109
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 53# 89
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 46# 126
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 65# 98
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 43# 114
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 53# 114
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 57# 104
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 71# 86
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 56# 75
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 73# 88
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 75# 96
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 71# 108
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 85# 101
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 54# 92
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 50# 103
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 80# 102
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 69# 96
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 97# 114
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 51# 112
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 37# 99
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 68# 111
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 91# 95
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 35# 167
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 81# 110
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 67# 81
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 46# 101
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 60
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 74# 97
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 34# 204
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 99# 103
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 62# 94
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 83# 48
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 92# 78
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 111# 104
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 112# 58
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 102
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Drew Smyly
SP - ATL
Drew Smyly
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played187
   
Games Started05
   
Innings Pitched16.126.2
   
Wins20
   
Losses21
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds60
   
Hits Allowed1120
   
Earned Runs810
   
Home Runs Allowed72
   
Strikeouts1842
   
Walks49
   
ERA4.503.42
   
WHIP0.941.10
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Drew Smyly
SP - ATL
Drew Smyly
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6223
   
Games Started023
   
Innings Pitched59.8119.5
   
Wins47
   
Losses36
   
Saves190
   
Blown Saves80
   
Holds80
   
Hits Allowed48112
   
Earned Runs2360
   
Home Runs Allowed921
   
Strikeouts77138
   
Walks1944
   
ERA3.454.55
   
WHIP1.111.30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Drew Smyly
SP - ATL
Drew Smyly
News 
 Will Smith wasn't pretty Friday but he earned the save against the Cubs after walking three and striking out three.
Steve Painter
Fri, Apr 16th
Braves LHP Drew Smyly (forearm) is scheduled to return on Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 21st
 Will Smith entered the ninth, recorded three quick outs including one strikeout, and earned his second save of the season Saturday against the Phillies.
Steve Painter
Sat, Apr 10th
The Braves have placed Drew Smyly on the 10-day IL with left forearm inflammation. Kyle Wright was recalled from the club's alternate site and will start on Friday against the Cubs.
Dan Harris
Fri, Apr 16th
 Will Smith entered the game against the Nats on Tuesday with the score tied, allowing two hits and one run to get his first loss of the season.
Steve Painter
Tue, Apr 6th
Drew Smyly pitched five innings against the Phillies Sunday, allowing five hits, five runs (all earned) while striking out three batters. He was not a factor in the decision. He threw 91 pitches, 59 for strikes.
Steve Painter
Sun, Apr 11th
 Will Smith was brought into the game for the 9th inning, a game that was tied 2-2, and promptly recorded three strikeouts against the Phillies' top three batters of their batting order.
Steve Painter
Thu, Apr 1st
Drew Smyly pitched six innings against the Nats Tuesday, allowing four hits, four runs (two earned), and one walk while fanning eight batters. It was a no-decision for him, as the Braves lost 6-5. He threw 94 pitches, 64 of those strikes.
Steve Painter
Tue, Apr 6th
 Will Smith pitched one inning Friday against the Twins and struck two of the three batters out.
Steve Painter
Fri, Mar 19th
Drew Smyly pitched 4 2/3 innings Tuesday, allowing six hits, two runs (none earned) while recording four strikeouts against the Red Sox.
Steve Painter
Tue, Mar 30th
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
If you're willing to buy into Smyly's 2020 season, then he's likely to come at a major discount in drafts. He added more than two miles per hour to his fastball, struck out 37.8% of the batters he faced, and leaned more into his excellent curveball. There's reason for optimism after the Braves offered him a substantial one-year deal. Of course, Smyly's real issue is his health, as he missed two full seasons because of Tommy John surgery and even last year was limited to 26 1/3 innings. But there's reason to believe his gains last year are sustainable, so taking him late in your drafts, is worth the gamble.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros