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Who Should I Draft?

Will Smith or Joey Lucchesi (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Joey Lucchesi
SP - NYM
Joey Lucchesi
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
47 of 47 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 47 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 72# 208
Best Rank# 25# 121
Worst Rank# 112# 268
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 162# 573
Best Rank# 146# 533
Worst Rank# 193# 544
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7787
Wins46
Saves190
ERA3.454.26
WHIP1.111.29
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 92
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 66
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 64
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 54# 121
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 70
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 75# 229
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 50
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 25
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 41
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 53
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 51
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 82
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 96
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 101
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 53
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 46# 164
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 65
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 43
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 53
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 57
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 71# 224
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 56
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 73# 260
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 75# 191
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 71
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 85
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 54# 160
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 112# 187
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 50
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 80
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 69# 184
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 97
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 51# 148
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 37# 268
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 111
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 68
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 91
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 35# 192
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 81
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 67
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 46
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 60
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 74
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 34# 265
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 99# 185
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 62
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 83
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Joey Lucchesi
SP - NYM
Joey Lucchesi
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played183
   
Games Started02
   
Innings Pitched16.16.3
   
Wins20
   
Losses21
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds60
   
Hits Allowed1113
   
Earned Runs85
   
Home Runs Allowed70
   
Strikeouts185
   
Walks42
   
ERA4.507.94
   
WHIP0.942.65
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Joey Lucchesi
SP - NYM
Joey Lucchesi
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6236
   
Games Started015
   
Innings Pitched59.888.1
   
Wins46
   
Losses35
   
Saves190
   
Blown Saves80
   
Holds81
   
Hits Allowed4885
   
Earned Runs2342
   
Home Runs Allowed913
   
Strikeouts7787
   
Walks1929
   
ERA3.454.26
   
WHIP1.111.29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Joey Lucchesi
SP - NYM
Joey Lucchesi
News 
 Will Smith pitched the ninth inning against the Marlins Sunday, striking one batter out while earning his 12th save of the year.
Steve Painter
Sun, Jun 13th
The Mets placed Joey Lucchesi on the 10-day IL with left elbow inflammation on Saturday. The team reinstated Albert Almora Jr. from the IL to take Lucchesi's spot on the roster.
Dan Harris
Sat, Jun 19th
 Will Smith pitched the ninth inning or 2/3 of it, allowing one hit, two runs (both earned), and one walk while striking out one batter. He fell victim to a walk-off two-run homer that resulted in his 5th loss and first blown save of the season.
Steve Painter
Wed, Jun 9th
Joey Lucchesi allowed zero runs on four hits, two walks, and five strikeouts in five and one-third innings.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sat, Jun 19th
 Will Smith pitched the ninth inning against the Dodgers Sunday, allowing a solo shot from Albert Pujols while striking another batter out. He preserved the lead, earning his 11th save of the season.
Steve Painter
Sun, Jun 6th
Joey Lucchesi picked up a no-decision after allowing one run on four hits, one walk, and six strikeouts in five innings.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Jun 14th
 Will Smith pitched the ninth inning against the Dodgers Saturday, striking out all three batters he faced and preserving the Braves 6-4 win. It was his 10th save of the year.
Steve Painter
Sun, Jun 6th
Joey Lucchesi allowed one run on four hits and three strikeouts in four and two-thirds innings.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sat, Jun 5th
 Will Smith pitched the ninth inning against the Nationals Monday, recorded one strikeout, and earned his ninth save.
Steve Painter
Tue, Jun 1st
Joey Lucchesi allowed one run on two hits, three walks, and two strikeouts in three and two-thirds innings.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, May 28th
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