Who Should I Draft?

Will Smith or Mychal Givens (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
Expert
Recommendation
81%
Recommended by
46 of 57 experts
19%
Recommended by
11 of 57 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 68# 80
Best Rank# 43# 54
Worst Rank# 111# 142
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 297# 255
Best Rank# 166# 204
Worst Rank# 928# 273
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7577
Wins33
Saves2425
ERA2.963.63
WHIP1.131.22
   
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  Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5469
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched53.277.2
   
Wins20
   
Losses37
   
Saves149
   
Blown Saves44
   
Holds615
   
Hits Allowed3761
   
Earned Runs1534
   
Home Runs Allowed34
   
Strikeouts7179
   
Walks1530
   
ERA2.553.99
   
WHIP0.981.19
   
  Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6167
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched59.069.8
   
Wins33
   
Losses33
   
Saves2425
   
Blown Saves76
   
Holds42
   
Hits Allowed4658
   
Earned Runs1928
   
Home Runs Allowed58
   
Strikeouts7577
   
Walks2127
   
ERA2.963.63
   
WHIP1.131.22
   
  Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
News 
 Will Smith was unavailable for Tuesday's save chance versus the Pirates due to back inflammation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
Mychal Givens took a loss in relief after giving up four runs (three earned) in the ninth Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
 Will Smith allowed a solo homer but held on to earn the save and protect the 5-4 win on Friday versus the Dodgers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 7th
Mychal Givens pitched the ninth inning and gave up a solo home run to blow the lead for the Orioles and the team lost in extra-innings to the Tigers by an 8-4 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 15th
 Will Smith picked up his 30th save of the season on Sunday in Oakland, throwing a scoreless ninth as the Giants won 5-4.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 25th
Mychal Givens got out all three batters he faced in the ninth inning with two strikeouts during his 11th save in a 2-0 victory against the Nationals on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 28th
 Will Smith picked up the win on Friday in Arizona despite allowing two runs on three hits over 1 2/3 innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 17th
Mychal Givens gave up one hit and struck out a batter in an inning of work to pick up the save against the Royals on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 21st
 Will Smith secured the save on Saturday versus the Phillies, striking out two while throwing a scoreless ninth.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 11th
Mychal Givens gave up three runs on three hits and struck out a batter over 1/3 of an inning of work to blow the save in a game the Orioles eventually came back in to beat the Astros.
John Aubin
Mon, Aug 12th
Notes 
 Smith doesn't have much competition for saves at this point, but he hasn't exactly been the most durable reliever. More importantly, he will be a valuable trade chip mid-season as a lefty setup man, so take the saves while you can with Smith, but know they might not stick around all year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Although Baltimore may only win 50 games, Givens is one of the closers who has no competition for saves on his team. Even 25 save opportunities is better than what someone like Josh Hader or Zach Britton will get. Pair that with another 80 strikeouts and respectable ratios and we are looking at a top 30 fantasy reliever.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Smith and Mark Melancon will reportedly enter spring training as the top two candidates to serve as the Giants' closer in 2019. While Smith has clearly done far more to deserve the job, the Giants' desire to save face on Melancon's bloated $62 million contract may make him the slight favorite. After posting a strong 2.55 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in the role last season, Smith could be a very good fantasy closer if he's able to win the job.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros