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
80%
Recommended by
44 of 55 experts
20%
Recommended by
11 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 64# 79
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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# 111# 70
   
  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 struck out one in a scoreless ninth to pick up his 20th save of the season on Saturday versus Arizona.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 23rd
Mychal Givens pitched one inning on Saturday giving a run on one hit, walked one and struck out two as the Orioles beat the Mariners by an 8-4 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 23rd
 Will Smith struck out two in a perfect ninth inning on Monday versus the Dodgers, preserving a 3-2 Giants win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 18th
Mychal Givens gave up a game-tying solo home run in the ninth inning to blow the save in Sunday's 10-inning loss to the Red Sox.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
 Will Smith gave up a solo homer in the ninth inning but settled down to secure the save as the Giants beat the Brewers 8-7 on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
Mychal Givens recorded two strikeouts as he retired the side in order during the ninth inning to earn the save in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 12th
 Will Smith struck out two in a perfect ninth to earn his 15th save of the year on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
Mychal Givens struck out both of the batters he faced in the ninth inning to earn his fifth save of the season Tuesday against the Rangers.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 5th
 Will Smith struck out two in a perfect ninth inning on Friday versus the Dodgers, picking up his 14th save as the Giants won 2-1.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 8th
Mychal Givens walked two through 1/3 of an inning to blow the save in an 8-7 loss to the Rockies on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, May 27th
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