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Who Should I Draft?

Will Smith or Nate Pearson (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Nate Pearson
SP - TOR
Nate Pearson
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
42 of 49 experts
14%
Recommended by
7 of 49 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 71# 122
Best Rank# 25# 69
Worst Rank# 112# 296
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 162# 283
Best Rank# 146# 219
Worst Rank# 193# 324
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7798
Wins46
Saves190
ERA3.454.51
WHIP1.111.31
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 66
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 64
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 54
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 70# 111
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 75# 151
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 50# 128
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 25
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 41
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 53# 125
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 51# 119
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 82# 102
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 96# 128
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 53# 226
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 46# 138
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 65# 125
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 43# 100
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 53
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 57
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 71# 296
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 56
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 73# 145
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 75# 116
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 71# 88
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 85# 114
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 54# 105
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 112# 153
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 50# 95
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 80
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 69# 122
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 51# 139
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 37# 171
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 68# 114
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 91# 102
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 35# 210
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 81# 114
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 67
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 46
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 60# 104
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 74# 119
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 34# 283
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 62# 92
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 83
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 92# 87
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 97# 96
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 99# 92
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 101# 100
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 111# 103
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 69
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 93
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Nate Pearson
SP - TOR
Nate Pearson
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played185
   
Games Started04
   
Innings Pitched16.118.0
   
Wins21
   
Losses20
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds60
   
Hits Allowed1114
   
Earned Runs812
   
Home Runs Allowed75
   
Strikeouts1816
   
Walks413
   
ERA4.506.00
   
WHIP0.941.50
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Nate Pearson
SP - TOR
Nate Pearson
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6221
   
Games Started020
   
Innings Pitched59.899.0
   
Wins46
   
Losses36
   
Saves190
   
Blown Saves80
   
Holds80
   
Hits Allowed4892
   
Earned Runs2350
   
Home Runs Allowed918
   
Strikeouts7798
   
Walks1937
   
ERA3.454.51
   
WHIP1.111.31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Nate Pearson
SP - TOR
Nate Pearson
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
Nate Pearson is currently scheduled to throw live batting practice on Tuesday.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Apr 18th
 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
Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins implied on Tuesday that pitcher and No. 1 prospect Nate Pearson is "absolutely pain-free. He is at 100% intensity off the mound. Now, it’s just a matter of getting him built back up." Pearson has been on the injured list with a groin injury that he aggravated in mid-March.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Apr 13th
 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
Blue Jays pitcher Nate Pearson (groin) threw a bullpen session Thursday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Apr 8th
 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
Blue Jays pitcher Nate Pearson (groin) hasn’t thrown off a mound yet.
Brad Camara
Sat, Apr 3rd
 Will Smith pitched one inning Friday against the Twins and struck two of the three batters out.
Steve Painter
Fri, Mar 19th
Blue Jays pitching prospect Nate Pearson (groin) is set to throw a bullpen session on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 2nd
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
Pearson is oozing with talent, but he just can't seem to stay healthy. Whether it was elbow soreness last year or the groin strain that is now going to keep him out of action for a bit, something seem to crop up to delay his success in the majors. He wound up pitching just 18 innings overall last year, but the stuff is there, without question. His fastball reaches triple digits, his slider is dominant, and his curveball and changeup are far above average. There's always a bit more uncertainty with young power pitchers, particularly when they've had elbow injuries like Pearson has. And, after trading for Steven Matz, the Blue Jays have plenty of rotation depth and shouldn't feel pressured into rushing Pearson back from injury. In keeper and dynasty formats, he's still a buy, but in redraft leagues, he's probably not worth a pick at this point.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros