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Who Should I Draft?

Will Smith or Tanner Rainey (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Tanner Rainey
RP - WSH
Tanner Rainey
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
14 of 15 experts
7%
Recommended by
1 of 15 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 113# 150
Best Rank# 40# 83
Worst Rank# 168# 189
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 294# 415
Best Rank# 166# 355
Worst Rank# 243# 391
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7683
Wins33
Saves175
ERA3.473.99
WHIP1.121.33
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 97
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 78
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 100# 123
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 40# 143
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 118
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 90# 147
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 72# 139
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 168# 189
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 59# 109
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 100
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 76# 83
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 98
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 113
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 119
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 160# 135
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Tanner Rainey
RP - WSH
Tanner Rainey
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1820
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched16.120.2
   
Wins21
   
Losses21
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves11
   
Holds69
   
Hits Allowed118
   
Earned Runs86
   
Home Runs Allowed74
   
Strikeouts1832
   
Walks47
   
ERA4.502.66
   
WHIP0.940.74
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Tanner Rainey
RP - WSH
Tanner Rainey
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6160
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched59.159.1
   
Wins33
   
Losses33
   
Saves175
   
Blown Saves80
   
Holds1017
   
Hits Allowed4742
   
Earned Runs2326
   
Home Runs Allowed108
   
Strikeouts7683
   
Walks2036
   
ERA3.473.99
   
WHIP1.121.33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Tanner Rainey
RP - WSH
Tanner Rainey
News 
 Braves manager Brian Snitker says the team might use 2-3 guys to close, but also said he has "every confidence in the world" that Will Smith could do it if needed.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Feb 18th
 
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