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Who Should I Draft?

Zac Gallen or Craig Kimbrel (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
29 of 43 experts
33%
Recommended by
14 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 47# 52
Best Rank# 17# 28
Worst Rank# 363# 98
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 118# 139
Best Rank# 109# 124
Worst Rank# 157# 145
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5931
Wins31
Saves011
ERA4.073.89
WHIP1.321.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 57
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 41# 48
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 46
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 51# 90
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 36# 54
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 46# 52
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 52
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 72
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 17# 64
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 42# 44
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 46# 58
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 47# 51
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 39# 42
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 52
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 44# 48
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 44# 57
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 31# 59
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 53
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 48# 59
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 26# 63
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 31# 51
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 48
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 56# 62
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 51# 80
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 47# 60
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 32# 69
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 67# 77
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 32# 54
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 43# 66
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 35# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 43# 40
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 40
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 52# 37
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 47
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 56# 51
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 56# 47
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 57# 31
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 61# 50
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 47
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 67# 56
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 71# 51
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 172# 31
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 363# 98
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1523
   
Games Started150
   
Innings Pitched80.221.3
   
Wins30
   
Losses64
   
Saves013
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6221
   
Earned Runs2515
   
Home Runs Allowed89
   
Strikeouts9630
   
Walks3612
   
ERA2.816.53
   
WHIP1.231.60
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1023
   
Games Started100
   
Innings Pitched55.921.9
   
Wins31
   
Losses31
   
Saves011
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5217
   
Earned Runs259
   
Home Runs Allowed94
   
Strikeouts5931
   
Walks2210
   
ERA4.073.89
   
WHIP1.321.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
News 
 Zac Gallen allowed two earned runs on five hits while striking out two and walking a pair over 3.2 innings in Saturday's 6-6 tie against the Angels.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Mar 7th
Craig Kimbrel allowed two runs on three hits while striking out two across 2/3 of an inning in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Diamondbacks.
Brad Camara
Sun, Mar 8th
 Zac Gallen retired all six batters he faced, striking out one, in two scoreless innings in his spring debut Monday against the Giants.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Feb 25th
 
 Steve Gilbert of MLB.com writes Zac Gallen will have to earn the final spot in Arizona's rotation this spring.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Feb 7th
 
Notes 
 It was surprising when the Marlins decided to trade Gallen to Arizona, but we are talking about a franchise that also traded Luis Castillo and Chris Paddack away. Gallen has a nice four-pitch mix, and if he replicates his minor- and major-league success from 2019, you're looking at a Top 50 pick in 2021.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Was Kimbrel's down year due to the long layoff from being unsigned, or was it the beginning of the end for one of the game's most dominant closers?
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Gallen was so absurdly dominant in Triple-A in 2019 that his MLB performance, while highly impressive, felt slightly disappointing. But his fastball, curveball, and changeup were all plus pitches in the majors, and there's every reason to expect him to continue to grow as a pitcher. There's somehow some question mark around his rotation spot, but cream usually rises to the top, and he should not only be one of the Diamondbacks' five starters, but he should excel. Expect excellent overall numbers and draft him accordingly.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Kimbrel waited to sign until months into the season, and the results weren't pretty. He battled injury and was entirely ineffective, pitching to an 8.10 ERA and walking more than five batters per nine innings. Whether the complete lack of control was a continuing trend or just due to rust/injuries. But, either way, the price on Kimbrel should be the cheapest in years, and if you're waiting on saves, he's as good an option to take a chance on as anyone.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 With innings come strikeouts for Gallen and 2020 is the year he pitches more of them and becomes a relevant Fantasy SP. He is a steal currently and Fantasy owners need to load up on their shares.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData