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Who Should I Draft?

Aroldis Chapman or Max Fried (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Max Fried
SP - ATL
Max Fried
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
15 of 22 experts
32%
Recommended by
7 of 22 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 24# 31
Best Rank# 13# 19
Worst Rank# 33# 95
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 72# 66
Best Rank# 67# 55
Worst Rank# 90# 88
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts87163
Wins313
Saves330
ERA2.933.83
WHIP1.121.31
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 46
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 29
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 13# 35
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 49
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 26# 61
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 35
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 26# 27
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 26# 30
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 22# 30
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 45
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 16# 95
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 21# 34
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 21# 32
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 26# 27
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 26# 20
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 28# 22
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 28# 24
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 30# 21
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 31# 25
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 33# 27
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Max Fried
SP - ATL
Max Fried
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1311
   
Games Started011
   
Innings Pitched12.356.2
   
Wins17
   
Losses10
   
Saves30
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed642
   
Earned Runs414
   
Home Runs Allowed22
   
Strikeouts2250
   
Walks419
   
ERA3.092.25
   
WHIP0.861.09
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Max Fried
SP - ATL
Max Fried
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5829
   
Games Started029
   
Innings Pitched57.6166.0
   
Wins313
   
Losses28
   
Saves330
   
Blown Saves80
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed39160
   
Earned Runs1971
   
Home Runs Allowed618
   
Strikeouts87163
   
Walks2658
   
ERA2.933.83
   
WHIP1.121.31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Max Fried
SP - ATL
Max Fried
News 
  The Braves and LHP Max Fried avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.5 million contract.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jan 15th
Notes 
 Chapman missed time last year because he was diagnosed with COVID-19, but he was largely the same pitcher as always when he was on the mount. He struck out 22 batters in his 11 2/3 innings pitched and allowed just six hits. His velocity may be slightly below what it was at its peak, but it's still elite, and he appears to have plenty left in the tank heading into his age-33 season. He'll again close for one of the best teams in baseball, and although he's never had a 40-save season, he should easily surpass 30 and be one of the top closers drafted in fantasy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
9 - 3.50 - 1.27
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports
  In many ways, Fried regressed during his 2020 season. His strikeout rate dropped, his walk rate increased, and his xFIP and SIERA jumped significantly. Nevertheless, thanks to his ability to limit hard contact (his 83.4 MPH average exit velocity and 23.8% hard hit rate allowed were among the best in MLB) led to a massive drop in BABIP allowed, and kept both his ERA and WHIP in check. It's hard to buy a pitcher without an elite strikeout rate whose underlying numbers don't fully support his gains. Nevertheless, Fried was an elite prospect playing on an excellent team, and is just 27 years old. Don't pay for last year's numbers, but don't run away from him in drafts either.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros