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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
67%
Recommended by
34 of 51 experts
33%
Recommended by
17 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 23# 27
Best Rank# 16# 17
Worst Rank# 61# 61
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 65# 64
Best Rank# 62# 55
Worst Rank# 80# 89
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts85159
Wins312
Saves320
ERA2.893.82
WHIP1.091.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 40
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 29
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 21# 28
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 25
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 22# 33
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 45
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 37# 61
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 27# 31
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 16# 40
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 24# 33
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 19# 30
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 28
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 29
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 27
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 25# 30
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 23# 25
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 19# 29
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 25# 28
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 23# 46
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 32
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 23# 25
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 24# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 25# 39
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 19# 52
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 24# 29
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 19# 31
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 22# 34
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 29# 33
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 21# 28
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 23# 27
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 23# 47
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 22# 23
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 26# 30
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 27# 39
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 23# 21
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 23# 21
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 23
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 25# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 23
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 26# 22
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 27# 22
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 28# 22
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 30# 23
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 30# 22
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 31# 19
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 32# 26
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 17
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 36# 31
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 39# 31
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 61# 21
   
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 Pitched56.6161.3
   
Wins312
   
Losses27
   
Saves320
   
Blown Saves70
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed38153
   
Earned Runs1868
   
Home Runs Allowed618
   
Strikeouts85159
   
Walks2452
   
ERA2.893.82
   
WHIP1.091.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Max Fried
SP - ATL
Max Fried
News 
 Aroldis Chapman struck out two batters in a perfect ninth inning and earned a save over the Rangers on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 21st
Max Fried pitched seven shutout innings against the Giants Sunday, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out five batters. The Braves bullpen completed the shutout, with Fried's record improving to 12-7 on the year. He threw 99 pitches, 67 for strikes, and carries a 3.31 ERA.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 19th
 Aroldis Chapman pitched a perfect ninth inning while striking out two to earn a save in the win over the Orioles on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 16th
Max Fried pitched six innings against the Marlins Sunday, allowing four hits, three runs (all earned), and one walk while striking out seven batters. He was not a factor in the decision, a 5-3 Braves victory, but did earn a quality start. Fried threw 89 pitches, 67 for strikes, and carries a 3.47 ERA.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 12th
 Aroldis Chapman fired a scoreless ninth inning, allowing one hit while striking out one to earn the save in the win over the Mets on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 12th
Max Fried pitched six innings against the Nationals Tuesday, allowing six hits, one run (earned), and four walks while striking out five batters. He was not a factor in the decision but did earn a quality start. He threw 96 pitches, 56 for strikes, and carries a 3.42 ERA.
Steve Painter
Wed, Sep 8th
 Aroldis Chapman lasted just 2/3 of an inning giving up a homer and walking two before being pulled on Wednesday as the Yankees lost to the Blue Jays by a 6-3 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 9th
Max Fried pitched six innings against the Dodgers Wednesday, allowing three hits, two runs (both earned), and one walk while striking out nine batters. He did not factor in the decision. Fried threw 99 pitches, 59 for strikes, and carries a 3.51 ERA.
Steve Painter
Thu, Sep 2nd
 Aroldis Chapman (5-4) took the loss Saturday, giving up one run on one hit and one walk in the ninth inning as the Yankees fell 4-3 to the Orioles. He struck out three.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 5th
Max Fried pitched six innings against the Giants Friday, allowing five hits and four runs (three earned) while striking out five batters. He did not factor into the decision, a 6-5 Braves win. He threw 93 pitches, 65 for strikes, and carries a 3.54 ERA.
Steve Painter
Sat, Aug 28th
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
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