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Who Should I Draft?

Brandon Woodruff or Max Fried (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
38 of 42 experts
10%
Recommended by
4 of 42 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 29# 48
Best Rank# 21# 28
Worst Rank# 112# 109
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 86# 133
Best Rank# 76# 102
Worst Rank# 90# 141
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6661
Wins44
Saves00
ERA4.033.95
WHIP1.261.33
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 40
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 48
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 40
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 27# 46
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 49# 61
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 45
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 83
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 28# 31
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 31# 53
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 49
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 49
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 38
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 22# 50
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 55# 67
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 21# 51
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 21# 76
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 34# 51
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 29# 49
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 22# 60
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 34# 43
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 34# 51
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 39# 61
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 39
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 32# 47
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 27# 56
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 23# 28
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 23# 91
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 44
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 54
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 28# 34
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 26# 29
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 24# 52
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 45
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 52
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 26# 73
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 27# 41
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 38# 53
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 24# 39
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 44# 30
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 49# 42
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 56# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 112# 109
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2233
   
Games Started2230
   
Innings Pitched122.2166.1
   
Wins1117
   
Losses36
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed109175
   
Earned Runs4977
   
Home Runs Allowed1221
   
Strikeouts143173
   
Walks3047
   
ERA3.624.18
   
WHIP1.141.34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched62.560.9
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5960
   
Earned Runs2827
   
Home Runs Allowed97
   
Strikeouts6661
   
Walks2021
   
ERA4.033.95
   
WHIP1.261.33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
News 
  Max Fried allowed two hits and five walks while striking out three over 4 2/3 innings against the Twins Wednesday.
Steve Painter
Wed, Mar 11th
  Max Fried pitched 2 2/3 innings Saturday against the Rays, allowing three hits and two walks while recording one strikeout. His outing was cut short for pitch count reasons.
Steve Painter
Sat, Feb 29th
  Max Fried toed the rubber for his first spring start and struggled, making it through only one-third of the first inning. He allowed three hits, three runs (all earned) while walking two and striking one batter out.
Steve Painter
Mon, Feb 24th
Notes 
 Last year, fantasy managers were trying to decide between Freddy Peralta, Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff. We know who the clear winner was. If Woodruff didn't miss time with an oblique injury, there's no telling how good he'd be. The Brewers bullpen will be relied upon heavily with their other starters, so expect Woodruff to be the go-to length pitcher for them this year.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Fried is a popular breakout pick, but will the limitation early on his innings be too much for him to be a top 35 pitcher?
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Woodruff earned his breakout 2019, relying on his elite fastball to limit hard contact and avoid big innings. His solid control allows him to keep the line moving, and the Brewers' strong lineup adds to his win potential. Although he missed a large chunk of the season due to injury, he should be ready to lead the Brewers rotation this year, and can and should be drafted as a strong second-tier starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Fried's 2019 was positive, but his 4.02 ERA and 1.33 WHIP left a lot to be desired. His 17 wins and solid strikeout rate masked some of the issues, but he certainly doesn't look like a pitcher ready to jump into the upper echelon. Still, Fried's FIP and xFIP were lower than his ERA, and his expected stats showed he had some bad luck. Put it all together and Fried's a decent option with upside, but not one who you should expect to lead your fantasy rotation in 2020.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Fried likely has the highest fantasy ceiling of all Braves pitchers and certainly the most strikeout potential. You just have to be okay with the growing pains that come along with it.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy