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Who Should I Draft?

Brandon Workman or Kenta Maeda (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Brandon Workman
RP - BOS
Brandon Workman
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
33 of 51 experts
35%
Recommended by
18 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58# 55
Best Rank# 28# 31
Worst Rank# 82# 83
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 153# 141
Best Rank# 146# 126
Worst Rank# 170# 166
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6231
Wins41
Saves011
ERA4.373.70
WHIP1.271.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 58
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 58
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 61# 64
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 65
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 60
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 41# 42
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 56# 57
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 44# 58
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 47# 57
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 57
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 50# 52
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 51# 60
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 62# 64
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 38# 65
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 52# 60
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 59# 60
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 49
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 56# 77
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 42# 71
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 43# 52
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 70
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 39# 64
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 42# 75
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 41# 55
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 52
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 49# 67
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 34# 83
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 33# 35
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 28# 45
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 62# 73
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 57# 69
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 39# 59
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 41# 62
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 52# 31
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 38
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 77# 39
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 51# 40
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 42
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 75# 44
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 45# 44
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 57# 46
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57# 49
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 58# 51
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 56# 55
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 56
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 80# 56
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 80# 57
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 62
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 82# 64
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 65
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 71# 66
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Brandon Workman
RP - BOS
Brandon Workman
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3773
   
Games Started260
   
Innings Pitched154.172.3
   
Wins1010
   
Losses81
   
Saves316
   
Blown Saves06
   
Holds415
   
Hits Allowed11429
   
Earned Runs6915
   
Home Runs Allowed221
   
Strikeouts169104
   
Walks5145
   
ERA4.041.88
   
WHIP1.071.03
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Brandon Workman
RP - BOS
Brandon Workman
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1224
   
Games Started100
   
Innings Pitched57.924.2
   
Wins41
   
Losses31
   
Saves011
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed5319
   
Earned Runs2810
   
Home Runs Allowed93
   
Strikeouts6231
   
Walks2012
   
ERA4.373.70
   
WHIP1.271.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Brandon Workman
RP - BOS
Brandon Workman
News 
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda allowed three runs across six innings of work in a 6-5 loss to the Pirates on Thursday. Maeda struck out four in a no-decision.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Aug 6th
Brandon Workman converted his third save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning in the win against the Blue Jays on Friday by a 5-3 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 8th
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda was excellent in a 3-0 win over the Indians on Saturday. Maeda threw six scoreless innings while striking out six.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Aug 2nd
Brandon Workman allowed one hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth earning to earn the save Thursday against the Mets.
John Aubin
Fri, Jul 31st
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda pitched well in his debut with his new team, allowing just two runs over five innings while striking out six. The Twins went on to beat the White Sox 14-2.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jul 26th
Brandon Workman picked the save despite getting into a jam after giving up two hits and two walks in the ninth Wednesday against the Mets.
John Aubin
Thu, Jul 30th
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda threw four scoreless innings in a 7-6 loss to the Red Sox on Sunday. Maeda struck out six and gave up just two hits in the start.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Mar 9th
Brandon Workman delivered a 1-2-3 inning in Tuesday’s exhibition contest against the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Wed, Jul 22nd
 Kenta Maeda allowed a homer, a single, and a walk in the first start with his new team.
Michael Felner
Tue, Feb 25th
Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke confirmed that Brandon Workman will be the team's primary closer in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 14th
Notes 
 Arguably no player benefits more from a shortened season than Maeda. He won't be moved to the bullpen, and he's posted must-start numbers over his career as a starter. The Twins will be less incline to have him throw fewer innings, too, as they don't have the depth the Dodgers had.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Workman is another guy who seems like a safe bet as an RP 2, but let's not totally ignore Matt Barnes.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 One of the biggest beneficiaries of a shortened season
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Workman was never the guy for the Red Sox . . . until one day he just was. When he finally locked down the closer's role, he was fantastic, striking out batters at will and pitching to a 1.88 ERA. His WHIP hovered near 1.00 despite the fact that he walked more than 5.5 batters per nine innings, a feat which he's unlikely to duplicate. In short, while Workman will close for the Red Sox, he'll need to improve his control in order to hold the job for the whole year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Maeda should be the rare pitcher who benefits from a move to the American League. The Dodgers have moved him back and forth from the bullpen to the starting rotation to manipulate his innings and avoid paying him bonuses for years. Now, he should stick in the Twins' rotation, and approach the 175 innings he threw in 2016. Given that he had the highest swinging strike rate (14.6%) and chase rate (34.8%) of his career last year and will be moving to a division that saw three of the other four teams rank in the bottom seven in runs scored in 2019, consider the needle on Maeda moving up.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros