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Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Carrasco or Kenta Maeda (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
36 of 42 experts
14%
Recommended by
6 of 42 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 40# 58
Best Rank# 21# 27
Worst Rank# 110# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 124# 166
Best Rank# 107# 147
Worst Rank# 135# 176
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6861
Wins44
Saves00
ERA3.734.42
WHIP1.181.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 59
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 77
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 43# 61
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 55# 59
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 59
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 110
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 60
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 24# 54
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 61
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 59
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 55
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 28# 68
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 62# 79
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 45# 62
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 48# 52
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 29# 60
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 31# 59
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 54# 56
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 38# 48
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 38# 56
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 29# 50
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 82
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 60# 77
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 37# 38
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 22# 32
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 46
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 70
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 39# 43
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 22# 68
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 31# 51
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 81
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 21# 62
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 59# 71
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 42# 57
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 33# 41
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 54# 59
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 36# 33
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 37# 29
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 49# 27
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 44
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 61# 47
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 99# 44
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2337
   
Games Started1226
   
Innings Pitched80.2154.1
   
Wins610
   
Losses78
   
Saves13
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds14
   
Hits Allowed92114
   
Earned Runs4769
   
Home Runs Allowed1822
   
Strikeouts96169
   
Walks1651
   
ERA5.294.04
   
WHIP1.351.07
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1012
   
Games Started1010
   
Innings Pitched60.156.7
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5752
   
Earned Runs2528
   
Home Runs Allowed99
   
Strikeouts6861
   
Walks1419
   
ERA3.734.42
   
WHIP1.181.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
News 
 Carlos Carrasco (elbow) says he is "ready to go" and has built up to pitching six innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 3rd
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
 Indians manager Terry Francona says Carlos Carrasco (elbow) is throwing bullpens in Cleveland.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 17th
Kenta Maeda allowed a homer, a single, and a walk in the first start with his new team.
Michael Felner
Tue, Feb 25th
 Carlos Carrasco received an injection in his elbow and will be shut down for a few days.
Brad Camara
Wed, Mar 11th
Kenta Maeda will officially be sent to the Minnesota Twins as part of the three-team 'megadeal' that will send Mookie Betts to the Dodgers.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Feb 9th
 Cleveland pitcher Carlos Carrasco has "been backed up a few days due to mild elbow inflammation," according to a report from beat reporter Mandy Bell. However, manager Terry Francona seemed unconcerned and described the situation as maintenance.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Mar 7th
The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded pitcher Kenta Maeda to the Minnesota Twins as part of the Mookie Betts-David Price deal, per ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
Brad Camara
Tue, Feb 4th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco allowed two runs in two innings in an 11-7 loss to the Angels on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Mar 3rd
 
Notes 
 The Indians had Carrasco on their lineup for Spring Training, so all signs point to him playing this year. If he pitches and can be healthy, he's an absolute steal here at this nice spot. The relief eligibility elevates him in points leagues.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 Carrasco was already dealing with plenty of question marks after losing much of last season to leukemia, and now has been diagnosed with a mild hip flexor. He's day-to-day but it's obviously not the start to the spring that Carrasco owners were hoping for. Continue to monitor his progress but he avoids setbacks, he represents a fairly steep bargain in fantasy drafts, given his past performance and the fact that last year can largely be written off to his illness.
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
 Too many injured seasons for Carrasco throughout his career and he is having some soreness this Spring already. He has been "relatively" healthy over the last 3 or 4 years (2019 he had his physical issues), and I love the strikeout potential, but I can't help but be cautious here.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData