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Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Carrasco or Max Fried (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
33 of 43 experts
23%
Recommended by
10 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 47
Best Rank# 21# 23
Worst Rank# 108# 107
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 125# 132
Best Rank# 103# 102
Worst Rank# 135# 139
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6761
Wins44
Saves00
ERA3.773.96
WHIP1.191.33
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 48
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 40
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 43# 46
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 54# 59
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 45
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 77
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 24# 31
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 53
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 46# 48
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 49
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 52
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 28# 50
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 62# 67
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 45# 51
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 48# 76
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 29# 51
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 31# 49
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 54# 60
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 38# 43
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 38# 51
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 23# 60
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 36# 41
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 39
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 36# 56
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 25# 54
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 44
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 54
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 40
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 33# 51
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 36# 52
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 51# 67
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 21# 41
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 33# 53
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 39# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 41# 23
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 42# 30
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 45
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 54# 39
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 39
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 59# 51
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 60# 47
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 65# 58
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 108# 107
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2333
   
Games Started1230
   
Innings Pitched80.2166.1
   
Wins617
   
Losses76
   
Saves10
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed92175
   
Earned Runs4777
   
Home Runs Allowed1821
   
Strikeouts96173
   
Walks1647
   
ERA5.294.18
   
WHIP1.351.34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1011
   
Games Started1011
   
Innings Pitched59.760.4
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5760
   
Earned Runs2527
   
Home Runs Allowed97
   
Strikeouts6761
   
Walks1421
   
ERA3.773.96
   
WHIP1.191.33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
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
Max Fried is scheduled to throw an intrasquad game on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 13th
 Indians manager Terry Francona says Carlos Carrasco (elbow) is throwing bullpens in Cleveland.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 17th
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
 Carlos Carrasco received an injection in his elbow and will be shut down for a few days.
Brad Camara
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
 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
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
 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
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
 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
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
 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
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