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Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Martinez or Kenta Maeda (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
36 of 41 experts
12%
Recommended by
5 of 41 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58# 79
Best Rank# 27# 39
Worst Rank# 82# 122
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 164# 168
Best Rank# 147# 167
Worst Rank# 175# 181
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6046
Wins43
Saves02
ERA4.414.04
WHIP1.271.35
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 66
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 105
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 77# 87
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 61# 77
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 59# 97
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 78
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 122
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 54# 99
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 61# 77
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 43# 74
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 80
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 88
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 79# 89
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 62# 82
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 52# 93
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 60# 62
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 59# 76
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 56# 64
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 56# 75
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 50# 56
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 29# 39
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 45# 60
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 38# 76
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 32# 69
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 46# 80
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 72
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 43# 92
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 45# 79
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 50# 69
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 33# 101
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 27# 69
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 62# 81
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 71# 76
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 57# 83
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 41# 79
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 59# 62
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 48# 40
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 68# 63
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 77# 70
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 81# 72
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 82# 78
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3748
   
Games Started260
   
Innings Pitched154.148.0
   
Wins104
   
Losses82
   
Saves324
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds43
   
Hits Allowed11439
   
Earned Runs6917
   
Home Runs Allowed222
   
Strikeouts16953
   
Walks5118
   
ERA4.043.17
   
WHIP1.071.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1213
   
Games Started107
   
Innings Pitched56.347.0
   
Wins43
   
Losses33
   
Saves02
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed5244
   
Earned Runs2821
   
Home Runs Allowed95
   
Strikeouts6046
   
Walks1919
   
ERA4.414.04
   
WHIP1.271.35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
News 
 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
Carlos Martinez was cleared to participate in workouts and threw a bullpen session on Tuesday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 9th
 Kenta Maeda allowed a homer, a single, and a walk in the first start with his new team.
Michael Felner
Tue, Feb 25th
Carlos Martinez has been absent from Cardinals workouts during spring training 2.0.
Brad Camara
Mon, Jul 6th
 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
Carlos Martinez (shoulder) has been cleared to begin throwing off a mound.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jan 19th
 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
 
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
A short season could benefit Martinez, who could be a Top 40 pitcher.
Michael Waterloo - 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
Martinez's shoulder weakness pushed him to the bullpen, where he eventually successfully took over for Jordan Hicks as the closer for the Cardinals. His 2020 role remains in flux, as it appears he'll be given an opportunity to win back the starting role he so covets, but his success is far from assured. Martinez should provide value in the rotation or the bullpen, so given that you won't need to spend much draft capital to get him anyway, don't shy away.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros