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Who Should I Draft?

David Price or Kenta Maeda (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  David Price
SP - LAD
David Price
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
22 of 43 experts
49%
Recommended by
21 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58
Best Rank# 27
Worst Rank# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 160
Best Rank# 147
Worst Rank# 172
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2860
Wins24
Saves00
ERA5.084.41
WHIP1.501.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertRST-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 38
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 42# 77
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 55# 61
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 59
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 44# 54
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 45# 61
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 46# 59
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 61# 68
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 48# 79
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 40# 62
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 42# 60
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 54# 59
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 53# 56
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 37# 48
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 50# 56
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 82
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 70
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 37# 62
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 60# 71
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 51# 57
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 30# 41
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 44# 59
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 52# 46
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 54# 35
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 68# 43
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 77# 52
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 79# 77
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 86# 33
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 27
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 29
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 29
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 43
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 44
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 45
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 45
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 45
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 50
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 57
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 59
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 62
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 81
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  David Price
SP - LAD
David Price
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2237
   
Games Started2226
   
Innings Pitched107.2154.1
   
Wins710
   
Losses58
   
Saves03
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds04
   
Hits Allowed109114
   
Earned Runs5169
   
Home Runs Allowed1522
   
Strikeouts128169
   
Walks3251
   
ERA4.284.04
   
WHIP1.311.07
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  David Price
SP - LAD
David Price
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played612
   
Games Started610
   
Innings Pitched26.056.3
   
Wins24
   
Losses23
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed3252
   
Earned Runs1528
   
Home Runs Allowed89
   
Strikeouts2860
   
Walks719
   
ERA5.084.41
   
WHIP1.501.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  David Price
SP - LAD
David Price
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
News 
 LHP David Price has opted out of playing the 2020 season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 4th
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
 David Price allowed two runs in 1.1 innings against the Reds Monday, surrendering three hits and two walks while striking out three.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Mar 3rd
Kenta Maeda allowed a homer, a single, and a walk in the first start with his new team.
Michael Felner
Tue, Feb 25th
 David Price will formally be traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers as a piece in the Mookie Betts 'megadeal.'
Connor Rooney
Sun, Feb 9th
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
 Multiple outlets report David Price has been traded to the Dodgers as part of the blockbuster Mookie Betts deal.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Feb 4th
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 
 Price is another one of those veterans who are boring but will be extra valuable this year by giving you solid, non-elite innings. He's a big value gainer with the move to the NL West from the AL East.
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
 Although Price's 2019 numbers look ugly, remember that he had a low-3.00 ERA before giving up 20 runs over a four-start stretch after he was bothered by a cyst in his wrist. He had the highest strikeout rate of his career and his lowest FIP and xFIP since 2016. Now in the National League with the Dodgers, Price should have plenty left to give fantasy owners. Just downgrade your innings projections, as the Dodgers will likely look to keep Price's workload in check in preparation for the postseason.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
One of the biggest beneficiaries of a shortened season
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
  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