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Who Should I Draft?

David Price or Matthew Boyd (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  David Price
SP - LAD
David Price
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
30 of 43 experts
30%
Recommended by
13 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46# 53
Best Rank# 29# 34
Worst Rank# 86# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 148# 154
Best Rank# 130# 133
Worst Rank# 160# 166
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5772
Wins44
Saves00
ERA3.914.33
WHIP1.211.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 72
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 38# 74
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 55# 58
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 52# 72
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 61
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 45# 59
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 50# 51
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 46# 54
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 61# 62
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 46# 54
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 40# 55
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 77# 82
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 42# 61
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 54# 56
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 37# 53
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 50# 71
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 41# 53
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 33# 73
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 57
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 37# 53
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 37# 51
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 29# 53
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 60
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 63
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 40
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 72# 75
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 60# 61
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 51# 59
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 30# 58
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 44# 53
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 34
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 37# 35
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 39# 38
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 42# 34
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 44# 41
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 41
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 52# 51
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 53# 50
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 56# 53
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 38
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 68# 49
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 79# 63
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 86# 53
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  David Price
SP - LAD
David Price
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2232
   
Games Started2232
   
Innings Pitched107.2185.2
   
Wins79
   
Losses512
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed109178
   
Earned Runs5194
   
Home Runs Allowed1539
   
Strikeouts128238
   
Walks3250
   
ERA4.284.56
   
WHIP1.311.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  David Price
SP - LAD
David Price
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1011
   
Games Started1011
   
Innings Pitched54.564.9
   
Wins44
   
Losses24
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5161
   
Earned Runs2431
   
Home Runs Allowed812
   
Strikeouts5772
   
Walks1519
   
ERA3.914.33
   
WHIP1.211.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  David Price
SP - LAD
David Price
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
News 
 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
 
 David Price will formally be traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers as a piece in the Mookie Betts 'megadeal.'
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
 
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
Alex Fast loves Matthew Boyd, so I, in turn, love Matthew Boyd. He's in a fantastic park, but he still gave up far too many homers and won't win many games with the Tigers.
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
Armed with a devastating slider into which he leaned heavily, Boyd had an impressive opening to his season, putting up gaudy strikeout numbers with impressive overall stats. Unfortunately, his ERA rose from 3.87 in the first half to 5.51 in the second half, with his WHIP coming along for the ride. An awful .318 BABIP on groundballs didn't help, but that number isn't all that surprising given the defense behind him. With almost no win potential, Boyd is more of a back-end-of-the-rotation fantasy starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  If the ball gets dejuiced, there may be no player more positively impacted than Matt Boyd. Boyd was destroyed by the long ball in 2019, and if he can cut that rate in half or even by a quarter, we may have a solid SP2 for fantasy purposes.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy