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Who Should I Draft?

David Price or Max Fried (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
David Price
SP - LAD
David Price
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
30 of 43 experts
30%
Recommended by
13 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 48
Best Rank# 28
Worst Rank# 107
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 134
Best Rank# 102
Worst Rank# 142
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6128
Wins42
Saves00
ERA3.965.08
WHIP1.331.50
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-RST
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 39
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 48
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 42
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 46# 55
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 61
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 45# 53
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 107
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 76
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 44
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 48
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 48
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 50# 61
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 76# 77
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 49# 54
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 47
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 47# 79
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 56
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 28
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 91
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 44# 52
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 57
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 68
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 40# 823
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 51
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 45
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 52# 86
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 73
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 51# 60
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 30# 51
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 39# 44
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 53# 30
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 42# 33
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 43# 37
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 41# 37
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 38
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 51# 40
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 61# 41
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 51# 42
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 45
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 46
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 67# 48
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 51# 50
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 60# 53
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
David Price
SP - LAD
David Price
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3322
   
Games Started3022
   
Innings Pitched166.1107.2
   
Wins177
   
Losses65
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed175109
   
Earned Runs7751
   
Home Runs Allowed2115
   
Strikeouts173128
   
Walks4732
   
ERA4.184.28
   
WHIP1.341.31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
David Price
SP - LAD
David Price
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played116
   
Games Started116
   
Innings Pitched60.426.0
   
Wins42
   
Losses32
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6032
   
Earned Runs2715
   
Home Runs Allowed78
   
Strikeouts6128
   
Walks217
   
ERA3.965.08
   
WHIP1.331.50
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
David Price
SP - LAD
David Price
News 
 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
LHP David Price has opted out of playing the 2020 season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 4th
 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
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
 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
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 
 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
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
 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
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
 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