Who Should I Draft?

Eduardo Rodriguez or Kenta Maeda (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
Kenta Maeda
SP - LAD
Kenta Maeda
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
43 of 59 experts
27%
Recommended by
16 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 52# 58
Best Rank# 24# 30
Worst Rank# 97# 101
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 150# 175
Best Rank# 133# 154
Worst Rank# 158# 219
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts155149
Wins1010
Saves00
ERA3.943.67
WHIP1.271.21
   
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  Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
Kenta Maeda
SP - LAD
Kenta Maeda
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2739
   
Games Started2320
   
Innings Pitched130.1125.2
   
Wins138
   
Losses510
   
Saves02
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds05
   
Hits Allowed119115
   
Earned Runs5553
   
Home Runs Allowed1613
   
Strikeouts146153
   
Walks4543
   
ERA3.823.81
   
WHIP1.261.26
   
  Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
Kenta Maeda
SP - LAD
Kenta Maeda
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2629
   
Games Started2623
   
Innings Pitched142.9138.1
   
Wins1010
   
Losses77
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed131124
   
Earned Runs6356
   
Home Runs Allowed1917
   
Strikeouts155149
   
Walks5042
   
ERA3.943.67
   
WHIP1.271.21
   
  Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
Kenta Maeda
SP - LAD
Kenta Maeda
News 
 Eduardo Rodriguez allowed just an unearned run on two hits and walked two batters over six innings and fanned 10 to beat the Giants on Thursday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
Kenta Maeda received a no-decision on Wednesday in San Diego, allowing two runs on two hits over five innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 29th
 Eduardo Rodriguez struck out 12 batters over 6 2/3 innings Saturday against the Phillies, allowing just a single run on four hits and a walk.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 15th
Kenta Maeda received a no-decision on Friday night in Atlanta, giving up three runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 17th
 Eduardo Rodriguez gave up one run on five hits and one walk while striking out nine through six innings to take the loss against the Yankees on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 10th
Kenta Maeda earned the win on Saturday versus the D'Backs, twirling seven scoreless innings and allowing just three hits.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 11th
 Eduardo Rodriguez allowed five hits and four walks while striking out eight across seven shutout innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Twins.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 5th
Kenta Maeda was charged for five runs on five hits over just 2 2/3 innings in Sunday's no-decision versus the Padres.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 5th
 Eduardo Rodriguez earned the win over the Rockies on Wednesday, allowing three runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out five over five innings.
John Aubin
Thu, Aug 29th
Kenta Maeda took the loss on Monday in Colorado, giving up six runs (five earned) on seven hits over four innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 30th
Notes 
 An intriguing option when healthy, Rodriguez took another step forward with a 3.82 ERA, 3.65 FIP, and 10.13 K/9 in 2018. Good luck getting a full season out of the lefty. Knee and ankle injuries contained him to 129.2 frames, so he has yet to make 25 starts for more than 137.1 frames in a single season. He flaunted a high ceiling by mixing in fewer four-seamers in favor of a cutter, and he has reportedly spent the offseason working on his slider with help from Chris Sale and Pedro Martinez. Drafters must prepare to make up the lost innings elsewhere, but he's nevertheless the type of high-strikeout hurler worth targeting after locking down sturdier rotation anchors.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Over his first three seasons with the Dodgers, Maeda has finished as the SP19, SP33, and SP49 in standard 5x5 rotisserie leagues, despite averaging just 145 innings pitched per season. He is a good bet to again produce an ERA around 3.80, WHIP around 1.20, and better than a strikeout per inning. While it would be unwise to expect more than around 130 innings from Maeda this season, given how the Dodgers have handled Maeda and the rest of their pitching staff over the last couple years, he's proven he can be a solid mixed league asset even with a limited workload. He's particularly valuable in shallower leagues (10/12 team leagues with short benches) and leagues with multiple DL spots, since there will be decent fill-ins available for the starts he misses in those formats.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  Maeda recorded a 3.30 FIP and 27.7 K% as a starter before getting moved to the bullpen with a case of Dodgeritis. The Dodgers indicated that he will open with a rotation spot in lieu of Ross Stripling and Julio Urias, but he remains reasonably priced around the pick-200 range. That's a fair cost to pay for 130 innings with ample strikeouts and ratios close to his career 3.80 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. Ride him out of the gate, but consider trading Maeda before another bullpen move if he starts strong.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros