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
71%
Recommended by
40 of 56 experts
29%
Recommended by
16 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 53# 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 gave up five runs on six hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings Monday, striking out four batters and taking the no-decision in the win over the White Sox.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 25th
Kenta Maeda received a no-decision on Sunday versus Colorado, spinning seven innings of two-run ball while striking out six.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 23rd
 Eduardo Rodriguez gave up four runs and three walks while striking out nine through seven innings, taking the win over the Twins on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 20th
Kenta Maeda fell to 7-4 on Monday versus the Giants, giving up two runs on three hits in five innings while striking out four.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 18th
 Eduardo Rodriguez gave up just one run on six hits and struck out four over seven innings Friday in a 13-2 win over the Orioles.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
Kenta Maeda fell to 7-3 on Tuesday versus the Angels, giving up five runs in three innings over just 4 1/3 innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
 Eduardo Rodriguez gave up four runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out seven batters over 5 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Rays.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
Kenta Maeda received a no-decision on Wednesday in Arizona, tossing five innings of one-run ball while striking out seven.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
 Eduardo Rodriguez gave up three runs on six hits, did not give up a walk and struck out seven batters as the Red Sox beat the Royals on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 5th
Kenta Maeda improved to 7-2 on Friday versus the Phillies, tossing six innings of two-run ball while allowing three hits, no walks, and striking out six.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 1st
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