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Who Should I Draft?

Frankie Montas or Max Fried (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
34 of 49 experts
31%
Recommended by
15 of 49 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 40# 53
Best Rank# 24# 24
Worst Rank# 105# 107
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 104# 132
Best Rank# 79# 103
Worst Rank# 121# 139
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5761
Wins44
Saves00
ERA3.874.04
WHIP1.271.34
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 41
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 44
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 69
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 55# 107
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 73
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 47# 49
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 50
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 49
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 52
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 42# 51
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 39# 47
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 61# 76
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 28# 41
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 42# 44
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 44# 49
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 35# 60
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 27# 42
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 28# 61
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 25# 57
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 42# 48
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 32# 55
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 54
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 37# 57
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 32# 60
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 33# 64
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 24# 68
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 49
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 36# 78
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 40# 52
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 49# 67
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 49# 51
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 36# 39
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 33# 50
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 36# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 37
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 43# 26
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 44# 24
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 39
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 45# 41
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 47# 30
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 50# 46
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 52# 46
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 53# 51
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 55# 45
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 55# 47
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 56# 51
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 57# 47
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 105# 59
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1633
   
Games Started1630
   
Innings Pitched96.0166.1
   
Wins917
   
Losses26
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed84175
   
Earned Runs2877
   
Home Runs Allowed821
   
Strikeouts103173
   
Walks2347
   
ERA2.634.18
   
WHIP1.111.34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1011
   
Games Started1011
   
Innings Pitched59.060.8
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5760
   
Earned Runs2527
   
Home Runs Allowed87
   
Strikeouts5761
   
Walks1921
   
ERA3.874.04
   
WHIP1.271.34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
News 
 Frankie Montas took the loss in Game 4 of the ALDS on Thursday when he allowed five runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and one walk over 3 2/3 innings in the A's 11-6 loss to the Astros.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 8th
Max Fried took his first loss of the postseason on Saturday when he allowed three runs on eight hits with five strikeouts and four walks over 6 2/3 innings in the Braves 3-1 loss to the Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Oct 17th
 Frankie Montas is scheduled to start Game 4 of the ALDS against the Astros.
Brad Camara
Wed, Oct 7th
Max Fried was sharp on Monday when he allowed just one run on four hits with nine strikeouts and two walks over six innings in the Braves 5-1 win over the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLCS.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Oct 12th
 Frankie Montas was solid on Thursday as he fired two innings in relief while giving up one run on two hits with two strikeouts in the A's 6-4 Game 3 win over the White Sox.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 1st
Braves starter Max Friend allowed four earned runs on six hits and no walks while striking out four over four innings in a no-decision against the Miami Marlins in Game 1 of the NLDS.
Mike Maher
Tue, Oct 6th
 Frankie Montas picked up a no-decision on Sunday when he allowed two unearned runs on four hits with 13 strikeouts and two walks across six innings in the A's 6-2 win over the Mariners in the regular season finale.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 28th
Braves manager Brian Snitker announced that LHP Max Fried will be his Game 1 starter against the Marlins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 5th
 Frankie Montas took his fifth loss of the season on Tuesday when he allowed five runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and one walk across four innings in the A's 7-2 loss to the Dodgers.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 23rd
Braves starter Max Fried tosses seven shutout innings in a no-decision against the Cincinnati Reds in Game 1 of the Wild Card Round on Wednesday. The Braves went on to win 1-0 in 13 innings.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 30th
Notes 
 There are two sides to the Montas argument: 1. that he enjoyed a solid stretch to start the year that was an outlier and 2. his breakout was a legitimate breakout that he'll carry over to the future. It's up to you to decide which you believe.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 Montas was one of the best starters in baseball until his season ended prematurely thanks to a PED suspension. Before then, he had used added velocity and improved control to lower is ERA to 2.63 and tally nine wins in just 16 starts. There's always a question of how a player coming off a PED suspension will perform the following year but, for the most part, they are often able to maintain much of their performance. Draft Montas expecting solid overall numbers, though expect an ERA in the 3.00s, rather than the 2.00s.
Dan Harris - 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
 Posted a 2.63 ERA in 96 innings last year. His suspension from 2019 makes the price to draft him very reasonable
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
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