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Who Should I Draft?

George Springer or Kenta Maeda (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  George Springer
CF,DH,RF - TOR
George Springer
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
36 of 56 experts
36%
Recommended by
20 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 48# 53
Best Rank# 24# 19
Worst Rank# 101# 135
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 50# 47
Best Rank# 44# 45
Worst Rank# 52# 61
   
Projections 
   
Runs100
Home Runs3423
RBI91
Stolen Bases6
Batting Avg.275
Strikeouts122177
Wins12
Saves0
ERA3.83
WHIP1.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 58
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 57
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 29# 63
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 51# 61
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 46# 70
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 45# 47
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 47# 57
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 78# 89
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 93
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 24# 135
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 44# 101
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 44# 57
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 42# 86
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 45# 50
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 44# 55
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 57
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 44# 73
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 43# 52
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 56# 65
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 48# 51
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 44# 45
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 59# 60
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 53# 79
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 47# 49
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 48# 64
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 46# 50
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 42# 69
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 46# 79
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 29# 68
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 54
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 43# 56
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 42# 54
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 48# 69
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 45# 51
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 42# 50
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 35# 70
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 39# 35
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 45# 19
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 48# 40
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 49
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 51# 40
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 51# 44
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 52# 50
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 54# 47
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 54# 49
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 55# 46
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 55# 49
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 56# 35
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 60# 32
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 63# 38
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 68# 52
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 77# 49
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 82# 44
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 83# 54
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 83# 41
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 101# 57
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  George Springer
CF,DH,RF - TOR
George Springer
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs37
   
Home Runs149
   
RBI32
   
Stolen Bases1
   
Batting Avg.259
   
Strikeouts3880
   
Wins6
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.70
   
WHIP0.75
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  George Springer
CF,DH,RF - TOR
George Springer
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs100
   
Home Runs3423
   
RBI91
   
Stolen Bases6
   
Batting Avg.275
   
Strikeouts122177
   
Wins12
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.83
   
WHIP1.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  George Springer
CF,DH,RF - TOR
George Springer
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
News 
 George Springer went 4-for-5 with a double, a three-run home run, and a second run scored in Saturday's 10-1 win over the Orioles.
John Aubin
Sun, Oct 3rd
Kenta Maeda is set to undergo season-ending surgery on Wednesday, according to Twins manager Rocco Baldelli.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Aug 27th
 George Springer went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in the Blue Jay's 6-1 win over the Twins on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 26th
Twins' SP Kenta Maeda is seeking second opinions on his forearm injury, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Aug 24th
 George Springer went 1-for-3 with a walk and scored a run in the win against the Rays by a 4-2 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 22nd
Kenta Maeda was placed on the 10-day IL due to forearm tightness. It is unclear when he will be back.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Aug 23rd
 George Springer went 3-for-8 with a home run, a walk, two RBI, and two runs scored across both games of Saturday's doubleheader versus Baltimore.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 12th
Kenta Maeda exited Saturday’s start against the Yankees with forearm tightness.
Chris Schommer
Sat, Aug 21st
 George Springer (knee) went 1-for-5 with a strikeouts in his return to the lineup on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 11th
The Twins are pushing Kenta Maeda's next start back to Saturday against the Yankees.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 18th
Notes 
 Springer is dealing with a grade-2 oblique strain, and his status is in doubt for Opening Day, though the injury is not expected to keep him out for very long. When healthy, he's a dynamic player. Springer's batting average fell off a tad last year, but once he was past his wrist injury, he was explosive, batting .316 with a 1.033 OPS over the final month of the season. His expected statistics were excellent, as he ranked in the top eight percent of the league in xBA, xSLG, and xWOBA. Now with the Blue Jays and an extreme hitter's park (wherever the Blue Jay play this year), he should once again be in line for a stellar year. Home runs and runs scored should again be plentiful, making Springer a rock solid second outfielder in mixed leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Fantasy managers rejoiced when Maeda was traded from the Dodgers to the Twins, but he surpassed even the loftiest of expectations. In the short season, Maeda went 6-1 with a 2.70 ERA, a 0.73 WHIP, and a 32.3% strikeout rate. In addition to simply being let loose with his innings, Maeda made a tangible change to his pitch mix, throwing far fewer fastball and more sliders and changeups (though his fastball was as effective as it had ever been last year, too). Maeda surely won't be able to repeat his numbers from 2020, as he allowed just a .208 BABIP, had an 80.2% LOB rate, and benefited from being able to feast on solely the NL and AL Central lineups. But even with some regression, he should still be a rock solid SP2, and should be drafted as such.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  In 2020 Maeda joined Jacob deGrom and Shane Bieber as the only three starters to finish top-five in both xFIP and xERA. It was a dominant campaign as his new team, the Twins, finally unleashed him in a way the Dodgers never did. Maeda also finished top-five in swinging strike rate last summer. He admittedly faced the easiest "hub" against AL/NL Central foes, but a large number of his 2021 starts will come against similar opponents. There's still profit to be had with his current ADP.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros