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Who Should I Draft?

Hyun-Jin Ryu or Max Fried (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Hyun-Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun-Jin Ryu
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
26 of 43 experts
40%
Recommended by
17 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 44# 48
Best Rank# 11# 28
Worst Rank# 74# 109
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 126# 133
Best Rank# 108# 102
Worst Rank# 135# 141
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5861
Wins44
Saves00
ERA3.913.95
WHIP1.211.33
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 40
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 67
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 35# 46
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 41# 61
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 34# 45
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 52# 109
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 83
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 44# 53
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 48# 49
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 49
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 43# 50
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 40# 67
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 34# 51
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 64# 76
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 11# 51
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 46# 49
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 43# 60
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 33# 47
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 52# 56
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 55# 91
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 54
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 45# 52
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 45
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 44# 52
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 30# 73
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 40# 51
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 36# 29
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 42# 34
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 42# 41
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 47# 28
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 40
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 48# 31
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 48
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 49# 39
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 49# 38
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 49# 44
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 55# 51
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 55# 53
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 55# 39
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 62# 61
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 67# 30
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 68# 42
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 74# 43
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Hyun-Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun-Jin Ryu
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2933
   
Games Started2930
   
Innings Pitched183.3166.1
   
Wins1417
   
Losses56
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed161175
   
Earned Runs4977
   
Home Runs Allowed1721
   
Strikeouts163173
   
Walks2447
   
ERA2.414.18
   
WHIP1.011.34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Hyun-Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun-Jin Ryu
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched64.560.9
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6460
   
Earned Runs2827
   
Home Runs Allowed107
   
Strikeouts5861
   
Walks1421
   
ERA3.913.95
   
WHIP1.211.33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Hyun-Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun-Jin Ryu
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
News 
 Hyun-Jin Ryu tossed 4 1/3 shutout innings and struck out four Monday as the Blue Jays beat the Rays 8-3.
John Aubin
Tue, Mar 10th
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
 Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed one run and three hits over two innings during Thursday afternoon's game against the Twins. He also struck out a pair.
Andy Zimmerman
Thu, Feb 27th
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
  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
Notes 
 Look, the division is scary for a pitcher like Ryu who doesn't miss many bats, but he's going to be the workhorse that the Jays and your fantasy team need this year.
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
 When healthy, Ryu has quietly been one of the best pitchers in baseball since his 2013 debut. But his preposterous year last season was surprising even for him. Ryu had the lowest BABIP-allowed on groundballs (just .162) of any pitcher in baseball in 2019, which led to just a 1.01 WHIP. Now in Toronto, that number is sure to rise precipitously and obviously have a negative impact on Ryu's 2020 numbers. That impact has been baked into Ryu's ADP at this point, so you won't have to buy him at his 2019 numbers. Just be prepared for regression.
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
  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