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Who Should I Draft?

Hyun Jin Ryu or Max Fried (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
Max Fried
SP - ATL
Max Fried
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
40 of 51 experts
22%
Recommended by
11 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 27
Best Rank# 13# 17
Worst Rank# 121# 61
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 62# 64
Best Rank# 56# 55
Worst Rank# 69# 89
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts158159
Wins1212
Saves00
ERA3.643.82
WHIP1.181.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 40
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 29
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 19# 22
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 15# 28
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 13# 21
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 33
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 18# 31
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 45
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 21# 61
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 18# 23
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 24# 31
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 34# 40
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 28# 33
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 26# 30
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 28
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 19# 23
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 23# 29
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 21# 30
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 19# 22
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 18# 22
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 24# 25
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 14# 21
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 24# 29
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 20# 28
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 46
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 21# 32
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 24# 25
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 21# 26
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 22# 23
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 19# 39
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 41# 52
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 19# 22
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 25# 29
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 28# 31
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 25# 34
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 16# 33
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 22# 27
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 25# 47
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 29# 30
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 26# 39
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 20# 19
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 17
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 28# 27
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 33# 26
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 34# 23
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 37# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 37# 21
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 37# 21
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 121# 31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
Max Fried
SP - ATL
Max Fried
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1211
   
Innings Pitched67.156.2
   
Wins57
   
Losses20
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6142
   
Earned Runs2114
   
Home Runs Allowed62
   
Strikeouts7250
   
Walks1719
   
ERA2.822.25
   
WHIP1.161.09
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
Max Fried
SP - ATL
Max Fried
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2929
   
Games Started2929
   
Innings Pitched167.5161.3
   
Wins1212
   
Losses87
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed161153
   
Earned Runs6868
   
Home Runs Allowed2318
   
Strikeouts158159
   
Walks3852
   
ERA3.643.82
   
WHIP1.181.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
Max Fried
SP - ATL
Max Fried
News 
 Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed three earned runs on 10 hits and a walk while striking out four across 4 1/3 innings in the win over the Mets on Saturday. He did not factor into the decision.
John Aubin
Sun, Jul 25th
Max Fried pitched five innings against the Phillies Friday, allowing six hits, four runs (all earned), and four walks while striking out six batters. The Phillies won 5-1 and with the loss, Fried's record on the year falls to 7-6. He threw 100 pitches, 64 for strikes. He carries a 4.46 ERA.
Steve Painter
Fri, Jul 23rd
 Hyun-Jin Ryu fired a complete-game three-hit shutout on Sunday allowing just three hits with one walk and four strikeouts in a win over the Rangers.
John Aubin
Sun, Jul 18th
Max Fried pitched seven innings against the Rays Saturday night, allowing four hits, and one walk while fanning seven batters. He earned a win and a quality start with this one, his record is 7-5 on the year. He threw 96 pitches, 60 for strikes. Fried carries a 4.29 ERA.
Steve Painter
Sat, Jul 17th
 Hyun Jin Ryu picked up the win Wednesday, allowing one run on five hits and two walks over five innings in a 10-2 victory over the Orioles. He struck out seven.
John Aubin
Thu, Jul 8th
Max Fried pitched five innings against the Marlins Saturday, allowing nine hits, three runs (all earned), and one walk while striking out five batters. The bullpen was able to hold the lead, Braves won 5-4, Fried's record stands at 6-5. He threw 92 pitches, 55 for strikes. He carries a 4.71 ERA.
Steve Painter
Sat, Jul 10th
 Hyun Jin Ryu was charged with the loss Thursday against the Mariners after allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits and a pair of walks while striking out two across four innings.
John Aubin
Fri, Jul 2nd
Max Fried pitched five-plus innings against the Pirates Monday, allowing seven hits, six runs (all earned), and two walks while striking out two batters. It was the Pirates all the way in this one, with the loss Fried's record evens out at 5-5 on the year. He threw 91 pitches, 59 for strikes. He carries an 4.66 ERA.
Steve Painter
Tue, Jul 6th
 Hyun Jin Ryu earned the win Saturday against Baltimore after allowing four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three across 6 2/3 innings.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 27th
Max Fried appeared in the tenth-inning against the Marlins Sunday as a pinch-hitter, the bases were loaded, two outs, bottom of the tenth, and he hit a walk-off single.
Steve Painter
Sun, Jul 4th
Notes 
 Fantasy managers expected some regression from Ryu after his career season in 2019 and with him moving to the Blue Jays, but it really didn't come. He continued to be among the best in the game at limiting opposing batters' quality of contact, and upped his strikeout rate to 26.2%, second best of his career. Ryu's 2.69 ERA was a bit higher than the 2.32 mark he put up in in 2019, but his FIP, xFIP, SIERA, and xERA were all the same or better than the previous year. In short, other than the potential for injury, which hasn't been a factor in the last two seasons, there's no reason to doubt Ryu at this point.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
In many ways, Fried regressed during his 2020 season. His strikeout rate dropped, his walk rate increased, and his xFIP and SIERA jumped significantly. Nevertheless, thanks to his ability to limit hard contact (his 83.4 MPH average exit velocity and 23.8% hard hit rate allowed were among the best in MLB) led to a massive drop in BABIP allowed, and kept both his ERA and WHIP in check. It's hard to buy a pitcher without an elite strikeout rate whose underlying numbers don't fully support his gains. Nevertheless, Fried was an elite prospect playing on an excellent team, and is just 27 years old. Don't pay for last year's numbers, but don't run away from him in drafts either.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Ryu fits well on certain roto builds. His elite ERA and WHIP numbers give fantasy managers a very strong base at those rate stats. It's much easier to find high-upside strikeout arms later in drafts, which pair well with Ryu's floor. Over the past three seasons only Jacob deGrom (2.10) has a lower ERA than Ryu (2.30).
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros