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Who Should I Draft?

Ian Kennedy or Max Fried (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
39 of 43 experts
9%
Recommended by
4 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 48# 80
Best Rank# 28# 54
Worst Rank# 109# 128
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 133# 187
Best Rank# 102# 172
Worst Rank# 141# 223
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6126
Wins41
Saves010
ERA3.954.17
WHIP1.331.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 84
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 65
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 128
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 46# 84
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 61# 63
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 45# 86
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 109# 111
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 83# 92
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 107
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 88
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 49# 76
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 81
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 94
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 50# 114
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 51# 83
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 51# 79
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 49# 86
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 60# 82
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 43# 93
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 51# 80
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 61# 76
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 42# 112
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 94
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 47# 94
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 56# 96
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 28# 74
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 44# 104
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 79
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 71
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 29# 90
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 52# 89
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 45# 122
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 52# 70
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 73# 81
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 41# 116
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 51# 81
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 30# 78
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 53# 88
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 39# 88
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 76# 54
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 67# 59
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 91# 67
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 82
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3363
   
Games Started300
   
Innings Pitched166.163.0
   
Wins173
   
Losses62
   
Saves030
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed17564
   
Earned Runs7724
   
Home Runs Allowed216
   
Strikeouts17373
   
Walks4717
   
ERA4.183.41
   
WHIP1.341.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1124
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched60.925.2
   
Wins41
   
Losses31
   
Saves010
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed6024
   
Earned Runs2712
   
Home Runs Allowed74
   
Strikeouts6126
   
Walks218
   
ERA3.954.17
   
WHIP1.331.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
News 
 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
Kansas City Royals closer Ian Kennedy was charged with three earned runs in a 6-4 Cactus League win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Mar 4th
 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 
 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
Kennedy was an afterthought on draft day last year, but a run of save chances in the middle of the summer boosted him to 30 saves. His peripherals didn't hurt fantasy owners and his strikeout numbers were solid, making Kennedy the poster child for the "wait on saves" crowd. In the final year of his deal, he'll again open as the closer for the Royals, but his chances of being dealt mid-season are extremely high. Draft him, of course, but don't bank on much more than 15 saves or so.
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