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Who Should I Draft?

Joe Jimenez or Max Fried (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Joe Jimenez
RP - DET
Joe Jimenez
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
40 of 44 experts
9%
Recommended by
4 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 47# 78
Best Rank# 23# 41
Worst Rank# 107# 185
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 132# 209
Best Rank# 102# 180
Worst Rank# 139# 235
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6129
Wins41
Saves09
ERA3.964.13
WHIP1.331.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 73
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 80
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 89
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 46# 86
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 59# 61
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 45# 73
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 86
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 86
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 48# 73
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 78
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 81
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 50# 106
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 51# 84
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 76# 106
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 51# 185
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 49# 84
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 60# 75
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 43# 88
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 51# 87
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 60# 85
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 41# 83
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 91
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 47# 71
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 56# 80
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 23# 67
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 54# 83
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 44# 100
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 83
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 88
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 40# 81
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 51# 61
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 45# 84
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 58# 95
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 52# 115
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 67# 86
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 41# 90
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 51# 85
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 30# 85
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 53# 86
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 39# 82
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 77# 41
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 107# 50
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 67# 60
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 63
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Joe Jimenez
RP - DET
Joe Jimenez
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3366
   
Games Started300
   
Innings Pitched166.160.3
   
Wins174
   
Losses67
   
Saves09
   
Blown Saves05
   
Holds015
   
Hits Allowed17556
   
Earned Runs7729
   
Home Runs Allowed2113
   
Strikeouts17382
   
Walks4723
   
ERA4.184.37
   
WHIP1.341.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Joe Jimenez
RP - DET
Joe Jimenez
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1123
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched60.422.8
   
Wins41
   
Losses31
   
Saves09
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed6020
   
Earned Runs2710
   
Home Runs Allowed73
   
Strikeouts6129
   
Walks218
   
ERA3.964.13
   
WHIP1.331.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Joe Jimenez
RP - DET
Joe Jimenez
News 
 Max Fried is scheduled to throw an intrasquad game on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 13th
Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said Tuesday that Joe Jimenez will be the team’s closer this season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
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
 
 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
Who else will the Tigers turn to?
Michael Waterloo - 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
Although Jimenez's numbers weren't pretty in 2019, he actually performed fairly well once the Tigers turned over the closer role to him. He'll never be a top-tier closer, particularly given that Detroit is unlikely to compete, but considering he's under team control for several more seasons, he should be given every chance to hold the job all year.
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