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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Berrios or Max Fried (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Berrios
SP - TOR
Jose Berrios
Max Fried
SP - ATL
Max Fried
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
29 of 51 experts
43%
Recommended by
22 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 27
Best Rank# 14# 17
Worst Rank# 44# 61
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 76# 64
Best Rank# 67# 55
Worst Rank# 85# 89
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts184159
Wins1212
Saves00
ERA4.003.82
WHIP1.221.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 40
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 29
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 25
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 25# 33
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 14# 31
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 45
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 18# 31
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 22# 61
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 28# 31
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 18# 40
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 29# 30
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 28
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 18# 23
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 29
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 28# 30
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 22# 29
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 19# 28
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 34# 46
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 22# 32
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 25# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 32# 39
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 30# 52
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 26# 29
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 25# 31
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 26# 34
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 25# 27
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 36# 47
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 27# 30
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 38# 39
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 23# 22
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 19
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 26# 21
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 26# 25
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 27# 22
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 28# 23
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 28# 21
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 28# 21
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 29# 22
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 29# 28
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 17
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 23
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 30# 28
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 31# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 32# 27
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 32# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 33# 22
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 34# 33
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 35# 25
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 37# 33
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 37# 26
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 44# 21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Berrios
SP - TOR
Jose Berrios
Max Fried
SP - ATL
Max Fried
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1211
   
Innings Pitched63.056.2
   
Wins57
   
Losses40
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5742
   
Earned Runs2814
   
Home Runs Allowed82
   
Strikeouts6850
   
Walks2619
   
ERA4.002.25
   
WHIP1.321.09
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Berrios
SP - TOR
Jose Berrios
Max Fried
SP - ATL
Max Fried
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3029
   
Games Started3029
   
Innings Pitched179.5161.3
   
Wins1212
   
Losses97
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed165153
   
Earned Runs8068
   
Home Runs Allowed2518
   
Strikeouts184159
   
Walks5452
   
ERA4.003.82
   
WHIP1.221.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Berrios
SP - TOR
Jose Berrios
Max Fried
SP - ATL
Max Fried
News 
 Jose Berrios took the loss against Minnesota on Friday, pitching six innings and allowing three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out to 10.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 25th
Max Fried pitched nine innings against the Padres Friday, allowing three hits and striking out four batters. With the win, his record is 13-7 on the year, and he earned another quality start. He threw 98 pitches, 66 for strikes, and carries a 3.12 ERA.
Steve Painter
Sat, Sep 25th
 José Berríos allowed three runs on four hits while striking out six batters and only issued one walk over 6 2/3 innings on Sunday in a win over the Twins.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 19th
Max Fried pitched seven shutout innings against the Giants Sunday, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out five batters. The Braves bullpen completed the shutout, with Fried's record improving to 12-7 on the year. He threw 99 pitches, 67 for strikes, and carries a 3.31 ERA.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 19th
 Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo is hopeful that RHP Jose Berrios (abdomen) can make his next start.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 15th
Max Fried pitched six innings against the Marlins Sunday, allowing four hits, three runs (all earned), and one walk while striking out seven batters. He was not a factor in the decision, a 5-3 Braves victory, but did earn a quality start. Fried threw 89 pitches, 67 for strikes, and carries a 3.47 ERA.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 12th
 Jose Berrios was removed from his start on Tuesday against Tampa Bay due to abdominal tightness in his left side.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Sep 15th
Max Fried pitched six innings against the Nationals Tuesday, allowing six hits, one run (earned), and four walks while striking out five batters. He was not a factor in the decision but did earn a quality start. He threw 96 pitches, 56 for strikes, and carries a 3.42 ERA.
Steve Painter
Wed, Sep 8th
 Jose Berrios allowed two runs on five hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings to earn the win over the Yankees on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 10th
Max Fried pitched six innings against the Dodgers Wednesday, allowing three hits, two runs (both earned), and one walk while striking out nine batters. He did not factor in the decision. Fried threw 99 pitches, 59 for strikes, and carries a 3.51 ERA.
Steve Painter
Thu, Sep 2nd
Notes 
 Berrios may not ever become the dominant pitcher many projected him to be, but he offers a strong floor for fantasy managers. Ignoring his 2016 cup of coffee, Berrios has pitched to a 3.89 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a strikeout per inning in his career. And although his walk rate went up a tad and he gave up a bit harder contact in 2020's shortened season, his numbers didn't vary from his usual output significantly. Bank on around a 4.00 ERA, a WHIP somewhere around 1.25, and plenty of strikeouts. In today's fantasy game, that's more than adequate for a strong fantasy staff.
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