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Who Should I Draft?

Ken Giles or Max Fried (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
25 of 39 experts
36%
Recommended by
14 of 39 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 40# 49
Best Rank# 28# 30
Worst Rank# 60# 110
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 119# 128
Best Rank# 114# 102
Worst Rank# 141# 140
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts79163
Wins312
Saves270
ERA3.173.82
WHIP1.111.30
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 46
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 60
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 44# 46
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 32# 70
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 110
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 76
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 49# 53
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 41# 45
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 35# 67
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 44# 51
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 47# 76
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 48# 51
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 43# 49
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 35# 51
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 28# 49
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 32# 60
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 40# 47
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 43# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 43# 80
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 49# 54
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 35# 53
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 45# 48
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 46# 65
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 38# 51
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 50# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 32
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 45# 44
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 38
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 46# 43
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 40
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 50# 30
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 39
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 52# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 55# 30
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 55# 50
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 55# 31
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 44
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 57# 45
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 58# 41
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5333
   
Games Started030
   
Innings Pitched53.2166.1
   
Wins217
   
Losses36
   
Saves230
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed36175
   
Earned Runs1177
   
Home Runs Allowed521
   
Strikeouts83173
   
Walks1747
   
ERA1.874.18
   
WHIP1.001.34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5929
   
Games Started028
   
Innings Pitched58.3157.1
   
Wins312
   
Losses38
   
Saves270
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed47152
   
Earned Runs2167
   
Home Runs Allowed717
   
Strikeouts79163
   
Walks1853
   
ERA3.173.82
   
WHIP1.111.30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
News 
 Ken Giles pitched a scoreless inning and struck out one batter on Wednesday in the Blue Jays' Grapefruit League win over the Orioles.
John Aubin
Thu, Mar 12th
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 
 Giles may have had the quietest 1.87 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in the history of baseball. Add to that a a 14.09/9 strikeout rate and Giles was one of the best relievers in baseball in 2019. He'll be a free agent after this year so it seems unlikely he holds down the closer's role in Toronto all year. But he'll certainly help your overall numbers in the first half of the season at least.
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
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