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Who Should I Draft?

Kenta Maeda or Alex Colome (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Alex Colome
RP - CWS
Alex Colome
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
38 of 51 experts
25%
Recommended by
13 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58# 63
Best Rank# 28# 26
Worst Rank# 82# 106
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 153# 159
Best Rank# 146# 136
Worst Rank# 170# 169
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6224
Wins41
Saves011
ERA4.373.95
WHIP1.271.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 46
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 61# 74
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 51# 61
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 64
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 69
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 41
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 56# 59
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 44# 64
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 63
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 47# 63
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 74
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 50# 87
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 51# 67
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 52# 70
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 38# 72
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 52# 73
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 59# 63
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 56# 63
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 68
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 56# 72
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 42# 60
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 43# 63
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 96
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 39# 61
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 42# 64
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 45# 58
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57# 69
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 41# 68
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 52# 87
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 49# 70
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 34# 106
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 33# 90
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 28# 76
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 62# 98
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 57# 64
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 39# 62
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 58# 67
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 41# 66
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 55
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 57# 26
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 62# 52
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 64
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 71# 49
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 75# 66
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 77# 50
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 80# 66
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 80# 71
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 82# 81
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 29
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 41
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 51
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Alex Colome
RP - CWS
Alex Colome
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3762
   
Games Started260
   
Innings Pitched154.161.1
   
Wins104
   
Losses85
   
Saves330
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds40
   
Hits Allowed11442
   
Earned Runs6919
   
Home Runs Allowed227
   
Strikeouts16955
   
Walks5123
   
ERA4.042.80
   
WHIP1.071.07
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Alex Colome
RP - CWS
Alex Colome
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1224
   
Games Started100
   
Innings Pitched57.923.9
   
Wins41
   
Losses31
   
Saves011
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed5322
   
Earned Runs2810
   
Home Runs Allowed93
   
Strikeouts6224
   
Walks209
   
ERA4.373.95
   
WHIP1.271.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Alex Colome
RP - CWS
Alex Colome
News 
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda allowed three runs across six innings of work in a 6-5 loss to the Pirates on Thursday. Maeda struck out four in a no-decision.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Aug 6th
Chicago White Sox closer Alex Colome threw a scoreless ninth inning to save a 2-0 win over Cleveland on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Aug 8th
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda was excellent in a 3-0 win over the Indians on Saturday. Maeda threw six scoreless innings while striking out six.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Aug 2nd
Chicago White Sox closer Alex Colome tossed a scoreless ninth inning to save a 3-2 win over the Brewers on Tuesday. Colome allowed two hits and struck out one.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Aug 5th
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda pitched well in his debut with his new team, allowing just two runs over five innings while striking out six. The Twins went on to beat the White Sox 14-2.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jul 26th
Chicago White Sox closer Alex Colome tossed a scoreless ninth inning to save a 6-4 win over the Brewers on Monday. He allowed one hit and struck out one in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Aug 4th
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda threw four scoreless innings in a 7-6 loss to the Red Sox on Sunday. Maeda struck out six and gave up just two hits in the start.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Mar 9th
Chicago White Sox closer Alex Colome tossed a scoreless ninth to nail down a 3-2 win over the Royals on Friday. He struck out one in the outing.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Aug 1st
 Kenta Maeda allowed a homer, a single, and a walk in the first start with his new team.
Michael Felner
Tue, Feb 25th
Chicago White Sox closer Alex Colome threw a scoreless ninth in a 4-0 win over Cleveland on Wednesday. Colome worked around two hits and a walk to close out the game.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jul 29th
Notes 
 Arguably no player benefits more from a shortened season than Maeda. He won't be moved to the bullpen, and he's posted must-start numbers over his career as a starter. The Twins will be less incline to have him throw fewer innings, too, as they don't have the depth the Dodgers had.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
The White Sox are going to score a lot of runs. The White Sox will probably have a lot of save opportunities. Alex Colomé is not that great. The White Sox will probably trade Alex Colomé. All of these things can be true.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 One of the biggest beneficiaries of a shortened season
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Few expected Colome to hold the closer role for the White Sox all season, but he did, totaling 30 saves in the process. His numbers were solid, though his FIP and xFIP were significantly higher than his ERA. The White Sox have big plans for the season so, if they're in contention, don't be surprised if they make a move for a more established reliever. But, in the meantime, Colome should provide plenty of saves in the first half of the season.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Maeda should be the rare pitcher who benefits from a move to the American League. The Dodgers have moved him back and forth from the bullpen to the starting rotation to manipulate his innings and avoid paying him bonuses for years. Now, he should stick in the Twins' rotation, and approach the 175 innings he threw in 2016. Given that he had the highest swinging strike rate (14.6%) and chase rate (34.8%) of his career last year and will be moving to a division that saw three of the other four teams rank in the bottom seven in runs scored in 2019, consider the needle on Maeda moving up.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros