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Who Should I Draft?

Kenta Maeda or Andrew Heaney (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Andrew Heaney
SP - LAA
Andrew Heaney
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
33 of 43 experts
23%
Recommended by
10 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58# 63
Best Rank# 27# 23
Worst Rank# 82# 137
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 160# 196
Best Rank# 147# 172
Worst Rank# 172# 212
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6061
Wins43
Saves00
ERA4.414.21
WHIP1.271.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 64
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 68
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 61# 76
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 57# 104
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 54# 62
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 61# 68
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 43# 67
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 64
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 59
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 68# 73
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 62# 71
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 52# 112
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 59# 66
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 56# 65
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 48# 56
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 56# 69
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 44# 64
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 29# 86
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 77# 102
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 45# 59
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 38# 68
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 32# 74
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 46# 58
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 75
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 43# 66
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 45# 46
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 50# 54
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 33# 137
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 27# 70
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 71# 74
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 57# 76
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 41# 68
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 59# 70
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 56
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 60# 23
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 38
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 62# 34
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 77# 55
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 79# 69
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 81# 53
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 82# 56
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 66
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 112
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Andrew Heaney
SP - LAA
Andrew Heaney
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3718
   
Games Started2618
   
Innings Pitched154.195.2
   
Wins104
   
Losses86
   
Saves30
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds40
   
Hits Allowed11492
   
Earned Runs6952
   
Home Runs Allowed2220
   
Strikeouts169118
   
Walks5130
   
ERA4.044.91
   
WHIP1.071.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Andrew Heaney
SP - LAA
Andrew Heaney
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1210
   
Games Started1010
   
Innings Pitched56.355.3
   
Wins43
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5252
   
Earned Runs2826
   
Home Runs Allowed910
   
Strikeouts6061
   
Walks1916
   
ERA4.414.21
   
WHIP1.271.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Andrew Heaney
SP - LAA
Andrew Heaney
News 
 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
Angels manager Joe Maddon confirmed Andrew Heaney is still the team's Opening Day starter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
 Kenta Maeda allowed a homer, a single, and a walk in the first start with his new team.
Michael Felner
Tue, Feb 25th
Andrew Heaney will be the Los Angeles Angels' Opening Day starter March 26th in Houston.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Mar 8th
 Kenta Maeda will officially be sent to the Minnesota Twins as part of the three-team 'megadeal' that will send Mookie Betts to the Dodgers.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Feb 9th
 
 The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded pitcher Kenta Maeda to the Minnesota Twins as part of the Mookie Betts-David Price deal, per ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
Brad Camara
Tue, Feb 4th
 
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
We love Andrew Heaney every year. Then, Andrew Heaney gets hurt. Let's do it again in 2021, shall we?
Michael Waterloo - 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
Heaney's 14.2% swinging strike rate was elite last year. But, as usual, he just couldn't put it all together. There's a monster somewhere inside Heaney - a 3.50 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 200 strikeout season lurks within. But it's still a mystery as to whether fantasy owners will ever see it. Draft him for his potential and hope to see it this year, but don't bank on the production.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros