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Who Should I Draft?

Kenta Maeda or Aroldis Chapman (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
18 of 21 experts
14%
Recommended by
3 of 21 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 25
Best Rank# 10# 13
Worst Rank# 37# 33
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 52# 73
Best Rank# 47# 67
Worst Rank# 66# 90
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts18287
Wins123
Saves033
ERA3.872.93
WHIP1.161.12
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 31
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 23
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 18# 33
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 25
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 16# 28
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 19# 27
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 23
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 17# 26
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 16# 24
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 11# 26
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 13# 33
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 16# 31
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 23# 28
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 25# 28
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 16# 30
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 10# 23
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 14# 26
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 24# 26
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 20# 13
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 37# 21
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 37# 22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1113
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched67.112.3
   
Wins61
   
Losses11
   
Saves03
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed406
   
Earned Runs204
   
Home Runs Allowed92
   
Strikeouts8022
   
Walks104
   
ERA2.703.09
   
WHIP0.750.86
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3058
   
Games Started290
   
Innings Pitched165.657.6
   
Wins123
   
Losses82
   
Saves033
   
Blown Saves08
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed14239
   
Earned Runs7119
   
Home Runs Allowed246
   
Strikeouts18287
   
Walks5026
   
ERA3.872.93
   
WHIP1.161.12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
News 
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Notes 
 Fantasy managers rejoiced when Maeda was traded from the Dodgers to the Twins, but he surpassed even the loftiest of expectations. In the short season, Maeda went 6-1 with a 2.70 ERA, a 0.73 WHIP, and a 32.3% strikeout rate. In addition to simply being let loose with his innings, Maeda made a tangible change to his pitch mix, throwing far fewer fastball and more sliders and changeups (though his fastball was as effective as it had ever been last year, too). Maeda surely won't be able to repeat his numbers from 2020, as he allowed just a .208 BABIP, had an 80.2% LOB rate, and benefited from being able to feast on solely the NL and AL Central lineups. But even with some regression, he should still be a rock solid SP2, and should be drafted as such.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Chapman missed time last year because he was diagnosed with COVID-19, but he was largely the same pitcher as always when he was on the mount. He struck out 22 batters in his 11 2/3 innings pitched and allowed just six hits. His velocity may be slightly below what it was at its peak, but it's still elite, and he appears to have plenty left in the tank heading into his age-33 season. He'll again close for one of the best teams in baseball, and although he's never had a 40-save season, he should easily surpass 30 and be one of the top closers drafted in fantasy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros