Who Should I Draft?

Kenta Maeda or Cody Allen (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kenta Maeda
SP - LAD
Kenta Maeda
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
31 of 59 experts
47%
Recommended by
28 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58# 59
Best Rank# 30# 26
Worst Rank# 101# 110
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 175# 156
Best Rank# 154# 145
Worst Rank# 219# 206
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts14979
Wins103
Saves030
ERA3.673.86
WHIP1.211.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-FA
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 68# 70
   
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DailyOverlay
# 30# 64
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 75# 82
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 66# 73
   
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The Athletic
# 53# 61
   
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CBS Sports
# 60# 63
   
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# 50# 57
   
Luke Gloeckner
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# 50# 60
   
Rudy Gamble
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# 59# 62
   
Chris Meaney
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# 66# 88
   
Andrea LaMont
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# 53# 77
   
Justin Klein
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# 70# 78
   
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# 81# 110
   
Paul Sporer
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# 58# 65
   
Nick Pollack
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# 47# 61
   
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# 56# 93
   
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# 63# 73
   
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# 86# 88
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 47# 55
   
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# 58# 68
   
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# 63# 70
   
Kyle Richardson
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# 59# 63
   
Jacob Gibbs
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# 70# 71
   
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# 37# 61
   
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# 52# 83
   
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# 69# 78
   
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# 50# 72
   
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# 48# 99
   
Todd D Clark
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# 55# 58
   
KJ
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# 59# 49
   
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CBS Sports
# 59# 53
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 60# 59
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 62# 60
   
Dan Harris
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# 63# 57
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 64# 33
   
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Fake Teams
# 65# 53
   
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# 65# 60
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 66# 65
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 66# 61
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 66# 59
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 67# 26
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 69# 68
   
Dennis Sosic
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# 73# 64
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 75# 68
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 76# 74
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 77# 73
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 68
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 78# 55
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 78# 71
   
Tim Young
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# 78# 59
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 79# 49
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 80# 71
   
Joe Bond
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# 80# 55
   
Austin Bristow II
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# 95# 92
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 95# 63
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 101# 77
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 101# 81
   
  Kenta Maeda
SP - LAD
Kenta Maeda
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3970
   
Games Started200
   
Innings Pitched125.267.1
   
Wins84
   
Losses106
   
Saves227
   
Blown Saves05
   
Holds57
   
Hits Allowed11558
   
Earned Runs5335
   
Home Runs Allowed1311
   
Strikeouts15380
   
Walks4333
   
ERA3.814.70
   
WHIP1.261.36
   
  Kenta Maeda
SP - LAD
Kenta Maeda
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2966
   
Games Started230
   
Innings Pitched138.165.5
   
Wins103
   
Losses73
   
Saves030
   
Blown Saves06
   
Holds13
   
Hits Allowed12455
   
Earned Runs5628
   
Home Runs Allowed179
   
Strikeouts14979
   
Walks4227
   
ERA3.673.86
   
WHIP1.211.24
   
  Kenta Maeda
SP - LAD
Kenta Maeda
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
News 
 Kenta Maeda received a no-decision on Wednesday in San Diego, allowing two runs on two hits over five innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 29th
Cody Allen is signing a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Kenta Maeda received a no-decision on Friday night in Atlanta, giving up three runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 17th
Cody Allen was released by the Angels Tuesday after being designated for assignment Saturday.
Jonathan Limehouse - Jonathan Limehouse Fantasy Pros
Tue, Jun 18th
 Kenta Maeda earned the win on Saturday versus the D'Backs, twirling seven scoreless innings and allowing just three hits.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 11th
The Angels designated Cody Allen for assignment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 Kenta Maeda was charged for five runs on five hits over just 2 2/3 innings in Sunday's no-decision versus the Padres.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 5th
Cody Allen threw a scoreless inning on Friday against the Orioles. He allowed a walk and struck out two in the win.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, May 11th
 Kenta Maeda took the loss on Monday in Colorado, giving up six runs (five earned) on seven hits over four innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 30th
Allen hasn't pitched since going on the injured list April 26 with a back ailment.
James Bisson
Tue, May 7th
Notes 
 Over his first three seasons with the Dodgers, Maeda has finished as the SP19, SP33, and SP49 in standard 5x5 rotisserie leagues, despite averaging just 145 innings pitched per season. He is a good bet to again produce an ERA around 3.80, WHIP around 1.20, and better than a strikeout per inning. While it would be unwise to expect more than around 130 innings from Maeda this season, given how the Dodgers have handled Maeda and the rest of their pitching staff over the last couple years, he's proven he can be a solid mixed league asset even with a limited workload. He's particularly valuable in shallower leagues (10/12 team leagues with short benches) and leagues with multiple DL spots, since there will be decent fill-ins available for the starts he misses in those formats.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Allen had accrued a sub-3.00 ERA and K/9 above 11.0 in four straight seasons before his ERA ballooned to 4.75 with 80 strikeouts in 67 frames (10.75 K/9) last season. A massive 50.6% fly-ball rate led to a career-high 11 home runs surrendered. Here's the good news: He still found a ninth-inning gig with the Angels. The gopheritis and alarming walk increase (4.42 BB/9) make him a ratio risk, but Allen offers a rare source of affordable saves.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Maeda recorded a 3.30 FIP and 27.7 K% as a starter before getting moved to the bullpen with a case of Dodgeritis. The Dodgers indicated that he will open with a rotation spot in lieu of Ross Stripling and Julio Urias, but he remains reasonably priced around the pick-200 range. That's a fair cost to pay for 130 innings with ample strikeouts and ratios close to his career 3.80 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. Ride him out of the gate, but consider trading Maeda before another bullpen move if he starts strong.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Allen's last year in Cleveland turned out to be his worst, but that didn't stop the Angels from signing him as their new ninth-inning man. Allen's strikeout rate fell of a bit last season, but the bigger concerns were his ballooning walk rate, declining velocity, and the high amount of hard contact allowed. Allen has plenty of job security and should be a serviceable closer on an above-average team, but it would be unwise to expect a return to a sub-3.00 ERA, sub-1.20 WHIP, or 12+ K/9. He's a mid-tier closing option for 2019.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  It seemed as though Ty Buttrey, Bedrosian and Anderson were going to compete for saves in LA, but then they signed Allen who figures to get the job. Don't be surprised if he losses the gig early, however, if he struggles like we saw last season. Don't consider him a lock for 25 saves again.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros