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Who Should I Draft?

Kenta Maeda or Emilio Pagan (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Emilio Pagan
RP - SD
Emilio Pagan
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
37 of 44 experts
16%
Recommended by
7 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58# 99
Best Rank# 27# 60
Worst Rank# 82# 162
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 160# 273
Best Rank# 147# 212
Worst Rank# 172# 324
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6030
Wins41
Saves01
ERA4.413.37
WHIP1.271.05
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 45
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 109
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 61# 114
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 57# 123
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 59
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 116
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 54# 88
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 61# 104
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 43# 141
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 104
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 75
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 68
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 79# 125
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 52# 85
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 60# 130
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 59# 109
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 56# 106
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 48# 95
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 56# 162
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 44# 106
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 29# 123
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 82# 93
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 77# 109
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 45# 140
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 135
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 29# 113
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 46# 105
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 43# 90
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 45# 93
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 50# 80
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 35# 99
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 33# 63
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 27# 103
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 62# 123
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 57
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 41# 105
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 59
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 62# 60
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 61
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 71# 62
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 77# 67
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 81# 61
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 62
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 110
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Emilio Pagan
RP - SD
Emilio Pagan
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3766
   
Games Started260
   
Innings Pitched154.170.1
   
Wins104
   
Losses82
   
Saves320
   
Blown Saves08
   
Holds48
   
Hits Allowed11445
   
Earned Runs6918
   
Home Runs Allowed2212
   
Strikeouts16996
   
Walks5113
   
ERA4.042.31
   
WHIP1.070.83
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Emilio Pagan
RP - SD
Emilio Pagan
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1223
   
Games Started100
   
Innings Pitched56.324.9
   
Wins41
   
Losses31
   
Saves01
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds04
   
Hits Allowed5219
   
Earned Runs289
   
Home Runs Allowed94
   
Strikeouts6030
   
Walks197
   
ERA4.413.37
   
WHIP1.271.05
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Emilio Pagan
RP - SD
Emilio Pagan
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
Emilio Pagan was traded to the San Diego Padres Saturday night in exchange for utility outfielder Manuel Margot and catching prospect Logan Driscoll.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Feb 8th
 Kenta Maeda allowed a homer, a single, and a walk in the first start with his new team.
Michael Felner
Tue, Feb 25th
 
 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
Pagán should lead the Padres in holds.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 One of the biggest beneficiaries of a shortened season
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Pagan had a dynamic season with the Rays, racking up 20 saves and offering excellent ratios. But a move to the Padres takes him out of the closer's role behind Kirby Yates. He's still ownable for his pitching numbers and as a handcuff to Yates, but don't expect many saves absent an injury.
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