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Who Should I Draft?

Kenta Maeda or German Marquez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
38 of 51 experts
25%
Recommended by
13 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58# 63
Best Rank# 28# 28
Worst Rank# 82# 107
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 153# 178
Best Rank# 146# 150
Worst Rank# 170# 192
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6268
Wins44
Saves00
ERA4.374.43
WHIP1.271.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 67
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 61
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 61# 68
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 51# 67
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 72
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 107
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 41# 51
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 44# 71
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 62
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 47# 68
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 68
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 50# 68
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 51# 64
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 52# 92
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 38# 82
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 52# 65
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 59# 61
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 56# 67
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 73
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 56# 64
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 42# 72
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 30# 69
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 43# 96
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 39# 91
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 42# 54
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 45# 75
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57# 67
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 41# 62
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 52# 68
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 49# 69
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 80# 89
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 34# 56
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 33# 77
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 28# 59
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 57# 70
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 39# 60
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 58# 66
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 41# 59
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 28
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 56# 55
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 57# 45
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 62# 53
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 62# 51
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 63
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 71# 65
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 75# 72
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 77# 53
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 80# 55
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 82# 55
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 40
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 74
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3728
   
Games Started2628
   
Innings Pitched154.1174.0
   
Wins1012
   
Losses85
   
Saves30
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds40
   
Hits Allowed114173
   
Earned Runs6992
   
Home Runs Allowed2229
   
Strikeouts169175
   
Walks5135
   
ERA4.044.76
   
WHIP1.071.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1011
   
Innings Pitched57.967.2
   
Wins44
   
Losses34
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5368
   
Earned Runs2833
   
Home Runs Allowed910
   
Strikeouts6268
   
Walks2018
   
ERA4.374.43
   
WHIP1.271.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
News 
 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
German Marquez was brilliant yet again on Tuesday against the Giants, tossing 7 1/3 innings of two-run ball while striking out nine.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
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
German Marquez improved to 1-1 on Wednesday in Oakland, allowing just one run over six innings while striking out eight.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 29th
 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
German Marquez took the loss on Friday night against the Rangers despite giving up just one run over 5 2/3 innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 25th
 Kenta Maeda allowed a homer, a single, and a walk in the first start with his new team.
Michael Felner
Tue, Feb 25th
The Rockies named German Marquez as the club's Opening Day starter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 20th
 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
German Marquez allowed two runs on three hits over three innings of work on Friday against the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Mar 6th
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
Please, for the love of all things good in the world (few things, as it turns out), get Marquez out of Colorado. It turns out even he can't defeat Coors Field.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 One of the biggest beneficiaries of a shortened season
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Although Marquez seemed like the rare pitcher who could conquer Coors Field, 2019 showed otherwise. Marquez pitched to a 3.67 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP on the road, but a 6.26 ERA and 1.55 WHIP at home. Can he overcome the thin air this year? It's possible, but history is littered with pitchers who managed to buck the trend for one year only to fail to do so again. Marquez has the skill, but his home park make it seem unlikely he can provide quality value.
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
Marquez would likely be a top 25 arm if he didn't pitch half his games in Coors. However, he is still a great 4th or 5th starter for your fantasy rotation as he has nasty stuff and will be a force on the road.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy