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Who Should I Draft?

Kenta Maeda or Hansel Robles (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Hansel Robles
RP - LAA
Hansel Robles
Expert
Recommendation
72%
Recommended by
31 of 43 experts
28%
Recommended by
12 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58# 61
Best Rank# 27# 43
Worst Rank# 82# 105
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 164# 155
Best Rank# 147# 146
Worst Rank# 175# 186
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6026
Wins41
Saves09
ERA4.413.80
WHIP1.271.22
   
Misc 
   
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Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 62
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 66
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 59# 72
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 85
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 74
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 54# 89
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 61# 65
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 65
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 61
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 85
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 62# 70
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 52# 56
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 59# 64
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 56# 58
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 48# 70
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 56# 76
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 50# 71
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 29# 90
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 82# 92
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 44# 54
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 38# 54
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 32# 52
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 46# 61
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 43# 60
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 68# 74
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 50# 74
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 33# 75
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 27# 76
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 62# 105
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 57# 60
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 41# 65
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 59# 57
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 60# 58
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 61# 60
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 68# 48
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 67
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 71# 68
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 77# 71
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 77# 46
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 79# 58
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 81# 68
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 43
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 46
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Hansel Robles
RP - LAA
Hansel Robles
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3771
   
Games Started261
   
Innings Pitched154.173.1
   
Wins105
   
Losses81
   
Saves323
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds42
   
Hits Allowed11458
   
Earned Runs6920
   
Home Runs Allowed226
   
Strikeouts16975
   
Walks5116
   
ERA4.042.48
   
WHIP1.071.02
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Hansel Robles
RP - LAA
Hansel Robles
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1224
   
Games Started100
   
Innings Pitched56.324.5
   
Wins41
   
Losses31
   
Saves09
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed5222
   
Earned Runs2810
   
Home Runs Allowed93
   
Strikeouts6026
   
Walks198
   
ERA4.413.80
   
WHIP1.271.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Hansel Robles
RP - LAA
Hansel Robles
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 told reporters that it's a "safe bet" to expect Hansel Robles to be the team's closer to start the 2020 season.
Blaine Blontz
Mon, Feb 24th
 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
Robles seems like the guy in Anaheim, but he's not in the tier of relievers where you feel super comfortable about it.
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
The regression never came for Robles last year, as he somehow managed to avoid walks despite struggling with them his entire career. He'll enter the year as the Angels' closer but it's a big gamble to think lightning will strike twice with such a mercurial pitcher. The safer bet is that Robles' walk and home run rates will return to his career levels, making him a closer unlikely to hold his job all year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros