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Who Should I Draft?

Kenta Maeda or Julio Urias (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
37 of 49 experts
24%
Recommended by
12 of 49 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58# 65
Best Rank# 28# 24
Worst Rank# 82# 112
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 153# 145
Best Rank# 146# 136
Worst Rank# 170# 156
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6253
Wins43
Saves00
ERA4.374.06
WHIP1.271.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 66
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 57# 87
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 51# 54
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 41# 47
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 56# 58
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 44# 54
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 60
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 47# 56
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 56
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 50# 60
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 51# 52
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 62# 76
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 52# 60
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 38# 42
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 59# 62
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 56# 57
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 66
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 56# 66
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 42# 51
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 30# 50
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 43# 59
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 35
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 39# 47
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 42# 44
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 73
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 45# 46
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57# 112
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 41# 43
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 52# 55
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 34# 45
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 33# 73
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 28# 38
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 62# 70
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 71# 72
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 57# 61
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 39# 61
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 41# 56
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 28
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 49# 48
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 52# 24
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 27
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 58# 44
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 49
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 61# 53
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 75# 64
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 77# 61
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 80# 62
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 80# 68
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 82# 60
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3737
   
Games Started268
   
Innings Pitched154.180.2
   
Wins104
   
Losses83
   
Saves34
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds47
   
Hits Allowed11459
   
Earned Runs6922
   
Home Runs Allowed227
   
Strikeouts16985
   
Walks5127
   
ERA4.042.49
   
WHIP1.071.08
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1212
   
Games Started109
   
Innings Pitched57.951.8
   
Wins43
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5346
   
Earned Runs2823
   
Home Runs Allowed97
   
Strikeouts6253
   
Walks2019
   
ERA4.374.06
   
WHIP1.271.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
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
Julio Urias (1-0) picked up the win Saturday against Arizona, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk in six innings. He struck out five.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 2nd
 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
Julio Urias allowed one run on five hits and three walks while striking out three over five innings against the Giants on Sunday. He did not factor into the decision.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jul 27th
 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
Julio Urias allowed two unearned runs in two-thirds of an inning Monday against the Reds. He allowed one hit, one walk, and struck out one.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Mar 3rd
 Kenta Maeda allowed a homer, a single, and a walk in the first start with his new team.
Michael Felner
Tue, Feb 25th
Julio Urias will be in the Dodgers' starting rotation to begin the 2020 regular season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Feb 22nd
 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
 
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
60 games diminishes the durability concerns but even 60 games would be a jump in workload and that worries me. Love the potential and that forces me to rank him this high. I have high hopes but he is in my minors opening weekend. That says something
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 One of the biggest beneficiaries of a shortened season
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
UrĂ­as is the biggest faller for me, as he was a Top 100 player in my initial rankings. It's hard to trust the Dodgers to send Urias out there every fifth day for a full workload. It's time to buy in dynasty leagues.
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
Dodgers confirmed he was their fifth starter in ST 1.0
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
  Urias will begin the year in the Dodgers rotation, so the biggest hurdle to him having major fantasy value this year has been cleared. His ability to miss bats is elite and although he's struggled with control a bit in the majors, he has all the tools to succeed. There's plenty of upside, so if you have a solid base for your pitching staff, don't hesitate to pull the trigger a little early.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros