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Who Should I Draft?

Kenta Maeda or Mychal Givens (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
41 of 42 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 42 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58# 106
Best Rank# 27# 68
Worst Rank# 82# 174
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 164# 322
Best Rank# 147# 301
Worst Rank# 175# 355
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6031
Wins41
Saves04
ERA4.413.91
WHIP1.271.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 45
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 97
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 77# 119
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 61# 98
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 59# 134
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 59
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 95
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 54# 114
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 61# 111
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 43# 111
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 108
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 103
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 68# 117
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 79# 100
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 62# 96
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 52# 151
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 60# 108
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 59# 108
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 56# 101
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 48# 112
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 56# 119
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 50# 106
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 29# 122
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 82# 121
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 77# 117
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 45# 131
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 38# 171
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 32# 111
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 46# 137
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 125
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 43# 114
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 45# 131
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 50# 113
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 81# 103
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 33# 174
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 27# 101
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 62# 119
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 71# 111
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 57# 118
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 41# 110
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 59
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 68
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3758
   
Games Started260
   
Innings Pitched154.163.0
   
Wins102
   
Losses86
   
Saves311
   
Blown Saves08
   
Holds47
   
Hits Allowed11449
   
Earned Runs6932
   
Home Runs Allowed2213
   
Strikeouts16986
   
Walks5126
   
ERA4.044.57
   
WHIP1.071.19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1223
   
Games Started100
   
Innings Pitched56.325.3
   
Wins41
   
Losses31
   
Saves04
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds03
   
Hits Allowed5221
   
Earned Runs2811
   
Home Runs Allowed94
   
Strikeouts6031
   
Walks1910
   
ERA4.413.91
   
WHIP1.271.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
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
Mychal Givens is in a competition for the closer job with Hunter Harvey, per pitching coach Doug Brocail. Richard Bleier is in the mix to get saves against lefties.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sun, Jul 12th
 Kenta Maeda allowed a homer, a single, and a walk in the first start with his new team.
Michael Felner
Tue, Feb 25th
Mychal Givens trailed starter Tom Eshelman in Wednesday's exhibition against the Blue Jays, serving up a two-run homer to Randal Grichuk. He also walked one and struck out one in the outing.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Wed, Mar 11th
 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
Mychal Givens pitched the fourth inning of Sunday's exhibition against the Yankees, giving up two runs on two hits. He left a pitch middle-middle to Thomas Milone, who promptly deposited the ball over the fence.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Mon, Mar 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
Mychal Givens's shot at the closer role is in doubt after it has been reported that Hunter Harvey will get a look as the Orioles' closer.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
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
Givens isn't a special pitcher, pitches for a poor team, and isn't guaranteed to be the closer. Even if he were, he's tallied just 20 saves over the last two seasons. There's no reason to draft Givens, and if you're looking for a Baltimore closer, better to take your chance on Hunter Harvey.
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