Who Should I Draft?

Kenta Maeda or Rick Porcello (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rick Porcello
SP - BOS
Rick Porcello
Kenta Maeda
SP - LAD
Kenta Maeda
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
32 of 59 experts
46%
Recommended by
27 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 62# 58
Best Rank# 37# 30
Worst Rank# 145# 101
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 148# 175
Best Rank# 135# 154
Worst Rank# 158# 219
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts173149
Wins1310
Saves00
ERA4.123.67
WHIP1.231.21
   
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  Rick Porcello
SP - BOS
Rick Porcello
Kenta Maeda
SP - LAD
Kenta Maeda
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3339
   
Games Started3320
   
Innings Pitched191.2125.2
   
Wins178
   
Losses710
   
Saves02
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds05
   
Hits Allowed177115
   
Earned Runs9153
   
Home Runs Allowed2713
   
Strikeouts190153
   
Walks4843
   
ERA4.283.81
   
WHIP1.181.26
   
  Rick Porcello
SP - BOS
Rick Porcello
Kenta Maeda
SP - LAD
Kenta Maeda
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3229
   
Games Started3223
   
Innings Pitched187.4138.1
   
Wins1310
   
Losses107
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed186124
   
Earned Runs8656
   
Home Runs Allowed2717
   
Strikeouts173149
   
Walks4542
   
ERA4.123.67
   
WHIP1.231.21
   
  Rick Porcello
SP - BOS
Rick Porcello
Kenta Maeda
SP - LAD
Kenta Maeda
News 
 Rick Porcello gave up six runs in four innings against the Yankees on Sunday, allowing seven hits and striking out one batter.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 9th
Kenta Maeda received a no-decision on Wednesday in San Diego, allowing two runs on two hits over five innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 29th
 Rick Porcello allowed six earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out five across four innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Twins.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 4th
Kenta Maeda received a no-decision on Friday night in Atlanta, giving up three runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 17th
 Rick Porcello earned the win against Colorado on Tuesday, pitching five innings and giving up two runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out five.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 28th
Kenta Maeda earned the win on Saturday versus the D'Backs, twirling seven scoreless innings and allowing just three hits.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 11th
 Rick Porcello took the loss Wednesday, giving up three runs on three hits and four walks over five innings while striking out three as the Red Sox fell 5-2 to the Phillies.
John Aubin
Thu, Aug 22nd
Kenta Maeda was charged for five runs on five hits over just 2 2/3 innings in Sunday's no-decision versus the Padres.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 5th
 Rick Porcello picked up the win in Friday's 9-1 victory over the Orioles, allowing one run on four hits and two walks over six innings while striking out two.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 17th
Kenta Maeda took the loss on Monday in Colorado, giving up six runs (five earned) on seven hits over four innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 30th
Notes 
  Over his first three seasons with the Dodgers, Maeda has finished as the SP19, SP33, and SP49 in standard 5x5 rotisserie leagues, despite averaging just 145 innings pitched per season. He is a good bet to again produce an ERA around 3.80, WHIP around 1.20, and better than a strikeout per inning. While it would be unwise to expect more than around 130 innings from Maeda this season, given how the Dodgers have handled Maeda and the rest of their pitching staff over the last couple years, he's proven he can be a solid mixed league asset even with a limited workload. He's particularly valuable in shallower leagues (10/12 team leagues with short benches) and leagues with multiple DL spots, since there will be decent fill-ins available for the starts he misses in those formats.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  Maeda recorded a 3.30 FIP and 27.7 K% as a starter before getting moved to the bullpen with a case of Dodgeritis. The Dodgers indicated that he will open with a rotation spot in lieu of Ross Stripling and Julio Urias, but he remains reasonably priced around the pick-200 range. That's a fair cost to pay for 130 innings with ample strikeouts and ratios close to his career 3.80 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. Ride him out of the gate, but consider trading Maeda before another bullpen move if he starts strong.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros