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Who Should I Draft?

Kyle Hendricks or Max Fried (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
26 of 43 experts
40%
Recommended by
17 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 45# 49
Best Rank# 22# 28
Worst Rank# 67# 109
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 144# 131
Best Rank# 131# 102
Worst Rank# 152# 137
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5561
Wins45
Saves00
ERA4.163.86
WHIP1.231.32
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 44
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 48
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 52
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 39# 46
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 24# 62
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 44# 109
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 80
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 48# 53
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 43# 49
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 45# 49
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 38# 67
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 41# 51
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 63# 76
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 22# 51
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 48# 49
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 51# 60
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 54# 61
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 24# 47
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 51# 59
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 56# 80
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 54
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 48# 52
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 43# 52
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 24# 74
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 50# 51
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 52# 53
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 43# 40
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 43# 31
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 43# 29
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 44# 43
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 47# 44
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 48# 30
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 49# 41
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 38
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 53# 50
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 54# 51
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 54# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 58# 28
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 60# 46
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 39
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 64# 39
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 66# 45
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 67# 42
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3033
   
Games Started3030
   
Innings Pitched177.0166.1
   
Wins1117
   
Losses106
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed168175
   
Earned Runs6877
   
Home Runs Allowed1921
   
Strikeouts150173
   
Walks3247
   
ERA3.464.18
   
WHIP1.131.34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched66.360.7
   
Wins45
   
Losses43
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6659
   
Earned Runs3126
   
Home Runs Allowed107
   
Strikeouts5561
   
Walks1521
   
ERA4.163.86
   
WHIP1.231.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
News 
 Kyle Hendricks allowed one run on two hits and one walk while striking out four across four innings in Saturday‚Äôs Cactus League Game against Cleveland.
Brad Camara
Sun, Mar 8th
Max Fried allowed two hits and five walks while striking out three over 4 2/3 innings against the Twins Wednesday.
Steve Painter
Wed, Mar 11th
 Kyle Hendricks tossed three perfect innings while striking out three in Monday's 9-4 Cactus League win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Tue, Mar 3rd
Max Fried pitched 2 2/3 innings Saturday against the Rays, allowing three hits and two walks while recording one strikeout. His outing was cut short for pitch count reasons.
Steve Painter
Sat, Feb 29th
  Max Fried toed the rubber for his first spring start and struggled, making it through only one-third of the first inning. He allowed three hits, three runs (all earned) while walking two and striking one batter out.
Steve Painter
Mon, Feb 24th
Notes 
 His value is greater this year with the ability to eat innings, especially now that Joe Maddon is gone. Still, he leaves little room for error with how he pitches.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Fried is a popular breakout pick, but will the limitation early on his innings be too much for him to be a top 35 pitcher?
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Hendricks can be dominant at times, but his lack of overpowering raw stuff means he has to be pinpoint with his control. When he's on, he can be unhittable, like when he led the league in getting hitters to swing at pitches outside the zone in the second half last year. But in the end, you know what Hendricks is going to give you. A sub-3.50 ERA, a sub-1.20 WHIP, and mediocre strikeout numbers. There's plenty of room for that on a fantasy team. But don't bank on much upside.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Fried's 2019 was positive, but his 4.02 ERA and 1.33 WHIP left a lot to be desired. His 17 wins and solid strikeout rate masked some of the issues, but he certainly doesn't look like a pitcher ready to jump into the upper echelon. Still, Fried's FIP and xFIP were lower than his ERA, and his expected stats showed he had some bad luck. Put it all together and Fried's a decent option with upside, but not one who you should expect to lead your fantasy rotation in 2020.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Fried likely has the highest fantasy ceiling of all Braves pitchers and certainly the most strikeout potential. You just have to be okay with the growing pains that come along with it.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy