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Who Should I Draft?

Madison Bumgarner or Max Fried (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Madison Bumgarner
SP - ARI
Madison Bumgarner
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
25 of 43 experts
42%
Recommended by
18 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 43# 48
Best Rank# 21# 28
Worst Rank# 77# 107
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 119# 134
Best Rank# 101# 102
Worst Rank# 133# 142
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6361
Wins44
Saves00
ERA4.473.96
WHIP1.261.33
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 39
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 48
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 32
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 30# 46
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 43# 61
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 51# 107
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 50# 53
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 44# 49
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 51# 67
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 37# 51
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 44# 76
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 45# 49
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 49# 60
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 27# 43
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 49# 61
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 28# 42
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 40# 56
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 56# 91
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 37# 44
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 54
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 45
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 38# 52
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 53# 73
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 44# 51
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 21# 53
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 30# 28
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 38
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 44# 34
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 45# 30
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 45# 40
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 49# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 50# 31
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 51# 48
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 51# 47
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 52# 45
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 53# 51
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 39
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 57# 50
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 59# 51
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 59# 41
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 64# 51
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 77# 76
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 77# 40
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Madison Bumgarner
SP - ARI
Madison Bumgarner
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3433
   
Games Started3430
   
Innings Pitched208.1166.1
   
Wins917
   
Losses96
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed191175
   
Earned Runs9077
   
Home Runs Allowed3021
   
Strikeouts203173
   
Walks4347
   
ERA3.904.18
   
WHIP1.131.34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Madison Bumgarner
SP - ARI
Madison Bumgarner
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched68.360.4
   
Wins44
   
Losses43
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6860
   
Earned Runs3427
   
Home Runs Allowed117
   
Strikeouts6361
   
Walks1821
   
ERA4.473.96
   
WHIP1.261.33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Madison Bumgarner
SP - ARI
Madison Bumgarner
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
News 
 Madison Bumgarner was not present for the Diamondbacks' first workout on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 4th
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
 Madison Bumgarner allowed three hits and a walk over 3.2 innings Monday against the Royals. He struck out four.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Mar 10th
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
 Madison Bumgarner allowed five runs (four earned) on four hits and one walk in 2.2 innings against the Indians on Wednesday. He struck out two.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Mar 5th
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
 Madison Bumgarner allowed one run on one hit while striking out four over two innings Thursday against the Reds.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Feb 28th
 
Notes 
 Bumgarner is attractive this year if you're looking for solid volume from your pitchers opposed to high upside. He won't need to be built up, so you can count on consistent production from him all year.
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
 Bumgarner's ERA approached 4.00 last year, but he stayed healthy all year and saw a velocity bump after two injury-plagued years. The move to Arizona is a downgrade considering the park change, but it's not quite as drastic as it would have been without the humidor. Still, Bumgarner's numbers were significantly worse away from Oracle Park last year (2.93 ERA at home, 5.29 away), so it's fair to exercise caution with Bumgarner. But, so long as you recognize him for what he is at this point in his career, he'll likely give you what you expect.
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