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Who Should I Draft?

Matthew Boyd or Brandon Workman (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Brandon Workman
RP - BOS
Brandon Workman
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
28 of 43 experts
35%
Recommended by
15 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 53# 56
Best Rank# 34# 31
Worst Rank# 82# 77
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 154# 141
Best Rank# 133# 125
Worst Rank# 166# 167
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7231
Wins41
Saves011
ERA4.333.61
WHIP1.241.25
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 60
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 46
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 58# 64
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 61# 65
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 70
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 41# 49
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 59# 62
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 51# 59
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 56
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 65
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 55# 64
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 56# 60
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 50# 55
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 53# 64
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 71# 77
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 53# 72
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 64
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 53# 67
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 51# 74
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 53# 67
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 51# 76
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 65
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 38# 65
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 58
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 35# 73
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 61# 66
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 59# 69
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 58# 61
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 49# 46
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 53# 35
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 42
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 53# 52
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 54# 48
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 61# 35
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 62# 52
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 63# 39
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 63# 54
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 72# 47
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 72# 55
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 73# 54
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 74# 62
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 75# 47
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 82# 31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Brandon Workman
RP - BOS
Brandon Workman
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3273
   
Games Started320
   
Innings Pitched185.272.3
   
Wins910
   
Losses121
   
Saves016
   
Blown Saves06
   
Holds015
   
Hits Allowed17829
   
Earned Runs9415
   
Home Runs Allowed391
   
Strikeouts238104
   
Walks5045
   
ERA4.561.88
   
WHIP1.231.03
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Brandon Workman
RP - BOS
Brandon Workman
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1124
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched64.923.8
   
Wins41
   
Losses41
   
Saves011
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed6118
   
Earned Runs3110
   
Home Runs Allowed123
   
Strikeouts7231
   
Walks1911
   
ERA4.333.61
   
WHIP1.241.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Brandon Workman
RP - BOS
Brandon Workman
News 
  Brandon Workman struck out two batters in a 1-2-3 inning Sunday in Grapefruit League play as the Red Sox defeated the Braves by a 4-2 score.
John Aubin
Mon, Mar 2nd
  Red Sox interim manager Ron Roenicke says Brandon Workman will be the team's closer to begin the 2020 season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 12th
Notes 
 Alex Fast loves Matthew Boyd, so I, in turn, love Matthew Boyd. He's in a fantastic park, but he still gave up far too many homers and won't win many games with the Tigers.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Workman is another guy who seems like a safe bet as an RP 2, but let's not totally ignore Matt Barnes.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Armed with a devastating slider into which he leaned heavily, Boyd had an impressive opening to his season, putting up gaudy strikeout numbers with impressive overall stats. Unfortunately, his ERA rose from 3.87 in the first half to 5.51 in the second half, with his WHIP coming along for the ride. An awful .318 BABIP on groundballs didn't help, but that number isn't all that surprising given the defense behind him. With almost no win potential, Boyd is more of a back-end-of-the-rotation fantasy starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Workman was never the guy for the Red Sox . . . until one day he just was. When he finally locked down the closer's role, he was fantastic, striking out batters at will and pitching to a 1.88 ERA. His WHIP hovered near 1.00 despite the fact that he walked more than 5.5 batters per nine innings, a feat which he's unlikely to duplicate. In short, while Workman will close for the Red Sox, he'll need to improve his control in order to hold the job for the whole year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 If the ball gets dejuiced, there may be no player more positively impacted than Matt Boyd. Boyd was destroyed by the long ball in 2019, and if he can cut that rate in half or even by a quarter, we may have a solid SP2 for fantasy purposes.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy