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Who Should I Draft?

Matthew Boyd or Julio Urias (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
27 of 43 experts
37%
Recommended by
16 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 52# 59
Best Rank# 34# 14
Worst Rank# 82# 89
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 154# 145
Best Rank# 133# 137
Worst Rank# 164# 160
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7352
Wins43
Saves00
ERA4.354.12
WHIP1.231.29
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 71
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 74
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 66
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 71# 89
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 41# 75
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 59# 63
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 49# 53
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 60
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 56
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 62# 67
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 55# 88
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 55# 76
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 56# 62
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 50# 57
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 53# 68
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 60
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 51# 57
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 73
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 49# 76
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 38# 49
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 62
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 53# 73
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 35# 70
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 61# 72
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 59# 61
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 58# 63
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 26
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 50# 39
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 52# 50
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 53# 46
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 53# 45
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 54# 49
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 57# 49
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 58# 53
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 31
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 61# 49
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 61# 14
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 63# 61
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 71# 66
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 73# 51
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 74# 38
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 82# 60
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3237
   
Games Started328
   
Innings Pitched185.280.2
   
Wins94
   
Losses123
   
Saves04
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds07
   
Hits Allowed17859
   
Earned Runs9422
   
Home Runs Allowed397
   
Strikeouts23885
   
Walks5027
   
ERA4.562.49
   
WHIP1.231.08
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started119
   
Innings Pitched65.949.9
   
Wins43
   
Losses42
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6245
   
Earned Runs3223
   
Home Runs Allowed127
   
Strikeouts7352
   
Walks2019
   
ERA4.354.12
   
WHIP1.231.29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
News 
  Julio Urias allowed two unearned runs in two-thirds of an inning Monday against the Reds. He allowed one hit, one walk, and struck out one.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Mar 3rd
  Julio Urias will be in the Dodgers' starting rotation to begin the 2020 regular season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Feb 22nd
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
UrĂ­as is the biggest faller for me, as he was a Top 100 player in my initial rankings. It's hard to trust the Dodgers to send Urias out there every fifth day for a full workload. It's time to buy in dynasty leagues.
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
Urias will begin the year in the Dodgers rotation, so the biggest hurdle to him having major fantasy value this year has been cleared. His ability to miss bats is elite and although he's struggled with control a bit in the majors, he has all the tools to succeed. There's plenty of upside, so if you have a solid base for your pitching staff, don't hesitate to pull the trigger a little early.
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