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Who Should I Draft?

Matthew Boyd or Kenta Maeda (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
28 of 51 experts
45%
Recommended by
23 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 49# 58
Best Rank# 28# 28
Worst Rank# 82# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 150# 153
Best Rank# 131# 146
Worst Rank# 163# 170
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7362
Wins44
Saves00
ERA4.354.37
WHIP1.231.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 56
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 74
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 75
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 58# 61
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 55
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 30# 41
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 54# 56
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 59
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 39# 80
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 39# 47
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 51
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 28# 51
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 55# 62
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 51# 52
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 56# 59
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 50# 56
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 82
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 63# 77
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 40# 42
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 70
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 53# 57
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 37# 52
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 37# 49
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 80
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 35# 62
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 61# 71
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 52# 58
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 40# 39
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 35
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 45# 41
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 51# 44
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 51# 32
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 51# 41
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 52# 45
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 53# 33
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 53# 42
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 53# 34
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 53# 38
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 56# 39
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 59# 57
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 59# 50
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 45
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 61# 59
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 64# 43
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 65# 30
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 69# 57
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 69# 28
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 70# 51
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 71# 56
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 82# 52
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3237
   
Games Started3226
   
Innings Pitched185.2154.1
   
Wins910
   
Losses128
   
Saves03
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds04
   
Hits Allowed178114
   
Earned Runs9469
   
Home Runs Allowed3922
   
Strikeouts238169
   
Walks5051
   
ERA4.564.04
   
WHIP1.231.07
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1112
   
Games Started1110
   
Innings Pitched66.957.9
   
Wins44
   
Losses43
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6253
   
Earned Runs3228
   
Home Runs Allowed129
   
Strikeouts7362
   
Walks2020
   
ERA4.354.37
   
WHIP1.231.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
News 
 Matthew Boyd is scheduled to start on Friday against the Pirates.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 4th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda was excellent in a 3-0 win over the Indians on Saturday. Maeda threw six scoreless innings while striking out six.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Aug 2nd
 Detroit Tigers left-hander Matthew Boyd allowed four runs over five innings in a 5-4 win over Kansas City on Wednesday. Boyd struck out six.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jul 29th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda pitched well in his debut with his new team, allowing just two runs over five innings while striking out six. The Twins went on to beat the White Sox 14-2.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jul 26th
 Detroit Tigers left-hander Matthew Boyd took the loss in a 7-1 Opening Day loss to the Reds on Friday. Boyd allowed four runs over five innings while striking out two in the game.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jul 25th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda threw four scoreless innings in a 7-6 loss to the Red Sox on Sunday. Maeda struck out six and gave up just two hits in the start.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Mar 9th
 The Tigers announced Matthew Boyd as their Opening Day starter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 19th
Kenta Maeda allowed a homer, a single, and a walk in the first start with his new team.
Michael Felner
Tue, Feb 25th
 Matthew Boyd was not present at Tuesday's workout after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 16th
Kenta Maeda will officially be sent to the Minnesota Twins as part of the three-team 'megadeal' that will send Mookie Betts to the Dodgers.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Feb 9th
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
Arguably no player benefits more from a shortened season than Maeda. He won't be moved to the bullpen, and he's posted must-start numbers over his career as a starter. The Twins will be less incline to have him throw fewer innings, too, as they don't have the depth the Dodgers had.
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
One of the biggest beneficiaries of a shortened season
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 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
Maeda should be the rare pitcher who benefits from a move to the American League. The Dodgers have moved him back and forth from the bullpen to the starting rotation to manipulate his innings and avoid paying him bonuses for years. Now, he should stick in the Twins' rotation, and approach the 175 innings he threw in 2016. Given that he had the highest swinging strike rate (14.6%) and chase rate (34.8%) of his career last year and will be moving to a division that saw three of the other four teams rank in the bottom seven in runs scored in 2019, consider the needle on Maeda moving up.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Struck out a whopping 238 batters in breakout 2019 season
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros