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Who Should I Draft?

Matthew Boyd or Mike Minor (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Mike Minor
SP - TEX
Mike Minor
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
33 of 51 experts
35%
Recommended by
18 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 49# 56
Best Rank# 28# 34
Worst Rank# 82# 88
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 150# 149
Best Rank# 131# 143
Worst Rank# 163# 172
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7366
Wins44
Saves00
ERA4.354.38
WHIP1.231.29
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 61
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 51
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 48
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 58# 62
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 61# 74
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 63
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 66
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 30# 62
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 51# 60
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 58
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 39# 50
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 39# 51
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 70
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 59# 67
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 28# 55
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 53# 60
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 51# 61
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 56# 58
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 50# 62
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 57
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 53# 73
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 70
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 64# 71
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 40# 79
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 40# 52
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 53# 59
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 45# 63
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 37# 88
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 37# 72
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 56
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 35# 48
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 56# 57
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 51# 57
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 51# 42
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 52# 46
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 52# 49
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 53# 51
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 53# 50
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 54# 52
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 55# 49
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 59# 53
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 53
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 61# 55
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 63# 42
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 65# 63
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 69# 34
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 69# 63
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 70# 66
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 71# 67
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 74# 71
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 82# 78
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Mike Minor
SP - TEX
Mike Minor
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3232
   
Games Started3232
   
Innings Pitched185.2208.1
   
Wins914
   
Losses1210
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed178189
   
Earned Runs9483
   
Home Runs Allowed3930
   
Strikeouts238200
   
Walks5068
   
ERA4.563.59
   
WHIP1.231.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Mike Minor
SP - TEX
Mike Minor
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched66.969.8
   
Wins44
   
Losses44
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6268
   
Earned Runs3234
   
Home Runs Allowed1211
   
Strikeouts7366
   
Walks2022
   
ERA4.354.38
   
WHIP1.231.29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Mike Minor
SP - TEX
Mike Minor
News 
 Matthew Boyd is scheduled to start on Friday against the Pirates.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 4th
Mike Minor pitched five innings giving up three hits, two earned runs, and one walk while striking out six on 98 pitches in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Rockies.
Dave Kluge
Sun, Jul 26th
 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
 
 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
 
 The Tigers announced Matthew Boyd as their Opening Day starter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 19th
 
 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
 
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
Peripherals hate what Minor did in 2019, but there gets a point in the draft where you're OK taking him for the volume he'll provide.
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
The Rangers pushed Minor to reach 200 strikeouts and, although his 3.59 ERA shows he surpassed expectations, there was really fairly little to get excited about. Minor's FIP and xFIP were substantially higher than his ERA, his WHIP was mediocre, and his strikeout rate hardly impressed. He's a pitcher you draft to solidify the back end of your rotation, but nothing more.
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
 
 Struck out a whopping 238 batters in breakout 2019 season
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros