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Who Should I Draft?

Matthew Boyd or Nick Anderson (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Nick Anderson
RP - TB
Nick Anderson
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
26 of 43 experts
40%
Recommended by
17 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 52# 56
Best Rank# 34# 28
Worst Rank# 82# 325
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 155# 140
Best Rank# 133# 123
Worst Rank# 164# 186
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7234
Wins41
Saves09
ERA4.363.37
WHIP1.231.09
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 64
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 54
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 64
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 61# 63
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 41# 66
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 59# 74
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 51# 57
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 57
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 54
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 54# 57
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 55# 91
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 61# 325
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 56# 69
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 65
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 50# 72
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 54# 61
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 51# 83
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 86
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 49# 89
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 38# 45
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 71
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 53# 78
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 35# 57
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 61# 88
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 58# 71
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 53# 56
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 42
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 50# 46
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 53# 47
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 45
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 53# 51
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 57# 47
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 58# 52
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 59# 54
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 62# 44
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 63# 62
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 63# 41
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 71# 53
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 71# 58
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 73# 44
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 74# 50
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 74# 36
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 82# 28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Nick Anderson
RP - TB
Nick Anderson
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3268
   
Games Started320
   
Innings Pitched185.265.2
   
Wins95
   
Losses124
   
Saves01
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds016
   
Hits Allowed17852
   
Earned Runs9424
   
Home Runs Allowed398
   
Strikeouts238110
   
Walks5018
   
ERA4.563.32
   
WHIP1.231.08
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Nick Anderson
RP - TB
Nick Anderson
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1124
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched65.322.7
   
Wins41
   
Losses41
   
Saves09
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed6118
   
Earned Runs329
   
Home Runs Allowed123
   
Strikeouts7234
   
Walks197
   
ERA4.363.37
   
WHIP1.231.09
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Nick Anderson
RP - TB
Nick Anderson
News 
  Prior to the delay of the MLB season, Nick Anderson was in line to see a majority of the save opportunities in Tampa Bay.
Blaine Blontz
Mon, Mar 23rd
  Nick Anderson tossed a scoreless inning on Wednesday against Boston, striking out two while allowing one hit and two walks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 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
We know that Anderson should be the locked-in closer for the Rays, but we also know how the Rays work. Proceed with caution.
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
Anderson was exceptional with the Rays, though Emilio Pagan got the vast majority of the save chances. With Pagan now out of the way, Anderson may have the chance to lead a committee of Diego Castillo and Jose Alvarado. Even if he doesn't get the majority of the save chances, if Anderson pitches like he did with the Rays last year (52.6% strikeout rate), he'll be worth owning no matter what.
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