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Who Should I Draft?

Matthew Boyd or Robbie Ray (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
24 of 43 experts
44%
Recommended by
19 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 51# 53
Best Rank# 34# 31
Worst Rank# 82# 89
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 154# 149
Best Rank# 133# 128
Worst Rank# 164# 167
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7376
Wins44
Saves00
ERA4.354.29
WHIP1.231.34
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 51
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 54
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 57
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 66
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 41# 47
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 49# 57
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 55
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 47
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 62# 76
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 55# 63
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 56# 57
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 50# 61
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 53# 66
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 53# 64
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 57# 72
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 54# 75
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 51# 59
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 49# 51
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 52# 89
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 38# 57
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 50
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 53# 66
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 35# 47
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 53# 60
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 50# 48
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 55# 54
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 48
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 58# 49
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 58# 31
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 59# 52
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 59# 57
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 43
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 56
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 61# 57
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 61# 51
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 61# 31
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 63# 58
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 71# 62
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 71# 59
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 73# 55
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 74# 57
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 74# 55
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 82# 79
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3233
   
Games Started3233
   
Innings Pitched185.2174.0
   
Wins912
   
Losses128
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed178150
   
Earned Runs9484
   
Home Runs Allowed3930
   
Strikeouts238235
   
Walks5084
   
ERA4.564.34
   
WHIP1.231.34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched65.961.0
   
Wins44
   
Losses43
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6253
   
Earned Runs3229
   
Home Runs Allowed1210
   
Strikeouts7376
   
Walks2029
   
ERA4.354.29
   
WHIP1.231.34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
News 
  Robbie Ray gave up one earned run on three hits while striking out three in 4.0 innings while earning the win against the Rangers on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Mar 6th
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
Wouldn't it be the most Robbie Ray thing in the world if he got pulled at 4.2 innings each start this year? Great strikeouts, bad command. We know who he is.
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
While the overall numbers fluctuate, Ray is largely the same guy he's always been. He's going to amass a ton of strikeouts and he's going to hand out free passes like a doctor handing out lollipops. It is just impossible to rely on a starter who can't top 175 innings or keep his WHIP below 1.33. Ray is certainly rosterable but close your eyes when he's pitching.
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