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Who Should I Draft?

Max Fried or Carlos Martinez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
39 of 43 experts
9%
Recommended by
4 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 47# 77
Best Rank# 23# 39
Worst Rank# 107# 105
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 132# 167
Best Rank# 102# 167
Worst Rank# 139# 183
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6146
Wins43
Saves02
ERA3.964.04
WHIP1.331.35
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 66
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 105
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 87
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 46# 77
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 59# 96
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 45# 78
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 107
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 77# 93
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 99
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 77
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 48# 74
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 80
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 88
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 50# 63
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 67# 89
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 51# 82
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 76# 93
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 51# 62
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 49# 76
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 60# 64
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 51# 75
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 78
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 47# 70
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 56# 60
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 23# 78
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 54# 71
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 44# 80
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 72
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 92
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 40# 79
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 51# 69
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 45# 72
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 58# 84
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 52# 101
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 41# 81
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 51# 76
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 30# 83
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 53# 79
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 39# 62
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 41# 39
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 43# 40
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 60# 59
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 67# 64
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3348
   
Games Started300
   
Innings Pitched166.148.0
   
Wins174
   
Losses62
   
Saves024
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds03
   
Hits Allowed17539
   
Earned Runs7717
   
Home Runs Allowed212
   
Strikeouts17353
   
Walks4718
   
ERA4.183.17
   
WHIP1.341.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1113
   
Games Started117
   
Innings Pitched60.447.0
   
Wins43
   
Losses33
   
Saves02
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed6044
   
Earned Runs2721
   
Home Runs Allowed75
   
Strikeouts6146
   
Walks2119
   
ERA3.964.04
   
WHIP1.331.35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
News 
 Max Fried is scheduled to throw an intrasquad game on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 13th
Carlos Martinez was cleared to participate in workouts and threw a bullpen session on Tuesday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 9th
 Max Fried allowed two hits and five walks while striking out three over 4 2/3 innings against the Twins Wednesday.
Steve Painter
Wed, Mar 11th
Carlos Martinez has been absent from Cardinals workouts during spring training 2.0.
Brad Camara
Mon, Jul 6th
 Max Fried pitched 2 2/3 innings Saturday against the Rays, allowing three hits and two walks while recording one strikeout. His outing was cut short for pitch count reasons.
Steve Painter
Sat, Feb 29th
Carlos Martinez (shoulder) has been cleared to begin throwing off a mound.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jan 19th
 Max Fried toed the rubber for his first spring start and struggled, making it through only one-third of the first inning. He allowed three hits, three runs (all earned) while walking two and striking one batter out.
Steve Painter
Mon, Feb 24th
 
Notes 
 Fried is a popular breakout pick, but will the limitation early on his innings be too much for him to be a top 35 pitcher?
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
A short season could benefit Martinez, who could be a Top 40 pitcher.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Fried's 2019 was positive, but his 4.02 ERA and 1.33 WHIP left a lot to be desired. His 17 wins and solid strikeout rate masked some of the issues, but he certainly doesn't look like a pitcher ready to jump into the upper echelon. Still, Fried's FIP and xFIP were lower than his ERA, and his expected stats showed he had some bad luck. Put it all together and Fried's a decent option with upside, but not one who you should expect to lead your fantasy rotation in 2020.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Martinez's shoulder weakness pushed him to the bullpen, where he eventually successfully took over for Jordan Hicks as the closer for the Cardinals. His 2020 role remains in flux, as it appears he'll be given an opportunity to win back the starting role he so covets, but his success is far from assured. Martinez should provide value in the rotation or the bullpen, so given that you won't need to spend much draft capital to get him anyway, don't shy away.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Fried likely has the highest fantasy ceiling of all Braves pitchers and certainly the most strikeout potential. You just have to be okay with the growing pains that come along with it.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy