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Who Should I Draft?

Max Fried or Craig Kimbrel (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
25 of 39 experts
36%
Recommended by
14 of 39 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 49# 51
Best Rank# 30# 28
Worst Rank# 110# 98
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 129# 134
Best Rank# 102# 123
Worst Rank# 141# 152
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts16378
Wins123
Saves027
ERA3.823.70
WHIP1.301.21
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 57
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 47
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 51
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 46# 48
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 45# 46
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 90
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 54
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 45# 46
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 72
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 50# 64
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 51# 98
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 49# 51
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 43# 52
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 49# 51
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 53
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 47# 59
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 48# 55
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 30# 56
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 44# 48
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 62
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 32# 82
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 53# 60
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 41# 77
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 30# 40
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 53# 54
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 47
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 51# 50
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 51# 48
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 51# 37
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 40
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 60# 53
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 65# 43
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 67# 44
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 70# 31
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 47
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 76# 58
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 80# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 110# 31
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3323
   
Games Started300
   
Innings Pitched166.121.3
   
Wins170
   
Losses64
   
Saves013
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed17521
   
Earned Runs7715
   
Home Runs Allowed219
   
Strikeouts17330
   
Walks4712
   
ERA4.186.53
   
WHIP1.341.60
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2955
   
Games Started280
   
Innings Pitched157.155.0
   
Wins123
   
Losses83
   
Saves027
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed15241
   
Earned Runs6723
   
Home Runs Allowed178
   
Strikeouts16378
   
Walks5325
   
ERA3.823.70
   
WHIP1.301.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
News 
 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
Craig Kimbrel allowed two runs on three hits while striking out two across 2/3 of an inning in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Diamondbacks.
Brad Camara
Sun, Mar 8th
 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
 
 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'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
Kimbrel waited to sign until months into the season, and the results weren't pretty. He battled injury and was entirely ineffective, pitching to an 8.10 ERA and walking more than five batters per nine innings. Whether the complete lack of control was a continuing trend or just due to rust/injuries. But, either way, the price on Kimbrel should be the cheapest in years, and if you're waiting on saves, he's as good an option to take a chance on as anyone.
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
 
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