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Who Should I Draft?

Max Fried or Jose Berrios (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
Max Fried
SP - ATL
Max Fried
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
29 of 50 experts
42%
Recommended by
21 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 27
Best Rank# 14# 17
Worst Rank# 44# 61
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 76# 64
Best Rank# 67# 55
Worst Rank# 85# 89
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts184159
Wins1212
Saves00
ERA4.003.82
WHIP1.221.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 40
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 29
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 25
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 25# 33
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 14# 31
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 45
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 18# 31
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 22# 61
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 28# 31
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 18# 40
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 29# 30
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 28
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 18# 23
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 29
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 28# 30
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 22# 29
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 19# 28
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 34# 46
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 22# 32
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 25# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 32# 39
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 30# 52
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 26# 29
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 25# 31
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 26# 34
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 25# 27
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 36# 47
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 27# 30
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 38# 39
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 17
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 19
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 26# 21
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 44# 21
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 28# 21
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 28# 21
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 23# 22
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 29# 22
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 33# 22
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 27# 22
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 28# 23
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 31# 23
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 32# 23
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 23
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 26# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 37# 26
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 32# 27
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 30# 28
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 29# 28
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 34# 33
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 37# 33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
Max Fried
SP - ATL
Max Fried
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1211
   
Innings Pitched63.056.2
   
Wins57
   
Losses40
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5742
   
Earned Runs2814
   
Home Runs Allowed82
   
Strikeouts6850
   
Walks2619
   
ERA4.002.25
   
WHIP1.321.09
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
Max Fried
SP - ATL
Max Fried
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3029
   
Games Started3029
   
Innings Pitched179.5161.3
   
Wins1212
   
Losses97
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed165153
   
Earned Runs8068
   
Home Runs Allowed2518
   
Strikeouts184159
   
Walks5452
   
ERA4.003.82
   
WHIP1.221.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
Max Fried
SP - ATL
Max Fried
News 
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios allowed four runs over 4 1/3 innings in a 7-1 loss to the Red Sox in Game 2 of a Wednesday doubleheader. Berrios struck out five and walked three in the loss.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 14th
The Braves placed LHP Max Fried on the 10-day injured list with a strained hamstring.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 14th
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings of work in a 10-2 win over the Mariners on Thursday. Berrios struck out eight and walked three in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Apr 8th
Max Fried pitched four innings against the Marlins Tuesday, allowing nine hits, eight runs (seven earned), and two walks while striking out three batters. He threw 86 pitches, 56 for strikes. It was his first loss of the year and he carries an 11.45 ERA thus far. It's worth noting that Fried is going to get an MRI on his right hamstring because he felt something while running from second to third in the fourth inning.
Steve Painter
Tue, Apr 13th
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios was excellent in his first start of the season on Saturday. He threw six no-hit innings of shutout ball, striking out 12 batters. The Twins went on to win 2-0 over the Brewers, although the bullpen lost the no-hit bid in the eighth inning.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 3rd
Max Fried underwent a precautionary MRI on his right hamstring after his start against the Marlins on Tuesday. Fried felt something in his hamstring while running from second to third in his final at-bat.
Matt Flipi
Tue, Apr 13th
  Max Fried pitched two innings Wednesday, shortened by a poor outing and taking a liner off of his lower right leg, allowed eight hits, five runs (all earned), and one walk while recording three strikeouts.
Steve Painter
Wed, Apr 7th
  Max Fried pitched five innings Thursday, Opening Day, allowing six hits, two runs (both earned), and two walks while recording eight strikeouts. It ended as a no-decision as the Braves fell to the Phillies 3-2 in 10 innings.
Steve Painter
Thu, Apr 1st
Notes 
 Berrios may not ever become the dominant pitcher many projected him to be, but he offers a strong floor for fantasy managers. Ignoring his 2016 cup of coffee, Berrios has pitched to a 3.89 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a strikeout per inning in his career. And although his walk rate went up a tad and he gave up a bit harder contact in 2020's shortened season, his numbers didn't vary from his usual output significantly. Bank on around a 4.00 ERA, a WHIP somewhere around 1.25, and plenty of strikeouts. In today's fantasy game, that's more than adequate for a strong fantasy staff.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
In many ways, Fried regressed during his 2020 season. His strikeout rate dropped, his walk rate increased, and his xFIP and SIERA jumped significantly. Nevertheless, thanks to his ability to limit hard contact (his 83.4 MPH average exit velocity and 23.8% hard hit rate allowed were among the best in MLB) led to a massive drop in BABIP allowed, and kept both his ERA and WHIP in check. It's hard to buy a pitcher without an elite strikeout rate whose underlying numbers don't fully support his gains. Nevertheless, Fried was an elite prospect playing on an excellent team, and is just 27 years old. Don't pay for last year's numbers, but don't run away from him in drafts either.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros