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Who Should I Draft?

Max Fried or Julio Urias (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
33 of 42 experts
21%
Recommended by
9 of 42 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 49# 62
Best Rank# 28# 14
Worst Rank# 109# 90
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 131# 145
Best Rank# 102# 137
Worst Rank# 137# 159
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6151
Wins53
Saves00
ERA3.864.06
WHIP1.321.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 59
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 72
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 66
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 46# 53
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 62# 90
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 45# 49
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 109
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 75
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 63
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 49# 55
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 60
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 59
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 50# 67
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 67# 88
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 51# 76
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 49# 62
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 43# 68
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 51# 66
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 42# 51
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 60
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 47# 61
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 28# 40
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 44# 57
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 73
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 76
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 29# 57
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 63
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 52# 73
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 41# 70
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 51# 72
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 30# 61
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 53# 63
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 39# 45
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 51# 14
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 52# 50
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 59# 47
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 60# 57
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 61# 46
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 74# 38
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 76# 60
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 80# 71
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 83# 49
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3337
   
Games Started308
   
Innings Pitched166.180.2
   
Wins174
   
Losses63
   
Saves04
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds07
   
Hits Allowed17559
   
Earned Runs7722
   
Home Runs Allowed217
   
Strikeouts17385
   
Walks4727
   
ERA4.182.49
   
WHIP1.341.08
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started118
   
Innings Pitched60.749.3
   
Wins53
   
Losses32
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5945
   
Earned Runs2622
   
Home Runs Allowed77
   
Strikeouts6151
   
Walks2119
   
ERA3.864.06
   
WHIP1.321.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
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
Julio Urias allowed two unearned runs in two-thirds of an inning Monday against the Reds. He allowed one hit, one walk, and struck out one.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Mar 3rd
 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
Julio Urias will be in the Dodgers' starting rotation to begin the 2020 regular season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Feb 22nd
 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
UrĂ­as is the biggest faller for me, as he was a Top 100 player in my initial rankings. It's hard to trust the Dodgers to send Urias out there every fifth day for a full workload. It's time to buy in dynasty leagues.
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
Urias will begin the year in the Dodgers rotation, so the biggest hurdle to him having major fantasy value this year has been cleared. His ability to miss bats is elite and although he's struggled with control a bit in the majors, he has all the tools to succeed. There's plenty of upside, so if you have a solid base for your pitching staff, don't hesitate to pull the trigger a little early.
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