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Who Should I Draft?

Max Fried or Kenta Maeda (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
29 of 42 experts
31%
Recommended by
13 of 42 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 49# 59
Best Rank# 28# 27
Worst Rank# 109# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 131# 171
Best Rank# 102# 147
Worst Rank# 137# 176
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6160
Wins54
Saves00
ERA3.864.46
WHIP1.321.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 48
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 59
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 77
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 46# 61
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 45# 59
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 109
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 54
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 61
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 59
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 55
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 50# 68
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 67# 79
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 51# 62
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 51# 60
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 49# 59
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 43# 48
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 51# 56
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 82
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 47# 77
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 28# 39
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 44# 46
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 70
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 43
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 29# 68
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 82
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 41# 62
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 51# 71
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 30# 57
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 39# 59
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 42# 29
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 49# 47
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 52# 33
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 52# 51
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 53# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 59# 46
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 60# 56
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 61# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 62# 60
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 74# 27
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 76# 52
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 80# 38
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 83# 61
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3337
   
Games Started3026
   
Innings Pitched166.1154.1
   
Wins1710
   
Losses68
   
Saves03
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds04
   
Hits Allowed175114
   
Earned Runs7769
   
Home Runs Allowed2122
   
Strikeouts173169
   
Walks4751
   
ERA4.184.04
   
WHIP1.341.07
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1110
   
Innings Pitched60.756.5
   
Wins54
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5953
   
Earned Runs2628
   
Home Runs Allowed79
   
Strikeouts6160
   
Walks2119
   
ERA3.864.46
   
WHIP1.321.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
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
Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda threw four scoreless innings in a 7-6 loss to the Red Sox on Sunday. Maeda struck out six and gave up just two hits in the start.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Mar 9th
 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
Kenta Maeda allowed a homer, a single, and a walk in the first start with his new team.
Michael Felner
Tue, Feb 25th
 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
Kenta Maeda will officially be sent to the Minnesota Twins as part of the three-team 'megadeal' that will send Mookie Betts to the Dodgers.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Feb 9th
  The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded pitcher Kenta Maeda to the Minnesota Twins as part of the Mookie Betts-David Price deal, per ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
Brad Camara
Tue, Feb 4th
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
Arguably no player benefits more from a shortened season than Maeda. He won't be moved to the bullpen, and he's posted must-start numbers over his career as a starter. The Twins will be less incline to have him throw fewer innings, too, as they don't have the depth the Dodgers had.
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
Maeda should be the rare pitcher who benefits from a move to the American League. The Dodgers have moved him back and forth from the bullpen to the starting rotation to manipulate his innings and avoid paying him bonuses for years. Now, he should stick in the Twins' rotation, and approach the 175 innings he threw in 2016. Given that he had the highest swinging strike rate (14.6%) and chase rate (34.8%) of his career last year and will be moving to a division that saw three of the other four teams rank in the bottom seven in runs scored in 2019, consider the needle on Maeda moving up.
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