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Who Should I Draft?

Max Fried or Matthew Boyd (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Expert
Recommendation
72%
Recommended by
31 of 43 experts
28%
Recommended by
12 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 48# 51
Best Rank# 28# 34
Worst Rank# 107# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 134# 154
Best Rank# 102# 133
Worst Rank# 142# 164
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6173
Wins44
Saves00
ERA3.964.35
WHIP1.331.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 60
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 46# 58
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 61# 71
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 45# 61
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 41
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 59
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 48# 49
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 41
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 50# 62
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 51# 55
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 76# 82
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 51# 61
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 49# 56
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 43# 53
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 51# 71
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 42# 73
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 57
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 47# 63
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 56# 57
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 28# 50
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 44# 51
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 60
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 49
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 40# 52
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 52# 53
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 73# 74
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 51# 61
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 30# 59
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 53# 58
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 39# 53
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 34
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 41# 35
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 45# 39
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 38
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 51# 38
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 60# 50
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 61# 53
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 67# 55
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 47
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 91# 54
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 107# 53
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 74
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3332
   
Games Started3032
   
Innings Pitched166.1185.2
   
Wins179
   
Losses612
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed175178
   
Earned Runs7794
   
Home Runs Allowed2139
   
Strikeouts173238
   
Walks4750
   
ERA4.184.56
   
WHIP1.341.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched60.465.9
   
Wins44
   
Losses34
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6062
   
Earned Runs2732
   
Home Runs Allowed712
   
Strikeouts6173
   
Walks2120
   
ERA3.964.35
   
WHIP1.331.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
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
 
 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 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
Alex Fast loves Matthew Boyd, so I, in turn, love Matthew Boyd. He's in a fantastic park, but he still gave up far too many homers and won't win many games with the Tigers.
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
Armed with a devastating slider into which he leaned heavily, Boyd had an impressive opening to his season, putting up gaudy strikeout numbers with impressive overall stats. Unfortunately, his ERA rose from 3.87 in the first half to 5.51 in the second half, with his WHIP coming along for the ride. An awful .318 BABIP on groundballs didn't help, but that number isn't all that surprising given the defense behind him. With almost no win potential, Boyd is more of a back-end-of-the-rotation fantasy starter.
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
If the ball gets dejuiced, there may be no player more positively impacted than Matt Boyd. Boyd was destroyed by the long ball in 2019, and if he can cut that rate in half or even by a quarter, we may have a solid SP2 for fantasy purposes.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy