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Who Should I Draft?

Max Fried or Robbie Ray (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
Expert
Recommendation
81%
Recommended by
35 of 43 experts
19%
Recommended by
8 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 48# 54
Best Rank# 28# 31
Worst Rank# 108# 79
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 134# 149
Best Rank# 102# 128
Worst Rank# 142# 167
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6176
Wins44
Saves00
ERA3.964.29
WHIP1.331.34
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 43
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 51
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 54
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 46# 49
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 61# 62
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 45# 51
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 47
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 57
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 49# 56
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 55
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 47
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 50# 76
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 51# 54
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 76# 79
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 49# 57
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 60# 61
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 43# 66
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 51# 59
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 61# 64
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 42# 55
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 48
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 47# 58
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 56# 71
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 28# 48
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 44# 59
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 56
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 51
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 29# 67
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 51# 58
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 45# 50
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 52# 66
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 41# 47
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 51# 57
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 30# 52
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 39# 60
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 51# 31
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 53# 31
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 67# 63
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 73# 57
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 81# 64
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 91# 75
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 108# 57
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 55
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3333
   
Games Started3033
   
Innings Pitched166.1174.0
   
Wins1712
   
Losses68
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed175150
   
Earned Runs7784
   
Home Runs Allowed2130
   
Strikeouts173235
   
Walks4784
   
ERA4.184.34
   
WHIP1.341.34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched60.461.0
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6053
   
Earned Runs2729
   
Home Runs Allowed710
   
Strikeouts6176
   
Walks2129
   
ERA3.964.29
   
WHIP1.331.34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
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
Robbie Ray gave up one earned run on three hits while striking out three in 4.0 innings while earning the win against the Rangers on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Mar 6th
 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
Wouldn't it be the most Robbie Ray thing in the world if he got pulled at 4.2 innings each start this year? Great strikeouts, bad command. We know who he is.
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
While the overall numbers fluctuate, Ray is largely the same guy he's always been. He's going to amass a ton of strikeouts and he's going to hand out free passes like a doctor handing out lollipops. It is just impossible to rely on a starter who can't top 175 innings or keep his WHIP below 1.33. Ray is certainly rosterable but close your eyes when he's pitching.
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