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Who Should I Draft?

Max Fried or Zac Gallen (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
25 of 43 experts
42%
Recommended by
18 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46# 48
Best Rank# 17# 28
Worst Rank# 363# 109
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 118# 133
Best Rank# 109# 102
Worst Rank# 158# 141
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5861
Wins34
Saves00
ERA4.083.95
WHIP1.311.33
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 35
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 41# 46
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 45
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 57# 109
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 83
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 36# 53
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 46# 49
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 49
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 17# 50
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 42# 67
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 46# 76
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 47# 49
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 39# 60
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 43
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 44# 51
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 44# 61
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 31# 42
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 26# 56
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 33# 91
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 44
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 54
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 47# 52
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 32# 52
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 71# 73
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 32# 53
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 66# 28
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 51# 29
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 43# 30
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 51# 31
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 56# 34
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 38
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 39
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 43# 39
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 40
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 56# 40
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 67# 41
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 55# 45
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 48# 47
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 48
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 61# 51
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 52# 51
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 363# 51
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 171# 61
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1533
   
Games Started1530
   
Innings Pitched80.2166.1
   
Wins317
   
Losses66
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed62175
   
Earned Runs2577
   
Home Runs Allowed821
   
Strikeouts96173
   
Walks3647
   
ERA2.814.18
   
WHIP1.231.34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1011
   
Games Started1011
   
Innings Pitched56.260.9
   
Wins34
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5260
   
Earned Runs2627
   
Home Runs Allowed97
   
Strikeouts5861
   
Walks2221
   
ERA4.083.95
   
WHIP1.311.33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
News 
 Zac Gallen allowed two earned runs on five hits while striking out two and walking a pair over 3.2 innings in Saturday's 6-6 tie against the Angels.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Mar 7th
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
 Zac Gallen retired all six batters he faced, striking out one, in two scoreless innings in his spring debut Monday against the Giants.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Feb 25th
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
 Steve Gilbert of MLB.com writes Zac Gallen will have to earn the final spot in Arizona's rotation this spring.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Feb 7th
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 
 It was surprising when the Marlins decided to trade Gallen to Arizona, but we are talking about a franchise that also traded Luis Castillo and Chris Paddack away. Gallen has a nice four-pitch mix, and if he replicates his minor- and major-league success from 2019, you're looking at a Top 50 pick in 2021.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 Gallen was so absurdly dominant in Triple-A in 2019 that his MLB performance, while highly impressive, felt slightly disappointing. But his fastball, curveball, and changeup were all plus pitches in the majors, and there's every reason to expect him to continue to grow as a pitcher. There's somehow some question mark around his rotation spot, but cream usually rises to the top, and he should not only be one of the Diamondbacks' five starters, but he should excel. Expect excellent overall numbers and draft him accordingly.
Dan Harris - 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
 With innings come strikeouts for Gallen and 2020 is the year he pitches more of them and becomes a relevant Fantasy SP. He is a steal currently and Fantasy owners need to load up on their shares.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
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