Who Should I Draft?

Mike Foltynewicz or Kenta Maeda (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Kenta Maeda
SP - LAD
Kenta Maeda
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
38 of 56 experts
32%
Recommended by
18 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 57# 58
Best Rank# 15# 30
Worst Rank# 102# 101
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 112# 175
Best Rank# 99# 154
Worst Rank# 136# 219
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts158149
Wins1010
Saves00
ERA3.653.67
WHIP1.241.21
   
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# 55# 75
   
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  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Kenta Maeda
SP - LAD
Kenta Maeda
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3139
   
Games Started3120
   
Innings Pitched183.0125.2
   
Wins138
   
Losses1010
   
Saves02
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds05
   
Hits Allowed130115
   
Earned Runs5853
   
Home Runs Allowed1713
   
Strikeouts202153
   
Walks6843
   
ERA2.853.81
   
WHIP1.081.26
   
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Kenta Maeda
SP - LAD
Kenta Maeda
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2529
   
Games Started2523
   
Innings Pitched150.4138.1
   
Wins1010
   
Losses87
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed132124
   
Earned Runs6156
   
Home Runs Allowed1917
   
Strikeouts158149
   
Walks5442
   
ERA3.653.67
   
WHIP1.241.21
   
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Kenta Maeda
SP - LAD
Kenta Maeda
News 
 Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz allowed one earned run on four hits and five walks while striking out six over six innings in Sunday's win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The win brings him to 2-5 on the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 16th
Kenta Maeda fell to 7-3 on Tuesday versus the Angels, giving up five runs in three innings over just 4 1/3 innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
 Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz allowed four earned runs on five hits and four walks while striking out five over five innings in a no-decision against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 12th
Kenta Maeda received a no-decision on Wednesday in Arizona, tossing five innings of one-run ball while striking out seven.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
 Foltynewicz (1-5) surrendered three earned runs on six hits with five strikeouts and a walk across six innings while taking a loss against the Pirates on Thursday.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jun 7th
Kenta Maeda improved to 7-2 on Friday versus the Phillies, tossing six innings of two-run ball while allowing three hits, no walks, and striking out six.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 1st
 Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz allowed five earned runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out eight over five innings in Friday‚Äôs loss to the Detroit Tigers. The loss drops him to 1-4 on the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 1st
Kenta Maeda improved to 6-2 on Sunday versus Pittsburgh, allowing three runs on five hits over five innings of work.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 27th
 Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz tossed six shutout innings in Friday's win over the St. Louis Cardinals, allowing five hits while striking out seven. The win brings him to 1-3 on the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, May 25th
Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda will be activated from the 10-day injured list and start Sunday's matchup against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team announced Wednesday. Kershaw, who had been scheduled for Sunday, will be pushed to Monday.
Mike Maher
Wed, May 22nd
Notes 
 A relative afterthought in many 2018 drafts, Foltynewicz fastened a 2.85 ERA and 202 strikeouts in 183 frames. Deploying fewer sinkers and more sliders helped unlock his upside, but beware paying full freight for an encore. A substandard 3.34 BB/9 could cause more trouble if a .253 BABIP rises near his .303 career norm. This was a case of not paying for the career year before elbow soreness threatened his wipe out multiple April starts.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Over his first three seasons with the Dodgers, Maeda has finished as the SP19, SP33, and SP49 in standard 5x5 rotisserie leagues, despite averaging just 145 innings pitched per season. He is a good bet to again produce an ERA around 3.80, WHIP around 1.20, and better than a strikeout per inning. While it would be unwise to expect more than around 130 innings from Maeda this season, given how the Dodgers have handled Maeda and the rest of their pitching staff over the last couple years, he's proven he can be a solid mixed league asset even with a limited workload. He's particularly valuable in shallower leagues (10/12 team leagues with short benches) and leagues with multiple DL spots, since there will be decent fill-ins available for the starts he misses in those formats.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 After posting an ERA north of 4.00 in each of his first three seasons, Foltynewicz put up a shiny 2.85 ERA in 2018. Part of that was due to a fortunate BABIP allowed of just .251, but he also earned some of the gain by boosting his K/9 rate from 8.36 to 9.93. While some regression should be expected, the bigger concern is that Folty has complained of elbow soreness this spring and may not be ready for Opening Day. That above all else should give fantasy owners pause.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Maeda recorded a 3.30 FIP and 27.7 K% as a starter before getting moved to the bullpen with a case of Dodgeritis. The Dodgers indicated that he will open with a rotation spot in lieu of Ross Stripling and Julio Urias, but he remains reasonably priced around the pick-200 range. That's a fair cost to pay for 130 innings with ample strikeouts and ratios close to his career 3.80 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. Ride him out of the gate, but consider trading Maeda before another bullpen move if he starts strong.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros