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Who Should I Draft?

Mike Minor or Kenta Maeda (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Minor
SP - TEX
Mike Minor
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
22 of 39 experts
44%
Recommended by
17 of 39 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 56# 67
Best Rank# 37# 33
Worst Rank# 83# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 158# 172
Best Rank# 154# 149
Worst Rank# 174# 180
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts169155
Wins1110
Saves00
ERA4.224.21
WHIP1.271.24
   
Misc 
   
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Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 57
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 71
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 50# 77
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 41# 43
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 64
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 78
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 56# 61
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 59# 68
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 56# 79
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 51# 64
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 37# 60
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 58# 59
   
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FantasyPros
# 70
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 82
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 42# 77
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 68# 69
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 42# 57
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 70
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 57# 81
   
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The Action Network
# 48# 62
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 55# 71
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 53# 57
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 53# 43
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 47
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 56
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 59# 41
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 60# 54
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 60# 46
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 62# 61
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 63# 54
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 64# 33
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 66# 54
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 67# 56
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 74# 59
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 74# 66
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 75# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 76# 38
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 78# 52
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 83# 55
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Minor
SP - TEX
Mike Minor
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3237
   
Games Started3226
   
Innings Pitched208.1154.1
   
Wins1410
   
Losses108
   
Saves03
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds04
   
Hits Allowed189114
   
Earned Runs8369
   
Home Runs Allowed3022
   
Strikeouts200169
   
Walks6851
   
ERA3.594.04
   
WHIP1.231.07
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Minor
SP - TEX
Mike Minor
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2930
   
Games Started2926
   
Innings Pitched179.0144.1
   
Wins1110
   
Losses108
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed171131
   
Earned Runs8467
   
Home Runs Allowed2822
   
Strikeouts169155
   
Walks5649
   
ERA4.224.21
   
WHIP1.271.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Minor
SP - TEX
Mike Minor
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
News 
  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
  Kenta Maeda allowed a homer, a single, and a walk in the first start with his new team.
Michael Felner
Tue, Feb 25th
  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 
 The Rangers pushed Minor to reach 200 strikeouts and, although his 3.59 ERA shows he surpassed expectations, there was really fairly little to get excited about. Minor's FIP and xFIP were substantially higher than his ERA, his WHIP was mediocre, and his strikeout rate hardly impressed. He's a pitcher you draft to solidify the back end of your rotation, but nothing more.
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
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