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Who Should I Draft?

Mike Minor or Kenta Maeda (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Mike Minor
SP - TEX
Mike Minor
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
23 of 43 experts
47%
Recommended by
20 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58# 57
Best Rank# 27# 34
Worst Rank# 82# 78
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 160# 153
Best Rank# 147# 151
Worst Rank# 172# 174
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6065
Wins45
Saves00
ERA4.414.37
WHIP1.271.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 61
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 61# 62
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 74
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 70
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 54# 63
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 43# 60
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 70
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 52# 78
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 56# 62
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 48# 75
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 56# 67
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 44# 74
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 29# 73
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 45# 69
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 38# 45
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 32# 76
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 46# 60
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 43# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 45# 68
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 50# 77
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 33# 51
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 27# 67
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 41# 59
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 57# 34
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 60# 37
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 77# 42
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 59# 47
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 62# 48
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 62# 49
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 77# 50
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 52
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 57# 53
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 53
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 71# 55
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 79# 56
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 81# 56
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 61# 56
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 58
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 59# 58
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 68# 59
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 63
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 82# 70
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 71
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Mike Minor
SP - TEX
Mike Minor
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3732
   
Games Started2632
   
Innings Pitched154.1208.1
   
Wins1014
   
Losses810
   
Saves30
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds40
   
Hits Allowed114189
   
Earned Runs6983
   
Home Runs Allowed2230
   
Strikeouts169200
   
Walks5168
   
ERA4.043.59
   
WHIP1.071.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Mike Minor
SP - TEX
Mike Minor
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1011
   
Innings Pitched56.369.2
   
Wins45
   
Losses34
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5267
   
Earned Runs2834
   
Home Runs Allowed911
   
Strikeouts6065
   
Walks1922
   
ERA4.414.37
   
WHIP1.271.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Mike Minor
SP - TEX
Mike Minor
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 
 Arguably no player benefits more from a shortened season than Maeda. He won't be moved to the bullpen, and he's posted must-start numbers over his career as a starter. The Twins will be less incline to have him throw fewer innings, too, as they don't have the depth the Dodgers had.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Peripherals hate what Minor did in 2019, but there gets a point in the draft where you're OK taking him for the volume he'll provide.
Michael Waterloo - 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
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