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Who Should I Draft?

Nick Anderson or Kenta Maeda (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Nick Anderson
RP - TB
Nick Anderson
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
23 of 44 experts
48%
Recommended by
21 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58# 56
Best Rank# 27# 28
Worst Rank# 82# 325
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 160# 143
Best Rank# 147# 129
Worst Rank# 172# 183
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6033
Wins41
Saves08
ERA4.413.42
WHIP1.271.10
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 65
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 63
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 54# 66
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 61# 74
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 43# 52
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 62# 91
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 60# 325
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 59# 69
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 48# 51
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 56# 58
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 44# 47
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 29# 43
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 45# 54
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 74
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 29# 61
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 46# 83
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 86
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 43# 89
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 35# 61
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 33# 78
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 27# 49
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 71# 88
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 41# 71
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 52# 28
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 33
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 36
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 45# 41
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 68# 44
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 50# 44
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 45
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 56# 46
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 48
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 61# 52
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 57# 53
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 57# 54
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 54
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 59# 56
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 79# 57
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 57
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 62# 57
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 77# 62
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 77# 64
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 82# 65
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 81# 69
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Nick Anderson
RP - TB
Nick Anderson
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3768
   
Games Started260
   
Innings Pitched154.165.2
   
Wins105
   
Losses84
   
Saves31
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds416
   
Hits Allowed11452
   
Earned Runs6924
   
Home Runs Allowed228
   
Strikeouts169110
   
Walks5118
   
ERA4.043.32
   
WHIP1.071.08
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Nick Anderson
RP - TB
Nick Anderson
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1223
   
Games Started100
   
Innings Pitched56.322.7
   
Wins41
   
Losses31
   
Saves08
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed5218
   
Earned Runs289
   
Home Runs Allowed93
   
Strikeouts6033
   
Walks197
   
ERA4.413.42
   
WHIP1.271.10
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Nick Anderson
RP - TB
Nick Anderson
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
Prior to the delay of the MLB season, Nick Anderson was in line to see a majority of the save opportunities in Tampa Bay.
Blaine Blontz
Mon, Mar 23rd
 Kenta Maeda allowed a homer, a single, and a walk in the first start with his new team.
Michael Felner
Tue, Feb 25th
Nick Anderson tossed a scoreless inning on Wednesday against Boston, striking out two while allowing one hit and two walks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 12th
 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
We know that Anderson should be the locked-in closer for the Rays, but we also know how the Rays work. Proceed with caution.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 One of the biggest beneficiaries of a shortened season
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Anderson was exceptional with the Rays, though Emilio Pagan got the vast majority of the save chances. With Pagan now out of the way, Anderson may have the chance to lead a committee of Diego Castillo and Jose Alvarado. Even if he doesn't get the majority of the save chances, if Anderson pitches like he did with the Rays last year (52.6% strikeout rate), he'll be worth owning no matter what.
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