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Who Should I Draft?

Randy Arozarena or Kenta Maeda (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Randy Arozarena
LF,RF - TB
Randy Arozarena
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
31 of 55 experts
44%
Recommended by
24 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 51# 53
Best Rank# 29# 19
Worst Rank# 92# 135
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 58# 47
Best Rank# 55# 45
Worst Rank# 64# 61
   
Projections 
   
Runs81
Home Runs2523
RBI74
Stolen Bases17
Batting Avg.267
Strikeouts136177
Wins12
Saves0
ERA3.83
WHIP1.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 58
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 57
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 48# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 50# 63
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 50# 61
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 51# 70
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 29# 47
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 50# 57
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 47# 89
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 93
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 45# 135
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 92# 101
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 48# 49
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 55# 57
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 35# 86
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 54# 55
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 57
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 48# 52
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 57# 73
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 49# 65
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 57
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 32# 60
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 68# 79
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 49# 69
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 49# 79
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 67# 68
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 51# 54
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 54# 56
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 53# 54
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 38# 40
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 50# 69
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 40# 19
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 45# 44
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 49# 44
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 50# 46
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 50# 41
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 53# 50
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 53# 51
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 55# 52
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 56# 49
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 58# 32
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 58# 49
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 59# 54
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 60# 45
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 64# 50
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 67# 40
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 68# 50
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 69# 35
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 70# 35
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 71# 49
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 49
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 80# 51
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 84# 47
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 91# 38
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 92# 70
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Randy Arozarena
LF,RF - TB
Randy Arozarena
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs15
   
Home Runs79
   
RBI11
   
Stolen Bases4
   
Batting Avg.281
   
Strikeouts2280
   
Wins6
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.70
   
WHIP0.75
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Randy Arozarena
LF,RF - TB
Randy Arozarena
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs81
   
Home Runs2523
   
RBI74
   
Stolen Bases17
   
Batting Avg.267
   
Strikeouts136177
   
Wins12
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.83
   
WHIP1.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Randy Arozarena
LF,RF - TB
Randy Arozarena
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
News 
 Randy Arozarena went 1-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base on Tuesday as the Rays beat the Angels by an 8-3 score.
John Aubin
Wed, May 5th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda threw 5 1/3 scoreless innings in a 6-5 win over the Rangers on Monday. Maeda struck out eight and walked two in the outing.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, May 4th
 Randy Arozarena went 0-for-2 with a walk, a run scored and a stolen base on Sunday as the Rays beat the Astros.
John Aubin
Mon, May 3rd
Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda allowed five runs in 5 2/3 innings in a 7-4 loss to Cleveland on Tuesday. Maeda struck out three in the loss.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Apr 27th
 Randy Arozarena went 3-for-4 at the plate with a run scored and a stolen base in Monday's 2-1 loss to the A's.
John Aubin
Tue, Apr 27th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda allowed seven runs over three innings of work in a 13-12 loss to Oakland on Wednesday. Maeda struck out just one and allowed eight hits, including three homers.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 21st
 Randy Arozarena went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and one strikeout in Friday's 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Sat, Apr 24th
Minnesota right-hander Kenta Maeda allowed three runs (one earned) over 4 1/3 innings of work in a 3-2 loss to the Red Sox in Game 1 of a Wednesday doubleheader.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 14th
 Randy Arozarena went 3-for-6 at the plate with a run scored on Tuesday as the Rays beat the Royals by a 14-7 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 21st
Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda threw six innings of two-run ball in a 3-2 win over the Tigers on Wednesday. Maeda struck out six and walked one in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 7th
Notes 
 Fantasy managers will likely remember Arozarena's remarkable postseason, when he slashed .377/.442/.831. But his regular season (.281/.382/.641) would make him a strong fantasy asset if he could repeat hit. Arozarena wasn't looked at as a high impact prospect, but he put on significant muscle before last year and it manifested itself in his power production. There's a 25-homer bat in his skill set, and the fact that he'll likely throw in 15-20 steals should give him a high floor regardless. Don't pay for the postseason, of course, but Arozarena should be a rock solid fantasy outfielder in 2021.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Fantasy managers rejoiced when Maeda was traded from the Dodgers to the Twins, but he surpassed even the loftiest of expectations. In the short season, Maeda went 6-1 with a 2.70 ERA, a 0.73 WHIP, and a 32.3% strikeout rate. In addition to simply being let loose with his innings, Maeda made a tangible change to his pitch mix, throwing far fewer fastball and more sliders and changeups (though his fastball was as effective as it had ever been last year, too). Maeda surely won't be able to repeat his numbers from 2020, as he allowed just a .208 BABIP, had an 80.2% LOB rate, and benefited from being able to feast on solely the NL and AL Central lineups. But even with some regression, he should still be a rock solid SP2, and should be drafted as such.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  In 2020 Maeda joined Jacob deGrom and Shane Bieber as the only three starters to finish top-five in both xFIP and xERA. It was a dominant campaign as his new team, the Twins, finally unleashed him in a way the Dodgers never did. Maeda also finished top-five in swinging strike rate last summer. He admittedly faced the easiest "hub" against AL/NL Central foes, but a large number of his 2021 starts will come against similar opponents. There's still profit to be had with his current ADP.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros