Who Should I Draft?

Rich Hill or Kenta Maeda (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
Kenta Maeda
SP - LAD
Kenta Maeda
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
43 of 56 experts
23%
Recommended by
13 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 51# 58
Best Rank# 16# 30
Worst Rank# 110# 101
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 174# 175
Best Rank# 154# 154
Worst Rank# 187# 219
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts150149
Wins1010
Saves00
ERA3.513.67
WHIP1.151.21
   
Misc 
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 54# 68
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 67# 78
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 75
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 46# 76
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 75
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 66
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 47# 64
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 59# 80
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 50# 95
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 58# 78
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 66
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 36# 53
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 32# 67
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 47# 69
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 43# 59
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 16# 101
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 48# 50
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 52# 65
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 56# 66
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 45# 59
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 47# 66
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 52# 78
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 80
   
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The Athletic
# 54# 66
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 50# 62
   
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# 34# 53
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 56# 70
   
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Sporfolio
# 50# 81
   
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Athlon Sports
# 49# 68
   
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RotoBaller
# 55# 77
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 48# 58
   
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FantasyPros
# 42# 55
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 63
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 56# 78
   
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Razzball
# 73# 101
   
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RotoBaller
# 71# 86
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 37# 47
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 44# 63
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 52# 59
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 50# 70
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 41# 48
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 86# 95
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 55
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 41# 30
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 60# 37
   
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Freeze Stats
# 61# 58
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 64# 63
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 65# 60
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 69# 60
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 79# 47
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 79# 59
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 80# 65
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 90# 50
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 94# 56
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 110# 58
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 50
   
  Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
Kenta Maeda
SP - LAD
Kenta Maeda
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2539
   
Games Started2420
   
Innings Pitched133.1125.2
   
Wins118
   
Losses510
   
Saves02
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds05
   
Hits Allowed108115
   
Earned Runs5453
   
Home Runs Allowed2013
   
Strikeouts150153
   
Walks4143
   
ERA3.663.81
   
WHIP1.121.26
   
  Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
Kenta Maeda
SP - LAD
Kenta Maeda
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2429
   
Games Started2423
   
Innings Pitched136.1138.1
   
Wins1010
   
Losses77
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed112124
   
Earned Runs5356
   
Home Runs Allowed1817
   
Strikeouts150149
   
Walks4542
   
ERA3.513.67
   
WHIP1.151.21
   
  Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
Kenta Maeda
SP - LAD
Kenta Maeda
News 
 Rich Hill improved to 4-1 on Friday versus the Cubs, spinning seven innings of three-run ball while striking out seven.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
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
 Rich Hill improved to 3-1 on Saturday in San Francisco, striking out six while allowing two runs in five innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 9th
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
 Rich Hill improved to 2-1 on Sunday versus the Phillies, striking out nine while tossing seven shutout innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
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
 Rich Hill received a no-decision on Tuesday’s loss to the Mets, striking out six while allowing two earned runs over six innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 29th
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
 Rich Hill received a no-decision on Wednesday in Tampa Bay, striking out seven while throwing six innings of one-run ball.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 23rd
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 
 It's a bit surprising how much the ECR favors Hill over Kenta Maeda, Hyun-Jin Ryu, and Ross Stripling. All are superb options when healthy, but none should be trusted to work any more than 135 innings. So why such a heavy preference for Hill? The unlikely reclamation project turns 39 before starting the season, and he wasn't as elite (3.66 ERA, 3.97 FIP, 3.57 SIERA) in 2018's 132.2 innings. Drafters must exude patience, as he has struggled out of the gate in each of the last two seasons. In what should come as a surprise to nobody, he's already dealing with a short-term MCL injury that will delay his scheduled Opening Day start. He's a strong SP2 or 3 in the starts he makes, but it wouldn't be shocking to see him run out of steam. Just don't drop him much for this injury; such issues were already expected and factored into his draft cost.
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
 Hill has developed into a high-end fantasy starter in his mid-30s, posting no worse than a 3.66 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 10.18 K/9 over each of the last three seasons. Of course, he's never thrown more than 136 innings in any of those seasons, and we can't expect him to do it this year, either. But he's proven he can be a very valuable fantasy commodity in limited innings, particularly in leagues with a low innings cap.
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