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
76%
Recommended by
45 of 59 experts
24%
Recommended by
14 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 53# 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
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 54# 68
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 67# 78
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 75
   
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The Athletic
# 46# 76
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 75
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 66
   
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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
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 48# 50
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 52# 65
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 56# 66
   
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Razzball
# 45# 59
   
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# 47# 66
   
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The Athletic
# 52# 78
   
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# 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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# 50# 81
   
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# 55# 77
   
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RotoBaller
# 48# 58
   
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# 42# 55
   
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# 52# 63
   
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# 56# 78
   
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# 73# 101
   
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# 71# 86
   
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# 37# 47
   
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Razzball
# 44# 63
   
Kyle Richardson
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# 52# 59
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 73
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 50# 70
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 67# 79
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 59# 69
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 41# 48
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 86# 95
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 55
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 41# 30
   
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Fantrax
# 60# 37
   
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# 61# 52
   
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Freeze Stats
# 61# 58
   
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# 64# 63
   
Scott White
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# 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 has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL in his left knee.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 13th
Kenta Maeda received a no-decision on Wednesday in San Diego, allowing two runs on two hits over five innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 29th
 Rich Hill was pulled after 2/3 of an inning in Thursday’s contest against the Orioles due to a left knee injury.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
Kenta Maeda received a no-decision on Friday night in Atlanta, giving up three runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 17th
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Rich Hill (elbow) will pitch out of the bullpen when he returns to the team.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 12th
Kenta Maeda earned the win on Saturday versus the D'Backs, twirling seven scoreless innings and allowing just three hits.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 11th
 Rich Hill (elbow) threw from 75 feet and aims to progress to a bullpen session in the next few weeks.
Chris Chen
Thu, Aug 8th
Kenta Maeda was charged for five runs on five hits over just 2 2/3 innings in Sunday's no-decision versus the Padres.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 5th
 Rich Hill has been diagnosed with a flexor strain. Early reports indicate that he'll have to wait three-to-four weeks before he's able to pick up a baseball. Hill is hopeful that he'll be able to return this season.
Blaine Blontz
Thu, Jun 20th
Kenta Maeda took the loss on Monday in Colorado, giving up six runs (five earned) on seven hits over four innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 30th
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