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Who Should I Draft?

Robbie Ray or Kenta Maeda (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
27 of 50 experts
46%
Recommended by
23 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58# 54
Best Rank# 28# 26
Worst Rank# 82# 86
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 153# 148
Best Rank# 146# 128
Worst Rank# 170# 165
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6275
Wins44
Saves00
ERA4.374.34
WHIP1.271.35
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 57# 60
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 78
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 41# 61
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 44# 49
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 47# 48
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 80
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 50# 75
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 51# 57
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 52# 79
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 38# 80
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 52# 59
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 56# 61
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 36
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 56# 59
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 42# 56
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 43# 50
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 37
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 39# 77
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 42# 53
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 45# 64
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 41# 86
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 49# 54
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 34# 55
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 33# 66
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 28# 57
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 58# 59
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 41# 64
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 39# 26
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57# 41
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 43
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 52# 44
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 51# 46
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 62# 47
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 82# 48
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 49
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 61# 49
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 51
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 57# 52
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 75# 52
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 80# 53
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 56# 53
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 62# 54
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 55
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 55
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 56
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 57
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 71# 57
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 59# 57
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 77# 58
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 80# 64
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3733
   
Games Started2633
   
Innings Pitched154.1174.0
   
Wins1012
   
Losses88
   
Saves30
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds40
   
Hits Allowed114150
   
Earned Runs6984
   
Home Runs Allowed2230
   
Strikeouts169235
   
Walks5184
   
ERA4.044.34
   
WHIP1.071.34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1011
   
Innings Pitched57.960.7
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5353
   
Earned Runs2829
   
Home Runs Allowed99
   
Strikeouts6275
   
Walks2029
   
ERA4.374.34
   
WHIP1.271.35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
News 
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda allowed two runs over six innings of work in a 12-2 win over the Brewers on Wednesday. Maeda struck out five and walked one.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Aug 13th
Robbie Ray was hit hard in Colorado on Monday when he gave up six runs on seven hits while issuing three free passes and striking out six over 3.2 innings. He left with a lead and was given a no-decision in the D-backs 12-8 win over the Rockies.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Aug 11th
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda allowed three runs across six innings of work in a 6-5 loss to the Pirates on Thursday. Maeda struck out four in a no-decision.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Aug 6th
Robbie Ray (1-2) allowed six runs on six hits and two walks in five innings Wednesday against the Astros. He struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Aug 6th
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda was excellent in a 3-0 win over the Indians on Saturday. Maeda threw six scoreless innings while striking out six.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Aug 2nd
Robbie Ray (0-2) was charged with the loss Thursday against the Dodgers. He allowed five runs on five hits and six walks with four strikeouts in 4.2 innings.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jul 31st
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda pitched well in his debut with his new team, allowing just two runs over five innings while striking out six. The Twins went on to beat the White Sox 14-2.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jul 26th
Robbie Ray (0-1) was saddled with the loss Saturday against San Diego, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks in 3.2 innings. He struck out seven.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jul 26th
 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
Robbie Ray gave up one earned run on three hits while striking out three in 4.0 innings while earning the win against the Rangers on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Mar 6th
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
Wouldn't it be the most Robbie Ray thing in the world if he got pulled at 4.2 innings each start this year? Great strikeouts, bad command. We know who he is.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 One of the biggest beneficiaries of a shortened season
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
While the overall numbers fluctuate, Ray is largely the same guy he's always been. He's going to amass a ton of strikeouts and he's going to hand out free passes like a doctor handing out lollipops. It is just impossible to rely on a starter who can't top 175 innings or keep his WHIP below 1.33. Ray is certainly rosterable but close your eyes when he's pitching.
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