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Who Should I Draft?

Robbie Ray or Matthew Boyd (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Robbie Ray
SP - TOR
Robbie Ray
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
28 of 49 experts
43%
Recommended by
21 of 49 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 48# 55
Best Rank# 28# 26
Worst Rank# 82# 86
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 150# 148
Best Rank# 131# 128
Worst Rank# 163# 165
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7375
Wins44
Saves00
ERA4.354.34
WHIP1.231.35
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 49
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 52
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 57
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 78
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 30# 61
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 55
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 39# 64
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 39# 48
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 80
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 59# 75
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 28# 57
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 53# 80
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 51# 59
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 56# 57
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 50# 61
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 53# 56
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 40# 77
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 40# 53
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 52# 64
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 45# 86
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 37# 44
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 37# 54
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 53
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 53# 55
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 53# 66
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 35# 47
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 52# 59
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 51# 64
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 56# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 36
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 51# 37
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 53# 41
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 43
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 70# 46
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 51# 49
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 58# 49
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 64# 50
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 61# 51
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 59# 52
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 54# 53
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 55# 54
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 74# 55
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 56
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 69# 57
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 61# 57
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 63# 58
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 69# 60
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 82# 79
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Robbie Ray
SP - TOR
Robbie Ray
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3233
   
Games Started3233
   
Innings Pitched185.2174.0
   
Wins912
   
Losses128
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed178150
   
Earned Runs9484
   
Home Runs Allowed3930
   
Strikeouts238235
   
Walks5084
   
ERA4.564.34
   
WHIP1.231.34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Robbie Ray
SP - TOR
Robbie Ray
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched66.960.7
   
Wins44
   
Losses43
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6253
   
Earned Runs3229
   
Home Runs Allowed129
   
Strikeouts7375
   
Walks2029
   
ERA4.354.34
   
WHIP1.231.35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Robbie Ray
SP - TOR
Robbie Ray
News 
 Detroit Tigers left-hander Matthew Boyd allowed three runs over six innings in a 4-3 win over the Royals on Saturday. Boyd struck out three and walked two in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 27th
Robbie Ray took the loss in Game 1 of the Blue Jays' Wild Card Round matchup with the Rays, giving up one run on one hit and a walk over three innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 29th
 Detroit left-hander Matthew Boyd allowed five runs over five innings of work in a 7-4 loss to Cleveland on Sunday. He struck out three and walked one.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 21st
Robbie Ray allowed three hits over four scoreless innings during the Blue Jays' 14-1 Wednesday night win over the Yankees. He walked four while striking out five.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 24th
 Detroit Tigers left-hander Matthew Boyd threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings in a 6-0 win over the Royals on Tuesday. Boyd struck out five and walked four in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 16th
Robbie Ray will get the start on Wednesday vs. the Yankees and Hyun Jin Ryu will start Thursday for Toronto.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Sep 22nd
 Detroit Tigers left-hander Matthew Boyd struggled in a 19-0 loss to the Brewers on Wednesday. Boyd allowed seven runs in three innings of work while striking out two and walking four.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 9th
Robbie Ray struggled in Friday's loss to the Phillies, surrendering five runs on five hits with four walks and six strikeouts over his 4 1/3 innings of work.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 19th
 Detroit Tigers left-hander Matthew Boyd allowed two runs over six innings in a 2-0 loss to the Twins in the first game of a Friday doubleheader. Boyd struck out eight in the loss.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 5th
Robbie Ray allowed one run on four hits and two walks while striking out five across five innings Saturday as he earned his first win as a member of the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 13th
Notes 
 Alex Fast loves Matthew Boyd, so I, in turn, love Matthew Boyd. He's in a fantastic park, but he still gave up far too many homers and won't win many games with the Tigers.
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
 Armed with a devastating slider into which he leaned heavily, Boyd had an impressive opening to his season, putting up gaudy strikeout numbers with impressive overall stats. Unfortunately, his ERA rose from 3.87 in the first half to 5.51 in the second half, with his WHIP coming along for the ride. An awful .318 BABIP on groundballs didn't help, but that number isn't all that surprising given the defense behind him. With almost no win potential, Boyd is more of a back-end-of-the-rotation fantasy starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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
 If the ball gets dejuiced, there may be no player more positively impacted than Matt Boyd. Boyd was destroyed by the long ball in 2019, and if he can cut that rate in half or even by a quarter, we may have a solid SP2 for fantasy purposes.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 
 Struck out a whopping 238 batters in breakout 2019 season
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros