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Who Should I Draft?

Trevor Rosenthal or Kenta Maeda (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Trevor Rosenthal
RP - OAK
Trevor Rosenthal
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
50 of 51 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 50
Best Rank# 5# 28
Worst Rank# 36# 98
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 47# 120
Best Rank# 45# 113
Worst Rank# 61# 234
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts17776
Wins123
Saves025
ERA3.833.81
WHIP1.131.31
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 39
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 43
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 17# 47
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 16# 44
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 15# 82
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 35
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 17# 53
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 28# 58
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 22# 68
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 33# 50
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 17# 57
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 43
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 18# 98
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 23# 44
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 15# 90
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 36# 37
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 51
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 16# 72
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 22# 28
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 16# 92
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 20# 37
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 13# 56
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 14# 46
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 14# 37
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 16# 59
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 15# 62
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 18# 50
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 47
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 15# 62
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 24# 43
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 15# 33
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 19# 92
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 76
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 16# 47
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 21# 40
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 26# 60
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 22# 55
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 62
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 13# 39
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 17# 54
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 10# 63
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 16# 51
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 15# 36
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 11# 34
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 19# 30
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 16# 51
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 16# 41
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 15# 57
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 23# 51
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 5# 74
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Trevor Rosenthal
RP - OAK
Trevor Rosenthal
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1123
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched67.124.3
   
Wins61
   
Losses10
   
Saves011
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed4012
   
Earned Runs205
   
Home Runs Allowed92
   
Strikeouts8038
   
Walks108
   
ERA2.701.90
   
WHIP0.750.85
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Trevor Rosenthal
RP - OAK
Trevor Rosenthal
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3059
   
Games Started290
   
Innings Pitched160.756.3
   
Wins123
   
Losses82
   
Saves025
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds03
   
Hits Allowed13642
   
Earned Runs6824
   
Home Runs Allowed236
   
Strikeouts17776
   
Walks4632
   
ERA3.833.81
   
WHIP1.131.31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Trevor Rosenthal
RP - OAK
Trevor Rosenthal
News 
 Kenta Maeda is set to undergo season-ending surgery on Wednesday, according to Twins manager Rocco Baldelli.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Aug 27th
Oakland Athletics pitcher Trevor Rosenthal (hip) will undergo surgery next week to repair a torn labrum in his hip and will miss the rest of the season.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 7th
 Twins' SP Kenta Maeda is seeking second opinions on his forearm injury, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Aug 24th
A's RHP Trevor Rosenthal (shoulder) is progressing "rapidly" through his strength program, per manager Bob Melvin.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 11th
 Kenta Maeda was placed on the 10-day IL due to forearm tightness. It is unclear when he will be back.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Aug 23rd
Athletics reliever Trevor Rosenthal officially underwent surgery today. The operation "involved the removal of his first rib, a pec minor release, and scalene release," according to a release from the Athletics.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Apr 8th
 Kenta Maeda exited Saturday’s start against the Yankees with forearm tightness.
Chris Schommer
Sat, Aug 21st
The Athletics' bullpen was dealt a major blow on Thursday as reliever Trevor Rosenthal landed on the 60-day injured list. He's been dealing with a shoulder injury. Thoracic outlet surgery seems like the most likely outcome for the 30-year-old right-hander. Such a procedure would hold him out for at least three months.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Apr 8th
 The Twins are pushing Kenta Maeda's next start back to Saturday against the Yankees.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 18th
A's manager Bob Melvin told reporters on Wednesday that "surgery is on the table" for Trevor Rosenthal because of his shoulder injury.
Dan Harris
Wed, Apr 7th
Notes 
 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
After missing the 2018 season and most of the 2019 season, Rosenthal bounced back in a huge way last year. He stepped in as the Royals' closer, notching seven saves, and then was unhittable with the Padres after a mid-year trade. He parlayed his success into a one-year contract with the A's, where all signs point to him being the undisputed closer. Rosenthal was an outstanding reliever in his prime and once had back-to-back 45-save (or better) seasons. And his raw stuff looked excellent last year, as he totaled the best strikeout rate of his career. If he stays healthy, he has a shot at being a top-5 closer, but you can draft him a little later than that and likely make a profit.
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