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Who Should I Draft?

Tyler Glasnow or Kenta Maeda (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
29 of 50 experts
42%
Recommended by
21 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 15# 16
Best Rank# 9# 5
Worst Rank# 39# 36
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 49# 47
Best Rank# 40# 45
Worst Rank# 54# 61
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts196177
Wins1112
Saves00
ERA3.533.83
WHIP1.151.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 15# 17
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 22
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 15# 17
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 26# 28
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 34
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 10# 22
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 13# 33
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 16# 17
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 15# 18
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 15# 36
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 20
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 14# 16
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 15# 22
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 13# 20
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 10# 13
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 15# 16
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 15# 18
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 15
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 16# 24
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 15
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 15# 16
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 13# 21
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 14# 26
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 15# 22
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 12# 16
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 16# 17
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 16# 19
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 15# 16
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 20# 23
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 14# 5
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 16# 15
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 16# 11
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 17# 14
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 17# 16
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 17# 13
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 17# 15
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 17# 15
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 17# 14
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 17# 15
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 18# 15
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 18# 16
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 17
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 15
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 19# 15
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 19# 15
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 21# 10
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 22# 15
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 28# 16
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 29# 23
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 39# 16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched57.067.1
   
Wins56
   
Losses11
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4340
   
Earned Runs2620
   
Home Runs Allowed119
   
Strikeouts9180
   
Walks2210
   
ERA4.082.70
   
WHIP1.130.75
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2830
   
Games Started2829
   
Innings Pitched150.1160.7
   
Wins1112
   
Losses78
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed118136
   
Earned Runs5968
   
Home Runs Allowed2023
   
Strikeouts196177
   
Walks5546
   
ERA3.533.83
   
WHIP1.151.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
News 
 Tyler Glasnow allowed two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out 10 over eight innings in a no-decision versus the Mets on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, May 15th
Kenta Maeda is dealing with minor groin tightness and is getting treatment, according to Rocco Baldelli.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 16th
 Tyler Glasnow was tagged with the loss Saturday against the Athletics after allowing three runs on two hits and four walks while striking out 11 across 5 2/3 innings.
John Aubin
Sun, May 9th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda allowed five runs (three earned) over four innings in a 7-6 loss to Oakland on Sunday. Maeda struck out two and walked one.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, May 16th
 Tyler Glasnow gives up three runs on four hits and four walks over six innings Monday, striking out eight and earning a win over the Angels.
John Aubin
Tue, May 4th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda allowed three runs over five innings in a 9-3 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday. Maeda struck out three and walked two in the outing.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, May 12th
 Tyler Glasnow gave up five hits, walked two and struck out 10 batters over seven scoreless innings Wednesday in the Rays' 2-0 win over the Athletics.
John Aubin
Thu, Apr 29th
Sunday’s game between the Twins and Tigers has been postponed due to rain.
Brad Camara
Sun, May 9th
 Tyler Glasnow allowed five runs on five hits and two walks while striking out 10 in six innings to take the loss against the Blue Jays on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Apr 24th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda threw 5 1/3 scoreless innings in a 6-5 win over the Rangers on Monday. Maeda struck out eight and walked two in the outing.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, May 4th
Notes 
 Glasnow is really a fascinating case study. He followed up an incredible 60-inning stretch in 2019 (1.78 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, 33% strikeout rate) with a bit of a step back last year (4.08 ERA and 1.13 WHIP). But his xFIP in 2020 (2.75) was actually lower than in 2019 (2.94), and his strikeout rate jumped to a whopping 38.2%. The real issue for Glasnow is that he's a two-pitch pitcher, and although both his fastball and curveball are outstanding, they need to be superb at all times for him to have a dominant season. And last year, they were both just a bit worse than the season prior, particularly his fastball. With enormous strikeout upside and a spot in the rotation of one of the best and most pitching-savvy teams in the Rays, Glasnow makes a fine SP2 for a fantasy team. But his injury history, and his lack of a third pitch, make him a bit riskier than others going in his range.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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
 Glasnow is a classic risk-reward fantasy selection where he's being drafted. A prominent strikeout artist, he has completed six full innings in just 9-of-23 regular season starts since joining the Rays. A two-pitch pitcher, Glasnow is literally un-hittable when he's "on." However, when you have just two pitches, batters can more easily guess what's coming. This is what led to the 27-year-old giving up 11 homers in 2020. The strikeouts are nice but it feels like there's too much potential downside when considering his current ADP.
Brendan Tuma - 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