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Who Should I Draft?

Zac Gallen or Kenta Maeda (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Expert
Recommendation
74%
Recommended by
32 of 43 experts
26%
Recommended by
11 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46# 58
Best Rank# 17# 27
Worst Rank# 363# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 118# 164
Best Rank# 109# 147
Worst Rank# 161# 175
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6160
Wins34
Saves00
ERA4.164.41
WHIP1.311.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 59
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 35
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 56# 77
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 41# 61
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 59
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 56
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 62
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 51# 54
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 36# 61
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 42# 43
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 59
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 17# 68
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 44# 79
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 61# 62
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 46# 52
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 47# 59
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 39# 56
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 48
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 44# 56
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 44# 50
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 82
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 48# 77
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 26# 45
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 46
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 70
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 46# 50
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 81
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 32# 33
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 52# 71
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 43# 57
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 32# 41
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 43# 59
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 31# 29
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 33# 32
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 45
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 56# 43
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 59# 45
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 51
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 66# 38
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 67# 62
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 71# 27
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 171# 59
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 363# 60
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1537
   
Games Started1526
   
Innings Pitched80.2154.1
   
Wins310
   
Losses68
   
Saves03
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds04
   
Hits Allowed62114
   
Earned Runs2569
   
Home Runs Allowed822
   
Strikeouts96169
   
Walks3651
   
ERA2.814.04
   
WHIP1.231.07
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1112
   
Games Started1110
   
Innings Pitched57.956.3
   
Wins34
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5452
   
Earned Runs2728
   
Home Runs Allowed89
   
Strikeouts6160
   
Walks2219
   
ERA4.164.41
   
WHIP1.311.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
News 
 Zac Gallen allowed two earned runs on five hits while striking out two and walking a pair over 3.2 innings in Saturday's 6-6 tie against the Angels.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Mar 7th
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
 Zac Gallen retired all six batters he faced, striking out one, in two scoreless innings in his spring debut Monday against the Giants.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Feb 25th
Kenta Maeda allowed a homer, a single, and a walk in the first start with his new team.
Michael Felner
Tue, Feb 25th
 Steve Gilbert of MLB.com writes Zac Gallen will have to earn the final spot in Arizona's rotation this spring.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Feb 7th
Kenta Maeda will officially be sent to the Minnesota Twins as part of the three-team 'megadeal' that will send Mookie Betts to the Dodgers.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Feb 9th
  The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded pitcher Kenta Maeda to the Minnesota Twins as part of the Mookie Betts-David Price deal, per ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
Brad Camara
Tue, Feb 4th
Notes 
 It was surprising when the Marlins decided to trade Gallen to Arizona, but we are talking about a franchise that also traded Luis Castillo and Chris Paddack away. Gallen has a nice four-pitch mix, and if he replicates his minor- and major-league success from 2019, you're looking at a Top 50 pick in 2021.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 Gallen was so absurdly dominant in Triple-A in 2019 that his MLB performance, while highly impressive, felt slightly disappointing. But his fastball, curveball, and changeup were all plus pitches in the majors, and there's every reason to expect him to continue to grow as a pitcher. There's somehow some question mark around his rotation spot, but cream usually rises to the top, and he should not only be one of the Diamondbacks' five starters, but he should excel. Expect excellent overall numbers and draft him accordingly.
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
 With innings come strikeouts for Gallen and 2020 is the year he pitches more of them and becomes a relevant Fantasy SP. He is a steal currently and Fantasy owners need to load up on their shares.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData