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Who Should I Draft?

Zac Gallen or Matthew Boyd (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
28 of 43 experts
35%
Recommended by
15 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46# 52
Best Rank# 17# 34
Worst Rank# 363# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 118# 154
Best Rank# 109# 133
Worst Rank# 161# 164
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6173
Wins34
Saves00
ERA4.164.35
WHIP1.311.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 60
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 35# 74
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 41# 58
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 61
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 36# 59
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 42# 49
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 54
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 17# 62
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 44# 55
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 46# 82
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 47# 56
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 39# 50
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 53
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 44# 71
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 44# 53
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 31# 73
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 57
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 48# 63
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 26# 57
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 33# 54
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 51
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 60
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 32# 53
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 71# 74
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 52# 61
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 43# 59
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 32# 58
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 43# 53
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 46# 38
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 47
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 51# 41
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 37
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 56# 53
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 56# 34
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 56# 49
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 59# 52
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 45
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 61# 55
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 66# 50
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 67# 35
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 171# 71
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 363# 61
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1532
   
Games Started1532
   
Innings Pitched80.2185.2
   
Wins39
   
Losses612
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed62178
   
Earned Runs2594
   
Home Runs Allowed839
   
Strikeouts96238
   
Walks3650
   
ERA2.814.56
   
WHIP1.231.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched57.965.9
   
Wins34
   
Losses34
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5462
   
Earned Runs2732
   
Home Runs Allowed812
   
Strikeouts6173
   
Walks2220
   
ERA4.164.35
   
WHIP1.311.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
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
 
 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
 
 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
 
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
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
 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
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
 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
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