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Who Should I Draft?

Alex Bregman or Brandon Woodruff (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
38 of 56 experts
32%
Recommended by
18 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 37# 40
Best Rank# 16# 18
Worst Rank# 67# 87
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 34# 37
Best Rank# 27# 32
Worst Rank# 45# 50
   
Projections 
   
Runs96
Home Runs2920
RBI95
Stolen Bases5
Batting Avg.281
Strikeouts86191
Wins11
Saves0
ERA3.45
WHIP1.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 43
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 46
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 24# 54
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 40# 44
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 54# 87
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 27# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 41# 82
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 31# 70
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 41# 43
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 29# 41
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 39# 43
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 31# 37
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 23# 48
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 33# 46
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 42# 46
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 30# 47
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 25# 35
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 28# 38
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 28# 31
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 16# 18
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 38# 41
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 28# 41
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 29# 58
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 43
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 38# 42
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 17# 25
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 53
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 25# 33
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 32# 44
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 36# 58
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 30# 48
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 37# 39
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 32# 59
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 26# 32
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 38# 39
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 30# 39
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 36# 40
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 21# 48
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 27# 26
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 35# 32
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 28
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 37# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 38# 35
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 39# 29
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 39# 38
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 40# 25
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 42# 38
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 43# 37
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 36
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 52# 25
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 56# 27
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 59# 46
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 63# 21
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 64# 30
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 64# 35
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 67# 22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs19
   
Home Runs69
   
RBI22
   
Stolen Bases0
   
Batting Avg.242
   
Strikeouts2691
   
Wins3
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.05
   
WHIP0.99
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs96
   
Home Runs2920
   
RBI95
   
Stolen Bases5
   
Batting Avg.281
   
Strikeouts86191
   
Wins11
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.45
   
WHIP1.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
News 
 Astros third baseman Alex Bregman went 1-for-4 with a solo homer against the Rays on Tuesday evening. He also struck out twice in the effort. Houston ultimately defeated Tampa Bay by a score of 4-3.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Sep 29th
Brandon Woodruff did not factor into the decision Tuesday against the Cardinals, allowing two runs on seven hits in four innings. He walked none and struck out three.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 29th
 Astros third baseman Alex Bregman went 2-for-4 with a single and solo home run against the Athletics on Sunday. He also walked once in the effort. Houston ultimately fell to Oakland by a score of 4-3.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Sep 26th
Brandon Woodruff (9-10) took the loss Tuesday against the Cardinals, allowing one run on two hits across six innings. He walked one and struck out 10.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 22nd
 Astros third baseman Alex Bregman went 1-for-4 with a single against the Angels on Thursday evening. Houston ultimately fell to Los Angeles by a score of 3-2.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Sep 24th
Brandon Woodruff (9-9) took the loss Wednesday against the Tigers, allowing three runs on four hits across six innings. He walked one and struck out seven.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 15th
 Astros third baseman Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a single against the Diamondbacks on Saturday. He also drew a pair of walks in the effort. Houston ultimately fell to Arizona by a score of 6-4 in 10 innings.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Sep 19th
The Brewers have scratched pitcher Brandon Woodruff from his start on Saturday due to a stomach bug. Eric Lauer will take the mound instead. Meanwhile, Woodruff's start has been moved back to Wednesday.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 11th
 Astros third baseman Alex Bregman went 2-for-3 with a single and two-run homer against the Rangers on Monday evening. He also walked and struck out in the effort. Houston ultimately defeated Texas by a score of 15-1.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Sep 14th
Brandon Woodruff (9-8) took the loss Monday against the Phillies, allowing four runs on nine hits across six innings. He walked one and struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 6th
Notes 
 2020 was just a bad season for Bregman, plain and simple. He missed time with a hamstring injury, and generally regressed in every major statistical category. Considering that Bregman will be just 27 years old on Opening Day and had batted .291 with 72 home runs combined over the previous two seasons, fantasy managers can probably just throw out most of what they saw from him in 2020. He'll continue to be an upper echelon option at third base and considering his strong walk and strikeout rates, an even better one in points leagues. He's been battling a hamstring issue for most of camp, but as of now, he doesn't look like he'll miss much, if any, time, so draft him accordingly.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
There were some skeptics after Woodruff succeeded in 2019 based largely on one pitch - his devastating fastball - but he put those concerns to rest in 2020. His ERA (3.05) and WHIP (0.99) were incredibly strong, particularly when you consider that he struck out more than 11 batters per nine innings. Woodruff's fastball hits rests at 96 MPH and is one of the better pitches in baseball, but his slider and changeup both made strides last year. The Brewers are reportedly planning to add about 100 innings to their starter's workloads last season, so pencil Woodruff in for roughly 175 extremely strong frames. You can survive with him as your fantasy ace, though he's best as an incredibly strong number 2.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 60 game season and people forget how good Bregman is. Such an easy pick at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Woodruff's 2020 season ranked in the 90th percentile in both xERA and xwOBA. He rates out well according to both FIP and Baseball Savant. It's fair to call him a good-to-great starting pitcher. The question becomes what kind of workload can we expect from Milwaukee's No. 1? Woodruff logged 73 2/3 innings last summer after posting a career-high 121 2/3 frames in 2019. The Brewers plan to add on 100 innings to each of their SP's workloads from last year. If you believe Woodruff will hold up then he's a wildly exciting SP2 in fantasy.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros