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Who Should I Draft?

Alex Bregman or Justin Verlander (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
35 of 55 experts
36%
Recommended by
20 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 14# 17
Best Rank# 7# 7
Worst Rank# 51# 73
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 12# 15
Best Rank# 10# 13
Worst Rank# 16# 19
   
Projections 
   
Runs39
Home Runs1211
RBI38
Stolen Bases2
Batting Avg.293
Strikeouts3188
Wins6
Saves0
ERA3.27
WHIP1.01
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 18
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 25
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 12# 16
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 44
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 15# 73
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 70
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 17# 32
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 14# 30
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 12# 18
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 13# 19
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 26
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 19
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 7# 14
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 15# 19
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 13# 16
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 10# 35
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 14# 25
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 11# 18
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 21
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 30
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 14# 15
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 11# 15
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 14# 17
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 14# 16
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 14# 20
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 13# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 12# 27
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 12# 15
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 13# 15
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 14# 15
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 18# 22
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 12# 14
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 20# 22
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 15# 23
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 15# 27
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 14# 13
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 14# 11
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 14# 13
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 14# 13
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 16# 15
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 16# 13
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 17# 16
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 17# 10
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 18# 7
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 18# 9
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 9
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 16
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 19# 16
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 20# 15
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 20# 18
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 20# 18
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 21# 7
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 21# 14
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 30# 20
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 51# 16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs122
   
Home Runs4136
   
RBI112
   
Stolen Bases5
   
Batting Avg.296
   
Strikeouts83300
   
Wins21
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.62
   
WHIP0.81
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs39
   
Home Runs1211
   
RBI38
   
Stolen Bases2
   
Batting Avg.293
   
Strikeouts3188
   
Wins6
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.27
   
WHIP1.01
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
News 
 Alex Bregman went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in the Astros 9-7 loss to the A's in Game 3 of the ALDS.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 7th
Justin Verlander underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Oct 1st
 Alex Bregman went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored, and a walk in the Astros 10-5 win over the A's in Game 1 of the ALDS on Monday.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Oct 5th
Justin Verlander (forearm) will require Tommy John surgery.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 19th
 Alex Bregman went 3-for-5 with a homer, a triple, a double, three RBI, and two runs scored in the Astros' 12-4 win over the Rangers on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 25th
Justin Verlander (forearm) threw about 75 pitches in a sim game on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 16th
 Alex Bregman went hitless in four at-bats as the Astros fell to the Mariners on Monday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 22nd
Justin Verlander (forearm) is expected to throw 3-4 innings in a simulated game on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 15th
 Alex Bregman went 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBI as the Astros beat the Rangers 4-1 on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 16th
Astros manager Dusty Baker says Justin Verlander (forearm) could face hitters during his next throwing session.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 14th
Notes 
 A really good slugger who appears to be rated higher because of his plus defense even though it isn't a category in leagues. Lack of stolen bases knocks him down a peg for me.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Verlander is one of the players who benefit most from a delayed season, as he was dealing with injuries that would have shelved him the first couple months of the season. He showed no sign of slowing down last year, but the age and Spring Training injuries should give you some pause. Drafting Verlander is all about your comfort with taking on injury risks and age.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Bregman's multi-position eligibility makes him an attractive target in the second round, and he is a first-round pick in points leagues. You shouldn't expect 41 homers again from him, as his home ballpark aided him in reaching those numbers with his launch angle. Ten homers is achievable for Bregman, and he offers all-around production that makes him worthy of a selection here.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Entering his age-37 season. Appears good to go following spring groin injury
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Advanced analytics say last season's power was a mirage. On top of that, the ball may be dejuiced, he won't be cheating anymore, and will likely lead the league in HBPs. Going to pass at current ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Verlander had groin surgery which will sideline him for several weeks. But given the postponement of the season, it seems unlikely to threaten Verlander's availability for Opening Day, whenever that may be. Although surgery is never a good sign, in the end, it's better for Verlander that he could get this out of the way now rather than have it linger. For now, keep him high on your draft boards.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 SBs have decreased 17-10-5 over last 3 seasons
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
A Top 15 pick that I has to drop due to his Spring Training injury. It adds enough risk to go in another direction. You can't miss in the early rounds and while it appears he will be fine and back relatively early in the season, let someone else make that assumption that turns out to be wrong. If he falls into the mid-20's or later, then he becomes a bargain.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData