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Who Should I Draft?

Alex Bregman or Max Scherzer (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
28 of 55 experts
49%
Recommended by
27 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 14# 15
Best Rank# 7# 6
Worst Rank# 51# 30
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 12# 14
Best Rank# 10# 12
Worst Rank# 16# 15
   
Projections 
   
Runs39
Home Runs1210
RBI38
Stolen Bases2
Batting Avg.293
Strikeouts3192
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.18
WHIP1.04
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 14# 16
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 21
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 14# 15
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 15# 30
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 26
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 14# 16
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 14# 24
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 13# 16
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 23
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 17# 18
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 7# 16
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 13# 14
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 10# 19
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 20# 23
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 14# 16
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 11# 17
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 15
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 16# 20
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 11# 17
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 14# 16
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 13# 14
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 20# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 12# 15
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 12# 14
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 13# 22
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 12# 16
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 15# 18
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 15# 19
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 12# 11
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 12# 6
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 14# 12
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 14# 13
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 13
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 14# 12
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 14# 13
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 14# 11
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 15# 13
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 16# 15
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 15
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 17# 9
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 17# 14
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 14
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 18# 6
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 18# 11
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 18# 15
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 6
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 15
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 19# 13
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 20# 18
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 16
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 20# 18
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 21# 16
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 21# 13
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 30# 9
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 51# 26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs122
   
Home Runs4118
   
RBI112
   
Stolen Bases5
   
Batting Avg.296
   
Strikeouts83243
   
Wins11
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.92
   
WHIP1.03
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs39
   
Home Runs1210
   
RBI38
   
Stolen Bases2
   
Batting Avg.293
   
Strikeouts3192
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.18
   
WHIP1.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
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
Nationals ace Max Scherzer allowed three earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out seven over six innings in Saturday's win over the New York Mets. The win brings his record to 5-4 to finish the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 27th
 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
Nationals ace Max Scherzer allowed two unearned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six over 5 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Miami Marlins.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 21st
 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
Nationals starter Max Scherzer allowed six earned runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out 10 over 5 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 14th
 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
Nationals starter Max Scherzer tossed seven scoreless innings in Monday's win over the Tampa Bay Rays, allowing six hits and one walk while striking out eight. The win brings him to 4-2 on the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 8th
 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
Nationals starter Max Scherzer allowed three earned runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out six over six innings in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies. The loss drops him to 3-2 on the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 3rd
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
Elite pitching means more in 60 than 162. That's why Scherzer is ahead of elite sluggers like Bregman and Arenado. I expect a bounceback from 2019's relatively disappointing, but still very good year.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 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
The concerns with Scherzer aren't production-based, as he was still his normal, elite self in 2019 when he pitched. When, being the key word, as he dealt with injuries during the regular season and postseason that forced him to miss starts. Scherzer is similar to Verlander in the sense that you'll take him if you are comfortable taking on risk with an early pick.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 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
Scherzer struggled a bit through the first month of the season, but went on a patented run in May and June that made him look like the Scherzer of old. Unfortunately, a back injury largely derailed his second half, as he was limited to just over 20 innings over July and August. Scherzer is entering his age-36 season and is a max effort pitcher, so the fact that we finally saw a bit of a breakdown (Scherzer has reached at least 200 innings in his six previous seasons) is concerning. But his numbers are still elite and he should be taken as one of the first pitchers off the board despite the back scare.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 SBs have decreased 17-10-5 over last 3 seasons
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Skipping at ADP due to age and first time injury concerns in 2019.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Was elite on a per game basis in 2019. Injury concerns starting to mount
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros