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Who Should I Draft?

Bo Bichette or Lucas Giolito (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Bo Bichette
SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
32 of 55 experts
42%
Recommended by
23 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 59# 56
Best Rank# 34# 19
Worst Rank# 127# 91
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 52# 66
Best Rank# 44# 61
Worst Rank# 64# 88
   
Projections 
   
Runs31
Home Runs108
RBI25
Stolen Bases8
Batting Avg.280
Strikeouts7946
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.95
WHIP1.21
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 61# 67
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 73
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 71
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 91
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 40# 64
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 46# 68
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 43# 75
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 62# 73
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 69
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 59# 67
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 48# 62
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 61# 66
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 60
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 51# 67
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 39# 58
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 62# 67
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 61# 72
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 59# 69
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 50# 78
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 38# 59
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 63# 64
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 46# 47
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 67# 69
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 45# 80
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 36# 46
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 73
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 61# 70
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 66# 76
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 78# 90
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 55# 77
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 45# 53
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 57# 59
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 60# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 121# 25
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 65# 33
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 102# 40
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 45# 40
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 58# 42
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 68# 42
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 49# 43
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 73# 45
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 79# 46
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 106# 50
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 127# 53
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 66# 54
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 63# 54
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 65# 56
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 61# 58
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 69# 59
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 67# 59
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 62
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 63# 62
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 67# 66
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 80# 67
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 79
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Bo Bichette
SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs32
   
Home Runs2411
   
RBI21
   
Stolen Bases4
   
Batting Avg.311
   
Strikeouts22850
   
Wins14
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.41
   
WHIP1.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Bo Bichette
SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs31
   
Home Runs108
   
RBI25
   
Stolen Bases8
   
Batting Avg.280
   
Strikeouts7946
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.95
   
WHIP1.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Bo Bichette
SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
News 
 Lucas Giolito grabbed the win in Game 1 of Chicago's Wild Card series on Tuesday when he allowed just one run on two hits while striking out eight and walking one as the White Sox took down the A's 4-1.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Sep 29th
Bo Bichette 2-for-4 with a run scored, two RBI and two walks during Toronto's 14-1 win over the Yankees on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 24th
 Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito allowed two runs over six innings in a 3-2 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday. Giolito struck out 11 and walked three in the loss.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 23rd
Bo Bichette went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in Monday's win over the Yankees.
Andy Zimmerman
Tue, Sep 22nd
 Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito turned in a quality start in a 5-1 loss to the Twins on Wednesday. Giolito allowed three runs over six innings while striking out four and walking three.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 17th
Bo Bichette went 2-for-5 with a double and a triple during Sunday's victory over the Phillies.
Andy Zimmerman
Mon, Sep 21st
 Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings in a 4-3 win over the Tigers on Friday. Giolito struck out seven and walked four.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 12th
Bo Bichette went 2-for-5 with three RBI on Thursday night as the Blue Jays lost to the Yankees by a 10-7 score.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 18th
 Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito allowed three runs over six innings in a 5-3 win over the Royals on Saturday. He struck out nine on the way to his fourth win.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 6th
Bo Bichette went 2-for-5 with a double and drove in a run as the Blue Jays lost to the Yankees by a 20-6 score on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 16th
Notes 
 There's a reason that you hear fantasy analysts say that you should target post-hype players: baseball is hard, man, and it takes time for players to fully figure it out. With his prospect pedigree, it took longer than most thought for Lucas Giolito to figure things out. But boy did he ever in 2019, with his 25-start dominating stretch to end the season. He looked like a totally different pitcher - but one who mowed down the league. Hitters are more often to click sooner than pitchers are in the big leagues, and if you look at his peripherals, there's not much to question about Giolito's breakout performance. As long as he keeps his increased velocity on his fastball, he'll continue to be a solid SP2 for fantasy managers.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Everything that could go right, did go right for Bo Bichette in his rookie year in Toronto. Is he a .300 hitter? Probably not, but he'll hit around .285 with a power/speed combo that will play up in Toronto. Could there be an adjustment period in his second season? Sure, there could. Are there concerns that the performance wasn't legit? Not really, if you look at his prospect pedigree and his underlying numbers. The ceiling is sky-high here, and Bichette could be a top 5 shortstop off the board in 2021."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Giolito earned every bit of his breakout season, putting up an ERA that we nearly identical to his FIP and xFIP and a major gain in control. Most impressive for Giolito was his ability to limit contact on pitches in the strike zone - just 77.3%, second best in MLB behind Gerrit Cole. His raw stuff is elite, and another fantastic season should follow in 2020.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Expected to bat leadoff once again this season
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 2019 breakout can be attributed to an uptick in velocity and an improved changeup. Can he do it again?
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros