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Who Should I Draft?

Bryce Harper or Walker Buehler (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
30 of 55 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 22
Best Rank# 3# 7
Worst Rank# 37# 66
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 22# 16
Best Rank# 15# 14
Worst Rank# 25# 18
   
Projections 
   
Runs36
Home Runs138
RBI38
Stolen Bases4
Batting Avg.267
Strikeouts6076
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.49
WHIP1.11
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 23
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 26# 39
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 17# 31
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 34
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 24# 28
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 3# 13
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 16# 44
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 18# 30
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 25
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 20# 39
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 18# 51
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 12# 23
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 17# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 17# 18
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 19# 66
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 24# 30
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 20
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 20# 21
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 21# 48
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 21# 31
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 24# 31
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 21# 26
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 16# 20
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 15# 27
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 15# 27
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 22# 24
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 19# 22
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 19# 24
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 11# 16
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 11# 18
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 17# 13
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 21# 16
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 21# 20
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 21# 19
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 22# 17
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 22# 17
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 23# 19
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 23# 19
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 23# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 17
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 23# 16
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 23# 19
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 23# 19
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 15
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 24# 20
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 25# 21
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 21
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 20
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 25# 21
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 26# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 20
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 30# 16
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 32# 18
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 33# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 7
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs98
   
Home Runs3520
   
RBI114
   
Stolen Bases15
   
Batting Avg.260
   
Strikeouts178215
   
Wins14
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.26
   
WHIP1.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs36
   
Home Runs138
   
RBI38
   
Stolen Bases4
   
Batting Avg.267
   
Strikeouts6076
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.49
   
WHIP1.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
News 
 Phillies manager Joe Girardi confirmed Wednesday that Bryce Harper has been dealing with a back injury "off and on" for 4-5 weeks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 23rd
Walker Buehler earned the win on Friday when he allowed one run on three hits with 10 strikeouts and one walk over six innings in the Dodgers 6-2 win over the Rays in Game 3 of the World Series.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Oct 24th
 Bryce Harper (back) is starting Monday against the Nationals.
Brad Camara
Mon, Sep 21st
The Dodgers announced that Walker Buehler will start Game 3 of the World Series on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 19th
 Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper left Sunday's loss to the Toronto Blue Jays with lower back stiffness, according to The Athletic's Meghan Montemurro.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 20th
Walker Buehler secured the win on Saturday when he surrendered zero runs on seven hits with six strikeouts over six innings in the Dodgers 3-1 win over the Braves in Game 6 of the NLCS.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Oct 17th
 Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 4-for-6 with a home run, two doubles, three runs scored, four RBI, and two walks across both games of Friday's doubleheader against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 19th
Walker Buehler took a no decision on Monday when he allowed one run on three hits with seven strikeouts and five walks across five innings in the Dodgers 5-1 loss to the Braves in Game 1 of the NLCS.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Oct 12th
 Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with two home runs and two walks in Thursday's loss to the New York Mets. The two homers give him 10 on the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 18th
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced that Walker Buehler will start Game 1 of the NLCS against the Braves.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Oct 10th
Notes 
 Harper is a lock for 30 home runs and double-digit steals. He hasn't been Mike Trout's equal, as many expected after the High School SI cover, but that doesn't mean he isn't an elite Fantasy player. His ADP doesn't reflect how high his floor is or the potential for a 40/20 season. 2020 is a big year for Harper in the Philly Band Box.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
The more I look and ponder the more I see a potential Cy Young in 2020. Great team, pitcher park, Betts and Bellinger potentially manning two OF spots on defense. If LAD finally gets that title Buehler will be the guy we look at to explain that last step.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 By this point, we all know the answer to the Mike Trout vs. Harper discussion, but that doesn't mean that Harper still isn't one hell of a player. Was he pressing early in Philadelphia with the pressure of a new contract in a new city? I think he was, as his second-half numbers show quite the turnaround, especially with his strikeout rate. His xBA and xwOBA also indicate that Harper underperformed last season. It should surprise no one if Harper were to contend for an MVP this season. He should be bumped up higher in OBP leagues.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Where you take Buehler is all about your approach to pitching in a shortened season. There's a case to take him in the first round, as he has the pure stuff to be the No. 1 pitcher by season's end with his 29 percent strikeout rate and five percent walk rate in 2019.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Not a big fan of Harper (He is overrated), but he does have some big time potential going into his second year in Philly. If he gets his average up to 280+ he should be a high end five category contributor.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
A 5.22 ERA in April scared fantasy owners, but Buehler quickly recovered from the Dodgers' ill-planned "ease into the year" plan. He looked precisely like the pitcher his fantasy owners had hoped for after that, ending the year with a 3.26 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with a 29.2% strikeout rate. His meager five percent walk rate was one of the best in the league, and with an incredibly strong offense behind him once again, Buehler should excel in all four of the starting pitching categories in 2020. Have no concerns.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Lots of encouraging Statcast data suggesting he has room for growth in year two of Phillies tenure
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Walker Buehler's last 27 games included a 2.91 ERA and 206 strikeouts in 170 1/3 innings
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros