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Who Should I Draft?

Christian Yelich or Gerrit Cole (2021)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
6 of 10 experts
40%
Recommended by
4 of 10 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 8
Best Rank# 2# 6
Worst Rank# 12# 19
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 12# 6
Best Rank# 11# 6
Worst Rank# 12# 7
   
Projections 
   
Runs106
Home Runs3631
RBI92
Stolen Bases19
Batting Avg.286
Strikeouts157265
Wins16
Saves0
ERA3.29
WHIP1.07
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 6# 19
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 3# 7
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 6# 11
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 3# 7
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 9# 12
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 2# 7
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 10# 7
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 6
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 12# 7
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 12# 8
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs39
   
Home Runs1214
   
RBI22
   
Stolen Bases4
   
Batting Avg.205
   
Strikeouts7694
   
Wins7
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.84
   
WHIP0.96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs106
   
Home Runs3631
   
RBI92
   
Stolen Bases19
   
Batting Avg.286
   
Strikeouts157265
   
Wins16
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.29
   
WHIP1.07
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
News 
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Notes 
  Cole was pretty much as advertised in his first season with the Yankees. His ERA rose a tad, as did his home run rate as expected, and his strikeout rate fell a bit, though it remained at an absurdly high level. And, for the most part, all of his expected metrics fell off a tad from his 2019 season. But Cole's numbers from that season were so dominating that he could withstand plenty of regression and still be one of the best pitchers in fantasy. As such, he'll head into 2021 close to the way he came into the 2020 season: a dominant, high-strikeout, low-walk starter who will throw plenty of innings and who is more likely to finish as the top overall fantasy pitcher than he is to finish outside the top-10. It's a matter of personal preference between Cole and Jacob deGrom as the first pitcher off the board, but neither should fall outside the top-10 overall picks on draft day.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros