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Who Should I Draft?

Clayton Kershaw or Alex Bregman (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
29 of 56 experts
48%
Recommended by
27 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 37
Best Rank# 19# 16
Worst Rank# 76# 67
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 30# 34
Best Rank# 26# 27
Worst Rank# 33# 45
   
Projections 
   
Runs96
Home Runs2329
RBI95
Stolen Bases5
Batting Avg.281
Strikeouts17686
Wins14
Saves0
ERA3.24
WHIP1.06
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 27# 39
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 36# 40
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 43
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 26# 54
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 25# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 67
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 30# 31
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 27# 39
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 45
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 37# 42
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 31# 37
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 19# 25
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 32# 42
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 27# 40
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 36
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 33# 35
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 21# 28
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 40
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 35# 38
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 22# 56
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 26# 63
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 22# 36
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 24# 37
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 26# 32
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 31# 38
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 29# 64
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 23# 30
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 35# 36
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 31# 64
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 29# 25
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 29# 21
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 24
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 31# 26
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 28
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 33# 30
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 33# 23
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 34# 33
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 34# 32
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 35# 28
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 36# 28
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 36# 27
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 38# 29
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 38# 30
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 39# 16
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 39# 38
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 40# 29
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 42# 41
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 42# 39
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 45# 38
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 48# 17
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 30
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 52# 24
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 52# 31
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 53# 52
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 67# 59
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 76# 41
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs19
   
Home Runs86
   
RBI22
   
Stolen Bases0
   
Batting Avg.242
   
Strikeouts6226
   
Wins6
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.16
   
WHIP0.84
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs96
   
Home Runs2329
   
RBI95
   
Stolen Bases5
   
Batting Avg.281
   
Strikeouts17686
   
Wins14
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.24
   
WHIP1.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
News 
 Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (elbow) won't pitch in the 2021 playoffs, per manager Dave Roberts.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Oct 6th
Astros third baseman Alex Bregman went 1-for-4 with a solo homer against the Rays on Tuesday evening. He also struck out twice in the effort. Houston ultimately defeated Tampa Bay by a score of 4-3.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Sep 29th
 Clayton Kershaw left Friday's game with left forearm discomfort. Kershaw threw 42 pitches and gave up five hits, three earned runs, and zero walks with one strikeout in 1 2/3 innings pitched.
Corbin Young
Sat, Oct 2nd
Astros third baseman Alex Bregman went 2-for-4 with a single and solo home run against the Athletics on Sunday. He also walked once in the effort. Houston ultimately fell to Oakland by a score of 4-3.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Sep 26th
 LHP Clayton Kershaw earned the win on Sunday when he allowed one run on three hits with eight strikeouts in the Dodgers' 8-5 win over the Reds.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 20th
Astros third baseman Alex Bregman went 1-for-4 with a single against the Angels on Thursday evening. Houston ultimately fell to Los Angeles by a score of 3-2.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Sep 24th
 Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (forearm) threw a bullpen session on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 11th
Astros third baseman Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a single against the Diamondbacks on Saturday. He also drew a pair of walks in the effort. Houston ultimately fell to Arizona by a score of 6-4 in 10 innings.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Sep 19th
 Clayton Kershaw allowed two runs on four hits over three innings with three strikeouts in his rehab stint on Tuesday for Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Sep 8th
Astros third baseman Alex Bregman went 2-for-3 with a single and two-run homer against the Rangers on Monday evening. He also walked and struck out in the effort. Houston ultimately defeated Texas by a score of 15-1.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Sep 14th
Notes 
 Kershaw turned back the clock a bit in 2020, as the shortened season allowed him to let things go a bit more and add some of the velocity he had lost over the previous two seasons. The result was his best WHIP and ERA since 2016 and best strikeout rate since 2017. Kershaw isn't going to reach 200 innings pitched at this stage of his career, not with his injury history and the Dodgers' depth in their rotation and World Series aspirations. But even entering his age-33 season, he offers next to no downside. Consider this: Kershaw had probably the worst season of his career in 2019 and pitched to a 3.03 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP with more than a strikeout per inning. Draft him as a strong SP2 but bank on 160 innings. Anything more is gravy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
2020 was just a bad season for Bregman, plain and simple. He missed time with a hamstring injury, and generally regressed in every major statistical category. Considering that Bregman will be just 27 years old on Opening Day and had batted .291 with 72 home runs combined over the previous two seasons, fantasy managers can probably just throw out most of what they saw from him in 2020. He'll continue to be an upper echelon option at third base and considering his strong walk and strikeout rates, an even better one in points leagues. He's been battling a hamstring issue for most of camp, but as of now, he doesn't look like he'll miss much, if any, time, so draft him accordingly.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Fresh off his first ever World Series championship, Kershaw continues to graciously ride the aging curve. In fact, he has actually combated a decline in fastball velocity by adding 1 mph in 2020 (90.8 to 90.3 to 91.6 over the past three years). Fantasy managers should also find comfort in the fact that Kershaw has literally never been bad. His highest ERA since 2009 is 3.03 and his highest WHIP since 2011 is 1.04. If seeking safety in the early rounds, Kershaw is your guy.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
60 game season and people forget how good Bregman is. Such an easy pick at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy