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Who Should I Draft?

Clayton Kershaw or DJ LeMahieu (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
28 of 55 experts
49%
Recommended by
27 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 36
Best Rank# 19# 16
Worst Rank# 76# 80
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 30# 25
Best Rank# 26# 21
Worst Rank# 33# 29
   
Projections 
   
Runs99
Home Runs2321
RBI77
Stolen Bases6
Batting Avg.307
Strikeouts17687
Wins14
Saves0
ERA3.24
WHIP1.06
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 46
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 42# 50
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 80
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 30# 38
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 27# 34
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 33# 37
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 31# 34
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 19# 40
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 35# 36
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 27# 32
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 44
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 45# 66
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 21# 24
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 57
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 48# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 22# 39
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 26# 47
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 29# 37
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 34# 39
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 22# 24
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 24# 25
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 31# 37
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 29# 52
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 23# 33
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 35# 38
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 29# 32
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 31# 39
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 25# 23
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 26# 19
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 26# 16
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 27# 24
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 19
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 31# 29
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 32# 29
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 33# 28
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 33# 30
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 34# 32
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 35# 32
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 36# 35
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 36# 29
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 36# 33
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 37# 32
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 38# 24
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 28
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 38# 31
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 39# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 39# 37
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 42# 35
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 44
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 52# 48
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 52# 33
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 53# 36
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 67# 42
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 76# 32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs41
   
Home Runs810
   
RBI27
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.364
   
Strikeouts6221
   
Wins6
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.16
   
WHIP0.84
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs99
   
Home Runs2321
   
RBI77
   
Stolen Bases6
   
Batting Avg.307
   
Strikeouts17687
   
Wins14
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.24
   
WHIP1.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
News 
 LHP Clayton Kershaw earned the win on Friday when he allowed five runs on six hits with a walk and 11 strikeouts as the Dodgers beat the Marlins 9-6.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, May 15th
DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-2 with a walk and scored a run while driving in two runners on Saturday as the Yankees beat the Orioles by an 8-2 score.
John Aubin
Sun, May 16th
 LHP Clayton Kershaw earned the win on Saturday when he allowed two hits with one walk and five strikeouts over five innings in a 14-11 win over the Angels.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, May 9th
DJ LeMahieu went 0-for-4 with a strikeout on Thursday as the Yankees lost to the Rays by a 9-1 score.
John Aubin
Fri, May 14th
 Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will start Saturday‚Äôs game against the Angels.
Brad Camara
Fri, May 7th
DJ LeMahieu went 3-for-4 with two solo home runs and a strikeout in Friday's 11-4 loss to the Nationals.
John Aubin
Sat, May 8th
 LHP Clayton Kershaw took the loss on Tuesday when he allowed four runs on four hits with two walks and two strikeouts over one inning in the Dodgers' 7-1 loss to the Cubs in Game 1 of a doubleheader.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, May 4th
DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-4 with a walk as he scored two runs and drove in one runner on Tuesday as the Yankees beat the Astros by a 7-3 score.
John Aubin
Wed, May 5th
 LHP Clayton Kershaw earned his fourth win of the season on Sunday when he allowed just four hits and one walk with eight strikeouts over seven innings in the Dodgers' 8-0 win over the Reds.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Apr 29th
DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, and two runs during Saturday's 6-4 win over the Tigers.
John Aubin
Sun, May 2nd
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
LeMahieu will return to the Yankees on a six-year deal, and that is great news for fantasy managers. Since he's been New York, he's provided elite all-around production, most notably in batting average, where he has batted .336. He's blossomed into a 25-home run hitter with plenty of runs and RBI, and a handful of steals that chip in with the category. Add to that LeMahieu's multi-position eligibility and he is a huge asset to every fantasy team. With nothing in his profile to suggest a skills decline, he should be drafted before the third round is out in every fantasy league.
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
One of my biggest fades this season. DJL is great, but is more of a real life player than he is a fantasy player. Not reaching for him at his ceiling.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Over the past two season "DJL" has posted a 183 wRC+ while playing at home compared to a 112 figure on the road. Of course, it's always helpful to be hitting in Yankee Stadium. This makes the fact that he re-signed with the Yankees an important one. LeMahieu is going to keep playing half of his games inside Yankee Stadium. The first modern player to win batting titles in both leagues, LeMahieu's presence on the Yankees means that he's the No. 1 fantasy second baseman for this fantasy writer.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros