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Who Should I Draft?

Clayton Kershaw or Luis Robert (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
42 of 56 experts
25%
Recommended by
14 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 38
Best Rank# 19# 14
Worst Rank# 76# 114
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 30# 39
Best Rank# 26# 34
Worst Rank# 33# 48
   
Projections 
   
Runs85
Home Runs2328
RBI83
Stolen Bases22
Batting Avg.253
Strikeouts176176
Wins14
Saves0
ERA3.24
WHIP1.06
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 33
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 41
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 27# 38
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 36# 42
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 39
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 26# 114
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 25# 49
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 31
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 30# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 38# 43
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 27# 38
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 33# 44
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 34# 40
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 41
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 36# 37
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 33# 38
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 31# 32
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 19# 47
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 36# 44
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 32# 37
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 35# 40
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 27# 34
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 39# 50
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 33# 36
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 21# 48
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 39# 57
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 35# 39
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 22# 41
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 26# 32
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 29# 44
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 34# 41
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 22# 48
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 38# 40
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 24# 52
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 26# 39
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 31# 37
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 31# 40
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 29# 47
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 23# 32
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 35# 39
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 29# 36
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 31# 44
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 30
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 32
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 37# 35
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 40# 34
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 42# 37
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 42# 25
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 45# 14
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 48# 35
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 40
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 52# 25
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 52# 24
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 53# 30
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 67# 18
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 76# 31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs33
   
Home Runs811
   
RBI31
   
Stolen Bases9
   
Batting Avg.233
   
Strikeouts6273
   
Wins6
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.16
   
WHIP0.84
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs85
   
Home Runs2328
   
RBI83
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Batting Avg.253
   
Strikeouts176176
   
Wins14
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.24
   
WHIP1.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
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
Luis Robert went 2-for-4 on Tuesday, homering twice and totalling three total RBIs on the day. He also drew a walk.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
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
Luis Robert went 2-for-3 on the day, hitting a solo home run and a single, totalling two RBIs in the game. He also struck out once.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Fri, Sep 24th
 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
Luis Robert was 2-for-5 in Tuesday's loss, driving in two runs with a single while also hitting a double later in the game.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, Sep 21st
 Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (forearm) threw a bullpen session on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 11th
Luis Robert went 4-for-5 on Saturday with three doubles as well as a single. He'd score once and tally three RBIs on the day.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sun, Sep 12th
 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
Luis Robert was 2-for-6 with two singles in Chicago's win over Oakland on Tuesday. He also scored a run.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 8th
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
Robert's production was pretty much what it was cracked up to be in terms of his power and speed, but his .233 batting average was a little hard to stomach. He struck out way too much (32.2% of the time, bottom 6% of the league), and just didn't make hard enough contact consistently to keep his average above water. But Robert will be just 24 years old this season, so there's plenty of room for growth in that area. That's particularly true given that Robert was a career .312 hitter in the minors and .314 in Cuba. Even if he was a batting average drain, which you shouldn't expect, given that he was on a roughly 30-25 full-season pace last year, fantasy managers should be able to stomach it. Draft him as a borderline first outfielder in fantasy leagues and reap the rewards.
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
Luis Robert signed a long-term extension with the White Sox and has the upside to leap to superstardom in 2021. He slashed .233/.302/.406 with 10 home runs and nine stolen bases across 225 plate appearances. If it weren't for a rough September, Robert was well on his way to finishing as a top-20 player. His tools are off the chart and he will bat in the middle of a loaded White Sox lineup. Everything is lined up for Robert to bust out if he can put it all together in 2021.
Brad Camara - FantasyPros
  Robert came out of the gate like a rocket before hitting just .136/.237/.173 in September. The concern entering 2021 is that pitchers have figured out the book on Robert. While he was doing damage in July and August, Robert was swinging at everything thrown his way. Eventually, pitchers stopped giving him chances. The issue is Robert kept swinging. Baseball is a game of adjustments and it's now on him to adjust back. The talent and skills are here. Even it comes with a weak batting average, Robert has enough power/speed upside to remain fantasy relevant amid slumps. Similar to Adalbero Mondesi, consider Robert a very volatile player in drafts.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros