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Who Should I Draft?

DJ LeMahieu or Brandon Woodruff (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
35 of 56 experts
38%
Recommended by
21 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 40
Best Rank# 16# 18
Worst Rank# 80# 87
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 25# 37
Best Rank# 21# 32
Worst Rank# 29# 50
   
Projections 
   
Runs99
Home Runs2120
RBI77
Stolen Bases6
Batting Avg.307
Strikeouts87191
Wins11
Saves0
ERA3.45
WHIP1.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 46
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 24# 29
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 48# 54
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 42# 46
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 35# 44
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 16# 87
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 23# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 32# 82
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 38# 70
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 43
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 24# 41
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 34# 43
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 33# 37
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 30# 48
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 32# 46
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 36
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 32# 46
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 37# 47
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 29# 38
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 29# 38
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 28# 32
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 24# 41
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 35# 58
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 32# 42
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 53
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 39# 44
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 24# 58
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 31# 48
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 25# 39
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 19# 59
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 29# 32
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 37# 39
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 33# 39
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 38# 40
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 32# 48
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 22# 18
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 32# 25
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 33# 26
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 34# 22
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 36# 25
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 36# 31
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 37# 33
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 37# 35
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 39# 30
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 39# 27
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 37
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 40# 35
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 28
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 43
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 47# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 50# 38
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 52# 35
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 53# 25
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 43
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 66# 41
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs41
   
Home Runs109
   
RBI27
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.364
   
Strikeouts2191
   
Wins3
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.05
   
WHIP0.99
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs99
   
Home Runs2120
   
RBI77
   
Stolen Bases6
   
Batting Avg.307
   
Strikeouts87191
   
Wins11
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.45
   
WHIP1.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
News 
 The Yankees have placed infielder DJ LeMahieu (sports hernia) on the 10-day injured list, according to manager Aaron Boone.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Oct 3rd
Brandon Woodruff did not factor into the decision Tuesday against the Cardinals, allowing two runs on seven hits in four innings. He walked none and struck out three.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 29th
 Yankees INF DJ LeMahieu (hip) will require surgery for a sports hernia after the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Oct 2nd
Brandon Woodruff (9-10) took the loss Tuesday against the Cardinals, allowing one run on two hits across six innings. He walked one and struck out 10.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 22nd
 DJ LeMahieu exited Thursday's game against the Blue Jays with right hip soreness, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Oct 1st
Brandon Woodruff (9-9) took the loss Wednesday against the Tigers, allowing three runs on four hits across six innings. He walked one and struck out seven.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 15th
 DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-4 with a walk and scored a run on Friday as the Yankees lost to the Red Sox by an 8-3 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 25th
The Brewers have scratched pitcher Brandon Woodruff from his start on Saturday due to a stomach bug. Eric Lauer will take the mound instead. Meanwhile, Woodruff's start has been moved back to Wednesday.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 11th
 DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-4 with a walk, double, and scored a run as the Yankees lost to the Indians on Sunday by an 11-3 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 19th
Brandon Woodruff (9-8) took the loss Monday against the Phillies, allowing four runs on nine hits across six innings. He walked one and struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 6th
Notes 
 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
There were some skeptics after Woodruff succeeded in 2019 based largely on one pitch - his devastating fastball - but he put those concerns to rest in 2020. His ERA (3.05) and WHIP (0.99) were incredibly strong, particularly when you consider that he struck out more than 11 batters per nine innings. Woodruff's fastball hits rests at 96 MPH and is one of the better pitches in baseball, but his slider and changeup both made strides last year. The Brewers are reportedly planning to add about 100 innings to their starter's workloads last season, so pencil Woodruff in for roughly 175 extremely strong frames. You can survive with him as your fantasy ace, though he's best as an incredibly strong number 2.
Dan Harris - 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
Woodruff's 2020 season ranked in the 90th percentile in both xERA and xwOBA. He rates out well according to both FIP and Baseball Savant. It's fair to call him a good-to-great starting pitcher. The question becomes what kind of workload can we expect from Milwaukee's No. 1? Woodruff logged 73 2/3 innings last summer after posting a career-high 121 2/3 frames in 2019. The Brewers plan to add on 100 innings to each of their SP's workloads from last year. If you believe Woodruff will hold up then he's a wildly exciting SP2 in fantasy.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
 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