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Who Should I Draft?

Fernando Tatis Jr. or Gerrit Cole (2021)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
6 of 9 experts
33%
Recommended by
3 of 9 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 4# 8
Best Rank# 1# 7
Worst Rank# 19# 19
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 3# 6
Best Rank# 2# 6
Worst Rank# 4# 7
   
Projections 
   
Runs109
Home Runs3630
RBI98
Stolen Bases25
Batting Avg.290
Strikeouts165266
Wins16
Saves0
ERA3.30
WHIP1.07
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 1# 19
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 4# 11
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 8
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 3# 7
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 5# 7
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 4# 12
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 8# 7
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 10# 7
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 19# 7
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs50
   
Home Runs1714
   
RBI45
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Batting Avg.277
   
Strikeouts6194
   
Wins7
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.84
   
WHIP0.96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs109
   
Home Runs3630
   
RBI98
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Batting Avg.290
   
Strikeouts165266
   
Wins16
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.30
   
WHIP1.07
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
News 
 The Padres are working on a contract extension with star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. According to Jon Heyman and Jessica Kleinschmidt, Tatis' contract extension could be 11 years and $320 million.
Corbin Young
Sun, Jan 10th
 
Notes 
 Tatis Jr. had an outstanding rookie year, but because he had outperformed his statcast data so significantly, many fantasy managers were worried that his numbers would regress in 2020. Although his batting average did come down (to a still respectable .277), he not only staved off regression, but he improved significantly in most areas. He cut his strikeout rate by 6%, upped his walk rate by 2.5%, and led the league in average exit velocity, hard-hit rate, and barrel percentage. The fact that he's likely to throw in 25-30 steals over the course of a full season is just the cherry on top of elite fantasy production. He's a top-five overall pick with little or no downside and massive upside even off his incredible 2020 numbers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 
 Tatis Jr. set the world on fire during July and August. September wasn't as pretty, however, as the electrifying shortstop hit just 208/.311/.403 in 90 plate appearances. This still generated a 96 wRC+, which means that even at his worst Tatis was only 4% worse than league average. He still hit four homers and stole four bases. Also, it was only one month. Tatis doesn't have a track record long enough for us to feel confident in him as a slump-proof bat, but only Ronald Acuña rivals his 40/40 upside.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros