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Who Should I Draft?

Fernando Tatis Jr. or Jacob deGrom (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Fernando Tatis Jr.
CF,RF,SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
49 of 56 experts
13%
Recommended by
7 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 3# 6
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 7# 22
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 2# 6
Best Rank# 2# 5
Worst Rank# 4# 7
   
Projections 
   
Runs108
Home Runs3621
RBI97
Stolen Bases25
Batting Avg.286
Strikeouts165251
Wins14
Saves0
ERA2.77
WHIP1.00
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 7
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 4# 6
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 4# 10
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 2# 22
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 8
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 2# 7
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 2# 3
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 3# 6
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 3# 5
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 3# 10
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 4# 7
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 4# 7
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 3# 5
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 2# 6
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 5# 10
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 3# 6
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 3
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 2# 6
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 3# 5
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 2# 7
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 3# 6
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 4# 5
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 6# 9
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 3# 6
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 4# 6
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 3# 5
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 6
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 2# 8
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 3# 6
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 3# 6
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 4# 9
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 4# 6
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 3# 7
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 4# 6
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 7
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 2# 6
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 3# 8
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 6
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 5# 6
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 5# 6
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 1# 6
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 5# 16
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 2# 6
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 3# 6
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 2# 8
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 5# 6
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 3# 8
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 4# 6
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 3# 6
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 1
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 1
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 5# 3
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 5# 1
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 5# 4
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 6# 1
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 7# 3
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Fernando Tatis Jr.
CF,RF,SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs50
   
Home Runs177
   
RBI45
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Batting Avg.277
   
Strikeouts61104
   
Wins4
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.38
   
WHIP0.96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Fernando Tatis Jr.
CF,RF,SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs108
   
Home Runs3621
   
RBI97
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Batting Avg.286
   
Strikeouts165251
   
Wins14
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.77
   
WHIP1.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Fernando Tatis Jr.
CF,RF,SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
News 
 Padres SS/OF Fernando Tatis Jr. won't undergo surgery on his left shoulder this offseason.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 18th
The New York Mets are not picking up the option of manager Luis Rojas.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Oct 4th
 Fernando Tatis Jr. went 2-for-4 on the day, hitting his 30th double of the year in the process. He also struck out once.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sat, Oct 2nd
The Mets have officially shut down Jacob deGrom (elbow) for the remainder of 2021.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 28th
 Fernando Tatis Jr. went 0-for-4 on Tuesday, striking out three times and failing to reach base.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 29th
Mets RHP Jacob deGrom (elbow) threw off the "mid-slope" mound on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 20th
 Fernando Tatis Jr. went 0-for-3 on Thursday, striking out once. He did salvage some of his fantasy day with two drawn walks and a run scored though.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Fri, Sep 24th
Mets' SP Jacob deGrom threw a ten-pitch bullpen session off of a mound for the first time since his shutdown in July.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Sep 14th
 Fernando Tatis Jr. went 2-for-5 on Wednesday, hitting a single and a solo home run in the seventh inning. He'd also draw a walk and strike out once.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Thu, Sep 23rd
Mets RHP Jacob deGrom told reporters on Thursday that his elbow ligament is "perfectly fine."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 9th
Notes 
 Tatis Jr. has a bit of a shoulder issue, but nothing suggests he'll need to miss any time. He 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, so long a there are no further developments with his shoulder.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
deGrom barely missed out on winning his third straight Cy Young Award last year, but it was yet another dominant season. For the third straight year, he came in with a WHIP under 1.00, an ERA under 2.50, and a strikeout percentage above 31%. deGrom is getting up there in age, but it's worth remembering that he has fewer miles on his arm than most pitcher entering their age-33 season, given that he didn't transition to pitching until late in his college career and missed significant time with injuries during his time in the minors. deGrom has shown no decline in his game, and should hopefully (finally) begin to pile on more wins this year pitching for a better team in front of an improved bullpen. He should be the first or second starting pitcher taken and is an obvious first-round pick.
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 - FantasyPros