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Who Should I Draft?

Freddie Freeman or Stephen Strasburg (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
42 of 55 experts
24%
Recommended by
13 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 26
Best Rank# 11# 17
Worst Rank# 69# 78
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 17# 23
Best Rank# 16# 21
Worst Rank# 22# 26
   
Projections 
   
Runs34
Home Runs119
RBI36
Stolen Bases2
Batting Avg.300
Strikeouts4480
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.62
WHIP1.16
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 15# 25
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 30
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 21
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 22# 39
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 25
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 17# 22
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 35
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 14# 26
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 15# 26
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 15# 20
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 27# 78
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 29
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 29# 63
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 31
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 15# 33
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 15# 26
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 11# 56
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 14# 39
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 25# 28
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 15# 26
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 15# 36
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 30# 33
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 25# 27
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 23
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 14# 24
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 12# 30
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 16# 33
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 27
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 15# 19
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 30
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 28# 34
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 20# 30
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 18# 30
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 17# 40
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 20
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 11# 31
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 31# 32
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 17# 29
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 15# 25
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 13# 28
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 14# 29
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 16# 30
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 25# 17
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 29# 23
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 29# 27
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 29# 28
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 34# 19
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 38# 31
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 24
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 39# 20
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 41# 28
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 44# 32
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 25
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 50# 28
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 69# 35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs113
   
Home Runs3824
   
RBI121
   
Stolen Bases6
   
Batting Avg.293
   
Strikeouts127251
   
Wins18
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.32
   
WHIP1.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs34
   
Home Runs119
   
RBI36
   
Stolen Bases2
   
Batting Avg.300
   
Strikeouts4480
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.62
   
WHIP1.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
News 
 The Braves are looking to lock up 1B Freddie Freeman to a long-term contract extension.
Brad Camara
Tue, Oct 20th
Stephen Strasburg underwent surgery Wednesday for carpal tunnel syndrome in his pitching hand.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 26th
 Freddie Freeman went 2-for-4 with two doubles, and two runs scored as the Braves fell to the Dodgers 7-3 in Game 5 of the NLCS on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Oct 17th
Stephen Strasburg will have hand surgery on Wednesday in Baltimore. The procedure is to repair the carpel tunnel neuritis in his right hand.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Aug 23rd
 Freddie Freeman went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI, and a run scored in the Braves 10-2 win over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLCS on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 16th
Stephen Strasburg (hand) was placed on the 60-day injured list Saturday, and will undergo surgery next week.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 22nd
 Freddie Freeman went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI, and two runs scored as the Braves took down the Dodgers 8-7 in Game 2 of the NLCS on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 14th
Nationals co-ace Stephen Strasburg has been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in his right ahnd.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 21st
 Freddie Freeman went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in the Braves 5-1 win over the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLCS on Monday.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Oct 13th
Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, who left his start yesterday in the first inning, is headed back to the injured list. Strasburg began the year on the IL due to a nerve issue in his hand.
Mike Maher
Sat, Aug 15th
Notes 
 Freeman tested positive for COVID-19 at the outset of renewed camp and has reportedly dealt with some difficult symptoms. It seems unlikely that he'll be able to begin the year with the Braves, though he is apparently on the road to recovery. When healthy, Freeman is a dynamic option, so long as he has recovered from the elbow soreness that plagued him in spring. Don't let Freeman slip too far, but he's out of the second round for now.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
I can't fully trust Strasburg to stay healthy and the Nat's have babied his inning totals his entire career. The ability is elite, the production and my ranking is slightly dinged by his lack of durability.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Freeman gets a boost in points leagues, but, he's a safe bet for production in the second round. Freeman allows you to lock up your first baseman and not have to worry about playing catch up there later in the draft. The only knock with taking Freeman is that you miss out on the power-speed threats and the top pitchers.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Strasburg is coming off of a year where he threw 209 regular season innings on top of 36 innings in the playoffs, so he has the workload carryover concern for 2020. In 2014, Strasburg threw 215 innings, and he followed it up with 127 in the next season, so the shortened season should help him out this year. Add to the workload and injury concerns that his 2019 velocity and movement most resembled that of Pablo Lopez, Jake Arrieta, Jorge Lopez, and Tyler Mahle. Strasburg is a top-12 pitcher still, yes, but you should look to pair another higher-end SP with him as insurance.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Playing through an injury in September hurt overall numbers. Draft in the late-first.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Strasburg reached the 200-inning plateau for the second time in his career, and set a career high in wins with 18. Other than staying completely healthy, however, his numbers looked pretty much as they always have - just below the truly elite pitchers, but worthy of coming from your ace. Don't be sucked in by his magical postseason (1.98 ERA, 0.94 WHIP). Draft Strasburg as a top-10 pitcher, but expect his usual low-3.00 ERA and solid all around numbers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  A candidate to be over drafted coming off career-year and playoff heroics
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros