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Who Should I Draft?

Freddie Freeman or Walker Buehler (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
36 of 55 experts
35%
Recommended by
19 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 22
Best Rank# 11# 7
Worst Rank# 69# 66
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 17# 16
Best Rank# 16# 14
Worst Rank# 22# 18
   
Projections 
   
Runs34
Home Runs118
RBI36
Stolen Bases2
Batting Avg.300
Strikeouts4476
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.49
WHIP1.11
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 15# 19
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 20
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 17# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 34
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 14# 28
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 15# 19
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 15# 16
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 27# 44
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 25
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 29# 39
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 34# 51
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 20
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 15# 19
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 15# 18
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 11# 23
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 14# 25
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 15# 19
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 15# 16
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 30# 66
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 25# 30
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 20
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 14# 17
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 12# 21
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 16# 21
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 48
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 25# 31
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 15# 31
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 21
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 18# 27
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 17# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 17
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 11# 25
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 17# 20
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 15# 20
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 13# 24
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 16# 18
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 14# 13
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 15
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 20# 19
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 22# 20
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 25# 18
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 23
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 28# 20
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 29# 20
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 29# 16
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 29# 13
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 31# 22
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 38# 16
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 17
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 39# 24
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 41# 30
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 44# 31
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 7
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 50# 26
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 69# 39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs113
   
Home Runs3820
   
RBI121
   
Stolen Bases6
   
Batting Avg.293
   
Strikeouts127215
   
Wins14
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.26
   
WHIP1.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs34
   
Home Runs118
   
RBI36
   
Stolen Bases2
   
Batting Avg.300
   
Strikeouts4476
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.49
   
WHIP1.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
News 
 The Braves are looking to lock up 1B Freddie Freeman to a long-term contract extension.
Brad Camara
Tue, Oct 20th
Walker Buehler earned the win on Friday when he allowed one run on three hits with 10 strikeouts and one walk over six innings in the Dodgers 6-2 win over the Rays in Game 3 of the World Series.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Oct 24th
 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
The Dodgers announced that Walker Buehler will start Game 3 of the World Series on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 19th
 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
Walker Buehler secured the win on Saturday when he surrendered zero runs on seven hits with six strikeouts over six innings in the Dodgers 3-1 win over the Braves in Game 6 of the NLCS.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Oct 17th
 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
Walker Buehler took a no decision on Monday when he allowed one run on three hits with seven strikeouts and five walks across five innings in the Dodgers 5-1 loss to the Braves in Game 1 of the NLCS.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Oct 12th
 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
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced that Walker Buehler will start Game 1 of the NLCS against the Braves.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Oct 10th
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
The more I look and ponder the more I see a potential Cy Young in 2020. Great team, pitcher park, Betts and Bellinger potentially manning two OF spots on defense. If LAD finally gets that title Buehler will be the guy we look at to explain that last step.
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
Where you take Buehler is all about your approach to pitching in a shortened season. There's a case to take him in the first round, as he has the pure stuff to be the No. 1 pitcher by season's end with his 29 percent strikeout rate and five percent walk rate in 2019.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Playing through an injury in September hurt overall numbers. Draft in the late-first.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
A 5.22 ERA in April scared fantasy owners, but Buehler quickly recovered from the Dodgers' ill-planned "ease into the year" plan. He looked precisely like the pitcher his fantasy owners had hoped for after that, ending the year with a 3.26 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with a 29.2% strikeout rate. His meager five percent walk rate was one of the best in the league, and with an incredibly strong offense behind him once again, Buehler should excel in all four of the starting pitching categories in 2020. Have no concerns.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Walker Buehler's last 27 games included a 2.91 ERA and 206 strikeouts in 170 1/3 innings
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros