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Who Should I Draft?

Gerrit Cole or Jacob deGrom (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Expert
Recommendation
72%
Recommended by
31 of 43 experts
28%
Recommended by
12 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 1# 2
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 3# 4
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 5# 7
Best Rank# 5# 7
Worst Rank# 6# 10
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts10190
Wins65
Saves00
ERA3.122.98
WHIP1.051.06
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 2
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 1# 3
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 1# 2
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 1# 2
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 1# 2
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 4
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 1# 3
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 2# 3
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 1# 2
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 1# 2
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 2
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 1# 2
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 1# 2
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 1# 2
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 1# 2
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 1# 2
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 1# 2
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 1# 2
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 2
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 1# 2
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 1# 2
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 1# 2
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 2
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 1# 2
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 2
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 2# 3
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 1# 2
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 1# 2
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 1# 2
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 1# 2
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 1# 2
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 2# 1
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 2# 1
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 2# 1
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 2# 1
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 1
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 2# 1
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 2# 1
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 2# 1
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 2# 1
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 2# 1
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 3# 2
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 1
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3332
   
Games Started3332
   
Innings Pitched212.2204.0
   
Wins2011
   
Losses58
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed142154
   
Earned Runs5955
   
Home Runs Allowed2919
   
Strikeouts326255
   
Walks4844
   
ERA2.502.43
   
WHIP0.890.97
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1212
   
Games Started1212
   
Innings Pitched75.475.7
   
Wins65
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5862
   
Earned Runs2625
   
Home Runs Allowed118
   
Strikeouts10190
   
Walks2118
   
ERA3.122.98
   
WHIP1.051.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
News 
 Gerrit Cole threw a simulated game at Yankee Stadium on Thursday.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Thu, Jul 2nd
Mets ace Jacob deGrom allowed one earned run on one hit and three strikeouts in Wednesday's win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 11th
 Gerrit Cole has been keeping in shape, but Yankees' general manager Brian Cashman is uncertain if the ace will be ready to throw 100 pitches by Opening Day, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Jul 1st
Mike Puma of the New York Post reports the Mets are in agreement with Luis Rojas to be their new manager.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jan 22nd
 Gerrit Cole gave up one run in 3 1/3 innings and struck out six versus the Blue Jays in Grapefruit League action on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Tue, Mar 10th
 
 Gerrit Cole served up two homers in the first and two homers in the second to surrender six runs while getting six outs Thursday against the Tigers.
John Aubin
Fri, Mar 6th
 
 Gerrit Cole is scheduled to make his first Grapefruit League start on Monday versus the Pirates.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Feb 23rd
 
Notes 
 You could argue that Cole should be higher, and there's no real argument against it. With a pitcher signing a new contract, coming off a career year, in a loaded division, in a hitter-friendly stadium, there's reason enough to have some pause on him.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
In points leagues, you can make the case for deGrom first overall. In roto leagues, you can still make the case for him or Gerrit Cole earlier than here, but the name of the game this year is volume, and as great as deGrom is, you're looking at 13 starts or so max from him. Still, he's the best pitcher in the game, and if you want a leg-up on the rest of the league, this is a good spot to grab him.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 There are really no words for what Cole was able to do last year. He built on the massive gains he made from his first year with the Astros and lowered his ERA, WHIP, and walk rate to miniscule levels while totaling an outrageous 326 strikeouts. He'll move to the Yankees now, which is a mild downgrade given that the Yankees may slightly limit his innings in light of their long-term investment in Cole and their bullpen, and the opposing offenses and ballparks in the AL East compared to the AL West. But Cole's fastball and slider are beyond elite, and he should be the top pitcher taken in fantasy drafts.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
After winning his second consecutive Cy Young Award, deGrom has an obvious case to be the top pitcher taken in the game. Back-to-back season with a sub-2.50 ERA and sub-1.00 WHIP with at least 200 strikeouts makes deGrom perhaps the safest pitcher in the game, especially after three straight seasons of at least 200 innings pitched. The bugaboo for deGrom is his lack of wins - just 21 over the last two seasons despite historic numbers. But with the improved Mets bullpen, there's every reason to think deGrom can get back to the 15-win total he put up in 2017. It's him or Gerrit Cole for the top pitcher off the board and you can't go wrong.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 I believe that pitching has become thin enough that elite SP are worth reaching for, something I didn't agree with in previous years. 20 Wins and 225K's seem like a lock in 2020. That makes Cole my 2020 #1 SP and a Top 10 selection .
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData