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Who Should I Draft?

Gerrit Cole or Jose Ramirez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Jose Ramirez
3B,DH - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
39 of 56 experts
30%
Recommended by
17 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 8# 11
Best Rank# 4# 7
Worst Rank# 24# 22
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 7# 10
Best Rank# 5# 10
Worst Rank# 8# 12
   
Projections 
   
Runs97
Home Runs3033
RBI101
Stolen Bases24
Batting Avg.279
Strikeouts26294
Wins16
Saves0
ERA3.18
WHIP1.03
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 13
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 11
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 8# 10
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 6# 12
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 8# 22
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 17
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 5# 11
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 9# 10
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 6# 9
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 9# 12
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 8# 11
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 10
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 8# 11
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 8# 9
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 9# 10
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 8# 11
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 6# 16
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 11# 12
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 8# 10
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 6# 10
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 8
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 9# 11
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 7# 12
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 8# 11
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 8# 14
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 13
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 8# 11
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 10# 12
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 4# 10
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 12# 16
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 13
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 8# 12
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 8# 14
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 7# 10
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 7# 13
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 8# 10
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 7# 10
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 8# 9
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 8# 9
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 9# 7
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 9# 7
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 11# 10
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 11# 7
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 11# 8
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 12# 11
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 12# 8
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 12# 11
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 12# 11
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 12# 7
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 7
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 12# 10
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 13# 11
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 14# 9
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 17# 7
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 17# 9
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 24# 8
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Jose Ramirez
3B,DH - CLE
Jose Ramirez
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs45
   
Home Runs1417
   
RBI46
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Batting Avg.292
   
Strikeouts9443
   
Wins7
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.84
   
WHIP0.96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Jose Ramirez
3B,DH - CLE
Jose Ramirez
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs97
   
Home Runs3033
   
RBI101
   
Stolen Bases24
   
Batting Avg.279
   
Strikeouts26294
   
Wins16
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.18
   
WHIP1.03
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Jose Ramirez
3B,DH - CLE
Jose Ramirez
News 
 Yankees RHP Gerrit Cole was tagged for three earned runs in just two innings of work on Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Oct 6th
Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-5 with a run, three RBI, and a steal in a 9-6 win over the Rangers on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Oct 2nd
 Gerrit Cole will get the start for the Yankees when they face off against the Boston Red Sox in the AL Wildcard game at Fenway Park on Tuesday.
Chris Schommer
Sun, Oct 3rd
Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 0-for-4 with an RBI in a 10-5 loss to the Royals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 30th
 Gerrit Cole allowed five runs on nine hits, did not walk a batter and struck out six over six innings Wednesday in a no-decision versus the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 30th
Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a homer, two runs, three RBI, and a steal in a 6-0 win over the White Sox on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 25th
 Gerrit Cole surrendered three runs on five hits with three walks and six strikeouts in six innings Friday in a victory over the Red Sox.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 25th
Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with two singles in a 1-0 loss to the White Sox on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 25th
 Gerrit Cole allowed one earned run on four hits and three walks while striking out seven over five innings to earn the win Tuesday against the Orioles.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 15th
Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 4-for-4 with a homer, four runs, and three RBI in an 11-1 win over the Yankees on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 19th
Notes 
 Cole was pretty much as advertised in his first season with the Yankees. His ERA rose a tad, as did his home run rate as expected, and his strikeout rate fell a bit, though it remained at an absurdly high level. And, for the most part, all of his expected metrics fell off a tad from his 2019 season. But Cole's numbers from that season were so dominating that he could withstand plenty of regression and still be one of the best pitchers in fantasy. As such, he'll head into 2021 close to the way he came into the 2020 season: a dominant, high-strikeout, low-walk starter who will throw plenty of innings and who is more likely to finish as the top overall fantasy pitcher than he is to finish outside the top-10. It's a matter of personal preference between Cole and Jacob deGrom as the first pitcher off the board, but neither should fall outside the top-10 overall picks on draft day.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
If you throw out the first half of his 2019 season, then Ramirez has been a dominant force in fantasy baseball for the last five years. He was as good as ever in 2020, setting career highs in slugging percentage (.607), wOBA (.415) and wRC+ (164). To the extent there are question marks about Ramirez, they're about his supporting cast, as Cleveland's lineup should be one of the weaker ones in the league now that the team has jettisoned Francisco Lindor. But a hitter's lineup is often overvalued by fantasy managers, particularly with a player like Ramirez who adds in value with stolen bases. He comes with little to no risk, and should be the first third baseman drafted, and a first round pick, in all formats.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros