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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 - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
38 of 55 experts
31%
Recommended by
17 of 55 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
   
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 - 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 - 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 - CLE
Jose Ramirez
News 
 Gerrit Cole took the loss Monday, giving up five runs on seven hits and two walks over five-plus innings as the Yankees were downed 5-2 by the Rangers. He struck out seven.
John Aubin
Tue, May 18th
Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in a 4-2 win over the Mariners on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, May 14th
 Gerrit Cole did not allow a run giving up four hits and struck out 12 batters over eight dominant innings as the Yankees beat the Rays 1-0 on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, May 13th
Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in a 3-2 win over the Cubs on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, May 11th
 Gerrit Cole allowed two earned runs on five hits and no walks while striking out four across seven innings Thursday against the Astros. He did not factor into the decision.
John Aubin
Fri, May 7th
Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in a 5-4 win over the Royals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, May 6th
 Gerrit Cole allowed four hits and no walks while striking out 12 in six scoreless innings to earn the win against the Tigers on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, May 1st
Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-2 with a homer, a double, one run, two RBI, and two walks in a 5-0 win over the White Sox on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, May 2nd
 Gerrit Cole picked up the win in Saturday's 2-1 victory over Cleveland, allowing one run on three hits over seven innings. He struck out 11 without walking a batter.
John Aubin
Sun, Apr 25th
Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a homer, two runs, and three RBI in a 5-3 win over the White Sox on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 1st
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