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Who Should I Draft?

Gerrit Cole or Stephen Strasburg (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
39 of 39 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 39 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 1# 7
Best Rank# 1# 4
Worst Rank# 3# 15
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 5# 23
Best Rank# 4# 20
Worst Rank# 6# 26
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts265212
Wins1614
Saves00
ERA3.073.43
WHIP1.031.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 8
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 6
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 1# 11
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 6
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 1# 6
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 3# 5
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 1# 7
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 1# 5
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 11
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 1# 8
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 2# 6
   
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FantasyPros
# 1# 6
   
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# 1# 8
   
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# 1# 8
   
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
# 1# 8
   
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# 2# 11
   
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Sporfolio
# 2# 10
   
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Athlon Sports
# 1# 6
   
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Pitcher List
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RotoBaller
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RotoBaller
# 2# 4
   
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FantasyPros
# 2# 6
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 7
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 2# 8
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 1# 8
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 1# 7
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 2# 6
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 1# 9
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 9
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 2# 6
   
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FanGraphs
# 2# 8
   
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Pitcher List
# 1# 15
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 5
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 1# 9
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 1# 7
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 1# 6
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 1# 6
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 1# 9
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3333
   
Games Started3333
   
Innings Pitched212.2209.2
   
Wins2018
   
Losses56
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed142161
   
Earned Runs5977
   
Home Runs Allowed2924
   
Strikeouts326251
   
Walks4856
   
ERA2.503.32
   
WHIP0.891.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3129
   
Games Started3129
   
Innings Pitched194.7182.1
   
Wins1614
   
Losses78
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed148155
   
Earned Runs6669
   
Home Runs Allowed2622
   
Strikeouts265212
   
Walks5351
   
ERA3.073.43
   
WHIP1.031.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
News 
 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
Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg allowed one earned run on two hits and no walks while striking out four in Wednesday's matchup against the Houston Astros.
Mike Maher
Wed, Mar 11th
 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 
 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
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
 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
 
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