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Who Should I Draft?

Gerrit Cole or Trevor Story (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
33 of 55 experts
40%
Recommended by
22 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 8# 10
Best Rank# 4# 6
Worst Rank# 24# 16
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 7# 13
Best Rank# 5# 11
Worst Rank# 8# 15
   
Projections 
   
Runs100
Home Runs3033
RBI87
Stolen Bases25
Batting Avg.281
Strikeouts262170
Wins16
Saves0
ERA3.18
WHIP1.03
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 10
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 9
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 8# 11
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 6# 11
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 16
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 5# 12
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 6# 10
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 8# 10
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 11
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 8# 10
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 8# 14
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 8# 12
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 6# 9
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 8# 12
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 6# 11
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 11
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 9# 13
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 7# 11
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 11# 12
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 8# 9
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 10
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 8# 12
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 4# 11
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 12# 14
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 8# 11
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 8# 11
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 7# 11
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 7# 11
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 8# 12
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 7# 16
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 9# 10
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 8# 12
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 8# 12
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 8# 7
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 9# 8
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 9# 6
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 9# 8
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 8
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 9# 7
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 10# 9
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 11# 7
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 11# 8
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 11# 10
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 12# 8
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 12# 9
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 12# 9
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 12# 9
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 12# 10
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 9
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 12# 11
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 13# 9
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 14# 12
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 17# 15
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 17# 6
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 24# 7
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs41
   
Home Runs1411
   
RBI28
   
Stolen Bases15
   
Batting Avg.289
   
Strikeouts9463
   
Wins7
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.84
   
WHIP0.96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs100
   
Home Runs3033
   
RBI87
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Batting Avg.281
   
Strikeouts262170
   
Wins16
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.18
   
WHIP1.03
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
News 
 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
Trevor Story went 2-for-3 with two walks and a stolen base in Friday's win over the Reds.
Brad Camara
Sat, May 15th
 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
Rockies SS Trevor Story is absent from Thursday’s lineup against the Reds.
Brad Camara
Thu, May 13th
 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
Rockies shortstop Trevor Story went 2-for-3 with two singles and a walk in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Padres. He added one RBI and scored once himself.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, May 12th
 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
Rockies shortstop Trevor Story went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in Sunday's 2-0 loss to the Cardinals. He also stranded a pair of runners while batting out of the leadoff spot.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, May 9th
 Gerrit Cole gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits with 10 strikeouts and no walks over 6 1/3 innings on Sunday in a loss to the Rays.
John Aubin
Sun, Apr 18th
Rockies shortstop Trevor Story had a big day at the plate on Tuesday. He went 2-for-3 with two singles and a walk in the first game, then followed that up with a 2-for-4 showing in Game 2, adding a single, double, and two RBI.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, May 5th
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
Story had his usual stellar year in 2020, putting up strong overall numbers and offering a rare power and speed combination. As usual, he greatly outperformed his expected statistics, but that's been the norm for Story throughout his career and isn't all that unexpected since he plays in Colorado. Story is entering his walk year, so the chances of a trade, which would diminish his value, remain a possibility. But there are few safer players in the game as of this moment, and he's a locked-in first round pick. The only question surrounding Story is whether he or Trea Turner should be the first shortstop selected in drafts.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros