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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
61%
Recommended by
34 of 56 experts
39%
Recommended by
22 of 56 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
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 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 
 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
Rockies shortstop Trevor Story went 1-for-4 with a single and walk against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. He also logged an RBI and stolen base in the effort. Colorado ultimately defeated Arizona by a score of 9-7.
Andersen Pickard
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
Rockies shortstop Trevor Story went 2-for-4 with a solo homer against the Nationals on Tuesday. He also logged a double in the effort. Colorado ultimately defeated Washington by a score of 3-1.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Sep 29th
 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
Rockies shortstop Trevor Story went 0-for-5 against the Giants on Friday evening. He struck out a total of three times in the effort. Colorado ultimately fell to San Francisco by a score of 7-2.
Andersen Pickard
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
Rockies shortstop Trevor Story went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles against the Nationals on Sunday. He also struck out once and stole second base. Colorado ultimately fell to Washington by a score of 3-0.
Andersen Pickard
Mon, Sep 20th
 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
Rockies shortstop Trevor Story finished 1-for-5 with a three-run homer against the Nationals on Saturday. Colorado ultimately defeated Washington by a score of 6-0.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 18th
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