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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
80%
Recommended by
8 of 10 experts
20%
Recommended by
2 of 10 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 8# 10
Best Rank# 6# 7
Worst Rank# 19# 13
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 6# 11
Best Rank# 6# 10
Worst Rank# 7# 12
   
Projections 
   
Runs102
Home Runs3134
RBI89
Stolen Bases26
Batting Avg.282
Strikeouts265171
Wins16
Saves0
ERA3.29
WHIP1.07
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 7# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 12
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 11# 13
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 7# 8
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 8# 11
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 7# 10
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 7# 9
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 7# 9
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 12# 7
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 19# 8
   
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 
   
   
Runs102
   
Home Runs3134
   
RBI89
   
Stolen Bases26
   
Batting Avg.282
   
Strikeouts265171
   
Wins16
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.29
   
WHIP1.07
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
News 
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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