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Who Should I Draft?

Gerrit Cole or Trevor Story (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
28 of 55 experts
49%
Recommended by
27 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 7# 8
Best Rank# 1# 4
Worst Rank# 16# 20
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 5# 9
Best Rank# 5# 9
Worst Rank# 6# 17
   
Projections 
   
Runs37
Home Runs1013
RBI35
Stolen Bases7
Batting Avg.283
Strikeouts10364
Wins6
Saves0
ERA3.14
WHIP1.05
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 9
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 7# 9
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 6# 9
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 6# 9
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 12
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 8# 15
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 4# 7
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 12
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 5# 8
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 4# 8
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 14# 15
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 6# 11
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 7# 8
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 5# 7
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 12
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 8# 10
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 5# 10
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 5# 7
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 4# 12
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 2# 17
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 10# 20
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 4# 9
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 9
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 7# 10
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 6# 17
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 5# 7
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 7# 8
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 8# 14
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 6
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 8# 6
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 8# 7
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 8# 6
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 8# 6
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 8# 7
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 6
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 8# 7
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 8# 7
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 9# 6
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 9# 7
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 7
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 9# 4
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 9# 6
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 6
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 10# 7
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 11# 8
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 11# 7
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 11# 7
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 12# 5
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 12# 6
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 12# 4
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 14# 8
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 6
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 15# 7
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 16# 7
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 16# 5
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs111
   
Home Runs2935
   
RBI85
   
Stolen Bases23
   
Batting Avg.294
   
Strikeouts326174
   
Wins20
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.50
   
WHIP0.89
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs37
   
Home Runs1013
   
RBI35
   
Stolen Bases7
   
Batting Avg.283
   
Strikeouts10364
   
Wins6
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.14
   
WHIP1.05
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
News 
 Gerrit Cole allowed one run and two walks while striking out nine over five 1/3 innings during Friday's 2-1 loss in Game 5 of the ALDS. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Sat, Oct 10th
Trevor Story went 1-for-4 with an RBI as the Rockies fell to the Giants 7-2 on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 24th
 Gerrit Cole named the Yankees' Game 5 starter for the ALDS against the Rays.
Brad Camara
Fri, Oct 9th
Trevor Story went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double, and two runs scored as the Rockies fell to the Dodgers on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 18th
 Gerrit Cole won’t be available for Game 4 of the ALDS against the Rays on Thursday. He would draw the start on short rest Friday if the Yankees advance the series.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 8th
Trevor Story went 1-for-3 with a walk as the Rockies beat the A's on Tuesday evening.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 16th
 Gerrit Cole (1-0) allowed three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out eight over six innings in Monday's 9-3 Game 1 win over the Rays.
Brad Camara
Tue, Oct 6th
Trevor Story hit his 10th homer of the season in the Rockies' 5-3 loss to the Padres on Wednesday evening.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 10th
 Lindsey Adley, who covers the Yankees for The Athletic, broke the news that Gerrit Cole will start Game 1 of the ALDS.
Andy Zimmerman
Thu, Oct 1st
Trevor Story walked twice and stole two bases as the Rockies beat the Dodgers 7-6 on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 7th
Notes 
 You could argue that Cole should be higher, and there's no real argument against it. With a pitcher signing a new contract, coming off a career year, in a loaded division, in a hitter-friendly stadium, there's reason enough to have some pause on him.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
30 HRs and 20 SBs feels reasonable adjusted for the 60 game sprint.The upside of 40/20 is what intrigues me. Lindor and Betts don't have that HR ceiling.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 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
You'd, of course, love 81 games in Coors Field for Story, but we'll take what we can get with him. He replicated his stolen base numbers from 2018 in 2019 enough that there's no reason to doubt his speed. He's a 15/15 candidate in the shortened season.
Michael Waterloo - 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
It's safe to say that Story's 2017 season was just an outlier, and he's established a fairly reliable 35-homer, 20-plus steal baseline. Pay no attention to Story's dramatically lower xBA - Coors Field will always inflate batting average and should keep Story's mark with roughly a .280 floor at worst. Even at a deep shortstop position, he's a unique five-category player, and is an easy first-round selection.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Led the majors in strikeouts, K/9, swinging strike rate, and xFIP in 2019
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Back to back seasons with 35+ homers and 20+ steals
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros