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Who Should I Draft?

Jacob deGrom or Christian Yelich (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
44 of 55 experts
20%
Recommended by
11 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 9
Best Rank# 1# 5
Worst Rank# 22# 15
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 6# 12
Best Rank# 5# 9
Worst Rank# 7# 13
   
Projections 
   
Runs103
Home Runs2136
RBI93
Stolen Bases18
Batting Avg.283
Strikeouts251154
Wins14
Saves0
ERA2.77
WHIP1.00
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 10
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 6# 9
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 11
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 3# 10
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 6# 15
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 5# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 7
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 10# 12
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 3# 14
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 7# 9
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 7# 11
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 5# 12
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 6# 15
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 6# 9
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 12
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 6# 9
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 5# 10
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 7# 14
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 6# 9
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 5# 8
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 6# 9
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 6# 9
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 5# 12
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 12
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 6# 9
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 6# 9
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 7# 10
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 14
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 6# 7
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 1# 15
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 1# 7
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 6# 11
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 6# 10
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 6# 10
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 3# 12
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 6# 12
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 4# 14
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 6# 9
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 6# 9
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 8# 11
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 6# 9
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 8# 13
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 6# 14
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 6# 13
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 6# 5
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 7# 5
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 6
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 8# 5
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 8# 6
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 9# 8
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 9# 8
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 10# 5
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 10# 6
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 16# 10
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 22# 11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs39
   
Home Runs712
   
RBI22
   
Stolen Bases4
   
Batting Avg.205
   
Strikeouts10476
   
Wins4
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.38
   
WHIP0.96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs103
   
Home Runs2136
   
RBI93
   
Stolen Bases18
   
Batting Avg.283
   
Strikeouts251154
   
Wins14
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.77
   
WHIP1.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
News 
 Mets manager Luis Rojas provided an update on Jacob deGrom and noted he will undergo an MRI on the right side of his lower back.
Corbin Young
Sun, May 9th
After returning from the IL on Monday, Christian Yelich is set to spend at least another 10 days on there. Manager Craig Counsell said "there's something else we haven't diagnosed," meaning this could be a longer absence than just the 10 days.
Ethan Biddle
Tue, May 4th
 Mets ace Jacob deGrom left Sunday’s start against the Diamondbacks with the athletic trainer due to “right side tightness.”
Brad Camara
Sun, May 9th
Christian Yelich went 2-for-4 in Monday's loss to the Phillies.
Connor Rooney
Tue, May 4th
 Mets ace Jacob deGrom (lat) is set to start Sunday’s game against the Diamondbacks.
Brad Camara
Sat, May 8th
Brewers star OF Christian Yelich (back) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Monday.
Brad Camara
Mon, May 3rd
 Jacob deGrom is reportedly feeling "really good" after throwing a bullpen session on Friday. It's not official, but he's expected to start on Sunday.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, May 7th
Brewers OF Christian Yelich (back) is playing in a simulated game on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 29th
 Mets starter Jacob deGrom was seen playing catch on Thursday, as expected. The brilliant right-hander missed his last start due to right lat inflammation.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, May 6th
Brewers OF Christian Yelich (back) resumed hitting in the cage on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 28th
Notes 
 deGrom barely missed out on winning his third straight Cy Young Award last year, but it was yet another dominant season. For the third straight year, he came in with a WHIP under 1.00, an ERA under 2.50, and a strikeout percentage above 31%. deGrom is getting up there in age, but it's worth remembering that he has fewer miles on his arm than most pitcher entering their age-33 season, given that he didn't transition to pitching until late in his college career and missed significant time with injuries during his time in the minors. deGrom has shown no decline in his game, and should hopefully (finally) begin to pile on more wins this year pitching for a better team in front of an improved bullpen. He should be the first or second starting pitcher taken and is an obvious first-round pick.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Yelich's 2020 season was, in a word, bizarre. After batting .327 combined from 2018-2019, his batting average dropped to a meager .205 last year. Although he hit the ball as hard as ever, setting career highs in average exit velocity and hard hit percentage, his strikeout rate ballooned more than 10 points to 30.8%. At the same time, Yelich's walk rate jumped up to 18.6%. Unsurprisingly, the reason for the jump in both Yelich's strikeouts and walks was that he simply swung less - just 34.6% of the time after his mark hovered above 44% the previous two seasons. If Yelich takes the same passive approach in 2021, then it's likely that his batting average will remain below what fantasy managers had come to expect. But considering that his season was so out of line with what he'd produced since coming to Milwaukee, fantasy managers should expect far more this season, and feel confident drafting him late in the first round.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Yelich was a bust for those who used a top-three selection on him in 2020 fantasy drafts. Don't let that scare you off, however. One of the biggest factors we need to consider for draft prep this year is how much should we weigh 2020? Yelich actually had a higher average exit velocity, a higher hard-hit rate, and a better walk rate than he did in 2019. He was just striking out way more often than usual. That, to me, looks like a profile in which Yelich would've eventually rebounded over the course of a full year. Perhaps he was pressing due to the depletion of Milwaukee's lineup, but Yelich's batted ball data is fine. I'm taking the discount and drafting him in the late-first with confidence.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros