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Who Should I Draft?

Jacob deGrom or Gerrit Cole (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
48 of 50 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 1# 2
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 3# 5
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 6# 7
Best Rank# 5# 5
Worst Rank# 7# 8
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts251262
Wins1416
Saves00
ERA2.773.18
WHIP1.001.03
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 2
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 2
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 1# 2
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 1# 2
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 1# 2
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 1# 2
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 1# 2
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 2
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 1# 2
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 1# 2
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 1# 2
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 1# 2
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 1# 2
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 1# 3
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 1# 3
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 1# 2
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 2
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 1# 2
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 1# 2
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 1# 2
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 1# 2
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 1# 2
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 1# 3
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 1# 2
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 1# 2
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 1# 2
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 1# 3
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 1# 2
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 1# 4
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 3
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 1# 2
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 3
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 1# 2
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 1# 2
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 1# 2
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 1# 3
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 2
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 1# 3
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 1# 3
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 1# 3
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 1# 2
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 1# 2
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 3# 5
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 1# 2
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 1# 2
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 1# 2
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 1# 2
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 1# 2
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 2# 1
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 3# 2
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1212
   
Games Started1212
   
Innings Pitched68.273.1
   
Wins47
   
Losses23
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4753
   
Earned Runs1823
   
Home Runs Allowed714
   
Strikeouts10494
   
Walks1817
   
ERA2.382.84
   
WHIP0.960.96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3132
   
Games Started3132
   
Innings Pitched193.1197.9
   
Wins1416
   
Losses77
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed147153
   
Earned Runs5970
   
Home Runs Allowed2130
   
Strikeouts251262
   
Walks4652
   
ERA2.773.18
   
WHIP1.001.03
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
News 
 Jacob deGrom's MRI revealed inflammation in his right lat, per the Mets.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 4th
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
 Jon Heyman of the MLB Network is reporting that Mets ace Jacob deGrom was scratched from Tuesday’s start against the Cardinals due to side tightness.
Brad Camara
Tue, May 4th
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
 Jacob deGrom allowed one run on three hits and one walk with nine strikeouts in six innings.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Apr 28th
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
 Jacob deGrom needed 109 pitches to rack up 15 strikeouts. He allowed only two hits and didn't walk a batter.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sat, Apr 24th
Gerrit Cole picked up the win in Monday's 3-1 victory over the Blue Jays, allowing one run on three hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out eight.
John Aubin
Tue, Apr 13th
 Jacob deGrom allowed three unearned runs on three hits and one walk while striking out fourteen batters in six innings.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sun, Apr 18th
Gerrit Cole earned the win by pitching seven scoreless innings with 13 strikeouts against the Orioles on Tuesday, allowing four hits and no walks.
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 7th
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
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