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Who Should I Draft?

Jacob deGrom or Jose Ramirez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
40 of 55 experts
27%
Recommended by
15 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 12# 13
Best Rank# 4# 6
Worst Rank# 53# 26
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 7# 18
Best Rank# 7# 15
Worst Rank# 12# 23
   
Projections 
   
Runs35
Home Runs811
RBI35
Stolen Bases9
Batting Avg.280
Strikeouts8530
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.05
WHIP1.07
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 11# 17
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 26
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 13
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 8# 16
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 11# 16
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 15# 18
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 11# 20
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 11# 13
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 15
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 14# 16
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 11# 15
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 15
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 16
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 12# 18
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 10# 14
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 7# 19
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 13# 21
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 10# 11
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 10# 20
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 11# 17
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 10# 19
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 12# 13
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 17
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 8# 11
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 4# 23
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 14# 22
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 6# 12
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10# 17
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 9# 13
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 20
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 8# 10
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 8# 18
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 5# 13
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 11# 13
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 16
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 9# 16
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 8# 13
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 11# 18
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 10# 16
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 9# 13
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 10
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 13# 10
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 14# 13
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 14# 12
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 11
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 15# 10
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 15# 12
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 16# 13
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 17# 10
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 18# 12
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 20# 14
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 22# 6
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 24# 11
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 11
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 53# 14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs68
   
Home Runs1923
   
RBI83
   
Stolen Bases24
   
Batting Avg.255
   
Strikeouts25574
   
Wins11
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.43
   
WHIP0.97
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs35
   
Home Runs811
   
RBI35
   
Stolen Bases9
   
Batting Avg.280
   
Strikeouts8530
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.05
   
WHIP1.07
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
News 
 Mets starter Jacob deGrom allowed three earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out 10 over five innings in a no-decision against the Nationals in his final start of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 27th
Jose Ramirez went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk, three RBI, and a run scored in the Indians' 10-9 loss to the Yankees in Game 2 of the Wild Card Round.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Oct 1st
 Mets starter Jacob deGrom allowed two earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out 14 over seven innings in a loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 22nd
Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs in an 8-6 win over the Pirates on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 28th
 Mets ace Jacob deGrom (hamstring) is in line to start on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 19th
Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in a 10-inning, 5-3 win over the White Sox on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 23rd
 Mets manager Luis Rojas says Jacob deGrom (hamstring) is day-to-day.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 17th
Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, a walk, two runs, and three RBI in a 7-4 win over the White Sox on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Sep 22nd
 Jacob deGrom was removed from Wednesday's start against the Phillies due to a hamstring spasm.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 16th
Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with two homers and four RBI in a 7-4 win over the Tigers on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 21st
Notes 
 deGrom has been awesome, but 2020 is the year he regresses. If Scherzer wasn't showing signs of decline I would have him higher than the two-time Cy Young from NY, I value pitching more in the 60 game sprint than normal years, but I can't move deGrom up when I feel regression is on the way in 2020.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Strange 2019 and yet still a very productive one. 25/15/.280 feels like his Floor with 30/25/.300 as a reachable Ceiling in a standard 162 game year. Adjust the math for 60 and you got a Top 10 dual-threat guy. Safe and yet elite. That pushes him this high and justifiably higher for owners that aren't buying into the idea that SP is thin and needs to be poached earlier than in past years.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 In points leagues, you can make the case for deGrom first overall. In roto leagues, you can still make the case for him or Gerrit Cole earlier than here, but the name of the game this year is volume, and as great as deGrom is, you're looking at 13 starts or so max from him. Still, he's the best pitcher in the game, and if you want a leg-up on the rest of the league, this is a good spot to grab him.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
We've seen the absolute floor and absolute ceiling for Ramírez in 2019, and man, was it the tell of two seasons for him. Even with the early-season struggles, Ramírez posted a 23-homer, 24-steal season. Just because he struggled in the first part of the 2019 season doesn't mean he'll struggle in the first part of this season, but it also doesn't mean that he'll post the numbers that he posted in the latter months of the 2019 season. Still, the production is worth the slight risk.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 After winning his second consecutive Cy Young Award, deGrom has an obvious case to be the top pitcher taken in the game. Back-to-back season with a sub-2.50 ERA and sub-1.00 WHIP with at least 200 strikeouts makes deGrom perhaps the safest pitcher in the game, especially after three straight seasons of at least 200 innings pitched. The bugaboo for deGrom is his lack of wins - just 21 over the last two seasons despite historic numbers. But with the improved Mets bullpen, there's every reason to think deGrom can get back to the 15-win total he put up in 2017. It's him or Gerrit Cole for the top pitcher off the board and you can't go wrong.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Ramirez's overall 2019 season was obviously subpar, as much as a 23-homer, 24-steal year can be. He batted just .218 in the first half with a mere seven home runs, and his fantasy value was saved only by his 18 first-half steals. But he looked closer to his old self in the second half, batting .327 with an 1.105 OPS. Whether it was him trying to do too much in the first half or something related to his newborn child (his surge happened to coincide with his return from paternity leave), Ramirez's return to normalcy in the second half should give you plenty of confidence in his 2020 outlook.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 His age and lack of injury history might make him a safer bet than Verlander/Scherzer
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Followed his terrible slump with a terrific stretch and then an injury
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros