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Who Should I Draft?

Jacob deGrom or Justin Verlander (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
45 of 50 experts
10%
Recommended by
5 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 4
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 15# 20
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 7# 15
Best Rank# 7# 13
Worst Rank# 12# 19
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8588
Wins56
Saves00
ERA3.053.27
WHIP1.071.01
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 3
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 7
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 3# 4
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 12
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 2# 3
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 2# 4
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 2# 19
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 20
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 2# 8
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 2# 4
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 5
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 7
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 4
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 2# 3
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 2# 4
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 2# 4
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 1# 7
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 2# 4
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 2# 4
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 2# 3
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 2# 6
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 2# 4
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 2# 5
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 4
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 1# 4
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 2# 3
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 4
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 4
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 2# 3
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 1# 5
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 2# 4
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 3# 4
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 2# 3
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 6
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 2# 4
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 3# 4
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 2# 5
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 2# 3
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 2# 3
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 3# 6
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 2# 5
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 2# 7
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 3# 1
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 4# 3
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 4
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 5# 2
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 15# 4
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3234
   
Games Started3234
   
Innings Pitched204.0223.1
   
Wins1121
   
Losses86
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed154138
   
Earned Runs5565
   
Home Runs Allowed1936
   
Strikeouts255300
   
Walks4442
   
ERA2.432.62
   
WHIP0.970.81
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1211
   
Innings Pitched72.168.9
   
Wins56
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5953
   
Earned Runs2425
   
Home Runs Allowed811
   
Strikeouts8588
   
Walks1816
   
ERA3.053.27
   
WHIP1.071.01
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
News 
 Mets ace Jacob deGrom has been named a finalist for the 2020 National League Cy Young award.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Nov 2nd
Justin Verlander underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Oct 1st
 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
Justin Verlander (forearm) will require Tommy John surgery.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 19th
 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
Justin Verlander (forearm) threw about 75 pitches in a sim game on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 16th
 Mets ace Jacob deGrom (hamstring) is in line to start on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 19th
Justin Verlander (forearm) is expected to throw 3-4 innings in a simulated game on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 15th
 Mets manager Luis Rojas says Jacob deGrom (hamstring) is day-to-day.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 17th
Astros manager Dusty Baker says Justin Verlander (forearm) could face hitters during his next throwing session.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 14th
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
Verlander is one of the players who benefit most from a delayed season, as he was dealing with injuries that would have shelved him the first couple months of the season. He showed no sign of slowing down last year, but the age and Spring Training injuries should give you some pause. Drafting Verlander is all about your comfort with taking on injury risks and age.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 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
Entering his age-37 season. Appears good to go following spring groin injury
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 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
Verlander had groin surgery which will sideline him for several weeks. But given the postponement of the season, it seems unlikely to threaten Verlander's availability for Opening Day, whenever that may be. Although surgery is never a good sign, in the end, it's better for Verlander that he could get this out of the way now rather than have it linger. For now, keep him high on your draft boards.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 His age and lack of injury history might make him a safer bet than Verlander/Scherzer
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
A Top 15 pick that I has to drop due to his Spring Training injury. It adds enough risk to go in another direction. You can't miss in the early rounds and while it appears he will be fine and back relatively early in the season, let someone else make that assumption that turns out to be wrong. If he falls into the mid-20's or later, then he becomes a bargain.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData