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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
97%
Recommended by
38 of 39 experts
3%
Recommended by
1 of 39 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 5
Best Rank# 1# 2
Worst Rank# 3# 20
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 7# 15
Best Rank# 7# 14
Worst Rank# 10# 25
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts234225
Wins1414
Saves00
ERA2.803.26
WHIP1.031.00
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 5
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 14
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 3# 4
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 12
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 2# 3
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 2# 4
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 20
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 2# 8
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 19
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 5
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 2# 8
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 5
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 2# 4
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 1# 9
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 2# 4
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 1# 7
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 1# 4
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 2# 3
   
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Pitcher List
# 2# 3
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 2# 3
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 1# 14
   
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FantasyPros
# 1# 3
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 4
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 1# 4
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 5
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 2# 14
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 9
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 6
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 4
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 1# 3
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 1# 3
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 2# 6
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 7
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 2# 6
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 2# 5
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 2# 3
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 2# 3
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 2# 6
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 3# 2
   
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 Played3027
   
Games Started3028
   
Innings Pitched193.1178.1
   
Wins1414
   
Losses77
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed154137
   
Earned Runs6065
   
Home Runs Allowed2028
   
Strikeouts234225
   
Walks4641
   
ERA2.803.26
   
WHIP1.031.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
News 
 Mets ace Jacob deGrom allowed one earned run on one hit and three strikeouts in Wednesday's win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher
Wed, Mar 11th
Justin Verlander (groin) is on schedule for his recovery from groin surgery.
Brad Camara
Mon, Mar 30th
 Mike Puma of the New York Post reports the Mets are in agreement with Luis Rojas to be their new manager.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jan 22nd
Justin Verlander is slated to have surgery on his right groin today, and will miss approximately six weeks.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Mar 17th
  Justin Verlander (lat) said Monday “it would probably take a miracle” for him to be ready by Opening Day.
Brad Camara
Mon, Mar 9th
  Justin Verlander has been diagnosed with a mild lat strain. He will be shut down for the immediate future and then reassessed.
Dan Harris
Mon, Mar 9th
  Justin Verlander exited Sunday’s league start against the Mets after two innings to “get some testing done.” It was discovered that Verlander has soreness in his right triceps, per Astros manager Dusty Baker.
Brad Camara
Sun, Mar 8th
Notes 
 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
  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
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