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Who Should I Draft?

Jacob deGrom or Lucas Giolito (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
51 of 51 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 1# 6
Best Rank# 1# 4
Worst Rank# 3# 23
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 6# 19
Best Rank# 5# 17
Worst Rank# 7# 24
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts251220
Wins1413
Saves00
ERA2.773.71
WHIP1.001.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 6
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 11
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 1# 5
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 1# 23
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 3# 6
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 1# 8
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 1# 9
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 1# 5
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 4
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 1# 14
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 1# 11
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 1# 6
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 1# 6
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 1# 10
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 1# 12
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 1# 9
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 1# 9
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 7
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 1# 6
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 1# 5
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 1# 8
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 1# 5
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 1# 16
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 1# 5
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 1# 5
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 1# 4
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 1# 6
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 1# 6
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 1# 6
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 1# 8
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 12
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 1# 5
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 1# 9
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 6
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 1# 6
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 1# 5
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 1# 13
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 1# 6
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 5
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 1# 5
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 1# 5
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 1# 4
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 1# 6
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 1# 4
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 3# 13
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 1# 7
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 1# 6
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 2# 4
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 1# 7
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 1# 7
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 1# 6
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1212
   
Games Started1212
   
Innings Pitched68.272.0
   
Wins44
   
Losses23
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4747
   
Earned Runs1828
   
Home Runs Allowed78
   
Strikeouts10497
   
Walks1828
   
ERA2.383.48
   
WHIP0.961.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3130
   
Games Started3130
   
Innings Pitched193.1180.2
   
Wins1413
   
Losses79
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed147143
   
Earned Runs5974
   
Home Runs Allowed2126
   
Strikeouts251220
   
Walks4661
   
ERA2.773.71
   
WHIP1.001.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
News 
 Mets RHP Jacob deGrom (elbow) threw off the "mid-slope" mound on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 20th
Lucas Giolito struck out eight but was limited to four innings in his return from a hamstring injury on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 15th
 Mets' SP Jacob deGrom threw a ten-pitch bullpen session off of a mound for the first time since his shutdown in July.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Sep 14th
Starting pitcher Lucas Giolito (hamstring) has been activated from the 10-day injured list by the White Sox.
Chris Schommer
Tue, Sep 14th
 Mets RHP Jacob deGrom told reporters on Thursday that his elbow ligament is "perfectly fine."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 9th
White Sox starter Lucas Giolito, who is currently on the injured list with a strained left hamstring, should return to make a start next Tuesday.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Sep 9th
 Mets' SP Jacob deGrom suffered a sprain and partial tear of his UCL in his right elbow, Sandy Alderson stated.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Sep 7th
Lucas Giolito threw at full effort with no reported issues on Tuesday.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Sep 8th
 Mets' ace Jacob deGrom has progressed to throwing from 100+ feet in his rehab back from an elbow injury, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.
Jack Mannis
Sun, Sep 5th
Lucas Giolito was placed on the 10-day IL due to a left hamstring strain. He had left his start on Tuesday early against the Orioles.
Kamran Hoda
Fri, Sep 3rd
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
Giolito followed up his breakout 2019 season with a nearly identical 2020 season. His ERA was within .07, his WHIP within .02, and his strikeout percentage within a point and a half. Despite pitching in a homer-friendly park, Giolito has managed to limit home runs, which is a key to his continued success with the White Sox. He won't face quite an easy schedule this year (AL and NL Central pitchers had plenty of sub-par offenses to feast on in 2019), but entering his age-27 season, he should only continue to improve from a skills standpoint. Draft him as an SP1, albeit a low-end one.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros