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Who Should I Draft?

Jacob deGrom or Max Scherzer (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
39 of 43 experts
9%
Recommended by
4 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 3
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 4# 5
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 7# 14
Best Rank# 7# 13
Worst Rank# 10# 16
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts9092
Wins55
Saves00
ERA2.983.13
WHIP1.061.04
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 3
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 2
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 3
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 2# 4
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 4
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 2# 3
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 3# 4
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 2# 3
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 5
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 3
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 2# 5
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 1# 3
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 2# 3
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 1# 4
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 1# 3
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 2# 4
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 2# 3
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 2# 4
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 2# 5
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 2# 4
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 1# 3
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 3
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 1# 3
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 2# 4
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 3
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 3
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 3
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 1# 5
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 1# 3
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 2# 3
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 3
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 3# 5
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 1# 4
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 2# 3
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 2# 4
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 2# 3
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 2# 4
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 2# 1
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 3# 2
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 1
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 3
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3227
   
Games Started3227
   
Innings Pitched204.0172.1
   
Wins1111
   
Losses87
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed154144
   
Earned Runs5556
   
Home Runs Allowed1918
   
Strikeouts255243
   
Walks4433
   
ERA2.432.92
   
WHIP0.971.03
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1211
   
Innings Pitched75.771.7
   
Wins55
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6257
   
Earned Runs2525
   
Home Runs Allowed89
   
Strikeouts9092
   
Walks1817
   
ERA2.983.13
   
WHIP1.061.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
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 - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 11th
Max Scherzer threw 65 pitches to live hitters on Friday at Nationals Park.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 3rd
 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
Max Scherzer told reporters that he is dealing with some discomfort in his right side.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 10th
  Nationals starter Max Scherzer allowed two earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out five over 3 1/3 innings in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 3rd
  Max Scherzer pitched two scoreless innings while allowing a hit and a walk and striking out two, in his unofficial spring training debut against the Astros.
Christian Vicino
Tue, Feb 25th
  Max Scherzer is expected to start the Nationals' Grapefruit League opener on Saturday versus the Astros.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Feb 20th
Notes 
 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
The concerns with Scherzer aren't production-based, as he was still his normal, elite self in 2019 when he pitched. When, being the key word, as he dealt with injuries during the regular season and postseason that forced him to miss starts. Scherzer is similar to Verlander in the sense that you'll take him if you are comfortable taking on risk with an early pick.
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
Scherzer struggled a bit through the first month of the season, but went on a patented run in May and June that made him look like the Scherzer of old. Unfortunately, a back injury largely derailed his second half, as he was limited to just over 20 innings over July and August. Scherzer is entering his age-36 season and is a max effort pitcher, so the fact that we finally saw a bit of a breakdown (Scherzer has reached at least 200 innings in his six previous seasons) is concerning. But his numbers are still elite and he should be taken as one of the first pitchers off the board despite the back scare.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Skipping at ADP due to age and first time injury concerns in 2019.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy