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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
92%
Recommended by
36 of 39 experts
8%
Recommended by
3 of 39 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 3
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 3# 7
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 7# 14
Best Rank# 7# 13
Worst Rank# 10# 16
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts234240
Wins1414
Saves00
ERA2.803.07
WHIP1.031.01
   
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
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 4
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 3# 4
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 2# 3
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 3
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 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
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 2# 4
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 2# 5
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 1# 7
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 1# 4
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 3
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 1# 3
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 2# 3
   
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# 4
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 2# 3
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 3
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 2# 3
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 2# 4
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 2# 3
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 2# 1
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 3# 2
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 1
   
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 Played3028
   
Games Started3028
   
Innings Pitched193.1182.5
   
Wins1414
   
Losses77
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed154142
   
Earned Runs6062
   
Home Runs Allowed2023
   
Strikeouts234240
   
Walks4643
   
ERA2.803.07
   
WHIP1.031.01
   
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
Wed, Mar 11th
Max Scherzer told reporters that he is dealing with some discomfort in his right side.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 10th
 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
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
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 
 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
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