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Who Should I Draft?

Jacob deGrom or Stephen Strasburg (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
43 of 43 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 7
Best Rank# 1# 5
Worst Rank# 4# 15
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 7# 22
Best Rank# 7# 20
Worst Rank# 10# 26
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts9080
Wins55
Saves00
ERA2.983.61
WHIP1.061.15
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 7
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 6
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 3# 11
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 6
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 2# 6
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 2# 5
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 7
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 2# 5
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 13
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 3# 8
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 6
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 2# 9
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 8
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 8
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 2# 8
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 1# 5
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 2# 8
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 1# 11
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 1# 10
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 2# 6
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 2# 9
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 2# 7
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 2# 10
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 2# 8
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 1# 6
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 7
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 1# 8
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 7
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 2# 5
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 6
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 9
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 9
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 1# 6
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 1# 7
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 2# 15
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 5
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 3# 7
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 1# 9
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 2# 7
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 2# 6
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 2# 6
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 2# 9
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 2# 8
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3233
   
Games Started3233
   
Innings Pitched204.0209.2
   
Wins1118
   
Losses86
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed154161
   
Earned Runs5577
   
Home Runs Allowed1924
   
Strikeouts255251
   
Walks4456
   
ERA2.433.32
   
WHIP0.971.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1211
   
Innings Pitched75.770.7
   
Wins55
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6261
   
Earned Runs2528
   
Home Runs Allowed89
   
Strikeouts9080
   
Walks1820
   
ERA2.983.61
   
WHIP1.061.15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
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
Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg allowed one earned run on two hits and no walks while striking out four in Wednesday's matchup against the Houston Astros.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 11th
 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
 
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
Strasburg is coming off of a year where he threw 209 regular season innings on top of 36 innings in the playoffs, so he has the workload carryover concern for 2020. In 2014, Strasburg threw 215 innings, and he followed it up with 127 in the next season, so the shortened season should help him out this year. Add to the workload and injury concerns that his 2019 velocity and movement most resembled that of Pablo Lopez, Jake Arrieta, Jorge Lopez, and Tyler Mahle. Strasburg is a top-12 pitcher still, yes, but you should look to pair another higher-end SP with him as insurance.
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
Strasburg reached the 200-inning plateau for the second time in his career, and set a career high in wins with 18. Other than staying completely healthy, however, his numbers looked pretty much as they always have - just below the truly elite pitchers, but worthy of coming from your ace. Don't be sucked in by his magical postseason (1.98 ERA, 0.94 WHIP). Draft Strasburg as a top-10 pitcher, but expect his usual low-3.00 ERA and solid all around numbers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros