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Who Should I Draft?

Jacob deGrom or Trevor Bauer (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Trevor Bauer
SP - LAD
Trevor Bauer
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
50 of 51 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 1# 5
Best Rank# 1# 2
Worst Rank# 3# 20
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 6# 14
Best Rank# 5# 13
Worst Rank# 7# 14
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts251232
Wins1415
Saves00
ERA2.773.45
WHIP1.001.11
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60RST
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 5
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 5
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 1# 6
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 1# 7
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 3# 9
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 1# 6
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 1# 4
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 1# 8
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 6
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 1# 4
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 1# 5
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 1# 3
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 1# 7
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 1# 4
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 1# 4
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 1# 7
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 1# 7
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 4
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 1# 4
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 1# 6
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 1# 4
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 1# 6
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 1# 4
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 1# 7
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 1# 4
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 1# 5
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 1# 10
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 1# 4
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 1# 4
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 1# 13
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 8
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 1# 9
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 1# 4
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 10
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 1# 4
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 1# 6
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 1# 4
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 1# 11
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 10
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 1# 4
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 1# 6
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 1# 7
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 1# 5
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 1# 6
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 1# 5
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 1# 5
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 2# 7
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 1# 4
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 1# 5
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 1# 20
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 3# 2
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Trevor Bauer
SP - LAD
Trevor Bauer
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1211
   
Innings Pitched68.273.1
   
Wins45
   
Losses24
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4741
   
Earned Runs1814
   
Home Runs Allowed79
   
Strikeouts104100
   
Walks1817
   
ERA2.381.73
   
WHIP0.960.79
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Trevor Bauer
SP - LAD
Trevor Bauer
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3131
   
Games Started3131
   
Innings Pitched193.1193.5
   
Wins1415
   
Losses78
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed147156
   
Earned Runs5974
   
Home Runs Allowed2126
   
Strikeouts251232
   
Walks4659
   
ERA2.773.45
   
WHIP1.001.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Trevor Bauer
SP - LAD
Trevor Bauer
News 
 Mets RHP Jacob deGrom (elbow) threw off the "mid-slope" mound on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 20th
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer’s leave has been extended to September 3.
Brad Camara
Fri, Aug 27th
 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
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer’s leave will be extended to August 13.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 5th
 Mets RHP Jacob deGrom told reporters on Thursday that his elbow ligament is "perfectly fine."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 9th
Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave has been extended through Aug. 6, according to multiple reports. Bauer's hearing last week on an ex-parte temporary restraining order was postponed to Aug 2, 3, and 19. The investigation into him and the alleged sexual assault, both by Pasadena PD and by MLB, remains active, according to The Athletic's Britt Ghiroli.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Jul 27th
 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
Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave has been extended by nearly two weeks to July 27, according to a report from ESPN's Jeff Passan.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Jul 14th
 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
Major League Baseball extended Dodgers RHP Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave by an additional seven days.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 8th
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
Over the past few seasons the time to invest in Bauer has been when his ADP has dipped, and not when he's coming off a career-year. However, the spin rate on his fastball increased so much in 2020 that I feel a lot better about projecting him moving forward. It's fair to assume he was using sticky stuff, but so is everyone else. There's little reason to think he'll stop using it, which is why he easily checks in as my SP4. Additionally, the Dodgers are letting Bauer be himself this spring. He's controversial for a lot of reasons, but ultimately profiles as a true fantasy ace.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
  Bauer capped off a Cy Young season by signing a massive deal with the Dodgers. There's no other way to describe Bauer's 2020 season other than utterly dominant. A 1.73 ERA, a 0.79 WHIP, and a 36% strikeout rate. Notably, the spin rate on almost all of his pitched jumped dramatically, and every single one of them was more effective than we'd previously seen. Bauer had an outstanding season in 2018 and followed it up with a sub-par 2019, so we shouldn't take for granted that he'll be the best pitcher in baseball for the second season in a row. But on the best team in baseball with a near bulletproof 2020 resume, he should be drafted as a top-five starter and a second-round pick.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros