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Who Should I Draft?

Jacob deGrom or Walker Buehler (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
42 of 43 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 4
Best Rank# 1# 2
Worst Rank# 4# 8
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 7# 15
Best Rank# 7# 14
Worst Rank# 10# 20
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts9079
Wins55
Saves00
ERA2.983.47
WHIP1.061.10
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 4
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 4
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 3# 5
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 4
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 2# 5
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 2# 7
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 6
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 2# 4
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 3# 5
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 4
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 6
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 4
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 2# 3
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 1# 4
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 2# 5
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 1# 5
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 1# 5
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 2# 5
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 2# 4
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 2# 5
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 2# 4
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 2# 5
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 1# 5
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 5
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 1# 5
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 3
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 2# 3
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 4
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 4
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 5
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 1# 4
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 1# 5
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 2# 5
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 4
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 3# 6
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 1# 3
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 2# 4
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 2# 5
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 2# 5
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 2# 8
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 2# 3
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 2
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3230
   
Games Started3230
   
Innings Pitched204.0182.2
   
Wins1114
   
Losses84
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed154152
   
Earned Runs5566
   
Home Runs Allowed1920
   
Strikeouts255215
   
Walks4437
   
ERA2.433.26
   
WHIP0.971.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1212
   
Games Started1212
   
Innings Pitched75.769.5
   
Wins55
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6259
   
Earned Runs2527
   
Home Runs Allowed89
   
Strikeouts9079
   
Walks1817
   
ERA2.983.47
   
WHIP1.061.10
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
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
Walker Buehler allowed two runs on three hits and two walks across 2.1 innings Thursday against the Athletics. He struck out two.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Mar 6th
 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
Walker Buehler pitched two perfect innings against the Rockies in his spring debut Saturday, striking out two batters.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Mar 1st
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
Where you take Buehler is all about your approach to pitching in a shortened season. There's a case to take him in the first round, as he has the pure stuff to be the No. 1 pitcher by season's end with his 29 percent strikeout rate and five percent walk rate in 2019.
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
A 5.22 ERA in April scared fantasy owners, but Buehler quickly recovered from the Dodgers' ill-planned "ease into the year" plan. He looked precisely like the pitcher his fantasy owners had hoped for after that, ending the year with a 3.26 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with a 29.2% strikeout rate. His meager five percent walk rate was one of the best in the league, and with an incredibly strong offense behind him once again, Buehler should excel in all four of the starting pitching categories in 2020. Have no concerns.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros