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Who Should I Draft?

Jacob deGrom or Walker Buehler (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
51 of 51 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 1# 7
Best Rank# 1# 4
Worst Rank# 3# 15
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 6# 21
Best Rank# 5# 19
Worst Rank# 7# 26
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts251197
Wins1412
Saves00
ERA2.773.30
WHIP1.001.07
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 9
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 4
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 1# 7
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 1# 5
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 3# 7
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 1# 4
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 1# 6
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 1# 11
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 13
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 1# 8
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 1# 7
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 1# 5
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 1# 5
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 1# 6
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 1# 5
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 1# 8
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 1# 5
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 9
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 1# 5
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 1# 7
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 1# 6
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 1# 9
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 1# 15
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 1# 8
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 1# 11
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 1# 7
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 1# 11
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 1# 7
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 1# 8
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 1# 6
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 5
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 1# 7
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 1# 5
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 5
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 1# 8
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 1# 10
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 1# 5
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 1# 4
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 6
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 1# 9
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 1# 7
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 1# 6
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 1# 11
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 1# 12
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 3# 9
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 1# 4
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 1# 7
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 2# 9
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 1# 9
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 1# 6
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 1# 9
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played128
   
Games Started128
   
Innings Pitched68.237.1
   
Wins41
   
Losses20
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4724
   
Earned Runs1814
   
Home Runs Allowed77
   
Strikeouts10442
   
Walks1811
   
ERA2.383.44
   
WHIP0.960.95
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3129
   
Games Started3130
   
Innings Pitched193.1168.9
   
Wins1412
   
Losses76
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed147137
   
Earned Runs5962
   
Home Runs Allowed2121
   
Strikeouts251197
   
Walks4644
   
ERA2.773.30
   
WHIP1.001.07
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
News 
 Jacob deGrom threw a bullpen session on Friday at Nationals Park.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Jun 18th
RHP Walker Buehler earned the win on Sunday when he allowed no runs on five hits with three walks and five strikeouts over six innings as the Dodgers took down the Rangers 5-3.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Jun 13th
 Mets RHP Jacob deGrom visited a doctor on Thursday who found no issues with his throwing shoulder.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 17th
RHP Walker Buehler earned his fifth win of the season on Tuesday when he allowed just two hits with one walk and two strikeouts over seven innings as the Dodgers defeated the Pirates 5-3.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Jun 9th
 Mets ace Jacob deGrom left Wednesday's start against the Cubs due to shoulder soreness.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 16th
RHP Walker Buehler earned the win on Wednesday when he surrendered three runs on seven hits with two walks and eight strikeouts over six innings in the Dodgers' 14-3 win over the Cardinals
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Jun 3rd
 The Mets confirmed that Jacob deGrom (elbow) will indeed start on Wednesday against the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 15th
RHP Walker Buehler allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits with three walks and three strikeouts over six innings in a 8-5 extra-innings loss to the Giants on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, May 29th
 Mets RHP Jacob deGrom (flexor tendinitis) remains on track for his next start after playing catch on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 14th
RHP Walker Buehler picked up the win on Saturday when he allowed one run on six hits with five strikeouts and one walk over seven innings as the Dodgers defeated the Giants 6-3.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, May 23rd
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
Because the Dodgers wanted to closely watch Buehler's routine and workload, he got a late start to the shortened season, essentially using his first few starts as the end of his spring training. He also dealt with blisters late in the year. All that to say, Buehler's 36 2/3 regular-season innings are, for the most part, largely meaningless. He gave up a few more home runs and walked a few more batters than usual, and he won just a single game. But none of it matters. Value Buehler as you did after his 2019 season - as one of the true stud pitchers in the game. Once the big three of Jacob deGrom, Gerrit Cole, and Shane Bieber are off the board, Buehler should come under immediate consideration, as the type of starting pitcher who can be your fantasy ace.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  There's little doubt that Buehler is one of the most talented starting pitchers in baseball, but we do have questions about his volume entering 2021. Did you know that during the regular season, Buehler had just one appearance where he completed six full innings? This wasn't just a Dodgers thing, either. Julio Urias had five such appearances while Tony Gonsolin had four and Dustin May had three. Of course, the team was saving Buehler for the playoffs more so than their other youngsters, and it worked out. The Dodgers have always handled Buehler with kid gloves, and while he'll be one of the best starters on a per-inning basis in 2021, I'm worried enough about the volume that I'm ranking him closer to the back half of my top-10 starters.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros