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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Ramirez or Justin Verlander (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
37 of 55 experts
33%
Recommended by
18 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 17
Best Rank# 6# 7
Worst Rank# 26# 73
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 18# 15
Best Rank# 15# 13
Worst Rank# 23# 19
   
Projections 
   
Runs35
Home Runs1111
RBI35
Stolen Bases9
Batting Avg.280
Strikeouts3088
Wins6
Saves0
ERA3.27
WHIP1.01
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 25
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 10# 16
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 44
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 16# 20
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 11# 73
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 70
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 13# 32
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 14# 16
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 12# 30
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 16# 18
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 19
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 26
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 6# 10
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 12# 14
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 19
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 14# 19
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 21# 35
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 11# 18
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 19# 25
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 13# 18
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 13# 21
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 30
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 11# 15
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 11# 17
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 12# 13
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 13# 20
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 18# 20
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 13# 16
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 13# 18
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 27
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 14# 15
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 10# 15
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 13# 22
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 12# 15
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 10# 22
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 16# 23
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 13# 27
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 10# 9
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 13# 7
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 9
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 16# 11
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 16# 15
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 16
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 17# 13
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 17# 13
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 18# 7
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 18# 14
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 18# 14
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 19# 16
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 16
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 20# 13
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 20# 16
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 22# 15
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 23# 15
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs68
   
Home Runs2336
   
RBI83
   
Stolen Bases24
   
Batting Avg.255
   
Strikeouts74300
   
Wins21
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.62
   
WHIP0.81
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs35
   
Home Runs1111
   
RBI35
   
Stolen Bases9
   
Batting Avg.280
   
Strikeouts3088
   
Wins6
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.27
   
WHIP1.01
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
News 
 Jose Ramirez went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk, three RBI, and a run scored in the Indians' 10-9 loss to the Yankees in Game 2 of the Wild Card Round.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Oct 1st
Justin Verlander underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Oct 1st
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs in an 8-6 win over the Pirates on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 28th
Justin Verlander (forearm) will require Tommy John surgery.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 19th
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in a 10-inning, 5-3 win over the White Sox on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 23rd
Justin Verlander (forearm) threw about 75 pitches in a sim game on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 16th
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, a walk, two runs, and three RBI in a 7-4 win over the White Sox on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Sep 22nd
Justin Verlander (forearm) is expected to throw 3-4 innings in a simulated game on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 15th
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with two homers and four RBI in a 7-4 win over the Tigers on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 21st
Astros manager Dusty Baker says Justin Verlander (forearm) could face hitters during his next throwing session.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 14th
Notes 
 Strange 2019 and yet still a very productive one. 25/15/.280 feels like his Floor with 30/25/.300 as a reachable Ceiling in a standard 162 game year. Adjust the math for 60 and you got a Top 10 dual-threat guy. Safe and yet elite. That pushes him this high and justifiably higher for owners that aren't buying into the idea that SP is thin and needs to be poached earlier than in past years.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Verlander is one of the players who benefit most from a delayed season, as he was dealing with injuries that would have shelved him the first couple months of the season. He showed no sign of slowing down last year, but the age and Spring Training injuries should give you some pause. Drafting Verlander is all about your comfort with taking on injury risks and age.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 We've seen the absolute floor and absolute ceiling for Ramírez in 2019, and man, was it the tell of two seasons for him. Even with the early-season struggles, Ramírez posted a 23-homer, 24-steal season. Just because he struggled in the first part of the 2019 season doesn't mean he'll struggle in the first part of this season, but it also doesn't mean that he'll post the numbers that he posted in the latter months of the 2019 season. Still, the production is worth the slight risk.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Entering his age-37 season. Appears good to go following spring groin injury
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Ramirez's overall 2019 season was obviously subpar, as much as a 23-homer, 24-steal year can be. He batted just .218 in the first half with a mere seven home runs, and his fantasy value was saved only by his 18 first-half steals. But he looked closer to his old self in the second half, batting .327 with an 1.105 OPS. Whether it was him trying to do too much in the first half or something related to his newborn child (his surge happened to coincide with his return from paternity leave), Ramirez's return to normalcy in the second half should give you plenty of confidence in his 2020 outlook.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Verlander had groin surgery which will sideline him for several weeks. But given the postponement of the season, it seems unlikely to threaten Verlander's availability for Opening Day, whenever that may be. Although surgery is never a good sign, in the end, it's better for Verlander that he could get this out of the way now rather than have it linger. For now, keep him high on your draft boards.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Followed his terrible slump with a terrific stretch and then an injury
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
A Top 15 pick that I has to drop due to his Spring Training injury. It adds enough risk to go in another direction. You can't miss in the early rounds and while it appears he will be fine and back relatively early in the season, let someone else make that assumption that turns out to be wrong. If he falls into the mid-20's or later, then he becomes a bargain.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData