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Who Should I Draft?

Juan Soto or Jacob deGrom (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
29 of 55 experts
47%
Recommended by
26 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 10# 12
Best Rank# 4# 4
Worst Rank# 24# 53
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 11# 7
Best Rank# 8# 7
Worst Rank# 13# 12
   
Projections 
   
Runs38
Home Runs128
RBI39
Stolen Bases3
Batting Avg.296
Strikeouts4785
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.05
WHIP1.07
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 12
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 13# 15
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 9# 24
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 24
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 13# 15
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 8# 11
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 4# 53
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 4# 18
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 10# 14
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 15# 22
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 11
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 4# 13
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 5# 10
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 8# 10
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 5# 16
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 11# 12
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 11
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 7# 8
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 8# 14
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 6# 15
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 13
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 12# 14
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 10# 11
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 14
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 8# 20
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 11# 14
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 13# 17
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 5# 10
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 5# 9
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 10# 9
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 5
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 11# 7
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 11# 6
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 11# 10
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 7
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 11# 8
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 12# 11
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 12# 10
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 12# 11
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 12# 8
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 12# 11
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 12# 11
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 10
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 12# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 8
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 13# 12
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 13# 11
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 13# 8
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 13# 9
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 12
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 14# 8
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 16# 4
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 17# 15
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 20# 13
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 24# 11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs110
   
Home Runs3419
   
RBI110
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Batting Avg.282
   
Strikeouts132255
   
Wins11
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.43
   
WHIP0.97
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs38
   
Home Runs128
   
RBI39
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.296
   
Strikeouts4785
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.05
   
WHIP1.07
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
News 
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk during Wednesday's loss to the Phillies. The homer was his 13th of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 24th
Mets starter Jacob deGrom allowed three earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out 10 over five innings in a no-decision against the Nationals in his final start of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 27th
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 3-for-6 with a walk, an RBI, and a run scored across both games of Friday's doubleheader against the Miami Marlins.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 19th
Mets starter Jacob deGrom allowed two earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out 14 over seven innings in a loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 22nd
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-3 with a double, three walks, three RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base in Friday's win over the Braves. The steal was his third of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 12th
Mets ace Jacob deGrom (hamstring) is in line to start on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 19th
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-2 with three walks, an RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base in Thursday's loss to the Braves. The steal was his second of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 11th
Mets manager Luis Rojas says Jacob deGrom (hamstring) is day-to-day.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 17th
 Nationals manager Dave Martinez says that, as of now, Juan Soto (elbow) will be the team's DH on Tuesday against the Rays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 8th
Jacob deGrom was removed from Wednesday's start against the Phillies due to a hamstring spasm.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 16th
Notes 
 In OBP leagues, you can make the case for Soto to be the third player off the board, as his plate discipline may just be the best in the league. He's only going to get better, too, as there's more room for power growth in his game. His plate discipline gives him a safe floor moving forward, too.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
deGrom has been awesome, but 2020 is the year he regresses. If Scherzer wasn't showing signs of decline I would have him higher than the two-time Cy Young from NY, I value pitching more in the 60 game sprint than normal years, but I can't move deGrom up when I feel regression is on the way in 2020.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 I have some concerns that the stolen bases aren't going to develop like his offensive potential has and will continue to. He has Top 5 potential if he can become a 15-20 Stolen Base guy on top of his immense upside with the bat. He would rank higher if I felt more optimistic about the SBs.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
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
 Could be a top-3 pick in 2021 fantasy drafts. ADP for his season is banking on him taking that step forward, however
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
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
  His age and lack of injury history might make him a safer bet than Verlander/Scherzer
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros