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Who Should I Draft?

Juan Soto or Jacob deGrom (2021)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
7 of 10 experts
30%
Recommended by
3 of 10 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 7
Best Rank# 3# 6
Worst Rank# 16# 13
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 5# 7
Best Rank# 4# 6
Worst Rank# 6# 8
   
Projections 
   
Runs112
Home Runs3723
RBI112
Stolen Bases13
Batting Avg.309
Strikeouts118253
Wins14
Saves0
ERA2.89
WHIP1.05
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 7# 12
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 7
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 3# 9
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 6
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 5# 8
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 3# 6
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 5# 8
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 11# 6
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 13# 6
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 16# 13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs39
   
Home Runs137
   
RBI37
   
Stolen Bases6
   
Batting Avg.351
   
Strikeouts28104
   
Wins4
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.38
   
WHIP0.96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs112
   
Home Runs3723
   
RBI112
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Batting Avg.309
   
Strikeouts118253
   
Wins14
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.89
   
WHIP1.05
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
News 
 Juan Soto agreed to a one-year, $8.5 million deal with the Nationals to avoid arbitration.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Jan 15th
 
Notes 
 There aren't enough superlatives in the English language to describe what Soto has done in his career given his young age. Had he merely repeated his incredible 2019 numbers last season, fantasy managers would have been ecstatic. Instead, he upped his walk rate from an elite 16.4% to a truly remarkable 20.9%, cut his strikeout rate down to just 14.3%, and batted .351. Soto does not have the speed or baserunning chops to steal 30 bases in a season, which is the only thing keeping him from being considered worthy of drafting first overall. But given what he's accomplished through his age-21 season, it's truly scary to think of how high his ceiling may be. Draft him as a top-five pick and enjoy the ridiculous production.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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
 There isn't a single negative thing to say about the second coming of Ted Williams. Soto get even better last year, his age-21 season, and wound up leading baseball in OBP. The fact that he was limited to 47 games wound up costing him NL MVP honors, as Soto was the best hitter in baseball on a per-game basis in 2020. The floor here is so high. Soto isn't a zero in stolen bases either. He swiped 12 in 2019 and six last summer.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros