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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,RF - WSH
Juan Soto
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
47 of 56 experts
16%
Recommended by
9 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 4# 6
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 10# 22
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 4# 6
Best Rank# 3# 5
Worst Rank# 6# 7
   
Projections 
   
Runs111
Home Runs3821
RBI112
Stolen Bases13
Batting Avg.305
Strikeouts119251
Wins14
Saves0
ERA2.77
WHIP1.00
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 7
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 3# 6
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 6# 10
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 3# 22
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 8
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 1# 7
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 4# 6
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 2# 10
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 2# 3
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 2# 7
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 3# 7
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 4# 5
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 3# 6
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 2# 10
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 4# 6
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 4# 6
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 4# 5
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 3# 7
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 2# 6
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 2# 5
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 5# 9
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 2# 6
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 3# 6
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 2# 5
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 6
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 3# 8
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 2# 6
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 4# 6
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 3# 9
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 3# 6
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 4# 7
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 5# 6
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 7
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 4# 6
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 1# 8
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 6
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 3# 6
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 3# 6
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 3# 6
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 6# 16
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 3# 6
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 4# 6
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 4# 8
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 3# 6
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 2# 8
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 1# 6
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 2# 6
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 3# 1
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 3
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 1
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 5# 3
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 6# 5
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 6# 1
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 6# 4
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 1
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 10# 3
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Juan Soto
LF,RF - 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,RF - WSH
Juan Soto
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs111
   
Home Runs3821
   
RBI112
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Batting Avg.305
   
Strikeouts119251
   
Wins14
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.77
   
WHIP1.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Juan Soto
LF,RF - WSH
Juan Soto
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
News 
 Juan Soto went hitless in four at-bats in the final regular-season game. Soto walked once and struck out three times.
Corbin Young
Sun, Oct 3rd
The New York Mets are not picking up the option of manager Luis Rojas.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Oct 4th
 Juan Soto drove in the 95th RBI of the season after going hitless in three at-bats with one RBI and two strikeouts.
Corbin Young
Sat, Oct 2nd
The Mets have officially shut down Jacob deGrom (elbow) for the remainder of 2021.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 28th
 Juan Soto walked four times yet went hitless against the Red Sox. Soto went hitless in one at-bat with one strikeout too.
Corbin Young
Fri, Oct 1st
Mets RHP Jacob deGrom (elbow) threw off the "mid-slope" mound on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 20th
 Juan Soto hits his 94th RBI of the season after going 1-for-4 with one walk too.
Corbin Young
Wed, Sep 29th
Mets' SP Jacob deGrom threw a ten-pitch bullpen session off of a mound for the first time since his shutdown in July.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Sep 14th
 Juan Soto went hitless in four at-bats against the Rockies. Soto struck out once too.
Corbin Young
Tue, Sep 28th
Mets RHP Jacob deGrom told reporters on Thursday that his elbow ligament is "perfectly fine."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 9th
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 - FantasyPros