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Who Should I Draft?

Juan Soto or Max Scherzer (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
44 of 55 experts
20%
Recommended by
11 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 10# 15
Best Rank# 4# 6
Worst Rank# 24# 30
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 11# 14
Best Rank# 8# 12
Worst Rank# 13# 15
   
Projections 
   
Runs38
Home Runs1210
RBI39
Stolen Bases3
Batting Avg.296
Strikeouts4792
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.18
WHIP1.04
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 12# 16
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 21
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 15
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 14
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 13# 15
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 9# 30
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 26
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 13# 16
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 12# 16
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 8# 14
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 4# 26
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 4# 24
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 12# 16
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 23
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 15# 18
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 13
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 13# 16
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 11# 13
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 11# 14
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 4# 19
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 5# 23
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 8# 13
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 12# 16
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 5# 17
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 11# 16
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 15
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 7# 20
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 8# 17
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 6# 16
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 11# 15
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 12# 13
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 10# 12
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 15
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 11# 15
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 12# 14
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 10# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 15
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 13# 14
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 8# 22
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 13# 16
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 11# 18
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 13# 18
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 5# 18
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 5# 19
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 10# 6
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 6
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 12# 9
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 12# 11
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 6
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 13# 11
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 14# 11
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 16# 13
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 17# 13
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 20# 12
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 24# 9
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs110
   
Home Runs3418
   
RBI110
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Batting Avg.282
   
Strikeouts132243
   
Wins11
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.92
   
WHIP1.03
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs38
   
Home Runs1210
   
RBI39
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.296
   
Strikeouts4792
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.18
   
WHIP1.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
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
Nationals ace Max Scherzer allowed three earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out seven over six innings in Saturday's win over the New York Mets. The win brings his record to 5-4 to finish 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
Nationals ace Max Scherzer allowed two unearned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six over 5 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Miami Marlins.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 21st
 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
Nationals starter Max Scherzer allowed six earned runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out 10 over 5 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 14th
 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
Nationals starter Max Scherzer tossed seven scoreless innings in Monday's win over the Tampa Bay Rays, allowing six hits and one walk while striking out eight. The win brings him to 4-2 on the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 8th
 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
Nationals starter Max Scherzer allowed three earned runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out six over six innings in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies. The loss drops him to 3-2 on the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 3rd
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
Elite pitching means more in 60 than 162. That's why Scherzer is ahead of elite sluggers like Bregman and Arenado. I expect a bounceback from 2019's relatively disappointing, but still very good year.
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
The concerns with Scherzer aren't production-based, as he was still his normal, elite self in 2019 when he pitched. When, being the key word, as he dealt with injuries during the regular season and postseason that forced him to miss starts. Scherzer is similar to Verlander in the sense that you'll take him if you are comfortable taking on risk with an early pick.
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
Scherzer struggled a bit through the first month of the season, but went on a patented run in May and June that made him look like the Scherzer of old. Unfortunately, a back injury largely derailed his second half, as he was limited to just over 20 innings over July and August. Scherzer is entering his age-36 season and is a max effort pitcher, so the fact that we finally saw a bit of a breakdown (Scherzer has reached at least 200 innings in his six previous seasons) is concerning. But his numbers are still elite and he should be taken as one of the first pitchers off the board despite the back scare.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Skipping at ADP due to age and first time injury concerns in 2019.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Was elite on a per game basis in 2019. Injury concerns starting to mount
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros