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Who Should I Draft?

Justin Verlander or Freddie Freeman (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
31 of 55 experts
44%
Recommended by
24 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 21
Best Rank# 7# 11
Worst Rank# 73# 69
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 15# 17
Best Rank# 13# 16
Worst Rank# 19# 22
   
Projections 
   
Runs34
Home Runs1111
RBI36
Stolen Bases2
Batting Avg.300
Strikeouts8844
Wins6
Saves0
ERA3.27
WHIP1.01
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 13# 15
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 28
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 16# 22
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 11# 17
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 20# 69
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 7# 14
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 13# 15
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 16# 29
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 48
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 18# 38
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 19# 41
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 10# 29
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 14# 34
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 14# 15
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 29
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 16# 25
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 13# 15
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 18# 30
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 21# 25
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 15# 16
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 17# 24
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 13# 25
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 50
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 9# 28
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 29
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7# 20
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 16# 18
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 15# 39
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 15# 31
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 14# 15
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 22# 38
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 15# 11
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 15# 13
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 15# 14
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 15# 12
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 16# 15
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 16# 15
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 14
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 18# 17
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 18# 14
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 18
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 22# 17
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 23# 14
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 19
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 25# 15
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 14
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 13
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 27# 16
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 13
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 30# 27
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 32# 15
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 35# 11
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 16
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 70# 15
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 73# 44
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs113
   
Home Runs3638
   
RBI121
   
Stolen Bases6
   
Batting Avg.293
   
Strikeouts300127
   
Wins21
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.62
   
WHIP0.81
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs34
   
Home Runs1111
   
RBI36
   
Stolen Bases2
   
Batting Avg.300
   
Strikeouts8844
   
Wins6
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.27
   
WHIP1.01
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
News 
 Justin Verlander underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Oct 1st
The Braves are looking to lock up 1B Freddie Freeman to a long-term contract extension.
Brad Camara
Tue, Oct 20th
 Justin Verlander (forearm) will require Tommy John surgery.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 19th
Freddie Freeman went 2-for-4 with two doubles, and two runs scored as the Braves fell to the Dodgers 7-3 in Game 5 of the NLCS on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Oct 17th
 Justin Verlander (forearm) threw about 75 pitches in a sim game on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 16th
Freddie Freeman went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI, and a run scored in the Braves 10-2 win over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLCS on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 16th
 Justin Verlander (forearm) is expected to throw 3-4 innings in a simulated game on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 15th
Freddie Freeman went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI, and two runs scored as the Braves took down the Dodgers 8-7 in Game 2 of the NLCS on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 14th
 Astros manager Dusty Baker says Justin Verlander (forearm) could face hitters during his next throwing session.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 14th
Freddie Freeman went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in the Braves 5-1 win over the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLCS on Monday.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Oct 13th
Notes 
 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
Freeman tested positive for COVID-19 at the outset of renewed camp and has reportedly dealt with some difficult symptoms. It seems unlikely that he'll be able to begin the year with the Braves, though he is apparently on the road to recovery. When healthy, Freeman is a dynamic option, so long as he has recovered from the elbow soreness that plagued him in spring. Don't let Freeman slip too far, but he's out of the second round for now.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Entering his age-37 season. Appears good to go following spring groin injury
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Freeman gets a boost in points leagues, but, he's a safe bet for production in the second round. Freeman allows you to lock up your first baseman and not have to worry about playing catch up there later in the draft. The only knock with taking Freeman is that you miss out on the power-speed threats and the top pitchers.
Michael Waterloo - 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
Playing through an injury in September hurt overall numbers. Draft in the late-first.
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