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Who Should I Draft?

Justin Verlander or Rafael Devers (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
30 of 55 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 19
Best Rank# 7# 10
Worst Rank# 73# 78
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 15# 26
Best Rank# 13# 20
Worst Rank# 19# 27
   
Projections 
   
Runs38
Home Runs1112
RBI37
Stolen Bases3
Batting Avg.294
Strikeouts8845
Wins6
Saves0
ERA3.27
WHIP1.01
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 13# 21
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 16# 50
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 11# 26
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 20# 33
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 7# 19
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 16# 78
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 26
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 18# 20
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 10# 12
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 14# 22
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 14# 20
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 16# 22
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 16# 24
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 13# 22
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 15# 18
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 15# 19
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 15# 23
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 17# 20
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 13# 26
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 16# 22
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 23
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 9# 21
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7# 11
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 16# 22
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 15# 18
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 15# 24
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 15# 35
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 14# 24
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 15# 16
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 22# 27
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 13# 10
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 16
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 18# 14
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 18# 16
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 18# 15
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 19# 17
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 16
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 17
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 17
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 19
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 21# 14
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 22# 16
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 23# 21
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 17
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 25# 21
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 21
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 27# 20
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 18
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 30# 13
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 32# 23
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 35# 27
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 22
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 70# 19
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 73# 18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs129
   
Home Runs3632
   
RBI115
   
Stolen Bases8
   
Batting Avg.311
   
Strikeouts300119
   
Wins21
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.62
   
WHIP0.81
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs38
   
Home Runs1112
   
RBI37
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.294
   
Strikeouts8845
   
Wins6
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.27
   
WHIP1.01
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
News 
 Justin Verlander underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Oct 1st
Rafael Devers went 1-for-3 at the plate and scored a run while driving in two on Friday as the Red Sox lost 8-7 to the Braves in extra innings.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 26th
 Justin Verlander (forearm) will require Tommy John surgery.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 19th
Rafael Devers went 1-for-5 with a double and drove in three runs on Wednesday as the Red Sox beat the Orioles by a 9-1 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 24th
 Justin Verlander (forearm) threw about 75 pitches in a sim game on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 16th
Rafael Devers went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and two runs scored in Thursday's 5-3 victory over the Marlins.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 18th
 Justin Verlander (forearm) is expected to throw 3-4 innings in a simulated game on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 15th
Rafael Devers went 3-for-5 and drove in a run on Sunday in a 6-3 win for the Red Sox over the Rays.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 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
Rafael Devers went 3-for-4 at the plate with a home run, three RBI and a run scored Thursday in the win against the Rays.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 11th
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
8 SBs in 2019 were a surprise. Don't expect it or even considerate them for 2020 in only 60 games. He may have another gear after 30+ in 2019, that's an impressive piece of machinery if he gets there.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Entering his age-37 season. Appears good to go following spring groin injury
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
This is why you don't give up on a player - and why you should bet on track record. After Devers' disappointing sophomore campaign, the price sunk on him in 2019 drafts. He responded to the tune of .311/.361/.555 with 32 home runs, 129 runs, 115 RBIs, and eight steals.
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
Hit .311 with 32 homers, 115 RBI, 129 runs scored, and even eight steals as a 22-year-old in 2019
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