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Who Should I Draft?

Justin Verlander or Stephen Strasburg (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Expert
Recommendation
72%
Recommended by
28 of 39 experts
28%
Recommended by
11 of 39 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 7
Best Rank# 2# 4
Worst Rank# 20# 15
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 15# 23
Best Rank# 14# 20
Worst Rank# 25# 26
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts225212
Wins1414
Saves00
ERA3.263.43
WHIP1.001.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 8
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 4# 11
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 3# 6
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 4# 5
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 2# 8
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 5# 6
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 8
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 4# 8
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 4# 8
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 7# 11
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 4# 10
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 3# 6
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 3# 7
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 3# 10
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 3# 6
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 7
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 4# 8
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 8
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 6# 9
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 9
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 3# 6
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 3# 8
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 6# 15
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 6# 9
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 5# 7
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 3# 6
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 3# 6
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 6# 9
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 5
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 8# 6
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 8# 5
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 9# 6
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 9# 5
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 12# 6
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 14# 4
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 7
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 6
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 11
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 7
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3433
   
Games Started3433
   
Innings Pitched223.1209.2
   
Wins2118
   
Losses66
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed138161
   
Earned Runs6577
   
Home Runs Allowed3624
   
Strikeouts300251
   
Walks4256
   
ERA2.623.32
   
WHIP0.811.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2729
   
Games Started2829
   
Innings Pitched178.1182.1
   
Wins1414
   
Losses78
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed137155
   
Earned Runs6569
   
Home Runs Allowed2822
   
Strikeouts225212
   
Walks4151
   
ERA3.263.43
   
WHIP1.001.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
News 
 Justin Verlander (groin) is on schedule for his recovery from groin surgery.
Brad Camara
Mon, Mar 30th
Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg allowed one earned run on two hits and no walks while striking out four in Wednesday's matchup against the Houston Astros.
Mike Maher
Wed, Mar 11th
 Justin Verlander is slated to have surgery on his right groin today, and will miss approximately six weeks.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Mar 17th
 
 Justin Verlander (lat) said Monday “it would probably take a miracle” for him to be ready by Opening Day.
Brad Camara
Mon, Mar 9th
 
 Justin Verlander has been diagnosed with a mild lat strain. He will be shut down for the immediate future and then reassessed.
Dan Harris
Mon, Mar 9th
 
 Justin Verlander exited Sunday’s league start against the Mets after two innings to “get some testing done.” It was discovered that Verlander has soreness in his right triceps, per Astros manager Dusty Baker.
Brad Camara
Sun, Mar 8th
 
Notes 
 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
Strasburg reached the 200-inning plateau for the second time in his career, and set a career high in wins with 18. Other than staying completely healthy, however, his numbers looked pretty much as they always have - just below the truly elite pitchers, but worthy of coming from your ace. Don't be sucked in by his magical postseason (1.98 ERA, 0.94 WHIP). Draft Strasburg as a top-10 pitcher, but expect his usual low-3.00 ERA and solid all around numbers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 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
 
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