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Who Should I Draft?

Lucas Giolito or Bo Bichette (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Bo Bichette
SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
33 of 55 experts
40%
Recommended by
22 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 21
Best Rank# 11# 12
Worst Rank# 79# 61
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 19# 24
Best Rank# 17# 22
Worst Rank# 24# 31
   
Projections 
   
Runs88
Home Runs2623
RBI84
Stolen Bases21
Batting Avg.287
Strikeouts220124
Wins13
Saves0
ERA3.71
WHIP1.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 24
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 17# 28
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 19# 20
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 19# 61
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 17# 31
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 27
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 22# 23
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 21# 22
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 20# 25
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 23
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 19# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 19# 23
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 16# 22
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 18# 23
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 18# 24
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 20# 27
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 19# 26
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 23# 28
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 28
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 19# 24
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 18# 25
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 26
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 15# 31
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 19# 20
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 14# 30
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 20# 21
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 12# 38
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 42# 53
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 20# 23
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 15# 21
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 25# 43
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 24# 37
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 20# 23
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 20# 17
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 21# 19
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 21# 19
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 22# 20
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 20
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 24# 15
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 24# 20
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 25# 20
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 22
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 23
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 28# 27
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 29# 12
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 31# 19
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 34# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 34# 18
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 35# 29
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 21
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 36# 21
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 45# 24
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 47# 18
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 78# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 79# 36
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Bo Bichette
SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs18
   
Home Runs85
   
RBI23
   
Stolen Bases4
   
Batting Avg.301
   
Strikeouts9727
   
Wins4
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.48
   
WHIP1.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Bo Bichette
SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs88
   
Home Runs2623
   
RBI84
   
Stolen Bases21
   
Batting Avg.287
   
Strikeouts220124
   
Wins13
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.71
   
WHIP1.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Bo Bichette
SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
News 
 Lucas Giolito (2-4) allowed five runs on five hits and three walks while striking out seven across six innings during Game 1 of Friday’s 6-2 loss to the Royals. He was tagged with his fourth loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Fri, May 14th
Bo Bichette went 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs in Sunday's 10-8 win over the Phillies.
John Aubin
Mon, May 17th
 Lucas Giolito (2-3) allowed one run on four hits and two walks while striking out two over five innings earning the win during Sunday’s 9-3 victory over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Mon, May 10th
Bo Bichette went 0-for-3 at the plate with a walk and a stolen base in Friday's 5-1 loss to Philadelphia.
John Aubin
Sat, May 15th
 Lucas Giolito (1-3) allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and three walks while striking out eight across five 1/3 innings in Sunday’s 5-0 loss to Cleveland. He was tagged with his third loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Sun, May 2nd
Bo Bichette went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and two RBI in Sunday's 7-4 loss to Houston.
John Aubin
Mon, May 10th
 Lucas Giolito (1-2) allowed four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out seven across six 2/3 innings during Tuesday’s 5-2 loss to the Tigers. He picked up his second loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Wed, Apr 28th
Bo Bichette went 1-for-4 at the plate with a solo home run as the Blue Jays lost to the Astros by a 10-4 score on Friday night.
John Aubin
Sat, May 8th
 Lucas Giolito said after Saturday's game that his start has been pushed back due to a cut on his right middle finger.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 25th
Bo Bichette went 3-for-4 with a run scored and two steals on Thursday while helping the Blue Jays to a 10-4 win over the Athletics.
John Aubin
Fri, May 7th
Notes 
 Giolito followed up his breakout 2019 season with a nearly identical 2020 season. His ERA was within .07, his WHIP within .02, and his strikeout percentage within a point and a half. Despite pitching in a homer-friendly park, Giolito has managed to limit home runs, which is a key to his continued success with the White Sox. He won't face quite an easy schedule this year (AL and NL Central pitchers had plenty of sub-par offenses to feast on in 2019), but entering his age-27 season, he should only continue to improve from a skills standpoint. Draft him as an SP1, albeit a low-end one.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Bichette missed about half the season with a knee injury last year, but was productive when he was on the field, batting .301 with an .840 OPS. His 162-game pace was 28 home runs, 100 runs, 128 RBI, and 22 steals, so he was well on his way to earning his lofty draft price. If there was a wart to Bichette's season it was that his walk rate dropped to just 3.9%, one of the worst in the league. But, given that he had just 128 plate appearances, that's likely just the product of a small sample size, since he never walked at less than a 6.6% clip in his career. Batting in a stacked lineup, Bichette should once again put up strong five-category numbers, and should be one of the first shortstops drafted in fantasy leagues again in 2020.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Bo Bichette slashed .301/.328/.512 with five home runs and four stolen bases across 128 plate appearances in 2020. The 22-year-old has successfully swiped eight bases in just 13 attempts in his MLB career, but has yet to flash the speed he displayed in the minors. He has a ton of upside and should once again produce in a loaded Blue Jays lineup. Bichette has plenty of room for growth and is considered a top-10 middle-infield option in 2021.
Brad Camara - FantasyPros
  Frankly, I've been shocked to see how high Bichette is going in fantasy drafts so far this offseason. We're spending second-round picks on a player with just 75 big league games to his name? Of course, his 162-game pace equates to 35 homers and 17 stolen bases, and Toronto's lineup only got better this winter. There are a lot of reasons to be bullish on Bichette these days, but I can't pass on established studs like Xander Bogaerts and Nolan Arenado for him. Perhaps Bichette's aggressive ADP is due to the need for stolen bases. In that case, it's worth pointing out that the youngster is just 8-for-13 in theft attempts to begin his career.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros