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Who Should I Draft?

Lucas Giolito or Jose Abreu (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
33 of 55 experts
40%
Recommended by
22 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 59# 63
Best Rank# 34# 39
Worst Rank# 127# 89
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 52# 72
Best Rank# 44# 66
Worst Rank# 64# 81
   
Projections 
   
Runs30
Home Runs1011
RBI37
Stolen Bases1
Batting Avg.280
Strikeouts7948
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.95
WHIP1.21
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 61# 66
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 66
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 65
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 60# 89
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 73
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 69# 78
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 46# 57
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 43# 71
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 62# 89
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 63
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 59# 63
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 48# 67
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 61# 77
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 51# 58
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 39# 73
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 45# 51
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 62# 66
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 61# 77
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 58# 81
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 59# 77
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 49# 75
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 66# 68
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 38# 56
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 63# 72
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 46# 62
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 45# 61
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 36# 59
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 61
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 65# 74
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 66# 70
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 55# 57
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 45# 59
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 57# 66
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 40# 39
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 50# 41
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 53
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 61# 57
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 61# 60
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 63# 56
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 63# 55
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 65# 51
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 67# 56
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 67# 45
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 67# 66
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 68# 55
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 73# 55
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 78# 53
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 72
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 79# 70
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 80# 56
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 102# 82
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 106# 54
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 121# 84
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 127# 45
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 55
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs85
   
Home Runs2433
   
RBI122
   
Stolen Bases2
   
Batting Avg.282
   
Strikeouts228152
   
Wins14
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.41
   
WHIP1.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs30
   
Home Runs1011
   
RBI37
   
Stolen Bases1
   
Batting Avg.280
   
Strikeouts7948
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.95
   
WHIP1.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
News 
 Lucas Giolito grabbed the win in Game 1 of Chicago's Wild Card series on Tuesday when he allowed just one run on two hits while striking out eight and walking one as the White Sox took down the A's 4-1.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Sep 29th
Jose Abreu went 1-for-5 with a double in the White Sox Game 3 Wild Card loss to the A's on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 1st
 Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito allowed two runs over six innings in a 3-2 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday. Giolito struck out 11 and walked three in the loss.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 23rd
Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a single in the White Sox 4-1 win over the A's in Game 1 of their Wild Card series.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Sep 29th
 Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito turned in a quality start in a 5-1 loss to the Twins on Wednesday. Giolito allowed three runs over six innings while striking out four and walking three.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 17th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 0-for-3 with two walks and two strikeouts in a 10-8 loss to the Cubs on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 28th
 Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings in a 4-3 win over the Tigers on Friday. Giolito struck out seven and walked four.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 12th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 5-3 loss to Cleveland on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 23rd
 Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito allowed three runs over six innings in a 5-3 win over the Royals on Saturday. He struck out nine on the way to his fourth win.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 6th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in a 5-0 win over the Reds on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 20th
Notes 
 There's a reason that you hear fantasy analysts say that you should target post-hype players: baseball is hard, man, and it takes time for players to fully figure it out. With his prospect pedigree, it took longer than most thought for Lucas Giolito to figure things out. But boy did he ever in 2019, with his 25-start dominating stretch to end the season. He looked like a totally different pitcher - but one who mowed down the league. Hitters are more often to click sooner than pitchers are in the big leagues, and if you look at his peripherals, there's not much to question about Giolito's breakout performance. As long as he keeps his increased velocity on his fastball, he'll continue to be a solid SP2 for fantasy managers.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Safe, reliable and consistent. Rendon has a slightly higher ceiling but only slightly without the track record of 30+ success. Abreu doesn't get the respect but he deserves your pick.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Giolito earned every bit of his breakout season, putting up an ERA that we nearly identical to his FIP and xFIP and a major gain in control. Most impressive for Giolito was his ability to limit contact on pitches in the strike zone - just 77.3%, second best in MLB behind Gerrit Cole. His raw stuff is elite, and another fantastic season should follow in 2020.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
How many guesses would it take you to land on Jose Abreu as the AL leader in RBIs in 2019? He's not a sexy player, and frankly, he never has been. But he's a consistent source of RBIs and his batting average bounced back after a down year in the category in 2018. Even if he doesn't drive in 123 runs again, he's in the best lineup of his career, and he's a lock as a top 10 first baseman.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 2019 breakout can be attributed to an uptick in velocity and an improved changeup. Can he do it again?
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Super reliable option with a now improved lineup. Very safe and consistent pick at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Drove in 123 runs last year but RBIs can be fluky. Not really a standout player in any other way
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
  high GB EV, low GB pull, increased EV, barrel rate and hard-hit %
Al Melchior - The Athletic