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Who Should I Draft?

Luis Robert or Brandon Woodruff (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
28 of 55 experts
49%
Recommended by
27 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 40# 38
Best Rank# 18# 14
Worst Rank# 87# 114
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 37# 39
Best Rank# 32# 34
Worst Rank# 50# 48
   
Projections 
   
Runs85
Home Runs2028
RBI83
Stolen Bases22
Batting Avg.253
Strikeouts191176
Wins11
Saves0
ERA3.45
WHIP1.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 38
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 37# 39
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 87# 114
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 39# 49
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 31
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 41# 43
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 41
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 26# 37
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 22# 32
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 35# 47
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 38# 44
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 31# 40
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 25# 34
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 30
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 18# 50
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 36
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 25# 30
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 41# 48
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 35# 57
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 25# 35
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 27# 41
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 21# 32
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 33# 44
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 39# 52
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 32# 37
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 39# 40
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 35# 47
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 30# 44
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 41# 14
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 46# 18
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 37# 24
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 54# 25
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 38# 25
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 82# 31
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 39# 32
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 32
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 33
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 70# 33
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 46# 35
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 48# 36
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 38# 37
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 43# 37
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 47# 38
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 43# 38
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 59# 39
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 40# 39
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 42# 39
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 48# 40
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 46# 40
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 40
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 41
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 44# 41
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 44# 42
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 48# 44
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 58# 48
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs33
   
Home Runs911
   
RBI31
   
Stolen Bases9
   
Batting Avg.233
   
Strikeouts9173
   
Wins3
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.05
   
WHIP0.99
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs85
   
Home Runs2028
   
RBI83
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Batting Avg.253
   
Strikeouts191176
   
Wins11
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.45
   
WHIP1.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
News 
 Brandon Woodruff (2-1) took the tough-luck loss Thursday against the Phillies, allowing one run on two hits and two walks in 6.2 innings. He struck out 11.
Connor Rooney
Thu, May 6th
White Sox GM Rick Hahn says OF Luis Robert (hip) will be sidelined from baseball activities for 12-16 weeks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 3rd
 Brandon Woodruff pitched to a no-decision Saturday against the Dodgers, allowing two runs on six hits and one walk across six innings. He struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Sun, May 2nd
White Sox OF Luis Robert (hip) is expected to miss a significant period of time.
Brad Camara
Mon, May 3rd
 Brandon Woodruff (2-0) earned the win Sunday against the Cubs, tossing six scoreless innings while allowing two hits and two walks. He struck out eight.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Apr 25th
White Sox manager Tony La Russa says OF Luis Robert (hip) will be placed on the 10-day IL on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 2nd
 Brandon Woodruff (1-0) allowed one run on one hit and three walks while striking out seven over six innings against the Padres on Monday, earning the win.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Apr 20th
Luis Robert was helped off the field in Sunday's game against Cleveland.
Ari Koslow
Sun, May 2nd
 Brandon Woodruff allowed one earned run on three hits and one walk while striking out six across six innings Tuesday against the Cubs. He did not factor into the decision.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Apr 14th
Robert is back with the White Sox after a short stint on the IL with Covid-Flu like symptoms.
Liam Gibney
Thu, Apr 29th
Notes 
 There were some skeptics after Woodruff succeeded in 2019 based largely on one pitch - his devastating fastball - but he put those concerns to rest in 2020. His ERA (3.05) and WHIP (0.99) were incredibly strong, particularly when you consider that he struck out more than 11 batters per nine innings. Woodruff's fastball hits rests at 96 MPH and is one of the better pitches in baseball, but his slider and changeup both made strides last year. The Brewers are reportedly planning to add about 100 innings to their starter's workloads last season, so pencil Woodruff in for roughly 175 extremely strong frames. You can survive with him as your fantasy ace, though he's best as an incredibly strong number 2.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Robert's production was pretty much what it was cracked up to be in terms of his power and speed, but his .233 batting average was a little hard to stomach. He struck out way too much (32.2% of the time, bottom 6% of the league), and just didn't make hard enough contact consistently to keep his average above water. But Robert will be just 24 years old this season, so there's plenty of room for growth in that area. That's particularly true given that Robert was a career .312 hitter in the minors and .314 in Cuba. Even if he was a batting average drain, which you shouldn't expect, given that he was on a roughly 30-25 full-season pace last year, fantasy managers should be able to stomach it. Draft him as a borderline first outfielder in fantasy leagues and reap the rewards.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Woodruff's 2020 season ranked in the 90th percentile in both xERA and xwOBA. He rates out well according to both FIP and Baseball Savant. It's fair to call him a good-to-great starting pitcher. The question becomes what kind of workload can we expect from Milwaukee's No. 1? Woodruff logged 73 2/3 innings last summer after posting a career-high 121 2/3 frames in 2019. The Brewers plan to add on 100 innings to each of their SP's workloads from last year. If you believe Woodruff will hold up then he's a wildly exciting SP2 in fantasy.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
Luis Robert signed a long-term extension with the White Sox and has the upside to leap to superstardom in 2021. He slashed .233/.302/.406 with 10 home runs and nine stolen bases across 225 plate appearances. If it weren't for a rough September, Robert was well on his way to finishing as a top-20 player. His tools are off the chart and he will bat in the middle of a loaded White Sox lineup. Everything is lined up for Robert to bust out if he can put it all together in 2021.
Brad Camara - FantasyPros
  Robert came out of the gate like a rocket before hitting just .136/.237/.173 in September. The concern entering 2021 is that pitchers have figured out the book on Robert. While he was doing damage in July and August, Robert was swinging at everything thrown his way. Eventually, pitchers stopped giving him chances. The issue is Robert kept swinging. Baseball is a game of adjustments and it's now on him to adjust back. The talent and skills are here. Even it comes with a weak batting average, Robert has enough power/speed upside to remain fantasy relevant amid slumps. Similar to Adalbero Mondesi, consider Robert a very volatile player in drafts.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros