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Who Should I Draft?

Luis Robert or Brandon Woodruff (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 40
Best Rank# 14# 18
Worst Rank# 114# 87
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 39# 37
Best Rank# 34# 32
Worst Rank# 48# 50
   
Projections 
   
Runs85
Home Runs2820
RBI83
Stolen Bases22
Batting Avg.253
Strikeouts176191
Wins11
Saves0
ERA3.45
WHIP1.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 38# 29
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 39# 37
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 114# 87
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 49# 39
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 22
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 43# 41
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 36
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 37# 26
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 32# 22
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 47# 35
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 44# 38
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 40# 31
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 34# 25
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 28
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 50# 18
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 36# 32
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 30# 25
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 48# 41
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 57# 35
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 25
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 41# 27
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 32# 21
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 44# 33
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 52# 39
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 37# 32
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 40# 39
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 47# 35
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 44# 30
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 14# 41
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 18# 46
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 24# 37
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 25# 54
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 25# 38
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 82
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 32# 39
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 43
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 43
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 33# 70
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 34# 58
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 35# 46
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 36# 48
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 37# 38
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 37# 43
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 38# 47
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 38# 43
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 39# 59
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 39# 40
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 39# 42
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 40# 48
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 40# 46
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 53
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 46
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 41# 44
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 42# 44
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 44# 48
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 48# 58
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs33
   
Home Runs119
   
RBI31
   
Stolen Bases9
   
Batting Avg.233
   
Strikeouts7391
   
Wins3
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.05
   
WHIP0.99
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs85
   
Home Runs2820
   
RBI83
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Batting Avg.253
   
Strikeouts176191
   
Wins11
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.45
   
WHIP1.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
News 
 Luis Robert went 2-for-4 on Tuesday, homering twice and totalling three total RBIs on the day. He also drew a walk.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 29th
Brandon Woodruff did not factor into the decision Tuesday against the Cardinals, allowing two runs on seven hits in four innings. He walked none and struck out three.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 29th
 Luis Robert went 2-for-3 on the day, hitting a solo home run and a single, totalling two RBIs in the game. He also struck out once.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Fri, Sep 24th
Brandon Woodruff (9-10) took the loss Tuesday against the Cardinals, allowing one run on two hits across six innings. He walked one and struck out 10.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 22nd
 Luis Robert was 2-for-5 in Tuesday's loss, driving in two runs with a single while also hitting a double later in the game.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, Sep 21st
Brandon Woodruff (9-9) took the loss Wednesday against the Tigers, allowing three runs on four hits across six innings. He walked one and struck out seven.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 15th
 Luis Robert went 4-for-5 on Saturday with three doubles as well as a single. He'd score once and tally three RBIs on the day.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sun, Sep 12th
The Brewers have scratched pitcher Brandon Woodruff from his start on Saturday due to a stomach bug. Eric Lauer will take the mound instead. Meanwhile, Woodruff's start has been moved back to Wednesday.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 11th
 Luis Robert was 2-for-6 with two singles in Chicago's win over Oakland on Tuesday. He also scored a run.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 8th
Brandon Woodruff (9-8) took the loss Monday against the Phillies, allowing four runs on nine hits across six innings. He walked one and struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 6th
Notes 
 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
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
 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
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
 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