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Who Should I Draft?

Max Scherzer or Anthony Rendon (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
30 of 55 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 26
Best Rank# 15# 18
Worst Rank# 53# 45
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 23# 28
Best Rank# 21# 25
Worst Rank# 25# 38
   
Projections 
   
Runs91
Home Runs2528
RBI100
Stolen Bases3
Batting Avg.292
Strikeouts23292
Wins13
Saves0
ERA3.36
WHIP1.11
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 28
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 24# 28
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 20# 27
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 22# 28
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 37
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 23# 45
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 23# 24
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 29# 45
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 17# 24
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 30
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 33
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 30# 33
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 31# 34
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 30# 31
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 34
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 24# 28
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 25# 30
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 22# 30
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 27
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 29
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 26# 28
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 40
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 19# 44
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 24
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 23# 28
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 21# 28
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 24# 26
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 20# 29
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 33# 34
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 21# 36
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 22# 21
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 25# 22
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 25# 20
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 23
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 26# 23
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 26# 25
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 26# 25
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 27# 22
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 27# 20
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 28# 24
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 29# 26
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 23
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 32# 24
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 33# 20
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 34# 26
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 36# 18
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 36# 29
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 37# 26
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 38# 20
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 41# 27
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 41# 27
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 43# 31
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 29
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 43# 25
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 53# 29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs29
   
Home Runs109
   
RBI31
   
Stolen Bases0
   
Batting Avg.286
   
Strikeouts9231
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.74
   
WHIP1.38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs91
   
Home Runs2528
   
RBI100
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.292
   
Strikeouts23292
   
Wins13
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.36
   
WHIP1.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
News 
 Max Scherzer casually threw a complete game in Sunday's win against the Marlins. Scherzer allowed five hits and one earned run with nine strikeouts. Just another day on the mound for the Nationals ace.
Corbin Young
Sun, May 2nd
The Angels placed 3B Anthony Rendon (knee) on the 10-day injured list Wednesday.
Brad Camara
Wed, May 5th
 In Tuesday's 9-5 loss against the Blue Jays, Max Scherzer hit a rough patch and allowed five earned runs in five innings. Scherzer allowed eight hits, seven total runs (five earned), two walks, and five strikeouts.
Corbin Young
Tue, Apr 27th
Angels 3B Anthony Rendon (knee) is absent from Tuesday's lineup against the Rays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 4th
 In Wednesday's 1-0 win against the Cardinals, Max Scherzer pitched six scoreless innings with four hits, one walk, and nine strikeouts. He earned his first win of the season.
Corbin Young
Wed, Apr 21st
Angels 3B Anthony Rendon has been diagnosed with a knee contusion and is considered day-to-day.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 4th
 In Friday's 1-0 win against the Diamondbacks, Max Scherzer looked dominant. Scherzer struck out ten while allowing two hits and two walks across seven scoreless innings.
Corbin Young
Fri, Apr 16th
Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon left Monday's game vs. the Rays earlier after fouling a ball off his left knee in the eighth inning.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, May 4th
 Max Scherzer allowed one earned run, three hits, and one walk with five strikeouts across six innings pitched. He took the loss against the Dodgers since the Nationals didn't score a run.
Corbin Young
Sun, Apr 11th
Angels' 3B Anthony Rendon went 3-for-5 with a single, a double, a home run, and four RBIs in Saturday's win over Seattle.
Jack Mannis
Sun, May 2nd
Notes 
 Scherzer had a decent season for a mortal, but for someone with his career track record, it was a major disappointment. His 3.74 ERA was his highest since 2012, his 1.38 WHIP the highest of his career, and his 7.8% walk percentage his worst in a decade. Scherzer still struck out plenty of batters but entering his age-37 season and with a ton of mileage on his arm, it's only fair to accept that the old Scherzer is gone for good. But though he may not be a consensus top-three starter anymore, he's still perfectly capable of being a fantasy ace. After all, Scherzer's velocity hasn't declined much, and his 31.2% strikeout rate was tied for 10th among starters. Scherzer likely won't reach 200 innings pitched again and his ERA seems destined to remain above 3.00 going forward, but he's far from someone to avoid in fantasy drafts.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Rendon's stock feels like it has dropped dramatically, but there's really nothing in the small sample size of the 2020 season that should alter your outlook much on him. Yes, he didn't hit the ball as hard consistently, but he walked more than ever, maintained his elite strikeout rate, and still put up a roughly 30-homer, 100-RBI pace. Still just 31 years old, there should be plenty left in the tank this season for the veteran, and he should once again be a strong four-category contributor, with a small bit of speed thrown in for good measure.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Scherzer's 4.21 xERA from the 2020 season was the first time that he didn't rate out well since Statcast began tracking this data in 2015. His surface level numbers didn't suffer all that much, especially when it came to strikeouts, which makes this a dangerous profile to bet on. And that's before we mention the fact that Scherzer will turn 37 this summer. Can we trust him to stay healthy over the course of a full season? It never feels good betting against Scherzer, but there are some safer options going around his ADP right now.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
It's maddening how underrated Rendon continues to be among fantasy analysts. His wOBA and xwOBA both finished in the 92nd percentile or better for the third straight season. Additionally, he'll have a full season of hitting behind Mike Trout in 2021, which will obviously be fantastic for his RBI totals. Rendon is currently going around pick 40 in NFBC drafts, an ADP that makes him an appealing target for fantasy managers who start SP-SP.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros