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Who Should I Draft?

Max Scherzer or Brandon Woodruff (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Max Scherzer
SP - NYM
Max Scherzer
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
30 of 43 experts
30%
Recommended by
13 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 3# 5
Best Rank# 2# 3
Worst Rank# 7# 9
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 17# 19
Best Rank# 12# 14
Worst Rank# 19# 20
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts230210
Wins1313
Saves00
ERA3.273.35
WHIP1.051.08
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL15-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 5
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 3# 6
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 3# 6
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 4# 6
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 4# 6
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 4# 6
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 3# 5
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 8
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 4# 5
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 4# 7
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 4# 5
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 3# 5
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 5
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 2# 3
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 3# 5
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 3# 5
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 3# 7
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 3# 5
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 3# 6
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 5# 6
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 4# 6
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 5# 8
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 4# 5
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 3# 5
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 3# 9
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 3# 6
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 4# 6
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 2# 7
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 5# 6
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 6
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 5# 4
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 3
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 4
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 5# 4
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 6# 5
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 6# 5
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 6# 5
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 6# 4
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 6
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 7# 4
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 7# 4
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 7# 6
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 7# 6
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Max Scherzer
SP - NYM
Max Scherzer
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3030
   
Games Started3030
   
Innings Pitched179.2179.2
   
Wins159
   
Losses410
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed119130
   
Earned Runs4951
   
Home Runs Allowed2318
   
Strikeouts236211
   
Walks3643
   
ERA2.462.56
   
WHIP0.860.96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Max Scherzer
SP - NYM
Max Scherzer
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3031
   
Games Started3031
   
Innings Pitched180.7183.0
   
Wins1313
   
Losses88
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed143150
   
Earned Runs6668
   
Home Runs Allowed2522
   
Strikeouts230210
   
Walks4649
   
ERA3.273.35
   
WHIP1.051.08
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Max Scherzer
SP - NYM
Max Scherzer
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
News 
 Mets SP Max Scherzer has been diagnosed with a "moderate to high-grade" oblique strain and will miss six-to-eight weeks, the team announced Thursday. Scherzer pulled himself from his start on Wednesday after experiencing "left side discomfort."
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, May 19th
Brewers SP Brandon Woodruff turned in another quality start Saturday, allowing one run on five hits while also striking out six in six innings pitched in the Brewers' 5-1 win over the Nationals.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 22nd
 Mets SP Max Scherzer has been diagnosed with an oblique injury and underwent an MRI on Thursday to evaluate the extent of the injury as reported by MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.
Luke Monaldo
Thu, May 19th
Brandon Woodruff pitched five innings on Sunday, allowing three runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks, while striking out six in a 7-3 Brewers victory against the Marlins.
Luke Monaldo
Mon, May 16th
 Max Scherzer was removed from Wednesday's start against the Cardinals with left side discomfort.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 18th
Brewers SP Brandon Woodruff struggled on the mound Monday, allowing six runs on eight hits while also walking two and striking out six in 4 1/3 innings pitched in the Brewers' 10-5 loss to the Reds.
Chris Schommer
Tue, May 10th
 Max Scherzer removed himself from his Wednesday start during the sixth inning. He motioned to the dugout stating he was done after delivering a slider to Albert Pujols.
Jesse Garcia
Wed, May 18th
Brandon Woodruff pitched 5 2/3 innings allowing four hits, three runs, and two homers while striking out 12 in Milwaukee's 6-3 win over Cincinnati.
Kelly Kirby
Wed, May 4th
 Max Scherzer allowed one run on three hits and two walks over seven innings on Friday against the Mariners. He struck out seven and did not factor into the decision.
Dan Harris
Fri, May 13th
Brewers starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff lasted just four innings Tuesday night, allowing four runs on seven hits, while also striking out six and walking two in the Brewers' 12-8 win over the Pirates.
Chris Schommer
Wed, Apr 27th
Notes 
 Eventually, his arm is just going to fall off, right? He's going to throw his 9 millionth inning, strike a guy out, remove his limb like something out of "Total Recall," put it on the mound and walk away into the sunset. Seems plausible, because there's no way that arm isn't bionic. The 37-year-old signed a three-year deal to return to the NL East and lead the Mets' rotation. He should be a lock for 200 IP and 250+ Ks. And his new home, Citi Field, is one of the most pitching-friendly parks in baseball. Scherzer probably isn't going to keep an ERA below 2.50, but somewhere around 2.70-2.80 will still make managers smile.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
It's going to be awfully hard to score on the Brewers this summer. Woodruff is a Cy Young candidate. His rotation mate Corbin Burnes won the award last year and could again this year. Don't be scared off by Woodruff's miniscule win totals from last season. He only won nine games due to the worst run support in the National League. Had he received the top-15 run support that Burnes had, Woodruff could have easily eclipsed 15 victories. He's projected for a fourth straight season of outstanding K, ERA and WHIP stats. If you can somehow pair Burnes with Woodruff early, you may not need to grab another starting pitcher before the 10th round.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros