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Who Should I Draft?

Max Scherzer or Corey Seager (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
30 of 55 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 27
Best Rank# 15# 13
Worst Rank# 53# 53
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 23# 26
Best Rank# 21# 22
Worst Rank# 25# 38
   
Projections 
   
Runs95
Home Runs2529
RBI99
Stolen Bases3
Batting Avg.290
Strikeouts232111
Wins13
Saves0
ERA3.36
WHIP1.11
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 34
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 36
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 26# 35
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 22# 41
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 24# 31
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 22# 24
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 48
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 23# 34
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 25# 29
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 34
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 23# 37
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 17# 36
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 26# 29
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 26
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 40
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 28# 36
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 33# 53
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 26
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 24# 29
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 25# 27
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 22# 34
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 40
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 30
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 19# 20
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 26# 27
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 38# 46
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 23# 33
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 21# 29
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 24# 28
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 20# 26
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 20# 17
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 21# 17
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 18
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 22
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 25# 24
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 26# 25
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 27# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 27# 24
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 29# 27
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 29# 13
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 30# 29
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 30# 24
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 31# 21
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 32# 23
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 33# 25
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 34# 29
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 36# 17
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 36# 22
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 37# 22
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 41# 33
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 41# 34
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 43# 36
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 21
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 43# 34
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 53# 22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs38
   
Home Runs1015
   
RBI41
   
Stolen Bases1
   
Batting Avg.307
   
Strikeouts9237
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.74
   
WHIP1.38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs95
   
Home Runs2529
   
RBI99
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.290
   
Strikeouts232111
   
Wins13
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.36
   
WHIP1.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
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
Dodgers SS Corey Seager is absent from Wednesday's lineup against the Reds.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 28th
 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
Shortstop Corey Seager went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, a stolen base, and a walk in the Dodgers 5-3 loss to the Reds on Monday.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 27th
 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
Corey Seager went 2-for-5 with two RBI in Saturday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Apr 25th
 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
Shortstop Corey Seager went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in the Dodgers' 1-0 win over the Mariners on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 20th
 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
Shortstop Corey Seager went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in the Dodgers 4-3 loss to the Mariners on Monday.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 20th
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
2020 was essentially a perfect season for Seager. More than a year removed from Tommy John surgery, he morphed into the player that most people expected him to be at this stage of his career. Seager increased his barrel rate from 7.3% to 15.8%, his average exit velocity from 88.8 MPH to 93.2 MPH, and his hard hit percentage from 38.2% to a remarkable 55.9%. Seager's 2020 season does not look fluky, but rather the product of a highly-touted prospect being fully recovered from injury and entering his prime. Seager may not reach the nearly 50-homers he was on pace to hit last year, but a 30-homer season with above a .300 average is well within reach. In other words, his performance over the shortened season is not one to write off.
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
Seager appears to be all the way back from an injury-riddled 2018 campaign that saw him undergo elbow and hip surgeries. He was fantastic last summer, posting an exciting stat line with even more impressive numbers under the hood. Seager hit .307 but had an xBA of .330. He slugged .585 but had an xSLG of .653. Currently tearing the cover off the ball this spring, he's a first-round caliber bat who often slips to the third and fourth rounds of most drafts.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
  Has as good a chance as anyone to be in first round 2022 draft conversations next season, as long as he can stay healthy. A true superstar breakout is on the horizon.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy