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Who Should I Draft?

Max Scherzer or Rafael Devers (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
42 of 55 experts
24%
Recommended by
13 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 15# 19
Best Rank# 6# 10
Worst Rank# 30# 78
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 14# 26
Best Rank# 12# 20
Worst Rank# 15# 27
   
Projections 
   
Runs38
Home Runs1012
RBI37
Stolen Bases3
Batting Avg.294
Strikeouts9245
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.18
WHIP1.04
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 16# 21
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 17
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 11# 50
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 22
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 15# 26
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 9# 33
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 16# 19
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 14# 23
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 26# 78
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 26
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 6# 20
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 16# 17
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 13# 22
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 17
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 16# 20
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 13# 16
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 14# 22
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 19# 27
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 13# 24
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 16# 22
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 11# 21
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 18
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 13# 19
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 17# 23
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 16# 20
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 15# 26
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 13# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 12# 17
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 23
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 15# 21
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 14# 19
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 6# 11
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 9# 22
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 21
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 14# 18
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 22# 24
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 12# 35
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 11# 16
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 16# 24
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 18# 27
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 18# 21
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 19# 20
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 16# 14
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 16# 10
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 17# 14
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 18# 16
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 18# 12
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 20# 18
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 16
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 21# 16
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 21
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 23# 15
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 24# 13
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 19
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 30# 18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs129
   
Home Runs1832
   
RBI115
   
Stolen Bases8
   
Batting Avg.311
   
Strikeouts243119
   
Wins11
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.92
   
WHIP1.03
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs38
   
Home Runs1012
   
RBI37
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.294
   
Strikeouts9245
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.18
   
WHIP1.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
News 
 Nationals ace Max Scherzer allowed three earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out seven over six innings in Saturday's win over the New York Mets. The win brings his record to 5-4 to finish the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 27th
Rafael Devers went 1-for-3 at the plate and scored a run while driving in two on Friday as the Red Sox lost 8-7 to the Braves in extra innings.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 26th
 Nationals ace Max Scherzer allowed two unearned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six over 5 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Miami Marlins.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 21st
Rafael Devers went 1-for-5 with a double and drove in three runs on Wednesday as the Red Sox beat the Orioles by a 9-1 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 24th
 Nationals starter Max Scherzer allowed six earned runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out 10 over 5 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 14th
Rafael Devers went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and two runs scored in Thursday's 5-3 victory over the Marlins.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 18th
 Nationals starter Max Scherzer tossed seven scoreless innings in Monday's win over the Tampa Bay Rays, allowing six hits and one walk while striking out eight. The win brings him to 4-2 on the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 8th
Rafael Devers went 3-for-5 and drove in a run on Sunday in a 6-3 win for the Red Sox over the Rays.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 14th
 Nationals starter Max Scherzer allowed three earned runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out six over six innings in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies. The loss drops him to 3-2 on the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 3rd
Rafael Devers went 3-for-4 at the plate with a home run, three RBI and a run scored Thursday in the win against the Rays.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 11th
Notes 
 Elite pitching means more in 60 than 162. That's why Scherzer is ahead of elite sluggers like Bregman and Arenado. I expect a bounceback from 2019's relatively disappointing, but still very good year.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
8 SBs in 2019 were a surprise. Don't expect it or even considerate them for 2020 in only 60 games. He may have another gear after 30+ in 2019, that's an impressive piece of machinery if he gets there.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 The concerns with Scherzer aren't production-based, as he was still his normal, elite self in 2019 when he pitched. When, being the key word, as he dealt with injuries during the regular season and postseason that forced him to miss starts. Scherzer is similar to Verlander in the sense that you'll take him if you are comfortable taking on risk with an early pick.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
This is why you don't give up on a player - and why you should bet on track record. After Devers' disappointing sophomore campaign, the price sunk on him in 2019 drafts. He responded to the tune of .311/.361/.555 with 32 home runs, 129 runs, 115 RBIs, and eight steals.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Scherzer struggled a bit through the first month of the season, but went on a patented run in May and June that made him look like the Scherzer of old. Unfortunately, a back injury largely derailed his second half, as he was limited to just over 20 innings over July and August. Scherzer is entering his age-36 season and is a max effort pitcher, so the fact that we finally saw a bit of a breakdown (Scherzer has reached at least 200 innings in his six previous seasons) is concerning. But his numbers are still elite and he should be taken as one of the first pitchers off the board despite the back scare.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Hit .311 with 32 homers, 115 RBI, 129 runs scored, and even eight steals as a 22-year-old in 2019
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Skipping at ADP due to age and first time injury concerns in 2019.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 
 Was elite on a per game basis in 2019. Injury concerns starting to mount
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros