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Who Should I Draft?

Max Scherzer or Walker Buehler (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Expert
Recommendation
82%
Recommended by
32 of 39 experts
18%
Recommended by
7 of 39 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 3# 4
Best Rank# 1# 3
Worst Rank# 7# 30
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 14# 16
Best Rank# 13# 14
Worst Rank# 16# 18
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts240205
Wins1414
Saves00
ERA3.073.31
WHIP1.011.09
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 4
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 4
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 2# 5
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 4
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 4# 5
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 1# 6
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 6
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 3# 4
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 4# 5
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 1# 4
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 3# 4
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 4
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 3# 4
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 3# 5
   
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Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 4# 5
   
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Sporfolio
# 3# 30
   
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Athlon Sports
# 4# 5
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 4# 5
   
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FantasyPros
# 4# 5
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 5
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 3# 5
   
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RotoBaller
# 3# 4
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 3# 4
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 3# 4
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 5
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 4# 5
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 3# 5
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 4
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 3# 4
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 4# 5
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 4# 5
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 3# 8
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 4# 3
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 4# 3
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 3
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 5# 4
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 5# 3
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 5# 4
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 7# 3
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2730
   
Games Started2730
   
Innings Pitched172.1182.2
   
Wins1114
   
Losses74
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed144152
   
Earned Runs5666
   
Home Runs Allowed1820
   
Strikeouts243215
   
Walks3337
   
ERA2.923.26
   
WHIP1.031.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2830
   
Games Started2830
   
Innings Pitched182.5178.0
   
Wins1414
   
Losses76
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed142149
   
Earned Runs6265
   
Home Runs Allowed2321
   
Strikeouts240205
   
Walks4344
   
ERA3.073.31
   
WHIP1.011.09
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
News 
 Max Scherzer told reporters that he is dealing with some discomfort in his right side.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 10th
Walker Buehler allowed two runs on three hits and two walks across 2.1 innings Thursday against the Athletics. He struck out two.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Mar 6th
 Nationals starter Max Scherzer allowed two earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out five over 3 1/3 innings in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.
Mike Maher
Tue, Mar 3rd
Walker Buehler pitched two perfect innings against the Rockies in his spring debut Saturday, striking out two batters.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Mar 1st
 Max Scherzer pitched two scoreless innings while allowing a hit and a walk and striking out two, in his unofficial spring training debut against the Astros.
Christian Vicino
Tue, Feb 25th
 
 Max Scherzer is expected to start the Nationals' Grapefruit League opener on Saturday versus the Astros.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Feb 20th
 
Notes 
 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
A 5.22 ERA in April scared fantasy owners, but Buehler quickly recovered from the Dodgers' ill-planned "ease into the year" plan. He looked precisely like the pitcher his fantasy owners had hoped for after that, ending the year with a 3.26 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with a 29.2% strikeout rate. His meager five percent walk rate was one of the best in the league, and with an incredibly strong offense behind him once again, Buehler should excel in all four of the starting pitching categories in 2020. Have no concerns.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Skipping at ADP due to age and first time injury concerns in 2019.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 
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