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Who Should I Draft?

Mike Trout or Jacob deGrom (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
39 of 55 experts
29%
Recommended by
16 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 6
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 13# 22
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 5# 6
Best Rank# 3# 5
Worst Rank# 6# 7
   
Projections 
   
Runs111
Home Runs4321
RBI109
Stolen Bases11
Batting Avg.291
Strikeouts141251
Wins14
Saves0
ERA2.77
WHIP1.00
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 7
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 5# 6
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 2# 10
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 5# 22
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 5# 8
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 4# 7
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 1# 6
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 5# 10
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 6# 7
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 5# 7
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 3# 10
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 5# 6
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 3# 6
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 5# 7
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 5# 6
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 1# 5
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 4# 9
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 4# 6
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 5# 6
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 6
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 6# 8
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 6
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 5# 9
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 5# 6
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 5# 7
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 7
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 5# 8
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 6
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 2# 6
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 2# 6
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 2# 6
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 3# 4
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 4# 16
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 5# 6
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 5# 6
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 5# 8
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 4# 6
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 5# 8
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 5# 6
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 4# 1
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 3
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 6# 5
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 7# 6
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 7# 5
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 7# 5
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 7# 5
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 1
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 8# 3
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 8# 1
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 8# 3
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 1
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 9# 6
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 10# 6
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 11# 3
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 13# 6
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs41
   
Home Runs177
   
RBI46
   
Stolen Bases1
   
Batting Avg.281
   
Strikeouts56104
   
Wins4
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.38
   
WHIP0.96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs111
   
Home Runs4321
   
RBI109
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Batting Avg.291
   
Strikeouts141251
   
Wins14
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.77
   
WHIP1.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
News 
 Mike Trout is absent from Wednesday's lineup against the Astros.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 12th
Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom is working his way back from his injury and will begin with a bullpen session on Tuesday. He's eligible to come off the IL this upcoming Thursday.
Ethan Biddle
Sun, May 16th
 Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with a single, a triple, one RBI, and one stolen base in Friday's 9-2 win over the Dodgers.
Jack Mannis
Sat, May 8th
The Mets plan to place ace Jacob deGrom (side) on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with right side tightness.
Brad Camara
Mon, May 10th
 Mike Trout went 1-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk, and two strikeouts on Tuesday.
Jack Mannis
Wed, May 5th
Jacob deGrom allowed one run on one hit, three walks with six strikeouts in five innings.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, May 10th
 Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with a home run, a single, two RBIs, and one walk in a Halos' victory over the Mariners on Saturday.
Jack Mannis
Sun, May 2nd
MLB Network's Jon Morosi reports the Mets are optimistic that ace right-hander Jacob deGrom (side) will avoid the IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 10th
 Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with a single, a double, and two runs scored in Friday's loss to the Mariners.
Jack Mannis
Sat, May 1st
Mets manager Luis Rojas provided an update on Jacob deGrom and noted he will undergo an MRI on the right side of his lower back.
Corbin Young
Sun, May 9th
Notes 
 For one of the first times since he took the league by storm, Trout is not the consensus top pick this year. It's hardly his fault, though it's fair to point out some of the negatives with his 2020 season. He batted a career-low .281, and posted his worst walk- and strikeout-rates since 2015. He also stole only one base. But Trout's move down the overall baseball rankings is due more to his competition for the top spot, rather than his numbers. He was still among the league leaders in quality of contact and every expected statcast metric, and was on pace to hit 50 home runs over the course of a full season. Trout is entering his age-30 season, so although we've seen him rebound from poor stolen base years before, it now seems unlikely that he'll ever get back to much past low-double digits. That keeps him out of the top spot in rotisserie rankings, but his incredibly high floor makes him a top-five overall draft pick.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
deGrom barely missed out on winning his third straight Cy Young Award last year, but it was yet another dominant season. For the third straight year, he came in with a WHIP under 1.00, an ERA under 2.50, and a strikeout percentage above 31%. deGrom is getting up there in age, but it's worth remembering that he has fewer miles on his arm than most pitcher entering their age-33 season, given that he didn't transition to pitching until late in his college career and missed significant time with injuries during his time in the minors. deGrom has shown no decline in his game, and should hopefully (finally) begin to pile on more wins this year pitching for a better team in front of an improved bullpen. He should be the first or second starting pitcher taken and is an obvious first-round pick.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 You won't find a safer first-round investment in all of fantasy baseball. However, entering Trout's age-29 season, it's now fair to consider several others worthy of the No. 1 overall pick come draft day. The biggest argument against Trout is a lack of stolen base upside. Trout swiped just one bag during the abbreviated 2020 campaign. Still, the well-rounded power and on-base skills aren't going anywhere just yet.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros