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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
40 of 56 experts
29%
Recommended by
16 of 56 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 AlertIL60IL60
   
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
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 3# 6
   
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 
 Angels manager Joe Maddon conceded that Mike Trout is unlikely to return this season.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Sep 16th
The New York Mets are not picking up the option of manager Luis Rojas.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Oct 4th
 Angels manager Joe Maddon says that there's no update on when or if Mike Trout (calf) will return this season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 8th
The Mets have officially shut down Jacob deGrom (elbow) for the remainder of 2021.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 28th
 Angels manager Joe Maddon says OF Mike Trout (calf" is still "sore."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 30th
Mets RHP Jacob deGrom (elbow) threw off the "mid-slope" mound on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 20th
 Angels' CF Mike Trout is still not recovered enough to begin a rehab stint, according to skipper Joe Maddon.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Aug 24th
Mets' SP Jacob deGrom threw a ten-pitch bullpen session off of a mound for the first time since his shutdown in July.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Sep 14th
 Angels OF Mike Trout (calf) says he's close to beginning a minor league rehab assignment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 21st
Mets RHP Jacob deGrom told reporters on Thursday that his elbow ligament is "perfectly fine."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 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