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Who Should I Draft?

Mookie Betts or Gerrit Cole (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
44 of 55 experts
20%
Recommended by
11 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 7
Best Rank# 3# 1
Worst Rank# 24# 16
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 6# 5
Best Rank# 5# 5
Worst Rank# 6# 6
   
Projections 
   
Runs44
Home Runs1110
RBI32
Stolen Bases7
Batting Avg.297
Strikeouts36103
Wins6
Saves0
ERA3.14
WHIP1.05
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 5# 8
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 7
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 7
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 4# 7
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 10
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 5# 6
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 5# 14
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 6# 16
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 14
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 6# 12
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 5# 9
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 5# 6
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 5# 8
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 5# 11
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 4# 8
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 5# 8
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 3# 11
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 9
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 3# 11
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 4# 5
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 6# 14
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 3# 8
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 5# 6
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 5# 8
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 5# 7
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 4# 15
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 4# 5
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 3# 12
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 5# 8
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 6# 12
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 3# 8
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 5# 9
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 3# 5
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 9
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 5# 10
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 4# 10
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 7
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 5# 7
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 6# 16
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 5# 6
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 3# 7
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 3# 9
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 8# 9
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 4# 8
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 1
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 5# 4
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 5# 4
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 6# 4
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 8# 2
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 9# 5
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 7
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 12# 5
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 12# 8
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 13# 4
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 24# 8
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs135
   
Home Runs2929
   
RBI80
   
Stolen Bases16
   
Batting Avg.297
   
Strikeouts101326
   
Wins20
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.50
   
WHIP0.89
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs44
   
Home Runs1110
   
RBI32
   
Stolen Bases7
   
Batting Avg.297
   
Strikeouts36103
   
Wins6
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.14
   
WHIP1.05
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
News 
 Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, and two runs scored in the Dodgers 3-1 win over the Rays to clinch their first World Series championship since 1988.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 28th
Gerrit Cole allowed one run and two walks while striking out nine over five 1/3 innings during Friday's 2-1 loss in Game 5 of the ALDS. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Sat, Oct 10th
 Mookie Betts went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two stolen bases in the Dodgers 6-2 win over the Rays in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Oct 24th
Gerrit Cole named the Yankees' Game 5 starter for the ALDS against the Rays.
Brad Camara
Fri, Oct 9th
 Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored, two stolen bases, and a walk in the Dodgers 8-3 win over the Rays in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 21st
Gerrit Cole won’t be available for Game 4 of the ALDS against the Rays on Thursday. He would draw the start on short rest Friday if the Yankees advance the series.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 8th
 Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a run scored, and a stolen base as the Dodgers took Game 5 of the NLCS with a 7-3 win over the Braves on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Oct 17th
Gerrit Cole (1-0) allowed three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out eight over six innings in Monday's 9-3 Game 1 win over the Rays.
Brad Camara
Tue, Oct 6th
 Mookie Betts went 1-for-3 with a run scored and two walks as the Dodgers fell to the Braves 8-7 in Game 2 of the NLCS on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 14th
Lindsey Adley, who covers the Yankees for The Athletic, broke the news that Gerrit Cole will start Game 1 of the ALDS.
Andy Zimmerman
Thu, Oct 1st
Notes 
 Betts looks like a very safe, conservative 25/25 2020 OF in LAD. Leaving Fenway Park won't be a huge hit to the HR totals but with only 60 games, every lost HR matters more. Betts could be statistically better than Story/Lindor and Turner but it's a close call. Take the SS' ahead of the OF and go with the SB potential of Turner before Betts.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
You could argue that Cole should be higher, and there's no real argument against it. With a pitcher signing a new contract, coming off a career year, in a loaded division, in a hitter-friendly stadium, there's reason enough to have some pause on him.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Jeter Downs. Alex Verdugo. Betts will be tied to these players moving forward, and he has 60 games to show the Dodgers and the Dodger faithful that he was worth it. Betts could be the top player in fantasy by season's end, and it shouldn't surprise you.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
There are really no words for what Cole was able to do last year. He built on the massive gains he made from his first year with the Astros and lowered his ERA, WHIP, and walk rate to miniscule levels while totaling an outrageous 326 strikeouts. He'll move to the Yankees now, which is a mild downgrade given that the Yankees may slightly limit his innings in light of their long-term investment in Cole and their bullpen, and the opposing offenses and ballparks in the AL East compared to the AL West. But Cole's fastball and slider are beyond elite, and he should be the top pitcher taken in fantasy drafts.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 After weeks of rumors, Betts was finally traded to the Dodgers, but the move shouldn't impact his value much. His plate appearances and home runs, because of the less hitter-friendly parks in his new division, may downgrade his numbers ever so slightly. But Betts has essentially averaged a .305-120-30-95-25 line over his past four seasons. Even with a minor drop, he'll still earn his top-five draft position.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
I believe that pitching has become thin enough that elite SP are worth reaching for, something I didn't agree with in previous years. 20 Wins and 225K's seem like a lock in 2020. That makes Cole my 2020 #1 SP and a Top 10 selection .
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Hit .295 with a .915 OPS, 29 homers, 16 steals, and 135 runs in a "down season"
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Led the majors in strikeouts, K/9, swinging strike rate, and xFIP in 2019
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros