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Who Should I Draft?

Mookie Betts or Jacob deGrom (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Expert
Recommendation
85%
Recommended by
47 of 55 experts
15%
Recommended by
8 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 6
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 7# 22
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 3# 6
Best Rank# 1# 5
Worst Rank# 4# 7
   
Projections 
   
Runs121
Home Runs3321
RBI92
Stolen Bases22
Batting Avg.294
Strikeouts103251
Wins14
Saves0
ERA2.77
WHIP1.00
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 7
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 2# 6
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 3# 10
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 4# 22
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 8
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 6# 7
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 5# 6
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 2# 5
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 4# 10
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 7
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 2# 7
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 2# 5
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 4# 6
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 1# 10
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 2# 6
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 5# 6
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 2# 5
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 4# 7
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 4# 6
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 2# 9
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 5# 6
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 2# 6
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 4# 5
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 6
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 4# 8
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 4# 6
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 6
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 1# 9
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 6
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 7
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 7
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 3# 6
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 4# 8
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 6
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 4# 6
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 4# 6
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 1# 3
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 4# 6
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 2# 4
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 2# 16
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 4# 6
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 2# 6
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 3# 8
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 2# 6
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 4# 8
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 3# 6
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 4# 6
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 2# 1
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 1
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 4# 3
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 4# 3
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 3
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 5# 1
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 1
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 7# 5
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs47
   
Home Runs167
   
RBI39
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Batting Avg.292
   
Strikeouts38104
   
Wins4
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.38
   
WHIP0.96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs121
   
Home Runs3321
   
RBI92
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Batting Avg.294
   
Strikeouts103251
   
Wins14
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.77
   
WHIP1.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
News 
 Outfielder Mookie Betts went 1-for-4 with a double, an RBI, a stolen base, a run scored, and a walk as the Dodgers defeated the Marlins 9-6 on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, May 15th
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
 Outfielder Mookie Betts went 2-for-3 with four RBI, two runs scored, and a walk as the Dodgers beat the Angels 14-11 on Saturday.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, May 9th
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
 Outfielder Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run in the Dodgers' 9-2 loss to the Angels on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, May 8th
Jacob deGrom allowed one run on one hit, three walks with six strikeouts in five innings.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, May 10th
 Outfielder Mookie Betts went a combined 3-for-7 with a double, a walk, and a stolen base in the Dodgers' doubleheader against the Cubs on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, May 5th
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
 Outfielder Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, two runs scored, and a walk in the Dodgers' 6-5 loss to the Brewers on Saturday.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, May 2nd
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 
 Betts's first year with the Dodgers was basically exactly what fantasy managers expected - that is to say it was pretty much in line with what he did with the Red Sox. If you want to quibble, his walk rate dropped a few percentage points and he struck out at a career-worst 15.4% clip. But at this point, there are few safer players than Betts - you know he'll give you strong production in all five categories and he bats atop one of the best lineups in all of baseball. Betts should be a top-three pick and there's every reason to consider him number one overall. The downside is borderline non-existent.
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
 Unlike Trout, Mookie Betts is still running. The two-time World Series champ converted 10-of-12 stolen base attempts last year. Betts hasn't technically been as consistent as Trout on a year to year basis, but their peak fantasy campaign are similar. Betts is one of a handful of options worthy of consideration at No. 1 overall.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros