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Who Should I Draft?

Nolan Arenado or Jacob deGrom (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
28 of 55 experts
49%
Recommended by
27 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 12
Best Rank# 5# 4
Worst Rank# 21# 53
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 10# 7
Best Rank# 9# 7
Worst Rank# 13# 12
   
Projections 
   
Runs36
Home Runs148
RBI43
Stolen Bases1
Batting Avg.302
Strikeouts3985
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.05
WHIP1.07
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 10# 11
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 12
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 8# 15
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 12# 24
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 24
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 11# 15
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 10# 53
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 9# 18
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 9# 14
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 10# 11
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 11# 22
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 9# 15
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 11
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 9# 12
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 8# 13
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 10# 11
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 9# 16
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 10# 12
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 11
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 13# 14
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 12# 15
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 13
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 8# 14
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 14
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 5# 20
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 9# 13
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 10# 11
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 10# 14
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 9# 8
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 7
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 9# 8
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 11# 10
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 11# 9
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 11# 8
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 11# 4
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 10
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 11# 10
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 11# 9
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 12# 7
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 12# 11
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 12# 10
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 12# 11
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 12# 5
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 12
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 13# 10
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 6
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 14# 10
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 14# 8
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 16# 10
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 17# 11
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 17# 11
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 17# 9
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 8
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 18# 8
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 21# 17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs102
   
Home Runs4119
   
RBI118
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.313
   
Strikeouts93255
   
Wins11
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.43
   
WHIP0.97
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs36
   
Home Runs148
   
RBI43
   
Stolen Bases1
   
Batting Avg.302
   
Strikeouts3985
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.05
   
WHIP1.07
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
News 
 The Colorado Rockies placed Nolan Arenado on the 10-day injured list with left AC join inflammation and a left shoulder bone bruise.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 21st
Mets starter Jacob deGrom allowed three earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out 10 over five innings in a no-decision against the Nationals in his final start of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 27th
 Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is undergoing tests on his sore left shoulder and could be shut down for the rest of the season, according to Rockies Beat writer Patrick Saunders.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 20th
Mets starter Jacob deGrom allowed two earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out 14 over seven innings in a loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 22nd
 Nolan Arenado went 0-for-4 as the Rockies lost to the Dodgers 9-3 on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 18th
Mets ace Jacob deGrom (hamstring) is in line to start on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 19th
 Nolan Arenado (shoulder) returned to Tuesday's lineup against the A's.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 15th
Mets manager Luis Rojas says Jacob deGrom (hamstring) is day-to-day.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 17th
 Nolan Arenado was absent from Sunday's lineup due to an AC joint issue in his left shoulder.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 14th
Jacob deGrom was removed from Wednesday's start against the Phillies due to a hamstring spasm.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 16th
Notes 
 Your goal in the first round is to not screw up the pick. With Arenado, you're getting arguably the safest player in the round not named Mike Trout on a year-to-year basis. It's now been four straight years with at least 37 homers, a .294 average, 100 runs and 110 RBIs.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
deGrom has been awesome, but 2020 is the year he regresses. If Scherzer wasn't showing signs of decline I would have him higher than the two-time Cy Young from NY, I value pitching more in the 60 game sprint than normal years, but I can't move deGrom up when I feel regression is on the way in 2020.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 There's very little to say about Arenado at this point. He's batted between .287 and .315, hit between 37 and 42 home runs, and driven in between 97 and 116 runs in each of the last five years. Entering his age-29 season, there are simply no concerns about Arenado so long as he remains in Colorado all year, though that is admittedly a bit of a question mark at this point. But really, so long as you are comfortable that you won't get steals from your first-round pick, there's no reason to shy away from Arenado whatsoever.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
In points leagues, you can make the case for deGrom first overall. In roto leagues, you can still make the case for him or Gerrit Cole earlier than here, but the name of the game this year is volume, and as great as deGrom is, you're looking at 13 starts or so max from him. Still, he's the best pitcher in the game, and if you want a leg-up on the rest of the league, this is a good spot to grab him.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Consecutive years of diminished stolen bases by Altuve and a drop off in elite strikeout SPs puts me in a place to select a "slugger only" player and Arenado is one of the best.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
After winning his second consecutive Cy Young Award, deGrom has an obvious case to be the top pitcher taken in the game. Back-to-back season with a sub-2.50 ERA and sub-1.00 WHIP with at least 200 strikeouts makes deGrom perhaps the safest pitcher in the game, especially after three straight seasons of at least 200 innings pitched. The bugaboo for deGrom is his lack of wins - just 21 over the last two seasons despite historic numbers. But with the improved Mets bullpen, there's every reason to think deGrom can get back to the 15-win total he put up in 2017. It's him or Gerrit Cole for the top pitcher off the board and you can't go wrong.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Have we just gotten bored of drafting him in the top 5? Not worried about his numbers even if traded
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
His age and lack of injury history might make him a safer bet than Verlander/Scherzer
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros