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Who Should I Draft?

Rafael Devers or Walker Buehler (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
30 of 55 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 22
Best Rank# 10# 7
Worst Rank# 78# 66
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 26# 16
Best Rank# 20# 14
Worst Rank# 27# 18
   
Projections 
   
Runs38
Home Runs128
RBI37
Stolen Bases3
Batting Avg.294
Strikeouts4576
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.49
WHIP1.11
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 23
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 20
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 33# 39
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 18# 31
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 34
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 19# 28
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 10# 19
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 13# 44
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 17# 30
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 25
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 12# 39
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 22# 51
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 20
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 16# 20
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 15# 25
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 14# 66
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 14# 30
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 20
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 19# 21
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 20# 48
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 26# 31
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 22# 31
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 17# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 11# 19
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 22# 27
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 16# 27
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 18# 24
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 24# 25
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 16# 20
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 16# 24
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 18# 17
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 19# 16
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 20# 19
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 17
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 20# 18
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 21# 19
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 17
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 21# 16
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 21# 13
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 21# 20
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 18
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 15
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 22# 19
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 16
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 23# 21
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 21
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 24# 20
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 24# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 7
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 26# 21
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 27# 16
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 27# 23
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 35# 22
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 50# 20
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 78# 13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs129
   
Home Runs3220
   
RBI115
   
Stolen Bases8
   
Batting Avg.311
   
Strikeouts119215
   
Wins14
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.26
   
WHIP1.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs38
   
Home Runs128
   
RBI37
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.294
   
Strikeouts4576
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.49
   
WHIP1.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
News 
 Rafael Devers went 1-for-3 at the plate and scored a run while driving in two on Friday as the Red Sox lost 8-7 to the Braves in extra innings.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 26th
Walker Buehler earned the win on Friday when he allowed one run on three hits with 10 strikeouts and one walk over six innings in the Dodgers 6-2 win over the Rays in Game 3 of the World Series.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Oct 24th
 Rafael Devers went 1-for-5 with a double and drove in three runs on Wednesday as the Red Sox beat the Orioles by a 9-1 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 24th
The Dodgers announced that Walker Buehler will start Game 3 of the World Series on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 19th
 Rafael Devers went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and two runs scored in Thursday's 5-3 victory over the Marlins.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 18th
Walker Buehler secured the win on Saturday when he surrendered zero runs on seven hits with six strikeouts over six innings in the Dodgers 3-1 win over the Braves in Game 6 of the NLCS.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Oct 17th
 Rafael Devers went 3-for-5 and drove in a run on Sunday in a 6-3 win for the Red Sox over the Rays.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 14th
Walker Buehler took a no decision on Monday when he allowed one run on three hits with seven strikeouts and five walks across five innings in the Dodgers 5-1 loss to the Braves in Game 1 of the NLCS.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Oct 12th
 Rafael Devers went 3-for-4 at the plate with a home run, three RBI and a run scored Thursday in the win against the Rays.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 11th
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced that Walker Buehler will start Game 1 of the NLCS against the Braves.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Oct 10th
Notes 
 8 SBs in 2019 were a surprise. Don't expect it or even considerate them for 2020 in only 60 games. He may have another gear after 30+ in 2019, that's an impressive piece of machinery if he gets there.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
The more I look and ponder the more I see a potential Cy Young in 2020. Great team, pitcher park, Betts and Bellinger potentially manning two OF spots on defense. If LAD finally gets that title Buehler will be the guy we look at to explain that last step.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 This is why you don't give up on a player - and why you should bet on track record. After Devers' disappointing sophomore campaign, the price sunk on him in 2019 drafts. He responded to the tune of .311/.361/.555 with 32 home runs, 129 runs, 115 RBIs, and eight steals.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Where you take Buehler is all about your approach to pitching in a shortened season. There's a case to take him in the first round, as he has the pure stuff to be the No. 1 pitcher by season's end with his 29 percent strikeout rate and five percent walk rate in 2019.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Hit .311 with 32 homers, 115 RBI, 129 runs scored, and even eight steals as a 22-year-old in 2019
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
A 5.22 ERA in April scared fantasy owners, but Buehler quickly recovered from the Dodgers' ill-planned "ease into the year" plan. He looked precisely like the pitcher his fantasy owners had hoped for after that, ending the year with a 3.26 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with a 29.2% strikeout rate. His meager five percent walk rate was one of the best in the league, and with an incredibly strong offense behind him once again, Buehler should excel in all four of the starting pitching categories in 2020. Have no concerns.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Walker Buehler's last 27 games included a 2.91 ERA and 206 strikeouts in 170 1/3 innings
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros