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Who Should I Draft?

Ronald Acuna Jr. or Jacob deGrom (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF,RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
52 of 56 experts
7%
Recommended by
4 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 1# 6
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 5# 22
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 1# 6
Best Rank# 1# 5
Worst Rank# 2# 7
   
Projections 
   
Runs122
Home Runs4021
RBI96
Stolen Bases29
Batting Avg.280
Strikeouts176251
Wins14
Saves0
ERA2.77
WHIP1.00
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 7
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 1# 6
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 1# 10
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 1# 22
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 1# 8
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 3# 7
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 1# 3
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 2# 6
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 1# 5
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 1# 10
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 1# 3
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 1# 7
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 1# 7
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 1# 5
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 1# 6
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 4# 10
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 1# 6
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 3
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 1# 6
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 1# 5
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 1# 7
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 1# 6
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 3# 5
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 1# 9
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 1# 6
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 1# 6
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 1# 5
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 6
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 1# 8
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 1# 6
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 1# 6
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 2# 9
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 2# 6
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 1# 7
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 2# 6
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 7
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 1# 6
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 2# 8
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 6
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 1# 6
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 1# 6
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 2# 3
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 5# 6
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 1# 4
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 1# 16
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 1# 6
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 1# 6
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 1# 8
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 1# 6
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 1# 8
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 2# 6
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 1# 6
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 2# 1
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 1
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 1
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 3# 1
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF,RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs46
   
Home Runs147
   
RBI29
   
Stolen Bases8
   
Batting Avg.250
   
Strikeouts60104
   
Wins4
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.38
   
WHIP0.96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF,RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs122
   
Home Runs4021
   
RBI96
   
Stolen Bases29
   
Batting Avg.280
   
Strikeouts176251
   
Wins14
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.77
   
WHIP1.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF,RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
News 
 Braves OF Ronald Acuna Jr. (ACL) says he'll start jogging sometime in November or December.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 18th
The New York Mets are not picking up the option of manager Luis Rojas.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Oct 4th
 Ronald Acuna Jr. will miss the rest of the season after he suffered a complete tear of his right ACL.
Dan Harris
Sat, Jul 10th
The Mets have officially shut down Jacob deGrom (elbow) for the remainder of 2021.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 28th
 Ronald Acuna Jr. was carted off the field in the Braves game against Miami on Saturday.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Jul 10th
Mets RHP Jacob deGrom (elbow) threw off the "mid-slope" mound on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 20th
 Ronald Acuna Jr. went 3-for-5 with a solo homer, two singles, a walk, and two additional runs scored in Wednesday's game against the Pirates.
Steve Painter
Wed, Jul 7th
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
 Ronald Acuna Jr. went 2-for-5 with two singles, a run scored, and three strikeouts in Monday's game against the Pirates.
Steve Painter
Mon, Jul 5th
Mets RHP Jacob deGrom told reporters on Thursday that his elbow ligament is "perfectly fine."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 9th
Notes 
 Acuna missed some time last year and batted a mere .250. And thus ends the negative things you can say about him. He walked at an absurd 18.8% clip, which led him to a .406 OBP despite the poor average. He was one of the league leaders in quality of contact, wOBA, and xWOBA, and we now know after the last two years that he will run often on the bases so long as he continues to bat leadoff, which he should. In other words, from a fantasy perspective, Acuna is an absolute monster. He's a top-three pick and will (deservedly) go first overall in many leagues, and there's still upside given that he just turned 23 years old.
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
 The fantasy baseball community isn't talking enough about how Acuña nearly doubled his walk rate last summer (10.6% to 18.8%) while also hitting the ball harder than ever (47.4% in 2019 to 57.0% in 2020). Yes, it was a small sample, but these are also signs that the talented 23-year-old is improving as a hitter. Seemingly doing more damage and becoming more selective at the expense of batting average, Acuña's 40/40 upside keeps him in the conversation for No. 1 overall come draft day.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros