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Who Should I Draft?

Stephen Strasburg or Pete Alonso (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
39 of 55 experts
29%
Recommended by
16 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 26# 31
Best Rank# 17# 14
Worst Rank# 78# 56
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 23# 27
Best Rank# 21# 24
Worst Rank# 26# 30
   
Projections 
   
Runs35
Home Runs916
RBI40
Stolen Bases0
Batting Avg.258
Strikeouts8062
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.62
WHIP1.16
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 25# 33
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 29
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 30
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 22# 27
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 35# 56
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 26# 29
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 26# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 20# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 45
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 24# 31
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 28# 34
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 33
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 19# 23
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 43
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 33# 43
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 23# 32
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 43
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 39# 43
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 30
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 26# 33
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 27# 36
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 32
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 24# 47
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 30# 50
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 27# 39
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 17# 43
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 19# 41
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 28# 37
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 34# 39
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 40# 41
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 39
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 20# 27
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 32# 43
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 29# 44
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 25# 30
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 28# 36
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 31# 32
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 29# 33
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 30# 33
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 15
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 28# 15
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 30# 29
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 15
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 29
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 29
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 31# 19
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 32# 14
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 33# 29
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 33# 25
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 17
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 36# 32
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 39# 35
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 56# 28
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 63# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 78# 28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs103
   
Home Runs2453
   
RBI120
   
Stolen Bases1
   
Batting Avg.260
   
Strikeouts251183
   
Wins18
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.32
   
WHIP1.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs35
   
Home Runs916
   
RBI40
   
Stolen Bases0
   
Batting Avg.258
   
Strikeouts8062
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.62
   
WHIP1.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
News 
 Stephen Strasburg underwent surgery Wednesday for carpal tunnel syndrome in his pitching hand.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 26th
Mets first baseman Pete Alonso went 3-for-5 with two home runs, a double, and three RBI in Sunday's loss to the Washington Nationals. The two homers give him 16 on the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 28th
 Stephen Strasburg will have hand surgery on Wednesday in Baltimore. The procedure is to repair the carpel tunnel neuritis in his right hand.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Aug 23rd
Mets first baseman Pete Alonso went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI, and one walk in Tuesday's win over the Rays. The homer was his 13th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 23rd
 Stephen Strasburg (hand) was placed on the 60-day injured list Saturday, and will undergo surgery next week.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 22nd
Mets first baseman Pete Alonso went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Phillies. The homer was his 12th of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 18th
 Nationals co-ace Stephen Strasburg has been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in his right ahnd.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 21st
Mets first baseman Pete Alonso went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Orioles. The homer was his 11th of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 10th
 Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, who left his start yesterday in the first inning, is headed back to the injured list. Strasburg began the year on the IL due to a nerve issue in his hand.
Mike Maher
Sat, Aug 15th
Mets first baseman Pete Alonso went 3-for-5 with two home runs, a double, and three RBI in Sunday's win over the Phillies. The two homers give him 10 on the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 7th
Notes 
 I can't fully trust Strasburg to stay healthy and the Nat's have babied his inning totals his entire career. The ability is elite, the production and my ranking is slightly dinged by his lack of durability.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Fifty-three home runs. Pete Alonso surpassed the lofty expectations that he had entering his rookie year, and while you can attribute some of that to the ball, Alonso's power is still among the most elite in the game. Is he going to give you a lot of home runs and RBIs but not much elsewhere? Yeah, probably, but here's the thing with the argument that he's going to give you stats that are easy to find elsewhere - you need even more to win those categories now. If everyone is hitting bombs, get the guy who can out-homer them - especially at a top-heavy position like first base.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Strasburg is coming off of a year where he threw 209 regular season innings on top of 36 innings in the playoffs, so he has the workload carryover concern for 2020. In 2014, Strasburg threw 215 innings, and he followed it up with 127 in the next season, so the shortened season should help him out this year. Add to the workload and injury concerns that his 2019 velocity and movement most resembled that of Pablo Lopez, Jake Arrieta, Jorge Lopez, and Tyler Mahle. Strasburg is a top-12 pitcher still, yes, but you should look to pair another higher-end SP with him as insurance.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Everything went right in 2019. Will he be able to continue to grow as a hitter after the strikeout rate rose in the second half?
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Strasburg reached the 200-inning plateau for the second time in his career, and set a career high in wins with 18. Other than staying completely healthy, however, his numbers looked pretty much as they always have - just below the truly elite pitchers, but worthy of coming from your ace. Don't be sucked in by his magical postseason (1.98 ERA, 0.94 WHIP). Draft Strasburg as a top-10 pitcher, but expect his usual low-3.00 ERA and solid all around numbers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 
 A candidate to be over drafted coming off career-year and playoff heroics
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros