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Who Should I Draft?

Trevor Bauer or Bo Bichette (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trevor Bauer
SP - LAD
Trevor Bauer
Bo Bichette
SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
39 of 55 experts
29%
Recommended by
16 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 21
Best Rank# 13# 12
Worst Rank# 65# 61
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 14# 24
Best Rank# 13# 22
Worst Rank# 14# 31
   
Projections 
   
Runs88
Home Runs2623
RBI84
Stolen Bases21
Batting Avg.287
Strikeouts232124
Wins15
Saves0
ERA3.45
WHIP1.11
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 24
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 21
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 18# 28
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 13# 20
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 23# 61
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 14# 31
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 27
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 19# 21
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 14# 23
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 16# 19
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 25# 27
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 18# 20
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 20
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 17# 25
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 20# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 17# 22
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 20# 23
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 14# 24
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 15# 22
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 19# 23
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 19# 24
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 23
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 26# 27
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 17# 26
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 22# 29
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 28
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 16# 19
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 24
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 13# 21
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 14# 31
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 29# 30
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 18# 21
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 17# 38
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 14# 53
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 18# 20
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 19# 23
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 19# 21
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 22# 43
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 20# 37
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 18# 17
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 19# 15
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 20
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 21# 18
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 18
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 25# 22
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 25# 23
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 26
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 30# 25
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 30# 19
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 32# 12
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 33# 20
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 37# 36
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 39# 19
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 41# 28
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 65# 23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Trevor Bauer
SP - LAD
Trevor Bauer
Bo Bichette
SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs18
   
Home Runs95
   
RBI23
   
Stolen Bases4
   
Batting Avg.301
   
Strikeouts10027
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA1.73
   
WHIP0.79
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Trevor Bauer
SP - LAD
Trevor Bauer
Bo Bichette
SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs88
   
Home Runs2623
   
RBI84
   
Stolen Bases21
   
Batting Avg.287
   
Strikeouts232124
   
Wins15
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.45
   
WHIP1.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Trevor Bauer
SP - LAD
Trevor Bauer
Bo Bichette
SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
News 
 RHP Trevor Bauer took a no-decision when he allowed just one run on four hits with four walks and seven strikeouts over 4 1/3 innings in the Dodgers 4-3 loss to the Cubs in Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, May 5th
Bo Bichette went 2-for-5 at the plate with a two-run home run and a second run scored in Friday's 13-5 rout of Atlanta.
John Aubin
Sat, May 1st
 RHP Trevor Bauer took the loss on Thursday when he surrendered two runs on four hits with two walks and six strikeouts over eight innings as the Dodgers lost to the Brewers 2-1.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Apr 30th
Bo Bichette went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run on Wednesday as the Blue Jays lost to the Nationals by an 8-2 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Apr 29th
 Trevor Bauer (3-0) earned the win Saturday against the Padres, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits and no walks in six innings. He struck out nine.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Apr 25th
Bo Bichette went 0-for-3 with a walk and scored two runs as the Blue Jays beat the Nationals by a 9-5 score on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 28th
 RHP Trevor Bauer took a no-decision on Sunday when he allowed one run on three hits with seven strikeouts and one walk over six innings in the Dodgers 5-2 loss to the Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Apr 18th
Bo Bichette went 0-for-4 at the plate with two strikeouts on Sunday afternoon as the Blue Jays lost to the Rays by a 1-0 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Apr 25th
 RHP Trevor Bauer picked up his second win of the year on Tuesday when he allowed just one hit and a pair of walks with nine strikeouts over seven innings in the Dodgers 7-0 win over the Rockies.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Apr 14th
Bo Bichette went 2-for-4 at the plate with a solo home run Tuesday in the loss against the Red Sox by a 4-2 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 21st
Notes 
 Over the past few seasons the time to invest in Bauer has been when his ADP has dipped, and not when he's coming off a career-year. However, the spin rate on his fastball increased so much in 2020 that I feel a lot better about projecting him moving forward. It's fair to assume he was using sticky stuff, but so is everyone else. There's little reason to think he'll stop using it, which is why he easily checks in as my SP4. Additionally, the Dodgers are letting Bauer be himself this spring. He's controversial for a lot of reasons, but ultimately profiles as a true fantasy ace.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
Bichette missed about half the season with a knee injury last year, but was productive when he was on the field, batting .301 with an .840 OPS. His 162-game pace was 28 home runs, 100 runs, 128 RBI, and 22 steals, so he was well on his way to earning his lofty draft price. If there was a wart to Bichette's season it was that his walk rate dropped to just 3.9%, one of the worst in the league. But, given that he had just 128 plate appearances, that's likely just the product of a small sample size, since he never walked at less than a 6.6% clip in his career. Batting in a stacked lineup, Bichette should once again put up strong five-category numbers, and should be one of the first shortstops drafted in fantasy leagues again in 2020.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Bauer capped off a Cy Young season by signing a massive deal with the Dodgers. There's no other way to describe Bauer's 2020 season other than utterly dominant. A 1.73 ERA, a 0.79 WHIP, and a 36% strikeout rate. Notably, the spin rate on almost all of his pitched jumped dramatically, and every single one of them was more effective than we'd previously seen. Bauer had an outstanding season in 2018 and followed it up with a sub-par 2019, so we shouldn't take for granted that he'll be the best pitcher in baseball for the second season in a row. But on the best team in baseball with a near bulletproof 2020 resume, he should be drafted as a top-five starter and a second-round pick.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Bo Bichette slashed .301/.328/.512 with five home runs and four stolen bases across 128 plate appearances in 2020. The 22-year-old has successfully swiped eight bases in just 13 attempts in his MLB career, but has yet to flash the speed he displayed in the minors. He has a ton of upside and should once again produce in a loaded Blue Jays lineup. Bichette has plenty of room for growth and is considered a top-10 middle-infield option in 2021.
Brad Camara - FantasyPros
  Frankly, I've been shocked to see how high Bichette is going in fantasy drafts so far this offseason. We're spending second-round picks on a player with just 75 big league games to his name? Of course, his 162-game pace equates to 35 homers and 17 stolen bases, and Toronto's lineup only got better this winter. There are a lot of reasons to be bullish on Bichette these days, but I can't pass on established studs like Xander Bogaerts and Nolan Arenado for him. Perhaps Bichette's aggressive ADP is due to the need for stolen bases. In that case, it's worth pointing out that the youngster is just 8-for-13 in theft attempts to begin his career.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros