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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
DH,SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
40 of 56 experts
29%
Recommended by
16 of 56 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 AlertRST-
   
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
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 18# 22
   
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
DH,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
DH,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
DH,SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
News 
 Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer’s leave has been extended to September 3.
Brad Camara
Fri, Aug 27th
Bo Bichette went 3-for-4 with a pair of solo homers to lead the Blue Jays to a 6-5 win over the Yankees on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 30th
 Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer’s leave will be extended to August 13.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 5th
Bo Bichette went 2-for-4 with an RBI, scored a run, and stole a base on Tuesday in the 7-2 loss to the Yankees.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 29th
 Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave has been extended through Aug. 6, according to multiple reports. Bauer's hearing last week on an ex-parte temporary restraining order was postponed to Aug 2, 3, and 19. The investigation into him and the alleged sexual assault, both by Pasadena PD and by MLB, remains active, according to The Athletic's Britt Ghiroli.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Jul 27th
Bo Bichette went 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Wednesday's 7-1 loss to Tampa Bay.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 23rd
 Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave has been extended by nearly two weeks to July 27, according to a report from ESPN's Jeff Passan.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Jul 14th
Bo Bichette went 3-for-4 with three singles, two RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Twins.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 19th
 Major League Baseball extended Dodgers RHP Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave by an additional seven days.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 8th
Bo Bichette went 2-for-3 with a home run and drove in five runs Wednesday as the Blue Jays defeated the Rays by a 6-3 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 16th
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