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Who Should I Draft?

Trevor Bauer or Brandon Woodruff (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
31 of 52 experts
40%
Recommended by
21 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 24# 28
Best Rank# 11# 19
Worst Rank# 49# 110
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 74# 84
Best Rank# 63# 76
Worst Rank# 94# 90
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8364
Wins54
Saves00
ERA4.043.98
WHIP1.261.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 24
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 25
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 30
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 34
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 26# 27
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 25# 48
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 26# 29
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 27
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 37# 110
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 28
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 22# 26
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 25# 27
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 25# 29
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 28# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 32
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 23# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 30# 31
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 29# 40
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 34# 37
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 29# 43
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 28
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 19# 25
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 22# 31
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 37
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 36# 46
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 19# 22
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 19# 27
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 24# 56
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 24# 44
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 11# 36
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 26# 28
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 24# 22
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 26# 21
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 26# 22
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 26# 19
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 28# 21
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 28# 25
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 26
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 28# 21
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 30# 26
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 32# 21
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 32# 29
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 33# 22
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 35# 27
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 38# 32
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 38# 24
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 41# 31
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 41# 34
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 41# 21
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 43# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 49# 32
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3422
   
Games Started3422
   
Innings Pitched213.0122.2
   
Wins1111
   
Losses133
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed185109
   
Earned Runs10749
   
Home Runs Allowed3412
   
Strikeouts253143
   
Walks8230
   
ERA4.523.62
   
WHIP1.251.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1211
   
Innings Pitched73.161.1
   
Wins54
   
Losses43
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6657
   
Earned Runs3327
   
Home Runs Allowed118
   
Strikeouts8364
   
Walks2720
   
ERA4.043.98
   
WHIP1.261.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
News 
 Trevor Bauer (1-0) allowed two hits and two walks while striking out seven across seven scoreless innings in Sunday's 4-0 Game 2 win over the Tigers. He picked up his first win of the season.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 3rd
Brandon Woodruff gave up two runs off eight hits and one walk, while striking out six in the Brewers' 3-2 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday.
Chris Chen
Wed, Aug 5th
 Trevor Bauer is slated to start Game 2 of Sunday's double-header against the Detroit Tigers per the Cincinnati Reds.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Aug 2nd
Brandon Woodruff (0-1) allowed two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out five in Friday’s 3-0 defeat to the Cubs. He earned his first loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 25th
 Saturday's game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Detroit Tigers has been postponed due to rain.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Aug 1st
Brandon Woodruff has been named the Opening Day starter, per manager Craig Counsell. The start will come against the Cubs.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Jul 17th
 Trevor Bauer allowed one run on two hits and one walk while striking out 13 in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Tigers. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Sun, Jul 26th
 
 Trevor Bauer could toe the mound every fourth day in the abbreviated 2020 season, according to Reds' pitching coach Derek Johnson.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jul 6th
 
Notes 
 I like the strkeouts and I think Cincy wins a lot of games this year. He is imperfect in ratios and the park is unkind, but as my #2 or 33 SP I am ok with the flaws because I am high on the Ks.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Last year, fantasy managers were trying to decide between Freddy Peralta, Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff. We know who the clear winner was. If Woodruff didn't miss time with an oblique injury, there's no telling how good he'd be. The Brewers bullpen will be relied upon heavily with their other starters, so expect Woodruff to be the go-to length pitcher for them this year.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 For someone who thinks he's the best player on the planet and an innovative genius, Trevor Bauer really only has one good season under his belt. If you're in a league that counts innings pitched, he has increased value, but outside of that, the strikeouts aren't worth the over-hyped price that comes with drafting Bauer."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Woodruff earned his breakout 2019, relying on his elite fastball to limit hard contact and avoid big innings. His solid control allows him to keep the line moving, and the Brewers' strong lineup adds to his win potential. Although he missed a large chunk of the season due to injury, he should be ready to lead the Brewers rotation this year, and can and should be drafted as a strong second-tier starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Bauer may be one of the most talented pitchers in baseball, but he has exactly one season with an ERA below 4.18, a WHIP below 1.25, or more than 12 wins. Even on an improved Cincinnati team, there's little reason to expect him to do much better than those numbers. Bauer will give you innings and plenty of strikeouts, but fantasy owners would do well to largely forget 2018, and draft him with closer to a 4.00 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in mind.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
3.01 FIP suggests he has room to improve if he can stay healthy
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Piled up a whopping 253 strikeouts in a down season. Reasonable to expect 4.48 ERA to drop a bit
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros