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Who Should I Draft?

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. or Lucas Giolito (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
28 of 55 experts
49%
Recommended by
27 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 59# 55
Best Rank# 34# 25
Worst Rank# 127# 103
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 52# 64
Best Rank# 44# 45
Worst Rank# 64# 78
   
Projections 
   
Runs27
Home Runs108
RBI32
Stolen Bases1
Batting Avg.293
Strikeouts7936
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.95
WHIP1.21
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 72
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 50
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 40# 53
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 46# 62
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 43# 50
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 62# 81
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 61# 75
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 49
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 48# 54
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 61# 70
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 67# 83
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 51# 61
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 39# 59
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 45# 53
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 63# 101
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 65# 72
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 59# 62
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 66# 70
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 38# 75
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 63# 88
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 46# 70
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 36# 57
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 70
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 73# 79
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 66# 71
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 78# 86
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 55# 60
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 57# 69
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 25
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 61# 27
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 58# 36
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 45# 39
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 50# 39
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 45# 40
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 41
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 68# 41
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 45
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 46
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 49# 47
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 67# 47
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 67# 50
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 69# 51
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 65# 52
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 60# 57
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 59# 57
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 63# 58
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 61# 58
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 61# 59
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 102# 59
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 62# 60
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 127# 69
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 80# 70
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 79# 77
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 106# 85
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 121# 103
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs52
   
Home Runs2415
   
RBI69
   
Stolen Bases0
   
Batting Avg.272
   
Strikeouts22891
   
Wins14
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.41
   
WHIP1.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs27
   
Home Runs108
   
RBI32
   
Stolen Bases1
   
Batting Avg.293
   
Strikeouts7936
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.95
   
WHIP1.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
News 
 Lucas Giolito grabbed the win in Game 1 of Chicago's Wild Card series on Tuesday when he allowed just one run on two hits while striking out eight and walking one as the White Sox took down the A's 4-1.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Sep 29th
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Yankees.
Andy Zimmerman
Fri, Sep 25th
 Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito allowed two runs over six innings in a 3-2 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday. Giolito struck out 11 and walked three in the loss.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 23rd
Vladimir Guerrero went 2-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's 14-1 rout of the Yankees.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 24th
 Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito turned in a quality start in a 5-1 loss to the Twins on Wednesday. Giolito allowed three runs over six innings while striking out four and walking three.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 17th
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 3-for-3 with three RBI and a walk during Monday night's victory over the Yankees.
Andy Zimmerman
Tue, Sep 22nd
 Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings in a 4-3 win over the Tigers on Friday. Giolito struck out seven and walked four.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 12th
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is absent from Saturday's lineup against the Phillies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 19th
 Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito allowed three runs over six innings in a 5-3 win over the Royals on Saturday. He struck out nine on the way to his fourth win.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 6th
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.
Andy Zimmerman
Wed, Sep 16th
Notes 
 There's a reason that you hear fantasy analysts say that you should target post-hype players: baseball is hard, man, and it takes time for players to fully figure it out. With his prospect pedigree, it took longer than most thought for Lucas Giolito to figure things out. But boy did he ever in 2019, with his 25-start dominating stretch to end the season. He looked like a totally different pitcher - but one who mowed down the league. Hitters are more often to click sooner than pitchers are in the big leagues, and if you look at his peripherals, there's not much to question about Giolito's breakout performance. As long as he keeps his increased velocity on his fastball, he'll continue to be a solid SP2 for fantasy managers.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Only 38 players had an ISO of more than .160 with a K% lower than 18 percent in at least 400 plate appearances. Guerrero has his name there with the likes of Cody Bellinger, Alex Bregman, Ketel Marte, Nolan Arenado, Francisco Lindor, Xander Bogaerts, and more. Guerrero was never going to live up to the expectations in his rookie season, but it was still a damn good season. The generational talent shouldn't be overlooked due to an OK debut. He crushes the ball, and it's just about hitting fewer groundballs in his second season. Oh yeah, he's only 21 years old. Invest now, or get left behind.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Giolito earned every bit of his breakout season, putting up an ERA that we nearly identical to his FIP and xFIP and a major gain in control. Most impressive for Giolito was his ability to limit contact on pitches in the strike zone - just 77.3%, second best in MLB behind Gerrit Cole. His raw stuff is elite, and another fantastic season should follow in 2020.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Reportedly getting into great shape. ADP is still pricey
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 2019 breakout can be attributed to an uptick in velocity and an improved changeup. Can he do it again?
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros