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Who Should I Draft?

Walker Buehler or Anthony Rendon (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
38 of 55 experts
31%
Recommended by
17 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 26
Best Rank# 15# 18
Worst Rank# 60# 45
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 21# 28
Best Rank# 19# 25
Worst Rank# 26# 38
   
Projections 
   
Runs91
Home Runs2128
RBI100
Stolen Bases3
Batting Avg.292
Strikeouts19792
Wins12
Saves0
ERA3.30
WHIP1.07
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 28
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 20# 25
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 29
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 21# 22
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 21# 28
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 37
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 26# 45
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 20
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 20# 23
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 20# 24
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 22# 45
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 22# 23
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 30
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 19# 24
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 22# 33
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 20# 24
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 25# 33
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 33# 34
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 21# 26
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 26# 31
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 34
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 21# 30
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 21# 30
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 21# 26
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 19# 27
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 25# 31
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 29
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 24# 28
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 28# 29
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 16# 40
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 15# 44
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 24
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 24# 25
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 17# 27
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 21# 26
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 27# 34
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 23# 27
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 25# 36
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 26# 22
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 26# 20
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 26# 24
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 27# 20
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 28# 26
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 23
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 30# 25
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 31# 21
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 32# 28
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 32# 28
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 33# 28
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 33# 27
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 35# 18
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 35# 28
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 40# 29
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 44# 20
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 60# 29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs29
   
Home Runs79
   
RBI31
   
Stolen Bases0
   
Batting Avg.286
   
Strikeouts4231
   
Wins1
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.44
   
WHIP0.95
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs91
   
Home Runs2128
   
RBI100
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.292
   
Strikeouts19792
   
Wins12
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.30
   
WHIP1.07
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
News 
 RHP Walker Buehler took a no-decision on Tuesday when he allowed four runs on four hits with one walk and eight strikeouts over seven innings in the Dodgers' 6-4 win over the Mariners.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, May 12th
Anthony Rendon (knee) went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Friday's loss to the Red Sox.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 15th
 RHP Walker Buehler took a no-decision on Wednesday when he allowed two runs on five hits with eight strikeouts over six innings as the Dodgers lost to the Cubs 6-5 in extra innings.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, May 6th
Angels 3B Anthony Rendon (knee) has resumed light baseball activities.
Brad Camara
Mon, May 10th
 RHP Walker Buehler was handed a no-decision on Tuesday when surrendered a season-worst five runs on seven hits with one walk and 10 strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings in the Dodgers' 6-5 loss to the Reds.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Apr 28th
Anthony Rendon could be less than a week away from returning. Angels manager Joe Maddon says it's "not out of the question" that the third baseman could be activated from the injured list next weekend against the Red Sox.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, May 9th
 RHP Walker Buehler was handed a no-decision on Thursday when he allowed two runs on four hits with nine strikeouts over seven innings in the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Apr 23rd
The Angels placed 3B Anthony Rendon (knee) on the 10-day injured list Wednesday.
Brad Camara
Wed, May 5th
 RHP Walker Buehler was handed a no-decision on Friday when he allowed two runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and one walk over six innings as the Dodgers took down the Padres 11-6 in extra-innings.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Apr 17th
Angels 3B Anthony Rendon (knee) is absent from Tuesday's lineup against the Rays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 4th
Notes 
 Because the Dodgers wanted to closely watch Buehler's routine and workload, he got a late start to the shortened season, essentially using his first few starts as the end of his spring training. He also dealt with blisters late in the year. All that to say, Buehler's 36 2/3 regular-season innings are, for the most part, largely meaningless. He gave up a few more home runs and walked a few more batters than usual, and he won just a single game. But none of it matters. Value Buehler as you did after his 2019 season - as one of the true stud pitchers in the game. Once the big three of Jacob deGrom, Gerrit Cole, and Shane Bieber are off the board, Buehler should come under immediate consideration, as the type of starting pitcher who can be your fantasy ace.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Rendon's stock feels like it has dropped dramatically, but there's really nothing in the small sample size of the 2020 season that should alter your outlook much on him. Yes, he didn't hit the ball as hard consistently, but he walked more than ever, maintained his elite strikeout rate, and still put up a roughly 30-homer, 100-RBI pace. Still just 31 years old, there should be plenty left in the tank this season for the veteran, and he should once again be a strong four-category contributor, with a small bit of speed thrown in for good measure.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 There's little doubt that Buehler is one of the most talented starting pitchers in baseball, but we do have questions about his volume entering 2021. Did you know that during the regular season, Buehler had just one appearance where he completed six full innings? This wasn't just a Dodgers thing, either. Julio Urias had five such appearances while Tony Gonsolin had four and Dustin May had three. Of course, the team was saving Buehler for the playoffs more so than their other youngsters, and it worked out. The Dodgers have always handled Buehler with kid gloves, and while he'll be one of the best starters on a per-inning basis in 2021, I'm worried enough about the volume that I'm ranking him closer to the back half of my top-10 starters.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
It's maddening how underrated Rendon continues to be among fantasy analysts. His wOBA and xwOBA both finished in the 92nd percentile or better for the third straight season. Additionally, he'll have a full season of hitting behind Mike Trout in 2021, which will obviously be fantastic for his RBI totals. Rendon is currently going around pick 40 in NFBC drafts, an ADP that makes him an appealing target for fantasy managers who start SP-SP.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros