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Who Should I Draft?

Walker Buehler or Anthony Rendon (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
35 of 55 experts
36%
Recommended by
20 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 23
Best Rank# 7# 7
Worst Rank# 66# 116
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 16# 20
Best Rank# 14# 19
Worst Rank# 18# 24
   
Projections 
   
Runs35
Home Runs811
RBI38
Stolen Bases2
Batting Avg.297
Strikeouts7633
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.49
WHIP1.11
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 19# 20
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 55
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 20# 43
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 19
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 19# 49
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 16# 22
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 13# 59
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 51
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 17# 19
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 30# 39
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 39# 116
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 23
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 19# 21
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 20# 39
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 18# 26
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 19# 20
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 16# 18
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 30# 31
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 21
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 17# 26
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 21# 32
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 48# 58
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 43
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 20# 27
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 16# 31
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 19# 42
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 27# 53
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 27# 31
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 18
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 22# 29
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 20# 40
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 16# 58
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 13# 20
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 18# 21
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 18# 17
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 20# 19
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 21# 20
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 18
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 12
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 23# 7
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 24# 17
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 24# 19
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 25# 17
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 25# 20
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 25# 21
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 28# 9
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 31# 20
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 19
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 31# 13
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 34# 13
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 39# 21
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 44# 22
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 51# 16
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 66# 20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs117
   
Home Runs2034
   
RBI126
   
Stolen Bases5
   
Batting Avg.319
   
Strikeouts21586
   
Wins14
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.26
   
WHIP1.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs35
   
Home Runs811
   
RBI38
   
Stolen Bases2
   
Batting Avg.297
   
Strikeouts7633
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.49
   
WHIP1.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
News 
 Walker Buehler earned the win on Friday when he allowed one run on three hits with 10 strikeouts and one walk over six innings in the Dodgers 6-2 win over the Rays in Game 3 of the World Series.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Oct 24th
Anthony Rendon did not play Saturday or during Sunday's season finale against the Dodgers.
Lucas Spence
Mon, Sep 28th
 The Dodgers announced that Walker Buehler will start Game 3 of the World Series on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 19th
Anthony Rendon went 1-for-3 with two RBI, a double, and two walks in a 6-2 win over the Rangers on Friday night.
Lucas Spence
Sat, Sep 19th
 Walker Buehler secured the win on Saturday when he surrendered zero runs on seven hits with six strikeouts over six innings in the Dodgers 3-1 win over the Braves in Game 6 of the NLCS.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Oct 17th
Anthony Rendon snapped out of his recent mini-slump in style on Thursday when he drilled a two-run, first inning home run to center field off of Arizona starter Alex Young. Rendon later added a double and finished the night 2-for-4 with one run and 2 RBI.
Lucas Spence
Fri, Sep 18th
 Walker Buehler took a no decision on Monday when he allowed one run on three hits with seven strikeouts and five walks across five innings in the Dodgers 5-1 loss to the Braves in Game 1 of the NLCS.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Oct 12th
Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon went 0-for-5 on Wednesday night while chipping in an RBI groundout in a 9-6 loss to Arizona.
Lucas Spence
Thu, Sep 17th
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced that Walker Buehler will start Game 1 of the NLCS against the Braves.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Oct 10th
Angels star third baseman Anthony Rendon went 1-for-2 with a single, two walks, and an RBI in Wednesday's 7-3 loss to the Rangers.
Lucas Spence
Thu, Sep 10th
Notes 
 The more I look and ponder the more I see a potential Cy Young in 2020. Great team, pitcher park, Betts and Bellinger potentially manning two OF spots on defense. If LAD finally gets that title Buehler will be the guy we look at to explain that last step.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
For years, Rendon was the poster boy for the most underrated player in fantasy. Coming off his career year, he's underrated no more. Now the price that you have to pay for him leaves very little room for a net gain, and in order for him to return a positive ROI, you need him to replicate his 2019 numbers, which were, by the way, career highs across the board, aside from stolen bases. He's also taking an L with the switch in ballparks in every major ballpark factor. The position is deep, and while Rendon is safe here, you're banking on a lot in order to get a solid return from your second-round pick.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Where you take Buehler is all about your approach to pitching in a shortened season. There's a case to take him in the first round, as he has the pure stuff to be the No. 1 pitcher by season's end with his 29 percent strikeout rate and five percent walk rate in 2019.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Rendon finally put it all together last year, setting career-highs in batting average (.319), home runs (34), runs scored (117), and RBI (126). He'll now move to Anaheim where he'll see a downgrade in park, but an upgrade in lineup by the sheer presence of Mike Trout. In the end, Rendon's move is a neutral one, and to the extent you trust him to stay healthy again, he's a rock-solid second round pick.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 A 5.22 ERA in April scared fantasy owners, but Buehler quickly recovered from the Dodgers' ill-planned "ease into the year" plan. He looked precisely like the pitcher his fantasy owners had hoped for after that, ending the year with a 3.26 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with a 29.2% strikeout rate. His meager five percent walk rate was one of the best in the league, and with an incredibly strong offense behind him once again, Buehler should excel in all four of the starting pitching categories in 2020. Have no concerns.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Great baseball player, contributes BA, which is rare these days, but no steals and one big career home run season? I am not buying in on 2020.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Walker Buehler's last 27 games included a 2.91 ERA and 206 strikeouts in 170 1/3 innings
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Come for the safe floor and hope he hits his ceiling batting behind Mike Trout
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros