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Who Should I Draft?

Walker Buehler or Corey Seager (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
37 of 55 experts
33%
Recommended by
18 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 27
Best Rank# 15# 13
Worst Rank# 60# 53
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 21# 26
Best Rank# 19# 22
Worst Rank# 26# 38
   
Projections 
   
Runs95
Home Runs2129
RBI99
Stolen Bases3
Batting Avg.290
Strikeouts197111
Wins12
Saves0
ERA3.30
WHIP1.07
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 34
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 36
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 20# 35
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 31# 41
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 30# 34
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 21
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 21# 24
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 21# 31
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 48
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 26# 34
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 29
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 20# 34
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 20# 37
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 26# 36
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 22# 29
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 26
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 19# 23
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 22# 40
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 20# 36
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 44# 53
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 21# 27
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 26# 29
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 26
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 21# 27
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 21# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 21# 29
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 19# 40
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 25# 36
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 24# 25
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 16# 30
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 15# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 22
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 24# 27
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 27# 46
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 17# 34
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 21# 28
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 23# 33
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 18
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 22# 13
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 25# 17
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 25# 24
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 26# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 26# 24
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 27# 25
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 28# 22
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 28# 22
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 32# 29
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 32# 29
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 33# 21
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 33# 24
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 33# 17
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 35# 17
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 35# 33
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 40# 26
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 60# 22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs38
   
Home Runs715
   
RBI41
   
Stolen Bases1
   
Batting Avg.307
   
Strikeouts4237
   
Wins1
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.44
   
WHIP0.95
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs95
   
Home Runs2129
   
RBI99
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.290
   
Strikeouts197111
   
Wins12
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.30
   
WHIP1.07
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
News 
 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
Shortstop Corey Seager went 3-for-5 with a double and two strikeouts as the Dodgers lost to the Angles 2-1 on Sunday.
Jon Mathisen
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
Shortstop Corey Seager went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI as the Dodgers took down the Angels 14-11 on Saturday.
Jon Mathisen
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
Shortstop Corey Seager went 0-for-3 with a pair of walks on Friday as the Dodgers were blown out by the Angels 9-2.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, May 8th
 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
Dodgers SS Corey Seager is absent from Wednesday's lineup against the Reds.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 28th
 RHP Walker Buehler picked up his first win of the year on Friday, allowing six hits and no runs with four strikeouts over six innings in the Dodgers 1-0 win over the Nationals.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Apr 9th
Shortstop Corey Seager went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, a stolen base, and a walk in the Dodgers 5-3 loss to the Reds on Monday.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 27th
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
2020 was essentially a perfect season for Seager. More than a year removed from Tommy John surgery, he morphed into the player that most people expected him to be at this stage of his career. Seager increased his barrel rate from 7.3% to 15.8%, his average exit velocity from 88.8 MPH to 93.2 MPH, and his hard hit percentage from 38.2% to a remarkable 55.9%. Seager's 2020 season does not look fluky, but rather the product of a highly-touted prospect being fully recovered from injury and entering his prime. Seager may not reach the nearly 50-homers he was on pace to hit last year, but a 30-homer season with above a .300 average is well within reach. In other words, his performance over the shortened season is not one to write off.
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
Seager appears to be all the way back from an injury-riddled 2018 campaign that saw him undergo elbow and hip surgeries. He was fantastic last summer, posting an exciting stat line with even more impressive numbers under the hood. Seager hit .307 but had an xBA of .330. He slugged .585 but had an xSLG of .653. Currently tearing the cover off the ball this spring, he's a first-round caliber bat who often slips to the third and fourth rounds of most drafts.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
  Has as good a chance as anyone to be in first round 2022 draft conversations next season, as long as he can stay healthy. A true superstar breakout is on the horizon.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy