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Who Should I Draft?

Walker Buehler or Stephen Strasburg (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Expert
Recommendation
82%
Recommended by
41 of 50 experts
18%
Recommended by
9 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 8
Best Rank# 2# 5
Worst Rank# 15# 15
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 16# 23
Best Rank# 14# 21
Worst Rank# 18# 26
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7680
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.493.62
WHIP1.111.16
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 6
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 6
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 5# 11
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 6
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 5# 6
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 6# 7
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 6# 7
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 4# 5
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 3# 7
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 11
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 5# 9
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 4# 6
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 6# 8
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 9# 15
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 10
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 5# 9
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 5# 6
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 5# 8
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 5# 11
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 6# 9
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 5# 6
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 5# 6
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 4# 9
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 7
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 5# 8
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 6# 7
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 9
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 5# 9
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 4# 8
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 5# 9
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 6# 7
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 7# 15
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 5
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 6# 7
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 7# 9
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 4# 7
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 5# 6
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 5# 6
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 2# 9
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 3# 8
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 3# 8
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 6# 5
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 7# 5
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 8# 5
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 9# 7
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 9# 7
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 10# 5
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 13# 9
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 13# 5
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 15# 8
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3033
   
Games Started3033
   
Innings Pitched182.2209.2
   
Wins1418
   
Losses46
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed152161
   
Earned Runs6677
   
Home Runs Allowed2024
   
Strikeouts215251
   
Walks3756
   
ERA3.263.32
   
WHIP1.041.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched67.470.2
   
Wins55
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5862
   
Earned Runs2628
   
Home Runs Allowed89
   
Strikeouts7680
   
Walks1720
   
ERA3.493.62
   
WHIP1.111.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
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
Stephen Strasburg underwent surgery Wednesday for carpal tunnel syndrome in his pitching hand.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 26th
 The Dodgers announced that Walker Buehler will start Game 3 of the World Series on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 19th
Stephen Strasburg will have hand surgery on Wednesday in Baltimore. The procedure is to repair the carpel tunnel neuritis in his right hand.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Aug 23rd
 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
Stephen Strasburg (hand) was placed on the 60-day injured list Saturday, and will undergo surgery next week.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 22nd
 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
Nationals co-ace Stephen Strasburg has been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in his right ahnd.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 21st
 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
Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, who left his start yesterday in the first inning, is headed back to the injured list. Strasburg began the year on the IL due to a nerve issue in his hand.
Mike Maher
Sat, Aug 15th
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
I can't fully trust Strasburg to stay healthy and the Nat's have babied his inning totals his entire career. The ability is elite, the production and my ranking is slightly dinged by his lack of durability.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 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
Strasburg is coming off of a year where he threw 209 regular season innings on top of 36 innings in the playoffs, so he has the workload carryover concern for 2020. In 2014, Strasburg threw 215 innings, and he followed it up with 127 in the next season, so the shortened season should help him out this year. Add to the workload and injury concerns that his 2019 velocity and movement most resembled that of Pablo Lopez, Jake Arrieta, Jorge Lopez, and Tyler Mahle. Strasburg is a top-12 pitcher still, yes, but you should look to pair another higher-end SP with him as insurance.
Michael Waterloo - 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
Strasburg reached the 200-inning plateau for the second time in his career, and set a career high in wins with 18. Other than staying completely healthy, however, his numbers looked pretty much as they always have - just below the truly elite pitchers, but worthy of coming from your ace. Don't be sucked in by his magical postseason (1.98 ERA, 0.94 WHIP). Draft Strasburg as a top-10 pitcher, but expect his usual low-3.00 ERA and solid all around numbers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Walker Buehler's last 27 games included a 2.91 ERA and 206 strikeouts in 170 1/3 innings
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
A candidate to be over drafted coming off career-year and playoff heroics
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros