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Who Should I Draft?

Yoan Moncada or Lucas Giolito (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
31 of 55 experts
44%
Recommended by
24 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 54# 59
Best Rank# 23# 34
Worst Rank# 99# 127
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 69# 52
Best Rank# 64# 44
Worst Rank# 108# 64
   
Projections 
   
Runs32
Home Runs910
RBI28
Stolen Bases4
Batting Avg.277
Strikeouts6379
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.95
WHIP1.21
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 57# 61
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 54
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 61
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 23# 60
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 85# 121
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 55# 62
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 59# 61
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 86
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 61# 127
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 52# 63
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 42# 106
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 53# 61
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 54# 67
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 66# 102
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 48# 67
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 57# 62
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 57# 61
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 64# 78
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 37# 58
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 44# 65
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 60# 66
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 63
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 41# 67
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 73# 80
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 51# 65
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 56# 73
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 66# 79
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 58# 66
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 47# 78
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 38# 45
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 50# 57
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 40# 39
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 43# 36
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 45# 38
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 47# 45
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 51# 40
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 39
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 46
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 58# 45
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 58# 43
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 63# 59
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 63# 51
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 64# 55
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 66# 48
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 72# 49
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 72# 63
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 73# 57
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 78# 46
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 79# 48
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 81# 50
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 81# 59
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 82# 68
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 83# 34
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 85# 69
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 99# 61
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs83
   
Home Runs2524
   
RBI79
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Batting Avg.315
   
Strikeouts154228
   
Wins14
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.41
   
WHIP1.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs32
   
Home Runs910
   
RBI28
   
Stolen Bases4
   
Batting Avg.277
   
Strikeouts6379
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.95
   
WHIP1.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
News 
 Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 2-for-4 with a homer, a walk, two runs, and three RBI in a 9-5 win over the Cubs on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 27th
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
 Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 1-for-3 with a triple and a run in a 3-2 loss to the Indians on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 23rd
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
 Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 0-for-3 with a walk in a 7-1 loss to the Reds on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 19th
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
 Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a double in a 5-2 win over the Tigers on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 14th
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
 Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 2-for-5 with a double, a run, and an RBI in an 8-1 win over the Pirates on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 9th
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
Notes 
 Yoan Moncada is going to have a high BABIP, but a .406 BABIP even for Moncada is high, and it's a big reason for his .315 batting average in 2019, which is the clear outlier of his albeit young career so far. Moncada saw his strikeout rate go down in 2019 to 27.5%, but his walk rate also decreased from 2018. For a player who has a 70 speed tool, his high for steals in a season in the big leagues is 12. The way the White Sox are with their approach to steals is a reason that you shouldn't expect Moncada, Luis Robert, or Tim Anderson to carry you in those categories. At a deep position, you can easily pivot away from Moncada at this price point.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 Moncada has imperfections but I can't help but dream on the tools. He is a physical freak with flaws that have prevented him from fully realizing his ability. I will continue to push him higher up my rankings than others do until I finally no longer can justify doing it. 2B/3B eligibility in leagues where he qualifies that way makes it that much easier to buy into the upside.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
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
 High upside pick, well worth his ADP. Broke out last season and is still only 24 years old. Has good a shot as anyone to jump into the top two rounds next season.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
2019 breakout can be attributed to an uptick in velocity and an improved changeup. Can he do it again?
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Took a major step forward in 2019. Still just 24 years old.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros