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Who Should I Draft?

Aaron Nola or Anthony Rendon (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
36 of 55 experts
35%
Recommended by
19 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 23# 26
Best Rank# 14# 18
Worst Rank# 63# 45
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 22# 28
Best Rank# 22# 25
Worst Rank# 25# 38
   
Projections 
   
Runs91
Home Runs2428
RBI100
Stolen Bases3
Batting Avg.292
Strikeouts22292
Wins13
Saves0
ERA3.56
WHIP1.17
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 23
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 28
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 23# 25
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 28
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 21# 27
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 16# 28
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 37
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 32# 45
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 44# 45
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 20# 24
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 30
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 25# 33
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 21# 33
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 34
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 20# 26
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 16# 31
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 34
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 21# 28
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 22# 30
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 20# 30
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 16# 26
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 25# 27
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 31
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 29
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 22# 28
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 21# 29
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 40
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 31# 44
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 24
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 16# 22
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 17# 25
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 18# 28
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 22# 26
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 23# 26
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 20# 34
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 32# 36
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 21# 20
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 22# 20
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 23# 22
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 24# 20
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 25# 24
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 25# 23
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 25# 24
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 28# 27
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 28# 23
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 28# 25
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 29# 28
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 30# 27
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 30# 18
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 34# 20
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 29
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 37# 29
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 42# 21
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 46# 24
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 63# 29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs29
   
Home Runs99
   
RBI31
   
Stolen Bases0
   
Batting Avg.286
   
Strikeouts9631
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.28
   
WHIP1.08
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs91
   
Home Runs2428
   
RBI100
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.292
   
Strikeouts22292
   
Wins13
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.56
   
WHIP1.17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
News 
 Phillies starter Aaron Nola allowed three earned runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out eight over 6 2/3 innings in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays. The loss drops him to 3-3 on the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, May 16th
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
 Phillies starter Aaron Nola allowed one earned run on five hits and two walks while striking out 10 over six innings in Tuesday's win over the Milwaukee Brewers. The win brings him to 3-1 on the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, May 5th
Angels 3B Anthony Rendon (knee) has resumed light baseball activities.
Brad Camara
Mon, May 10th
 Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola allowed four earned runs on six hits and one walk while striking out four in Saturday's win over the Rockies. The win brings him to 2-1 on the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Apr 25th
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
 Phillies ace Aaron Nola tossed a complete game shutout in Sunday's win over the St. Louis Cardinals, striking out ten while allowing to hits and no walks.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Apr 19th
The Angels placed 3B Anthony Rendon (knee) on the 10-day injured list Wednesday.
Brad Camara
Wed, May 5th
 Phillies starter Aaron Nola allowed three earned runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out seven over five innings in Tuesday's loss to the New York Mets.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Apr 14th
Angels 3B Anthony Rendon (knee) is absent from Tuesday's lineup against the Rays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 4th
Notes 
 Nola bounced back from his disappointing 2019 campaign, and looked much closer to the 2018 breakout version of himself last year. His set a career mark in strikeout rate (33.2%, which ranked in the top nine percent in the league) and swinging strike rate (13.4%), and brought his walk rate down to just eight percent. Nola also got batters to swing at pitches outside the strike zone at a rate of 38.1%, far better than he had ever done in his career, and they made contact less than ever, at a rate of only 59.1%. The reason for the change was Nola relying far less on his fastball and more on his changeup, which kept hitters off balance and made both pitches more effective. Nola doesn't throw particularly hard, so his success relies much more on command and finding the right pitch mix, both of which he excelled at in 2020. If he can keep that going in 2021, and it's a good bet he will, he should be considered a 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
  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