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Who Should I Draft?

Aaron Nola or Corey Seager (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
43 of 56 experts
23%
Recommended by
13 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 23# 27
Best Rank# 14# 13
Worst Rank# 63# 53
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 22# 26
Best Rank# 22# 22
Worst Rank# 25# 38
   
Projections 
   
Runs95
Home Runs2429
RBI99
Stolen Bases3
Batting Avg.290
Strikeouts222111
Wins13
Saves0
ERA3.56
WHIP1.17
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 34
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 36
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 23# 35
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 28# 34
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 23# 24
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 31
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 16# 24
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 48
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 32# 34
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 24# 29
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 28# 34
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 25# 37
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 20# 36
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 25# 29
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 26
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 25# 40
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 25# 36
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 21# 24
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 21# 53
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 22# 24
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 21
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 20# 27
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 16# 29
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 26
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 21# 29
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 22# 27
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 20# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 16# 29
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 25# 40
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 36
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 23# 37
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 22# 25
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 21# 22
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 22
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 16# 23
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 17# 27
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 34# 46
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 29# 33
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 18# 29
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 30# 34
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 22# 28
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 20# 25
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 28# 33
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 21# 17
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 23# 22
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 18
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 30# 17
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 30
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 31# 20
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 32# 17
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 21
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 37# 26
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 42# 41
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 44# 13
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 46# 23
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 63# 22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs38
   
Home Runs915
   
RBI41
   
Stolen Bases1
   
Batting Avg.307
   
Strikeouts9637
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.28
   
WHIP1.08
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs95
   
Home Runs2429
   
RBI99
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.290
   
Strikeouts222111
   
Wins13
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.56
   
WHIP1.17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
News 
 Phillies starter Aaron Nola allowed three earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four over six innings in Wednesday's loss to the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Sep 30th
Shortstop Corey Seager went 3-for-4 with two solo home runs and a double as the Dodgers pounded the Padres 8-3 on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 1st
 Phillies starter Aaron Nola allowed six earned runs on six hits and one walk while striking out eight over six innings in Thursday's win over the Pirates.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Fri, Sep 24th
Shortstop Corey Seager went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, two runs scored, three RBI, and a strikeout in the Dodgers' 11-9 win over the Padres on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 30th
 Phillies starter Aaron Nola allowed three earned runs on six hits and no walks while striking out six over five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Sep 8th
Shortstop Corey Seager went 4-for-5 with two RBI as the Dodgers beat the Rockies 7-5 in extra-innings on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 23rd
 Phillies starter Aaron Nola allowed six earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five over four innings in a no-decision against the Nationals on Thursday.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Fri, Sep 3rd
Shortstop Corey Seager went 2-for-3 with two singles and a walk as the Dodgers lost to the Reds 3-1 on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Sep 18th
 Phillies starter Aaron Nola allowed two earned runs on three hits and no walks while striking out seven over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks on Friday.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Aug 28th
Corey Seager went 1-for-4 on the day, hitting a solo shot to open the scoring for the Dodgers in the fourth inning.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Mon, Sep 13th
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
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
  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