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Who Should I Draft?

Alex Bregman or Javier Baez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
42 of 45 experts
7%
Recommended by
3 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 20
Best Rank# 7# 12
Worst Rank# 27# 53
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 13# 31
Best Rank# 10# 26
Worst Rank# 17# 66
   
Projections 
   
Runs3934
Home Runs1212
RBI3837
Stolen Bases25
Batting Average.296.280
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 17
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 18
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 10# 14
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 22
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 11# 22
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 25
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 11# 23
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 13# 24
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 14# 23
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 12# 27
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 11# 23
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 20
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 24
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 7# 35
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 15# 25
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 9# 27
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 10# 53
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 11# 22
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 11# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 11# 30
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 13# 22
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 17# 21
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 13# 30
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 36
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 11# 30
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 11# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 12# 25
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 12# 15
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 15# 18
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 15# 18
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 17
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 11# 16
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 15# 23
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 18# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 12# 20
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 13# 30
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 11# 13
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 15# 18
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 10# 25
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 16# 17
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 14# 22
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 12# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 12
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 20# 17
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 27# 26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats554531
   
Runs12289
   
Hits164149
   
Singles8478
   
Doubles3738
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs4129
   
RBI11285
   
Stolen Bases511
   
Caught Stealing17
   
Walks11928
   
Strikeouts83156
   
Batting Average.296.281
   
On Base Pct.423.316
   
Slugging Pct.592.531
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.015.847
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats197216
   
Runs3934
   
Hits5860
   
Singles3133
   
Doubles1414
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1212
   
RBI3837
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks3512
   
Strikeouts3162
   
Batting Average.296.280
   
On Base Pct.402.316
   
Slugging Pct.554.521
   
On-base Plus Slugging.956.837
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
News 
 Alex Bregman was not present at Wednesday's summer camp workout due to a delay in the processing of his test results.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
Javier Baez told Marly Rivera of ESPN that contract talks with the Cubs have been put on hold for now.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 6th
 Alex Bregman has hired Scott Boras as his new agent.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
Javier Baez went 2-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Sun, Mar 1st
 Alex Bregman parted ways with his agent Brodie Scoffield of Klutch Sports. He is in the process of looking for a new agent.
Brad Camara
Wed, May 20th
 
 Alex Bregman went 0-for-2 with a walk as the Astros beat the Tigers 2-1 on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
 
 Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a single as the Astros fell to the Cardinals 6-3 on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
 
Notes 
 Bregman's multi-position eligibility makes him an attractive target in the second round, and he is a first-round pick in points leagues. You shouldn't expect 41 homers again from him, as his home ballpark aided him in reaching those numbers with his launch angle. Ten homers is achievable for Bregman, and he offers all-around production that makes him worthy of a selection here.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
You're drafting Baez for one thing right now, and that's power. The speed? Major drop-off from 2018 to 2019. The walks? Ha, that's cute. The success that Baez has had the past two years has resulted in everything going exactly right for him, but with the skill set that he has, the margin for error is razor-thin. There are many players that offer the same skills that Baez had who can be had for a much better draft cost - especially considering the position that he plays.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Thanks to his 122 runs and 41 homers, Bregman outperformed Story, Turner and Lindor last year so you might consider him at #6 overall once Bellinger is gone but his lack of steals makes his ceiling a bit lower than each of those other first rounders.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
The shortstop position is so loaded that Baez' 29 homers, 11 steals and .281 batting average didn't even get him into the top 12 at the position last year. He is still well worth a third or fourth round pick, however, because the bat and speed are both reliable.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Advanced analytics say last season's power was a mirage. On top of that, the ball may be dejuiced, he won't be cheating anymore, and will likely lead the league in HBPs. Going to pass at current ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
I love the skill set while I hate that the Cubs only attempted 69 stolen base attempts in 2019 - 2nd least in all of baseball. Baez would be a top 10 pick if not for the Cubs refusal to run. That reality drops Baez down. 2019 wasn't a down year, it was a reflection of the Cubs approach to scoring runs by refusing to run.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData