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Who Should I Draft?

Alex Verdugo or Mike Moustakas (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Moustakas
1B,2B,3B - CIN
Mike Moustakas
Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
33 of 50 experts
34%
Recommended by
17 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 72# 77
Best Rank# 30# 53
Worst Rank# 104# 114
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 115# 129
Best Rank# 111# 126
Worst Rank# 125# 137
   
Projections 
   
Runs7380
Home Runs3217
RBI9462
Stolen Bases38
Batting Average.253.289
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 74
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 72# 84
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 50# 99
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 66# 74
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 30# 75
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 88
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 66# 72
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 57# 95
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 71# 74
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 68# 76
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 46# 53
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 84# 114
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 66# 80
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 63# 68
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 61# 81
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 63# 76
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 87# 94
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 70# 81
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 61# 75
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 62# 72
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 64# 82
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 76# 78
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 80# 95
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 67# 84
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 71# 76
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 58# 63
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 49# 98
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 75# 80
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 58# 62
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 79# 92
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 73# 77
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 50# 110
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 71# 85
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 75# 61
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 97# 62
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 93# 62
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 83# 65
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 91# 69
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 83# 69
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 82# 69
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 79# 70
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 80# 71
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 80# 74
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 79# 74
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 104# 77
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 85# 77
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 87# 78
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 83# 80
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 92# 81
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 103# 81
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Moustakas
1B,2B,3B - CIN
Mike Moustakas
Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats139201
   
Runs1336
   
Hits3262
   
Singles1540
   
Doubles916
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs86
   
RBI2715
   
Stolen Bases14
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks1817
   
Strikeouts3645
   
Batting Average.230.309
   
On Base Pct.331.367
   
Slugging Pct.468.478
   
On-base Plus Slugging.799.844
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Moustakas
1B,2B,3B - CIN
Mike Moustakas
Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats530527
   
Runs7380
   
Hits133151
   
Singles7295
   
Doubles2735
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3217
   
RBI9462
   
Stolen Bases38
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks5247
   
Strikeouts11299
   
Batting Average.253.289
   
On Base Pct.320.347
   
Slugging Pct.492.459
   
On-base Plus Slugging.812.806
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Moustakas
1B,2B,3B - CIN
Mike Moustakas
Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
News 
 The Reds placed Mike Moustakas (illness) on the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 20th
Alex Verdugo went 3-for-4 with a homer, a walk, and two runs scored as the Red Sox beat the White Sox on Patriots Day in Boston.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 20th
 Cincinnati Reds Infielder Mike Moustakas, who missed the previous three games with a non-COVID-related illness, is back in the lineup on Tuesday vs. the Diamondbacks.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 20th
Alex Verdugo went a combined 5-for-8 with a home run as the Red Sox swept Wednesday's doubleheader against the Twins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 15th
 Mike Moustakas (illness) remains absent from Sunday's lineup against the Indians.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 18th
Alex Verdugo went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer and two runs scored as the Red Sox beat the Orioles on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 11th
 Mike Moustakas (illness) remains absent from the Reds' lineup on Saturday against the Indians.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 17th
Alex Verdugo went 2-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored as the Red Sox beat the Orioles 7-3 on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 8th
 After missing Friday's game due to a non-COVID illness, Mike Moustakas should be back in Saturday's lineup.
Corbin Young
Fri, Apr 16th
Alex Verdugo is absent from Wednesday's lineup against the Rays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 7th
Notes 
 Because Moustakas was a hitter who played for the Reds, he had a poor 2020 season (seriously, look at their collective numbers). He walked more, struck out more, and lost some points on his batting average, but overall, there was little different in Moustakas's profile. He continued to hit for power and make quality contact. He may not score many runs given his lack of speed and surrounding cast, and the batting average isn't going to help you. But he's got plenty of power for a second-base eligible player, and there's no sign that his production is ready to fall off a cliff.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Verdugo's first season in Boston went about as well as you would have expected. He hit for a high average, scored plenty of runs, and added just a bit of power and speed. But under the hood, there were some concerning signs. Specifically, his quality of contact was generally below the MLB average in every notable measure, and his expected batting average was just .238, a full 70 points below his actual batting average. And his strikeout rate rose to 20.4%, a career worst. But, in the end, Verdugo is going to continue to lead off for the Red Sox and contribute in both batting average and runs scored even on his worst day, and he'll offer at least some production in the remaining categories. Nitpick if you must, but he'll be a valuable contributor overall, regardless of the Statcast data.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros