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Who Should I Draft?

Andrew Benintendi or Max Kepler (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
37 of 46 experts
20%
Recommended by
9 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 69# 82
Best Rank# 44# 57
Worst Rank# 114# 157
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 104# 123
Best Rank# 102# 108
Worst Rank# 126# 150
   
Projections 
   
Runs3234
Home Runs611
RBI2829
Stolen Bases51
Batting Average.276.255
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 69
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 44# 108
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 84
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 69# 81
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 60# 157
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 68# 89
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 68# 80
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 68# 72
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 81
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 74# 78
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 68# 80
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 70# 80
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 64# 86
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 63# 100
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 62# 78
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 65# 82
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 69# 130
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 90# 106
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 68# 81
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 70# 83
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 68# 84
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 77
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 85# 106
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 69# 91
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 75# 104
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 47# 59
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 74# 81
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 67# 88
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 69# 71
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 65# 83
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 58# 118
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 60# 88
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 87# 117
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 74# 76
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 72# 82
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 63# 74
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 72# 90
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 69# 57
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 66
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 71# 70
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 72# 63
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 76# 70
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 78# 77
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 80# 76
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 83# 67
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 114# 98
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats541524
   
Runs7298
   
Hits144132
   
Singles8664
   
Doubles4032
   
Triples50
   
Home Runs1336
   
RBI6890
   
Stolen Bases101
   
Caught Stealing35
   
Walks5960
   
Strikeouts14099
   
Batting Average.266.252
   
On Base Pct.343.336
   
Slugging Pct.431.519
   
On-base Plus Slugging.774.855
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats208195
   
Runs3234
   
Hits5750
   
Singles3527
   
Doubles1412
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs611
   
RBI2829
   
Stolen Bases51
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2423
   
Strikeouts4739
   
Batting Average.276.255
   
On Base Pct.351.335
   
Slugging Pct.447.481
   
On-base Plus Slugging.798.815
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
News 
 Andrew Benintendi will replace Mookie Betts as Boston's leadoff hitter in 2020, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Jul 9th
Max Kepler went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in Friday's win over Tampa Bay.
Michael Felner
Sat, Mar 7th
 Andrew Benintendi (quadriceps) will return to the lineup as a designated hitter Tuesday against the Yankees, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
John Aubin
Mon, Mar 2nd
Max Kepler went 0-for-2 in Saturday's game against the Boston Red Sox.
Michael Felner
Sat, Feb 29th
 Andrew Benintendi is dealing with quadriceps tightness but could return to game action Tuesday, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Mar 1st
Max Kepler has yet to play in spring training games due to a sore upper back, according to Twins' manager, Rocco Baldelli.
Michael Felner
Wed, Feb 26th
 The Red Sox have signed Andrew Benintendi to a two-year, $10 million contract.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Feb 8th
 
Notes 
 If you're the type of fantasy player who likes to buy low on players off a down year, then Andrew Benintendi is the type of guy that you want to target. He was, after all, going in the late third to early fourth round of drafts in 2019, and he has the pedigree of a top prospect that you want. Is he going to become the second coming of Christian Yelich? Yeah, that's unlikely, but he's still in a good lineup (even without Mookie Betts), and he'll contribute everywhere but home runs. And even then, he still isn't a zero there.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Kepler finally tapped into his potential last season after showing signs of it in 2018. There's nothing really, from an underlying or surface level, that says it was flukey.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Benintendi had a disappointing offensive season in 2019, hitting just 13 homers with 10 steals and a .266 batting average. There is upside, sure, but if he repeats that production, he is barely worth drafting, let alone all the way up in the top 100 picks where his ADP currently is.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Most seem to recall Kepler knocking 36 homers but did you realize he did it while missing 30 games. The batting average will almost definitely be under .260 but if he plays the full season, you can bet on 90+ runs and 90+ RBIs this season.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 There is really no reason not to buy Benintendi at his current ADP. He will get you HRs and SBs with a decent average, and a solid amount of runs and RBIs. I am quite certain 2019 will be his low point, not his norm.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Hit 36 homers in 2019 without striking out too much. Does that signal room for even more upside?
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Has produced a below average 99 wRC+ since the 2018 All-Star break
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros