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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rendon or DJ LeMahieu (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
37 of 51 experts
27%
Recommended by
14 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 24
Best Rank# 14# 13
Worst Rank# 36# 53
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 28# 25
Best Rank# 25# 21
Worst Rank# 38# 29
   
Projections 
   
Runs9199
Home Runs2821
RBI10077
Stolen Bases36
Batting Average.292.307
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 33
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 18# 38
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 21# 33
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 35
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 18# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 53
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 26# 29
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 25
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 17# 18
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 17# 22
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 18# 21
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 16# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 18# 26
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 21# 22
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 14# 28
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 15# 20
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 17# 24
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 19# 46
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 17# 25
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 22# 26
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 17# 24
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 39
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 19# 22
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 19# 37
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 32# 34
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 32
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 14# 23
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 18# 27
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 16# 19
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 19# 21
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 15# 16
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 19# 21
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 17# 25
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 18# 36
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 23# 26
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 20# 23
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 24# 27
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 16# 15
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 18# 15
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 16
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 18# 15
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 18# 13
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 19# 17
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 15
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 18
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 23# 21
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 23# 22
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 26# 25
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 31# 26
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 34# 26
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 36# 22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats189195
   
Runs2941
   
Hits5471
   
Singles3349
   
Doubles1110
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs910
   
RBI3127
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks3818
   
Strikeouts3121
   
Batting Average.286.364
   
On Base Pct.418.421
   
Slugging Pct.497.590
   
On-base Plus Slugging.9161.011
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats542579
   
Runs9199
   
Hits157176
   
Singles89124
   
Doubles3629
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2821
   
RBI10077
   
Stolen Bases36
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks8049
   
Strikeouts9287
   
Batting Average.292.307
   
On Base Pct.384.361
   
Slugging Pct.520.474
   
On-base Plus Slugging.904.835
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
News 
 Los Angeles Angels' third baseman Anthony Rendon (hip) will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a right hip impingement.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 4th
DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored Tuesday in the win against the Orioles.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 15th
 There is nothing new on Anthony Rendon. He is still a couple of weeks away and will have rehab games before returning.
Corbin Young
Tue, Jul 27th
DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-3 with a walk on Friday night as the Yankees lost to the Mets by a 10-3 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 11th
 Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon (hamstring) still isn't feeling better and won't return until late July, early August.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 16th
DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs on Friday as the Yankees defeated the Orioles in 11 innings.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 4th
 The Angels placed 3B Anthony Rendon on the 10-day IL due to a hamstring strain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 6th
DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and scored two runs on Monday night as the Yankees lost to the Angels by an 8-7 score.
John Aubin
Tue, Aug 31st
 Angels 3B Anthony Rendon (hamstring) is expected to avoid the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 5th
DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Braves.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 25th
Notes 
 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
LeMahieu will return to the Yankees on a six-year deal, and that is great news for fantasy managers. Since he's been New York, he's provided elite all-around production, most notably in batting average, where he has batted .336. He's blossomed into a 25-home run hitter with plenty of runs and RBI, and a handful of steals that chip in with the category. Add to that LeMahieu's multi-position eligibility and he is a huge asset to every fantasy team. With nothing in his profile to suggest a skills decline, he should be drafted before the third round is out in every fantasy league.
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
One of my biggest fades this season. DJL is great, but is more of a real life player than he is a fantasy player. Not reaching for him at his ceiling.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Over the past two season "DJL" has posted a 183 wRC+ while playing at home compared to a 112 figure on the road. Of course, it's always helpful to be hitting in Yankee Stadium. This makes the fact that he re-signed with the Yankees an important one. LeMahieu is going to keep playing half of his games inside Yankee Stadium. The first modern player to win batting titles in both leagues, LeMahieu's presence on the Yankees means that he's the No. 1 fantasy second baseman for this fantasy writer.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros