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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rendon or Rafael Devers (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
34 of 50 experts
32%
Recommended by
16 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 19
Best Rank# 14# 13
Worst Rank# 36# 58
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 28# 40
Best Rank# 25# 35
Worst Rank# 38# 45
   
Projections 
   
Runs9195
Home Runs2831
RBI100101
Stolen Bases35
Batting Average.292.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 27
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 22
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 16# 20
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 18# 34
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 26
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 18# 19
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 18# 58
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 21
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 17# 21
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 17# 19
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 18# 24
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 21
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 16# 24
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 18# 24
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 14# 25
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 15# 23
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 23# 24
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 17# 23
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 18# 24
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 19# 28
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 17# 27
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 23
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 19# 21
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 19# 23
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 32# 33
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 22
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 14# 22
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 18# 22
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 16# 30
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 18# 27
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 15# 24
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 19# 29
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 17# 22
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 18# 27
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 17
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 19# 16
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 19# 17
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 20# 15
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 21# 17
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 21# 17
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 22# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 19
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 23# 17
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 23# 17
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 24# 19
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 26# 18
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 26# 17
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 31# 15
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 34# 13
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 36# 18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats189232
   
Runs2932
   
Hits5461
   
Singles3333
   
Doubles1116
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs911
   
RBI3143
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks3813
   
Strikeouts3167
   
Batting Average.286.263
   
On Base Pct.418.311
   
Slugging Pct.497.483
   
On-base Plus Slugging.916.793
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats542589
   
Runs9195
   
Hits157165
   
Singles8991
   
Doubles3640
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2831
   
RBI100101
   
Stolen Bases35
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks8045
   
Strikeouts92138
   
Batting Average.292.282
   
On Base Pct.384.334
   
Slugging Pct.520.518
   
On-base Plus Slugging.904.852
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
News 
 Anthony Rendon (knee) went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Friday's loss to the Red Sox.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 15th
Rafael Devers went 2-for-4 with a home run, and a two run double on Sunday.
Liam Gibney
Mon, May 10th
 Angels 3B Anthony Rendon (knee) has resumed light baseball activities.
Brad Camara
Mon, May 10th
Rafael Devers came up big for the Red Sox in their 12-9 victory over Detroit. He went 2-for-5 with three RBIs and scored once.
Liam Gibney
Fri, May 7th
 Anthony Rendon could be less than a week away from returning. Angels manager Joe Maddon says it's "not out of the question" that the third baseman could be activated from the injured list next weekend against the Red Sox.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, May 9th
Red Sox 3B Rafael Devers (shoulder) is absent from Tuesday's lineup against the Tigers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 4th
 The Angels placed 3B Anthony Rendon (knee) on the 10-day injured list Wednesday.
Brad Camara
Wed, May 5th
Rafael Devers went 1-for-3 with a home run and a walk on Friday.
Liam Gibney
Sat, May 1st
 Angels 3B Anthony Rendon (knee) is absent from Tuesday's lineup against the Rays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 4th
Rafael Devers drove in the only run for the Red Sox with a double in the sixth inning. He finished 1-for-4 on the day with an RBI.
Liam Gibney
Fri, Apr 30th
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
Devers' 2020 season was . . . fine. That's about the best you can say about it. He still hit the ball hard, ranking in the 96th percentile in average exit velocity, and he increased his barrel rate significantly. His counting stat paces from his breakout 2019 season went down, but not dramatically so (other than his batting average), and fantasy managers never felt like Devers was a drain on their teams. But, at the same time, his already poor walk rate declined, his strikeout rate jumped to a career worst, and he didn't even attempt a single stolen base. Devers is just 24 years old, so there is plenty of upside for him. The safest course of action is to build in some natural regression from Devers' strong 2019 season, and pencil him in for roughly 30 home runs and 200 combined runs and RBI. That still makes him an asset to any fantasy team.
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
Just like in 2019, Devers got off to a slow start last season. He posted a weak .543 OPS over his first 14 games before coming to life with an .868 mark over his final 43 contests. Devers' O-swing has increased every year that he has been in the league, up to 42.3% in 2020. His breakout 2019 saw him make contact on an unsustainable number of pitchers outside the zone. The young third baseman is able to do damage on anything he makes contact with, but he needs to decrease the amount of strikeout to become a consistently elite hitter.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
  Devers would be more appealing if he stole bases more often, but batting in the middle of the mediocre Red Sox lineup does not scream huge season. He is a fine pick, but not someone primed to break out.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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