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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
69%
Recommended by
35 of 51 experts
31%
Recommended by
16 of 51 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 AlertIL60-
   
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
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 17# 29
   
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 
 Los Angeles Angels' third baseman Anthony Rendon (hip) will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a right hip impingement.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 4th
Rafael Devers went 4-for-5 with a home run, four RBIs, and three runs scored in their playoff clinching win on Sunday.
Liam Gibney
Mon, Oct 4th
 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
Rafael Devers went 2-for-4 with with a double, and a run scored in Sunday's tough loss to the New York Yankees.
Liam Gibney
Mon, Sep 27th
 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
Rafael Devers went 1-for-4 with a home run, and three RBIs. He was responsible for all three of the Red Sox runs in this contest against the Yankees on Friday.
Liam Gibney
Sat, Sep 25th
 The Angels placed 3B Anthony Rendon on the 10-day IL due to a hamstring strain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 6th
Rafael Devers went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and three runs scored in Saturday's 9-3 win over Baltimore.
Liam Gibney
Sun, Sep 19th
 Angels 3B Anthony Rendon (hamstring) is expected to avoid the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 5th
Rafael Devers went just 1-for-4 on the day, striking out twice. But he salvaged his fantasy day with a solo homer in the eighth inning.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, Sep 14th
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