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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rizzo or Matt Olson (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
11 of 20 experts
45%
Recommended by
9 of 20 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 57# 55
Best Rank# 38# 36
Worst Rank# 125# 80
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 84# 96
Best Rank# 76# 73
Worst Rank# 89# 110
   
Projections 
   
Runs8088
Home Runs3627
RBI9788
Stolen Bases26
Batting Average.240.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 56
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 54# 56
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 54# 56
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 60# 63
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 38# 70
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 53# 66
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 56# 80
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 53# 54
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 54# 55
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 47# 52
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 55# 57
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 53# 36
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 47
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 55# 48
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 49
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 57# 50
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 61# 52
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 54
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 125# 57
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 59# 58
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats210203
   
Runs2826
   
Hits4145
   
Singles2228
   
Doubles46
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1411
   
RBI4224
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks3428
   
Strikeouts7738
   
Batting Average.195.222
   
On Base Pct.310.342
   
Slugging Pct.424.414
   
On-base Plus Slugging.734.755
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats533556
   
Runs8088
   
Hits126146
   
Singles6590
   
Doubles2327
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3627
   
RBI9788
   
Stolen Bases26
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks7075
   
Strikeouts16798
   
Batting Average.240.267
   
On Base Pct.325.351
   
Slugging Pct.489.469
   
On-base Plus Slugging.815.820
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
News 
There are no recent news for these players
Notes 
 Olson again hit for a ton of power last year, and ranked in the top nine percent of the league in average exit velocity for the third straight season. But he struck out 31.4% of the time, which contributed to a massive average drop to just .195. Olson had a bit of bad luck, as his xBA was .224, but still, it was by far his worst career mark. Although he'll never be a high average hitter, it's a good bet that he'll return something this year closer to his .245 career mark. Combine that with his likely near-40 home run season, and he'll make a fine mid-round selection and starting first baseman for any fantasy team.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 
 Olson's Statcast profile was a bit all over the place last year. However, the biggest reason to buy back in this season is the disastrous .227 BABIP he posted (compared to .292 and .300 marks from the previous two campaigns). Olson still managed to hit 14 homers in the shortened season, which means the power is still there. The expectation of some better luck means he might be my single biggest first base target in drafts this spring.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros