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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rizzo or Trent Grisham (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Trent Grisham
LF,CF,RF - SD
Trent Grisham
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
26 of 50 experts
48%
Recommended by
24 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 52# 54
Best Rank# 40# 29
Worst Rank# 80# 87
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 92# 78
Best Rank# 75# 70
Worst Rank# 98# 87
   
Projections 
   
Runs8687
Home Runs2722
RBI8770
Stolen Bases615
Batting Average.268.251
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 61
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 62
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 52# 82
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 70
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 49# 52
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 50# 83
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 65
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 44# 59
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 55# 56
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 51# 73
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 53# 57
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 69
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 55# 59
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 51# 58
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 61# 65
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 53# 70
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 49# 57
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 51# 87
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 54# 57
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 47# 67
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 45# 54
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 56# 59
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 54# 57
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 49# 61
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 48# 80
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 52# 78
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 48# 43
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 51# 38
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 52# 49
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 52# 39
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 52# 29
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 53# 35
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 53# 50
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 53# 51
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 54# 45
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 54# 49
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 55# 48
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 51
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 56# 46
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 58# 52
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 58# 51
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 58# 51
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 60# 57
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 60# 32
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 64# 59
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 65# 43
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 65# 45
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 74# 53
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 78# 49
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 80# 49
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Trent Grisham
LF,CF,RF - SD
Trent Grisham
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats203215
   
Runs2642
   
Hits4554
   
Singles2833
   
Doubles68
   
Triples03
   
Home Runs1110
   
RBI2426
   
Stolen Bases310
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2831
   
Strikeouts3864
   
Batting Average.222.251
   
On Base Pct.342.352
   
Slugging Pct.414.456
   
On-base Plus Slugging.755.808
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Trent Grisham
LF,CF,RF - SD
Trent Grisham
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats548522
   
Runs8687
   
Hits145129
   
Singles8977
   
Doubles2724
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs2722
   
RBI8770
   
Stolen Bases615
   
Caught Stealing34
   
Walks7474
   
Strikeouts99145
   
Batting Average.268.251
   
On Base Pct.356.345
   
Slugging Pct.471.444
   
On-base Plus Slugging.827.788
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Trent Grisham
LF,CF,RF - SD
Trent Grisham
News 
 Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-4 Saturday versus the Braves. He would come around to score twice.
Jamie Mellor
Sun, Apr 18th
Trent Grisham went 1-3 with a single and a walk in the Padres' loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.
Matt Flipi
Sun, Apr 18th
 Anthony Rizzo did not produce a run in the win Tuesday versus the Brewers. However, he did steal his second base of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Wed, Apr 14th
Trent Grisham went 1-3 with a home run and two walks in the Padres' loss to the Pirates on Tuesday.
Matt Flipi
Wed, Apr 14th
 Anthony Rizzo launched a homer Thursday versus Pittsburgh. It drove in a key insurance run. He had scored earlier on Baez's home run that was the winning blow.
Jamie Mellor
Fri, Apr 9th
Trent Grisham went 1-3 with a walk and a home run in the Padres' win over the Rangers on Sunday.
Matt Flipi
Mon, Apr 12th
 Anthony Rizzo went 0-for-2 but walked twice and scored a run. He also stole his first base of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Mon, Apr 5th
Trent Grisham went 2-4 with a home run, a single, a walk, and 2 RBI in the Padres' win over the Rangers on Saturday.
Matt Flipi
Sun, Apr 11th
 Anthony Rizzo doubled for one of only two hits by the Cubs in their first game of the regular season. He also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.
Jamie Mellor
Fri, Apr 2nd
Trent Grisham went 2-4 with a double and a strikeout in his first game back from a hamstring injury. Grisham started the year on the 10-day IL, and Friday's game in Arlington was his first game of the 2021 season.
Matt Flipi
Sat, Apr 10th
Notes 
 Rizzo's average dropped to just .222 last year and his counting stats waned, though the latter failing was much more due to the lack of production from the rest of the Cubs lineup. His walk and strikeout rates, however, stayed mostly in line, and his BABIP was an artificially low .218 (career mark of .289), which is partly why there was such a gap between his xBA of .266 and his actual batting average. With that said, Rizzo didn't hit the ball nearly as hard last year, as he saw career worsts in average exit velocity and hard hit rate. He likely won't ever be the player he was at his peak, but there's still plenty in his bat that can help fantasy managers, including the handful of steals he will throw in each year. He's a starting-caliber first baseman still, without question, and he'll go at a discount because of last year's numbers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Grisham had an excellent debut season with San Diego, reaching double digits in both home runs and steals in his 59 games. He improved on his already strong walk rate from 2019, and improved his quality of contact significantly. Whether or not you buy the bat, we know he has plenty of speed to do damage on the basepaths, as he ranks in the 96th percentile in sprint speed. Slated to lead off again for a strong Padres lineup, Grisham should provide plenty of runs scored to go along with his potential for a 20-20 season. Monitor his hamstring strain he suffered in the spring, but unless he looks like he'll miss significant time, draft him with confidence.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros