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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Santander or Ryan Mountcastle (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Santander
LF,CF,RF - BAL
Anthony Santander
Ryan Mountcastle
1B,DH,LF - BAL
Ryan Mountcastle
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
26 of 50 experts
48%
Recommended by
24 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 93# 97
Best Rank# 54# 62
Worst Rank# 153# 133
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 158# 156
Best Rank# 137# 148
Worst Rank# 172# 186
   
Projections 
   
Runs7464
Home Runs2822
RBI8676
Stolen Bases42
Batting Average.259.279
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 94# 103
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 101# 109
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 67# 89
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 98# 102
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 97# 111
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 98# 133
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 105
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 68# 102
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 61# 78
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 91# 93
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 93# 98
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 93# 117
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 92# 108
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 89# 90
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 94# 110
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 85# 114
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 80# 95
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 98# 121
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 101# 108
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 107# 109
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 71# 106
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 83# 133
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 97# 104
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 95# 113
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 86# 102
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 54# 113
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 74# 69
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 84# 82
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 85# 83
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 85# 83
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 91# 79
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 92# 91
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 96# 80
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 98# 78
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 98# 95
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 99# 96
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 99# 62
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 100# 66
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 100# 98
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 100# 97
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 100# 86
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 104# 93
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 104# 97
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 111# 99
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 116# 107
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 126# 122
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 129# 85
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 132# 89
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 151# 128
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 153# 90
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Santander
LF,CF,RF - BAL
Anthony Santander
Ryan Mountcastle
1B,DH,LF - BAL
Ryan Mountcastle
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats153126
   
Runs2412
   
Hits4143
   
Singles1633
   
Doubles135
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs115
   
RBI3224
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks1011
   
Strikeouts2530
   
Batting Average.268.341
   
On Base Pct.321.393
   
Slugging Pct.582.500
   
On-base Plus Slugging.903.893
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Santander
LF,CF,RF - BAL
Anthony Santander
Ryan Mountcastle
1B,DH,LF - BAL
Ryan Mountcastle
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats549510
   
Runs7464
   
Hits141141
   
Singles7792
   
Doubles3326
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2822
   
RBI8676
   
Stolen Bases42
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks3533
   
Strikeouts115128
   
Batting Average.259.279
   
On Base Pct.303.322
   
Slugging Pct.482.461
   
On-base Plus Slugging.786.784
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Santander
LF,CF,RF - BAL
Anthony Santander
Ryan Mountcastle
1B,DH,LF - BAL
Ryan Mountcastle
News 
 Anthony Santander went 1-5 with a solo home run on Saturday.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sun, Apr 11th
Ryan Mountcastle went 2-3 with one double and one RBI in game one. And 1-3 with one strikeout, one double, and a run scored in game two.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Apr 14th
 Anthony Santander went 1-5 with a home run, two runs scored, one RBI, and three strikeouts on Tuesday. He delivered a perfect strike to home plate in the bottom of the eleventh inning to gun down Gio Urshela and end the game. The first place Orioles will play their home opener against Boston on Thursday.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Thu, Apr 8th
Ryan Mountcastle has been dropped to sixth in the Orioles' lineup on Tuesday against the Mariners.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 13th
 Anthony Santander went 1-4 with an RBI single in the eighth inning as the Orioles topped the Red Sox 3-0 on Opening Day.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Apr 2nd
Ryan Mountcastle went 1-4 with one run scored, two RBIs, and two strikeouts on Thursday.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Apr 9th
 Orioles manager Brandon Hyde says Anthony Santander (oblique) is good to go for Opening Day.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 31st
Ryan Mountcastle went 1-4 with a double, two RBIs, and a strikeout as the Orioles topped the Red Sox 3-0 on Opening Day.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Apr 2nd
 Orioles OF Anthony Santander (oblique) is out of the lineup for Monday‚Äôs game against the Rays.
Brad Camara
Mon, Mar 29th
 
Notes 
 Santander has quietly turned into a strong power bat, but few fantasy managers seem to give him credit. A .476 slugging percentage with 20 home runs in 93 games in 2019, followed by a .575 slugging percentage and 11 home runs in 37 games in 2020. There's nothing particularly fluky about his power output - it's just a young hitter coming into his own and making better contact. He did seem to sell out a bit for power last year, upping his launch angle and fly ball rate significantly. And yet he hit .261, the same mark as in 2019, and his xBA was .286. In other words, there's plenty to like about Santander, who is going well behind other hitters who offer similar production. He should be a value in drafts this year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Mountcastle followed up a successful minor-league career with a strong 35-game stint in the majors last year. Not only did he bat .333 with an .878 OPS and a 139 wRC+, but he also walked 7.9% of the time, far above what he showed in the minors. The batting average is unsustainable - he was a .295 hitter in the minors and last year he relied on a .398 BABIP despite sub-par average exit velocity and a middling line drive rate. But playing in Camden Yards should certainly keep his production high, and batting in the middle of the Orioles lineup should lead to enough RBI chances to make him a rosterable, if not startable, fantasy option.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros