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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Hays or Shogo Akiyama (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shogo Akiyama
LF,CF - CIN
Shogo Akiyama
Austin Hays
CF,RF - BAL
Austin Hays
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
25 of 36 experts
31%
Recommended by
11 of 36 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 167# 175
Best Rank# 70# 121
Worst Rank# 306# 302
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 268# 297
Best Rank# 233# 254
Worst Rank# 304# 383
   
Projections 
   
Runs2522
Home Runs58
RBI2023
Stolen Bases33
Batting Average.280.253
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 98
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 150# 161
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 159# 165
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 115# 163
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 111# 182
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 132# 153
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 198
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 159# 173
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 155# 179
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 151# 154
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 115
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 170# 172
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 70# 251
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 170# 182
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 207# 210
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 139# 156
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 133# 145
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 131# 150
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 130# 220
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 175# 176
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 133# 148
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 132# 147
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 138
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 113# 200
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 161
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 159# 121
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 157# 135
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 168# 137
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 139
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 163# 149
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 286# 151
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 240# 153
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 168
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 182# 168
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 212# 175
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 306# 302
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Shogo Akiyama
LF,CF - CIN
Shogo Akiyama
Austin Hays
CF,RF - BAL
Austin Hays
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats68
   
Runs12
   
Hits21
   
Singles11
   
Doubles6
   
Triples0
   
Home Runs4
   
RBI13
   
Stolen Bases2
   
Caught Stealing0
   
Walks7
   
Strikeouts13
   
Batting Average.309
   
On Base Pct.373
   
Slugging Pct.574
   
On-base Plus Slugging.947
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Shogo Akiyama
LF,CF - CIN
Shogo Akiyama
Austin Hays
CF,RF - BAL
Austin Hays
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats172167
   
Runs2522
   
Hits4842
   
Singles3225
   
Doubles89
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs58
   
RBI2023
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks199
   
Strikeouts3639
   
Batting Average.280.253
   
On Base Pct.351.290
   
Slugging Pct.430.449
   
On-base Plus Slugging.781.739
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Shogo Akiyama
LF,CF - CIN
Shogo Akiyama
Austin Hays
CF,RF - BAL
Austin Hays
News 
 Joel Sherman of The New York Post reported this week that the Reds reached a three-year agreement with Shogo Akiyama.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jan 1st
Austin Hays is "set to take on a big role" for the Orioles this year, per manager Brandon Hyde.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Wed, Jul 8th
  Austin Hays went 2-for-4 on Friday against the Yankees, hitting a double and scoring a run. The Orioles defeated the Yankees 5-1.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Mar 6th
  Austin Hays received three at-bats in Saturday's exhibition against the Marlins, walking once and scoring twice.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sun, Mar 1st
Notes 
 The Reds are high on Akiyama, and he's going to lead off for them against righties. In deeper, daily leagues, he's worth the pick.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Here is a post hype buy candidate. Hays struggled last season but was great in the minor leagues prior and should have a shot at everyday playing time in Baltimore. Sneaky late breakout potential.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Akiyama should represent a fairly high-floor outfield option that you can get at a bargain basement price. He'll likely bat leadoff for the Reds, potentially hit 20 home runs and steal 10 bases, and pile on the runs scored. There's no Shohei Ohtani upside with the bat, particularly given Akiyama's age, but he'll likely be a decent five-category contributor who is basically free in drafts.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros