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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Riley or Andres Gimenez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Andres Gimenez
2B,3B,SS - CLE
Andres Gimenez
Austin Riley
1B,3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
27 of 51 experts
47%
Recommended by
24 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 118# 119
Best Rank# 71# 85
Worst Rank# 207# 172
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 174# 215
Best Rank# 151# 199
Worst Rank# 216# 296
   
Projections 
   
Runs6369
Home Runs1127
RBI4981
Stolen Bases221
Batting Average.256.247
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 110# 152
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 110# 148
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 117# 133
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 90# 106
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 111# 119
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 113# 116
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 111# 129
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 121# 122
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 105# 126
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 71# 114
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 115# 134
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 114
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 109# 117
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 129# 133
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 100# 115
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 103# 107
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 100# 143
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 109# 118
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 166# 172
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 109# 132
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 114# 128
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 110# 120
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 88# 120
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 82# 161
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 109# 139
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 103# 132
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 86# 133
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 104# 85
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 103# 99
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 109# 100
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 162# 103
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 128# 104
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 115# 106
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 157# 107
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 164# 108
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 136# 109
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 144# 112
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 123# 113
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 130# 115
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 125# 115
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 126# 118
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 182# 118
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 154# 119
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 132# 120
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 141# 120
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 146# 128
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 130# 128
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 134
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 174# 145
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 207# 149
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 168# 162
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Andres Gimenez
2B,3B,SS - CLE
Andres Gimenez
Austin Riley
1B,3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats118188
   
Runs2224
   
Hits3145
   
Singles2329
   
Doubles37
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs38
   
RBI1227
   
Stolen Bases80
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks716
   
Strikeouts2849
   
Batting Average.263.239
   
On Base Pct.333.301
   
Slugging Pct.398.415
   
On-base Plus Slugging.732.716
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Andres Gimenez
2B,3B,SS - CLE
Andres Gimenez
Austin Riley
1B,3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats460498
   
Runs6369
   
Hits116123
   
Singles7970
   
Doubles2223
   
Triples52
   
Home Runs1127
   
RBI4981
   
Stolen Bases221
   
Caught Stealing81
   
Walks2840
   
Strikeouts109154
   
Batting Average.256.247
   
On Base Pct.299.304
   
Slugging Pct.397.461
   
On-base Plus Slugging.696.765
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Andres Gimenez
2B,3B,SS - CLE
Andres Gimenez
Austin Riley
1B,3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
News 
 Cleveland shortstop Andres Gimenez went 1-for-2 with a solo homer in a 4-2 loss to the Royals in Game 2 of a Monday doubleheader.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Sep 21st
Austin Riley went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer against the Diamondbacks Tuesday.
Steve Painter
Wed, Sep 22nd
 Cleveland shortstop Andres Gimenez went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer in an 11-3 win over the Yankees on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 18th
Austin Riley went 3-for-5 with three doubles, three RBI, and a run scored against the Diamondbacks Monday.
Steve Painter
Tue, Sep 21st
 Cleveland infielder Andres Gimenez went 1-for-4 with a run and a steal in an 11-5 win over the Red Sox on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 5th
Austin Riley went 2-for-5 with two singles and a run scored against the Rockies Wednesday.
Steve Painter
Thu, Sep 16th
 Cleveland infielder Andres Gimenez went 1-for-3 with a double and a steal in a 4-3 loss to the Red Sox on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 5th
Austin Riley went 1-for-4 with a single and a run scored against the Marlins Friday.
Steve Painter
Fri, Sep 10th
 Cleveland second baseman Andres Gimenez went 2-for-4 with a run and a steal in an 8-5 loss to Boston on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 4th
Austin Riley went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer, a walk, and an additional RBI in Sunday's game against the Rockies.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 5th
Notes 
 Gimenez was one of the main pieces in the Francisco Lindor/Carlos Carrasco trade, and he looks like he'll be the starting shortstop for Cleveland on Opening Day. There's not a ton of power in his bat, but he has a ton of speed. He ranked in the 94th percentile in sprint speed last season, and stole eight bases in 49 games in 2020 and 28 in 117 games in Triple-A the year before. His ADP is rising as his job security grows, but it's worth it for the steals he will provide.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Riley made some notable gains last year after he looked like he might fall out of fantasy-relevance entirely with the way he closed his 2019 season. He essentially traded off some power for contact, as his swing percentage dropped, his contact rate increased, and he improved on both his walk and strikeout rates. Although there was some question as to whether the Braves would add another third baseman in free agency, it appears they're content to roll with Riley to begin the year. That should make him a cheap source of power for fantasy, one whose batting average (.262 xBA last year) won't hurt you too badly.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros