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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Riley or Clint Frazier (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Clint Frazier
LF,RF - NYY
Clint Frazier
Austin Riley
3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
31 of 50 experts
38%
Recommended by
19 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 113# 119
Best Rank# 49# 85
Worst Rank# 162# 162
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 166# 215
Best Rank# 157# 199
Worst Rank# 194# 296
   
Projections 
   
Runs6769
Home Runs2227
RBI6981
Stolen Bases61
Batting Average.254.247
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 138# 152
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 112# 148
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 94# 133
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 142# 149
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 49# 108
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 115# 118
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 114# 128
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 111# 119
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 125# 129
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 123# 134
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 116# 122
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 114# 126
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 119# 134
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 123# 128
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 115
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 88# 115
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 102# 117
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 98# 133
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 101# 107
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 117# 162
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 106# 112
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 73# 145
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 127# 128
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 99# 120
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 115# 120
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 147# 161
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 92# 139
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 97# 104
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 113# 115
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 106# 120
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 105# 132
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 133# 85
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 162# 99
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 146# 100
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 123# 103
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 112# 106
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 123# 106
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 111# 107
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 131# 109
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 127# 113
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 119# 114
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 116# 115
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 122# 116
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 127# 118
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 134# 118
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 124# 119
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 123# 120
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 135# 132
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 135# 133
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 146# 143
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Clint Frazier
LF,RF - NYY
Clint Frazier
Austin Riley
3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats131188
   
Runs2424
   
Hits3545
   
Singles2029
   
Doubles67
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs88
   
RBI2627
   
Stolen Bases30
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2516
   
Strikeouts4449
   
Batting Average.267.239
   
On Base Pct.394.301
   
Slugging Pct.512.415
   
On-base Plus Slugging.905.716
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Clint Frazier
LF,RF - NYY
Clint Frazier
Austin Riley
3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats447498
   
Runs6769
   
Hits112123
   
Singles6370
   
Doubles2423
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2227
   
RBI6981
   
Stolen Bases61
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks5040
   
Strikeouts140154
   
Batting Average.254.247
   
On Base Pct.331.304
   
Slugging Pct.467.461
   
On-base Plus Slugging.797.765
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Clint Frazier
LF,RF - NYY
Clint Frazier
Austin Riley
3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
News 
 Clint Frazier went 1-for-3 with an RBI single and also walked as the Yankees lost to the Braves by a 4-1 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Apr 22nd
Austin Riley went 2-for-2 with a solo homer, a single, two walks, and three runs scored in Wednesday's game against the Yankees.
Steve Painter
Wed, Apr 21st
 Clint Frazier went 1-for-3 at the plate with a run scored on Tuesday as the Yankees lost to the Blue Jays by a 7-3 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 14th
Austin Riley went 2-for-3 with two singles and two runs scored in Sunday's game against the Cubs.
Steve Painter
Sun, Apr 18th
 Yankees OF Clint Frazier is sitting for the second straight game on Sunday against the Rays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 11th
Austin Riley went 1-for-4 with a single in Wednesday's game against the Marlins.
Steve Painter
Wed, Apr 14th
 Clint Frazier went 1-for-3 at the plate and scored a run on Sunday as the Yankees lost to the Blue Jays by a 3-1 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Apr 4th
Austin Riley went 1-for-3 with a single, run scored, and a walk, in Friday's game against the Phillies.
Steve Painter
Fri, Apr 9th
 Yankees manager Aaron Boone says that he sees Clint Frazier as the Yankees starting left fielder for the 2021 season.
Ryan Evans - Baseballogy
Wed, Feb 17th
Austin Riley went 1-for-3 with a single in Sunday's game against the Phillies.
Steve Painter
Sun, Apr 4th
Notes 
 There's little reason to doubt Frazier's ability to contribute from a fantasy perspective at this point. Over the last two seasons, he has a 162-game pace of a .267 average, 30 home runs, 83 runs scored, 96 RBI, and 6 steals. He upped his walk rate significantly in 2020 (15.6%, top seven percent in the league) and hits the ball hard consistently. The only issue for Frazier is his playing time with Giancarlo Stanton healthy and Brett Gardner back in the fold. But Frazier has done enough to hold the left field job and, regardless, Stanton, Aaron Judge, and Aaron Hicks are not the product of health. Draft Frazier as a starting outfielder and don't worry about the playing time.
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