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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Riley or Jake Cronenworth (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Austin Riley
3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
Jake Cronenworth
1B,2B,SS - SD
Jake Cronenworth
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
36 of 49 experts
27%
Recommended by
13 of 49 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 119# 128
Best Rank# 85# 88
Worst Rank# 162# 249
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 215# 190
Best Rank# 199# 185
Worst Rank# 296# 238
   
Projections 
   
Runs6961
Home Runs279
RBI8151
Stolen Bases110
Batting Average.247.271
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 152# 162
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 106# 144
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 119# 135
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 116# 129
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 108# 166
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 99# 138
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 118# 202
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 85# 158
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 103# 134
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 128# 137
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 119# 129
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 129# 139
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 122# 126
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 126# 135
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 114# 122
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 106# 130
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 100# 129
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 115# 134
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 117# 152
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 133# 142
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 107# 146
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 109# 148
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 143# 177
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 112# 128
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 132# 173
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 128# 145
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 120# 124
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 161# 165
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 118# 154
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 107# 128
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 104# 123
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 115# 123
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 113# 249
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 120# 125
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 132# 145
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 133# 179
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 115# 113
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 118# 89
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 120# 109
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 120# 88
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 128# 113
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 133# 121
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 134# 113
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 134# 129
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 139# 98
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 145# 114
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 148# 99
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 149# 112
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 162# 91
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Austin Riley
3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
Jake Cronenworth
1B,2B,SS - SD
Jake Cronenworth
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats188172
   
Runs2426
   
Hits4549
   
Singles2927
   
Doubles715
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs84
   
RBI2720
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks1618
   
Strikeouts4930
   
Batting Average.239.285
   
On Base Pct.301.354
   
Slugging Pct.415.477
   
On-base Plus Slugging.716.831
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Austin Riley
3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
Jake Cronenworth
1B,2B,SS - SD
Jake Cronenworth
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats498435
   
Runs6961
   
Hits123118
   
Singles7076
   
Doubles2326
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs279
   
RBI8151
   
Stolen Bases110
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks4044
   
Strikeouts15489
   
Batting Average.247.271
   
On Base Pct.304.338
   
Slugging Pct.461.413
   
On-base Plus Slugging.765.752
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Austin Riley
3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
Jake Cronenworth
1B,2B,SS - SD
Jake Cronenworth
News 
 Austin Riley went 1-for-4 with a single in Wednesday's game against the Marlins.
Steve Painter
Wed, Apr 14th
Jake Cronenworth went 2-2 with two doubles, two walks, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Padres' win over the Pirates on Thursday.
Matt Flipi
Fri, Apr 16th
 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
Jake Cronenworth went 2-5 with two singles in San Diego's win over the Pirates on Monday.
Matt Flipi
Mon, Apr 12th
 Austin Riley went 1-for-3 with a single in Sunday's game against the Phillies.
Steve Painter
Sun, Apr 4th
Jake Cronenworth went 3-5 in the Padres loss to the Giants on Monday.
Matt Flipi
Tue, Apr 6th
 Austin Riley went 1-for-2 with a single in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Rays.
Steve Painter
Sun, Mar 28th
Jake Cronenworth is playing first base and hitting fifth on Saturday against the D'Backs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 3rd
 Austin Riley went 2-for-3 with two homers and three RBI in Wednesday's spring game against the Pirates.
Steve Painter
Wed, Mar 24th
Jake Cronenworth worth went 1-3 with a double and a walk on Friday.
Matt Flipi
Sat, Apr 3rd
Notes 
 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
Cronenworth wound up being one of the best waiver pickups of the 2020 season. He provided a great batting average (.285) with multi-position eligibility. The counting stats - mainly the four homers and three steals - left a lot to be desired, however. Cronenworth ultimately profiles as a better "real life" player than he does as a fantasy option. Still, in deeper roto leagues that use batting average, his contact skills and defensive versatility give him a fantastic floor. I just don't expect him to be a fantasy difference-maker in most 10-12 team leagues.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros