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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Riley or Lorenzo Cain (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Austin Riley
3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
40 of 50 experts
20%
Recommended by
10 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 119# 137
Best Rank# 85# 103
Worst Rank# 162# 248
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 215# 271
Best Rank# 199# 257
Worst Rank# 296# 349
   
Projections 
   
Runs6966
Home Runs2710
RBI8143
Stolen Bases114
Batting Average.247.272
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 149# 166
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 106# 231
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 119# 131
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 116# 136
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 108# 144
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 99# 122
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 118# 147
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 85# 154
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 103# 130
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 128# 149
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 119# 138
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 129# 140
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 122# 138
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 126# 150
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 114# 135
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 134# 144
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 106# 154
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 100# 118
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 115# 193
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 117# 145
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 115# 144
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 107# 139
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 109# 248
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 143# 156
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 118# 150
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 112# 135
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 145# 166
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 132# 174
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 128# 158
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 120# 135
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 120# 158
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 120# 128
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 118# 141
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 139# 145
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 107# 125
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 115# 137
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 113# 135
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 120# 162
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 132# 141
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 133# 154
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 104# 103
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 128# 121
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 133# 126
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 133# 130
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 134# 118
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 148# 128
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 152# 131
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 161# 136
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 162# 158
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 110
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Austin Riley
3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats18818
   
Runs244
   
Hits456
   
Singles295
   
Doubles71
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs80
   
RBI272
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks163
   
Strikeouts492
   
Batting Average.239.333
   
On Base Pct.301.429
   
Slugging Pct.415.389
   
On-base Plus Slugging.716.818
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Austin Riley
3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats498463
   
Runs6966
   
Hits123125
   
Singles7091
   
Doubles2323
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2710
   
RBI8143
   
Stolen Bases114
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks4046
   
Strikeouts15489
   
Batting Average.247.272
   
On Base Pct.304.339
   
Slugging Pct.461.389
   
On-base Plus Slugging.765.728
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Austin Riley
3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
News 
 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
Brewers OF Lorenzo Cain (quad) has yet to be cleared to resume baseball activities.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 19th
 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
The Brewers placed OF Lorenzo Cain (quad) on the injured list Wednesday.
Brad Camara
Wed, Apr 14th
 Austin Riley went 1-for-4 with a single in Wednesday's game against the Marlins.
Steve Painter
Wed, Apr 14th
Brewers OF Lorenzo Cain exited Tuesday’s game early due to left quadriceps discomfort.
Brad Camara
Tue, Apr 13th
 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
Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Apr 7th
 Austin Riley went 1-for-3 with a single in Sunday's game against the Phillies.
Steve Painter
Sun, Apr 4th
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain, who's been dealing with an oblique issue that's kept him sidelined since April 3rd, is back in the lineup on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Apr 7th
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
Cain opted out of the season last year after just five games, but he'll play and bat near the top of the Brewers' lineup this year. His steals total dropped to just 18 in 2019, and his sprint speed has been declining in recent years. But he talked openly about wanting to try to steal more bases before he opted out last year, and he's still a safe bet for batting average and double-digit homers. He's been forgotten a bit in drafts this year, but he's a fine fifth outfielder in mixed leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros