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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Riley or Nick Senzel (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Austin Riley
3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
Nick Senzel
CF - CIN
Nick Senzel
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
18 of 21 experts
14%
Recommended by
3 of 21 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 121# 161
Best Rank# 97# 105
Worst Rank# 179# 197
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 218# 317
Best Rank# 193# 265
Worst Rank# 305# 308
   
Projections 
   
Runs6764
Home Runs2615
RBI7954
Stolen Bases114
Batting Average.247.254
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 125# 170
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 137# 173
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 125# 156
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 132# 178
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 120# 170
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 110# 168
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 119# 155
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 129# 160
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 158
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 111# 150
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 120# 166
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 102# 197
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 112# 189
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 113# 126
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 126# 159
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 112
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 97# 175
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 116# 162
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 142# 105
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 162# 126
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 179# 166
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Austin Riley
3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
Nick Senzel
CF - CIN
Nick Senzel
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats18870
   
Runs248
   
Hits4513
   
Singles295
   
Doubles76
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs82
   
RBI278
   
Stolen Bases02
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks166
   
Strikeouts4915
   
Batting Average.239.186
   
On Base Pct.301.247
   
Slugging Pct.415.357
   
On-base Plus Slugging.716.604
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Austin Riley
3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
Nick Senzel
CF - CIN
Nick Senzel
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats491442
   
Runs6764
   
Hits120111
   
Singles6966
   
Doubles2328
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2615
   
RBI7954
   
Stolen Bases114
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks3939
   
Strikeouts150118
   
Batting Average.247.254
   
On Base Pct.301.312
   
Slugging Pct.459.431
   
On-base Plus Slugging.760.743
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Austin Riley
3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
Nick Senzel
CF - CIN
Nick Senzel
News 
 Austin Riley went 2-for-3 with two singles in Tuesday's game against the Twins.
Steve Painter
Tue, Mar 2nd
Reds manager David Bell confirmed Thursday that Nick Senzel will open the year as the team's everyday center fielder.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Feb 25th
 Austin Riley is expected to begin the 2021 season at third base, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Jan 11th
 
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