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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Riley or Yuli Gurriel (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Austin Riley
3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
Yuli Gurriel
1B,3B - HOU
Yuli Gurriel
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
13 of 20 experts
35%
Recommended by
7 of 20 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 119# 140
Best Rank# 97# 77
Worst Rank# 197# 173
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 221# 242
Best Rank# 192# 210
Worst Rank# 307# 301
   
Projections 
   
Runs6972
Home Runs2620
RBI8178
Stolen Bases13
Batting Average.248.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 125# 166
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 109# 156
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 131# 152
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 110# 134
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 129# 137
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 111# 161
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 121# 173
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 100# 150
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 112# 133
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 126# 152
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 112# 141
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 97
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 116# 144
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 110# 102
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 131# 123
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 137# 135
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 152# 77
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 158# 124
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 167# 159
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 197# 148
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Austin Riley
3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
Yuli Gurriel
1B,3B - HOU
Yuli Gurriel
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats188211
   
Runs2427
   
Hits4550
   
Singles2931
   
Doubles712
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs86
   
RBI2722
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks1612
   
Strikeouts4927
   
Batting Average.239.237
   
On Base Pct.301.278
   
Slugging Pct.415.389
   
On-base Plus Slugging.716.667
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Austin Riley
3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
Yuli Gurriel
1B,3B - HOU
Yuli Gurriel
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats501550
   
Runs6972
   
Hits123146
   
Singles7190
   
Doubles2433
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2620
   
RBI8178
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks4132
   
Strikeouts15472
   
Batting Average.248.267
   
On Base Pct.303.306
   
Slugging Pct.461.443
   
On-base Plus Slugging.764.748
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Austin Riley
3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
Yuli Gurriel
1B,3B - HOU
Yuli Gurriel
News 
 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