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Who Should I Draft?

Blake Snell or Keston Hiura (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
32 of 55 experts
42%
Recommended by
23 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 40# 44
Best Rank# 20# 27
Worst Rank# 117# 92
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 43# 51
Best Rank# 36# 40
Worst Rank# 47# 68
   
Projections 
   
Runs31
Home Runs710
RBI32
Stolen Bases5
Batting Avg.278
Strikeouts7561
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.39
WHIP1.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 36# 51
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 48# 67
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 32# 54
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 49
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 20# 52
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 36# 40
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 36# 45
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 32
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 54
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 51
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 49# 51
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 45
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 28# 50
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 42
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 28# 75
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 35# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 44# 53
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 51
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 35# 45
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 40# 56
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 36# 54
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 42# 53
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 42
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 36# 48
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 38# 66
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 32# 56
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 46# 50
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 74# 92
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 34# 57
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 39# 51
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 29# 74
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 52# 59
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 34# 30
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 33
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 38# 33
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 44# 42
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 45# 44
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 47# 46
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 52# 37
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 39
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 44
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 55# 52
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 60# 50
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 60# 53
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 61# 52
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 63# 34
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 65# 56
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 66# 45
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 67# 42
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 71# 48
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 72# 37
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 75# 40
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 77# 47
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 80# 31
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 117# 27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs51
   
Home Runs1419
   
RBI49
   
Stolen Bases9
   
Batting Avg.303
   
Strikeouts147107
   
Wins6
   
Saves0
   
ERA4.29
   
WHIP1.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs31
   
Home Runs710
   
RBI32
   
Stolen Bases5
   
Batting Avg.278
   
Strikeouts7561
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.39
   
WHIP1.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
News 
 Blake Snell allowed one run on two hits and no walks while striking out nine over five 1/3 innings during Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Dodgers in Game 6 of the World Series. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Wed, Oct 28th
Keston Hiura went 2-for-6 with three strikeouts and a run scored in both games of Friday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 26th
 Blake Snell allowed two runs on two hits and four walks while striking out nine over four 2/3 innings during Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 22nd
Keston Hiura went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Monday's 6-3 loss to the Reds.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 22nd
 Blake Snell named the Rays’ Game 2 starter of the World Series against the Dodgers.
Brad Camara
Mon, Oct 19th
Keston Hiura went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run during the loss to the Cardinals in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 17th
 Blake Snell allowed two runs on three hits and four walks while striking out four across four innings during Friday's 7-4 loss to the Astros in Game 6 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Sat, Oct 17th
Keston Hiura went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run and a walk while recording four total RBI in the Brewers' 18-3 Tuesday night victory over the Cardinals.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 16th
 Blake Snell will start Friday in Game 6 of the ALCS against the Astros.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 15th
Keston Hiura went 2-for-4 in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Cubs.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 13th
Notes 
 Better pitcher than some of the others ahead of him but I don't trust him to be consistent. Go big or go home is one way to look at it and if that's your way, move Snell up 20 picks. I am a steady as we go guy and Snell is riskier than I feel good about .
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Keston Hiura was my favorite player to go after in 2018 first-year player drafts who wasn't named Shohei Ohtani. Yes, more than Luis Robert. I compared him at the time to prime Dustin Pedroia but with more power. Hiura's early returns were better than I had imagined. He's in the perfect ballpark, and he's at the shallowest position outside of catcher to justify this ranking - even with the high strikeout marks. Hiura is going to be a top-three second baseman in fantasy for the next decade."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 You need to pull the trigger on a starter eventually. With Snell, there's no debating the ace-type ceiling that he has - look at his 2018 season if you need further proof - but so far, that's been the big outlier for him. He's dealt with a rash of injuries, which has forced the Rays to limit his workload. In Spring Training, he was dealing with elbow soreness. He's a high-risk, high-reward pick this year. You've been warned.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Keston Hiura is one of my most owned players and one of my favorite picks at ADP this season. You are getting what I call the "Sophomore Discount," which is when rookies blow up on to the scene and people are hesitant to fully buy into it. Hiura is a pure hitter, hits the ball ridiculously hard, and will bat in the heart of a solid lineup. Sign me up as he has clear 30/15 upside and room for more.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Snell's subpar season was limited to just 107 innings after he underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery. Although owners might want to shy away after last year, there were plenty of encouraging signs. His FIP and xFIP were roughly a run lower than his ERA, his 33.3% strikeout rate was actually an improvement on his breakout year, and batters continued to make incredibly weak contact. If healthy, he should return to dominance.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Love the player but the price is aggressive. Could be a 30/20 asset with a .300 average if everything breaks right. Could also have a sophomore slump
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Easy bounce-back candidate. Would've led baseball in swinging strike rate if he had the innings to qualify
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros