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Who Should I Draft?

Bo Bichette or Anthony Rendon (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Bo Bichette
SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
33 of 50 experts
34%
Recommended by
17 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 15# 17
Best Rank# 12# 14
Worst Rank# 43# 36
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 24# 28
Best Rank# 22# 25
Worst Rank# 31# 38
   
Projections 
   
Runs8891
Home Runs2328
RBI84100
Stolen Bases213
Batting Average.287.292
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 19
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 12# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 22
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 15# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 23
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 16# 26
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 16# 31
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 16# 17
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 14# 17
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 15# 34
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 15# 36
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 19
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 16# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 16# 18
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 15# 21
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 15# 23
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 15# 17
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 17# 18
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 14# 19
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 19
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 16# 22
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 19
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 14# 19
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 16# 19
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 15# 26
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 16# 32
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 15# 18
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 15# 19
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 15# 19
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 15# 17
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 14# 18
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 12# 23
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 15# 24
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 16
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 17# 15
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 17# 16
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 17# 15
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 17# 16
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 16
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 17# 14
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 18# 17
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 19# 14
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 19# 18
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 20# 18
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 23# 16
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 26# 18
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 28# 20
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 30# 18
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 36# 15
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 43# 18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Bo Bichette
SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats123189
   
Runs1829
   
Hits3754
   
Singles2233
   
Doubles911
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs59
   
RBI2331
   
Stolen Bases40
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks538
   
Strikeouts2731
   
Batting Average.301.286
   
On Base Pct.328.418
   
Slugging Pct.512.497
   
On-base Plus Slugging.840.916
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Bo Bichette
SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats565542
   
Runs8891
   
Hits160157
   
Singles9489
   
Doubles3936
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs2328
   
RBI84100
   
Stolen Bases213
   
Caught Stealing71
   
Walks4180
   
Strikeouts12492
   
Batting Average.287.292
   
On Base Pct.335.384
   
Slugging Pct.496.520
   
On-base Plus Slugging.831.904
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Bo Bichette
SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
News 
 Bo Bichette went 2-for-5 at the plate with a two-run home run and a second run scored in Friday's 13-5 rout of Atlanta.
John Aubin
Sat, May 1st
The Angels placed 3B Anthony Rendon (knee) on the 10-day injured list Wednesday.
Brad Camara
Wed, May 5th
 Bo Bichette went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run on Wednesday as the Blue Jays lost to the Nationals by an 8-2 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Apr 29th
Angels 3B Anthony Rendon (knee) is absent from Tuesday's lineup against the Rays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 4th
 Bo Bichette went 0-for-3 with a walk and scored two runs as the Blue Jays beat the Nationals by a 9-5 score on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 28th
Angels 3B Anthony Rendon has been diagnosed with a knee contusion and is considered day-to-day.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 4th
 Bo Bichette went 0-for-4 at the plate with two strikeouts on Sunday afternoon as the Blue Jays lost to the Rays by a 1-0 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Apr 25th
Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon left Monday's game vs. the Rays earlier after fouling a ball off his left knee in the eighth inning.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, May 4th
 Bo Bichette went 2-for-4 at the plate with a solo home run Tuesday in the loss against the Red Sox by a 4-2 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 21st
Angels' 3B Anthony Rendon went 3-for-5 with a single, a double, a home run, and four RBIs in Saturday's win over Seattle.
Jack Mannis
Sun, May 2nd
Notes 
 Bichette missed about half the season with a knee injury last year, but was productive when he was on the field, batting .301 with an .840 OPS. His 162-game pace was 28 home runs, 100 runs, 128 RBI, and 22 steals, so he was well on his way to earning his lofty draft price. If there was a wart to Bichette's season it was that his walk rate dropped to just 3.9%, one of the worst in the league. But, given that he had just 128 plate appearances, that's likely just the product of a small sample size, since he never walked at less than a 6.6% clip in his career. Batting in a stacked lineup, Bichette should once again put up strong five-category numbers, and should be one of the first shortstops drafted in fantasy leagues again in 2020.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Rendon's stock feels like it has dropped dramatically, but there's really nothing in the small sample size of the 2020 season that should alter your outlook much on him. Yes, he didn't hit the ball as hard consistently, but he walked more than ever, maintained his elite strikeout rate, and still put up a roughly 30-homer, 100-RBI pace. Still just 31 years old, there should be plenty left in the tank this season for the veteran, and he should once again be a strong four-category contributor, with a small bit of speed thrown in for good measure.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Bo Bichette slashed .301/.328/.512 with five home runs and four stolen bases across 128 plate appearances in 2020. The 22-year-old has successfully swiped eight bases in just 13 attempts in his MLB career, but has yet to flash the speed he displayed in the minors. He has a ton of upside and should once again produce in a loaded Blue Jays lineup. Bichette has plenty of room for growth and is considered a top-10 middle-infield option in 2021.
Brad Camara - FantasyPros
It's maddening how underrated Rendon continues to be among fantasy analysts. His wOBA and xwOBA both finished in the 92nd percentile or better for the third straight season. Additionally, he'll have a full season of hitting behind Mike Trout in 2021, which will obviously be fantastic for his RBI totals. Rendon is currently going around pick 40 in NFBC drafts, an ADP that makes him an appealing target for fantasy managers who start SP-SP.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
 Frankly, I've been shocked to see how high Bichette is going in fantasy drafts so far this offseason. We're spending second-round picks on a player with just 75 big league games to his name? Of course, his 162-game pace equates to 35 homers and 17 stolen bases, and Toronto's lineup only got better this winter. There are a lot of reasons to be bullish on Bichette these days, but I can't pass on established studs like Xander Bogaerts and Nolan Arenado for him. Perhaps Bichette's aggressive ADP is due to the need for stolen bases. In that case, it's worth pointing out that the youngster is just 8-for-13 in theft attempts to begin his career.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros