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Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Correa or Alex Verdugo (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
Expert
Recommendation
74%
Recommended by
37 of 50 experts
26%
Recommended by
13 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 66# 77
Best Rank# 38# 53
Worst Rank# 124# 114
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 121# 129
Best Rank# 88# 126
Worst Rank# 129# 137
   
Projections 
   
Runs7680
Home Runs2517
RBI8862
Stolen Bases28
Batting Average.269.289
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 77
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 66# 84
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 71# 99
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 53# 75
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 73# 95
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 49# 74
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 72# 76
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 42# 71
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 50# 53
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 66# 114
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 60# 80
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 43# 74
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 74# 81
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 68# 74
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 74# 76
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 67# 94
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 41# 75
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 66# 72
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 63# 82
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 72# 78
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 92# 95
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 63# 84
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 69# 81
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 69# 76
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 76# 77
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 65# 98
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 71# 81
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 59# 65
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 70# 80
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 68# 78
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 56# 80
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 58# 92
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 69# 77
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 73# 110
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 68# 69
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 38# 62
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 74# 85
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 66# 62
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 71# 69
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 74# 68
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 78# 61
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 80# 74
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 80# 63
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 83# 70
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 85# 74
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 86# 72
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 97# 88
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 97# 62
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 106# 69
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 124# 81
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats201201
   
Runs2236
   
Hits5362
   
Singles3940
   
Doubles916
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs56
   
RBI2515
   
Stolen Bases04
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks1617
   
Strikeouts4945
   
Batting Average.264.309
   
On Base Pct.326.367
   
Slugging Pct.383.478
   
On-base Plus Slugging.709.844
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats529527
   
Runs7680
   
Hits141151
   
Singles8795
   
Doubles2835
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2517
   
RBI8862
   
Stolen Bases28
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks5947
   
Strikeouts13599
   
Batting Average.269.289
   
On Base Pct.344.347
   
Slugging Pct.469.459
   
On-base Plus Slugging.812.806
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
News 
 Carlos Correa is batting leadoff for the first time in his career Thursday against the Angels.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Apr 22nd
Alex Verdugo went 3-for-4 with a homer, a walk, and two runs scored as the Red Sox beat the White Sox on Patriots Day in Boston.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 20th
 Astros star shortstop Carlos Correa went 1-for-3 with a single and walk on Saturday. He also struck out once and stranded one runner as Houston narrowly defeated the Mariners, 1-0.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Apr 18th
Alex Verdugo went a combined 5-for-8 with a home run as the Red Sox swept Wednesday's doubleheader against the Twins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 15th
 Astros shortstop Carlos Correa went 1-for-4 on Monday with a home run. The blast came in the ninth inning and brought Houston within four, which would end up being the final margin. He also struck out twice in the loss.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Apr 13th
Alex Verdugo went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer and two runs scored as the Red Sox beat the Orioles on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 11th
 Astros shortstop Carlos Correa had a strong game at the plate on Thursday. He finished 2-for-3 with a double, homer, and walk. He scored twice and knocked in two runs. Houston defeated the Athletics, 6-2.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Apr 9th
Alex Verdugo went 2-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored as the Red Sox beat the Orioles 7-3 on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 8th
 All four Astros runs on Tuesday came via the long ball. Carlos Correa joined in on the fun with a two-run homer of his own in the top of the ninth inning. The blast broke a tie and gave Houston a 4-2 lead over the Angels. This score held up and the Astros notched their fifth win.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Apr 6th
Alex Verdugo is absent from Wednesday's lineup against the Rays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 7th
Notes 
 There's still plenty of upside with Correa, as he showed when he hit 21 home runs and drove in 59 runs in just 75 games in 2019 and went on a postseason tear last year. But he's also one of the bigger injury risks in the game, given that he hasn't topped 109 games played since 2016. The steal potential that he showed early in his career is gone after he struggled with back issues, as he hasn't stolen more than three bases in any of his last four seasons. That leaves Correa as someone who will likely contribute, but not excel, in four areas. With his upside, there's still a lot to like about his fantasy outlook. But realistically, with a different name on the back of his jersey, he'd probably go several picks later than he does.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Verdugo's first season in Boston went about as well as you would have expected. He hit for a high average, scored plenty of runs, and added just a bit of power and speed. But under the hood, there were some concerning signs. Specifically, his quality of contact was generally below the MLB average in every notable measure, and his expected batting average was just .238, a full 70 points below his actual batting average. And his strikeout rate rose to 20.4%, a career worst. But, in the end, Verdugo is going to continue to lead off for the Red Sox and contribute in both batting average and runs scored even on his worst day, and he'll offer at least some production in the remaining categories. Nitpick if you must, but he'll be a valuable contributor overall, regardless of the Statcast data.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros