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Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Correa or Byron Buxton (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
Byron Buxton
CF - MIN
Byron Buxton
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
17 of 25 experts
32%
Recommended by
8 of 25 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 71# 79
Best Rank# 42# 52
Worst Rank# 120# 105
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 119# 118
Best Rank# 94# 107
Worst Rank# 130# 137
   
Projections 
   
Runs7571
Home Runs2425
RBI8772
Stolen Bases217
Batting Average.268.254
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 93
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 75# 79
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 75# 85
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 42# 75
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 66# 77
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 69# 76
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 69# 78
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 64# 91
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 81# 91
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 68# 69
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 74# 89
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 69# 80
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 77# 80
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 67# 105
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 56# 88
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 72# 74
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 53# 75
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 79# 77
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 79# 52
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 78
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 83# 78
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 85# 59
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 93# 66
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 95# 77
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 120# 91
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
Byron Buxton
CF - MIN
Byron Buxton
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats201130
   
Runs2219
   
Hits5333
   
Singles3917
   
Doubles93
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs513
   
RBI2527
   
Stolen Bases02
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks162
   
Strikeouts4936
   
Batting Average.264.254
   
On Base Pct.326.267
   
Slugging Pct.383.577
   
On-base Plus Slugging.709.844
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
Byron Buxton
CF - MIN
Byron Buxton
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats530470
   
Runs7571
   
Hits140118
   
Singles8762
   
Doubles2828
   
Triples14
   
Home Runs2425
   
RBI8772
   
Stolen Bases217
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks5929
   
Strikeouts134133
   
Batting Average.268.254
   
On Base Pct.338.295
   
Slugging Pct.462.488
   
On-base Plus Slugging.800.783
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
Byron Buxton
CF - MIN
Byron Buxton
News 
 Astros SS Carlos Correa says he isn't currently having extension talks with the team.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Feb 22nd
 
 Astros GM James Click says the Astros and SS Carlos Correa are discussing a long-term contract extension.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Feb 7th
 
 SS Carlos Correa agreed to a one-year, $11.7 million contract with the Astros on Saturday.
Brad Camara
Sat, Feb 6th
 
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
Buxton has immense talent and upside, and it feel like he could be a fantasy superstar if he stays healthy. Limited to just 39 games last year, he hit 13 home runs, greatly increasing his barrel rate (13.5%), average exit velocity (91.2 MPH) and hard hit rate (47.9%). Although he only stole two base, his sprint speed ranked in the 99th percentile. The two things holding Buxton back are his health concerns - he has played more than 92 games just once in his career, and his .238 career batting average, which won't improve until he stops swinging so much, particularly at pitches outside of the zone. But he's still just 27 years old, and has the power and speed to deliver a 30-30 season in a perfect world. Just bake in some missed time into the draft capital you're willing to spend.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 265 - 20 - 0
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports
265 - 30 - 20
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports